Category Archives: Editorials

Editorial: Living Through The Quint Quarrels

Nayirah A. Muhammad
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By Nayirah A. Muhammad

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, victims of long-term bullying often experience low self-esteem, difficulty in trusting others, a lack of assertiveness, aggression, difficulty in controlling anger, and isolation. Before I entered high school, I had encountered five separate incidences of in-school bullying. Each of these situations has demonstrated the impact of long-term bullying. It’s rare that I actually talk about my experiences with bullying. However, I do feel as if my stories need to be told to be an advocate for the voiceless. These are my stories. Read the rest of this entry

Editorial: Teasing, A Form of Bullying?

Jessica Bouyer
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By Jessica Bouyer

When you think of the term “bullying,” images of physical violence, public humiliation and destruction of property flash through our minds. Throughout the years, a new form of bullying has emerged called “teasing.” This came to be a surprise to many people because teasing is thought of as a playful or friendly interaction toward individuals. With repeated exposure teasing can be regarded as harassment or abuse. Read the rest of this entry