SEEN and HEARD

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

YOUTHQUAKE:
(n) a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people

— 2017's Word of the Year, Oxford Dictionary

 Artist:   Katherine Kressner , SSHS, '19

Artist:  Katherine Kressner, SSHS, '19

HOME

by Sofia Post, SSHS, '19
(Mother Earth speaks)

I gave you a home.
I gave you everything you ever could have needed.
I gave you a space to create whatever reality suited you.

You repaid me with extinction.
You repaid me with toxication.
You repaid me with pollution.

I gave you a world where things were meant to grow.
And all you did was kill it.

I am your world where things are meant to grow.
And all you do is kill me.

You kill it with your money, your egos and your ignorance.
You kill it with your cars, your trash and your processed foods.

You kill me when you choose to push a pedal and pump, instead of taking a step.
You kill me when you choose name brands, instead of non-profits.

You kill me everyday -- in every way.

The consequences are seen with the loss of your health, the loss of your home and the loss of your children's futures.
Your consequences are really the loss of your own lives.

I am patient because I know that you are just destroying yourselves.
I am patient because I trust that you will realize you are taking your own lives.
I am patient because I know you are only killing yourselves when you kill me.

Because once what you see is gone,
Once I am gone,
You will be gone, too.

You exist because of me.
You exist for me.
You do not exist without me.

But,
Once you and what you see is gone,
I will still remain.
And I will grow again,
and you will be forgotten,

But never forgiven.

  SHYFT 2018:    Bailey Bennett, Sawyer Nicastro, Hannah Thompson, Sofia Post, Darby Larkin, Padraig Bond (Not shown: Drew Carnahan)

SHYFT 2018:  Bailey Bennett, Sawyer Nicastro, Hannah Thompson, Sofia Post, Darby Larkin, Padraig Bond (Not shown: Drew Carnahan)

 
  SHYFT 2018:    Padraig Bond, Darby Larkin, Bailey Bennett, Sofia Post, Sawyer Nicastro, Hannah Thompson (Not shown: Drew Carnahan)

SHYFT 2018:  Padraig Bond, Darby Larkin, Bailey Bennett, Sofia Post, Sawyer Nicastro, Hannah Thompson (Not shown: Drew Carnahan)

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Resist/engage/organize/unite

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written & performed by
Scrambled
(for our 2018 Celebration Weekend)

First

We resist / rise up /take a stand / make efforts /make change /action

Second

We engage / with our rage / occupy all your minds / from the ground to the sky

Third

We organize / form a unity /with you and me / to open up your eyes

Last but not least /
Fourth

We unite / we grouping all together for our voices combined

Injustice anywhere / is a threat to justice everywhere (MLK said)
Injustice anywhere / is a threat to justice everywhere (Now y'all say)
Injustice anywhere / is a threat to justice everywhere