Pleasant Reminder 

Pleasant Reminder 

As you may have noticed, some new posters have been added to the main hallway. Not the usual advertisements for carnation sales or basketball games, but an unusual display of pictures and words that display important messages. Some posters dispute Chap Fam, others promote unity, and others talk about subjects like poverty and education. Behind these posters and their messages are Mr. Dickson’s sophomore classes. “The idea behind the project was to provide a way for the students to show what they learned about ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ beyond the classroom, and apply the ideas of the play to our real world here at Chap,” Dickson said. The play contains themes of racism, opportunity, and the american dream among others.”I think most students did an excellent job of relaying their chosen message. Creating an effective poster is difficult, and getting concepts to portray a message visually is very challenging. Many of the posters addressed issues of racism and discrimination here at Chap. It is evident to me, from many of the things I have read and heard from students, that we have a race problem here. This ties into another theme of the posters, which was the idea of Chap Fam, and whether it is a real thing or not. I think there were great conversations about Chap Fam: what it is, who feels a part of it, etc,” Dickson continued. Tackling these topics was not easy for students, but they effectively displayed their thoughts and emotions about real world issues and problems here at Chap. “I hope the posters help teachers and students think about what kind of culture we are creating in the building, and to make our environment more inclusive. We have to stand up for everybody- all groups, all walks of life. Chap Family is a wonderful concept, but it’s something we all have to live up and into if it is going to continue to be real, something everyone can experience- not just those who fit into a certain ideal.”

By: Chloe Heffernan

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