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Bark! Voice of the Bulldogs

Centennial High School's Student Newspaper

Bark! Voice of the Bulldogs

BSU

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Ms. Germany
“BSU is a space for people of color to feel safe in their own skin.” – Zakiya Bennette

Black Student Union
By: Zakiya Bennette
Bark! Voice of the Bulldogs
Staff Writer

Black Student Union is a club where people of color can speak and express themselves in an environment where they feel welcomed by other like-minded peers. We strive to create a safe and empowering environment for people of color to come together. Creating this safe space allows people to feel comfortable in their own skin and express themselves freely.

“I think that what’s great about BSU is that our memberships are all cultural and it’s offering opportunities for people with different backgrounds to be together and participate in activities, be present within the community, and be on school campus. As well as putting students in a positive light is what Centennial needs,” said Club Advisor Ms. Germany.

We host a variety of activities to bring members of BSU together such as community service projects, hangouts, and discussion groups.

We also focus on empowering our members to use their voices to speak out about issues that matter to them and to create positive changes in their communities. Some issues that have been discussed are things such as how we feel about the things people of color are going through, and what we can do to change things positively.

BSU is a safe space for people to come together to meet new people, speak freely, and be themselves around people who are just like them and are looking for a brighter future. BSU Vice President Christian Dior said, “BSU is a good program especially if you want to be invested in your culture and connect with people.”

Centennial High School’s BSU has meetings every other Thursday with Ms. Germany and Ms.Tory at 1:30 p.m. in room 818. Every person of color is welcome to attend these meetings.

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Zakiya Bennette, Staff Writer
Zakiya is a Sophomore at Centennial High School and a Staff Writer for The Bark. She is student-athlete that runs track at Centennial. She enjoys writing stories and in her free time loves to watch movies.

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