First Black Student Union takes place

By Daniella Forrester and Georffrey Pierre, Staff Interns 

Students of color, mostly Black, gathered in social studies teacher Richard Nagy’s classroom, where the first Black Student Union interest meeting was held on Sept. 29.

“It was very encouraging seeing so many people who looked like me in the same place,” sophomore Ericka Alice said.

Sophomore Kylarria Boucicaut looked forward to future meetings.

“Having a safe space where I can be comfortable is one of the best feelings in the world,” Boucicaut said. 

The meeting consisted of students explaining their reasons for going to the meeting, and talks of what activities the club would be a part of. 

“The meeting was fun,” freshman Dahnielie Verret said. “We talked about why we wanted to attend the meeting, and volunteering at HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities).” 

The meeting consisted not only of students talking about themselves, but also students discussing the importance of Black culture.

“I wanted to know more about my heritage,” freshman Rebekah Christie said. “This club kinda allows me to do that.”

The next interest meeting will be held on the last Wednesday of the month, Oct. 27.

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