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Mason March wraps up week of MLK Day equality events

On Feb. 2 at 11 a.m., students gathered in the Johnson Center Bistro for the annual Mason March for Equality.

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Education and the African and African American Studies department included the event in their 2014 “Make the Dream Real” campaign commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The campaign encouraged student acts of service and remembrance.

Students and faculty take time to remember historical heroes

Mason’s class council held a celebration of the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary with a picture gallery at The Ridge on Jan. 24.

The photo exhibit consisted of different black and white photos from Martin Luther King’s era and that of President Barrack Obama.

The historical pictures were some that students have seen throughout their elementary years. Captions and dates were shown underneath the pictures so visitors could read about the story behind each photo and see when the pictures were taken. 

OPINION: How society must confront bullying by speaking up

We all have skeletons in our closet, so how can anyone be justified in bullying someone? Our diversities should make us individual and unique, not victims or targets of bullying. Bullying, however, can be stopped. What’s lacking is confidence—the confidence to stand up for what you believe is right, and enough of that confidence in yourself so that you don’t have to bully another person for a self-esteem boost.