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Metea students open up a new discussion

Luisa Bernardino

Metea students will be given the opportunity to join in on an Israel-Palestine forum that is not exclusively for current students, but for those who have recently graduated. The discussion is open to all students who wish to contribute to the conversation about the ongoing conflict on Friday, May 24 after school.

Event organizers and Metea Valley students Jamia Reed and Shea Murrell switched the walkout they had originally been planning to an open discussion.

“Seeing that the walkout would not give the Metea community the same message we wanted it to, we decided to replace it with a discussion forum,” Reed and Murrell said on Instagram.

The organizers have been working alongside the administration to make sure they host an event that will have the impact they want.

“They wanted to make sure that we were doing this very safely and they wanted to make sure that everyone who participated was safe,” said Reed. “They gave us more options versus physically walking out because it can spread very quickly and it can turn violent very quickly.”

In the end, they sorted out an open forum that allows everyone to join to reach a larger audience. Sophomore Shea Murrell reiterated that this promotes their message.

“I just really do want to bring people together to raise awareness and we really want to stress that it’s not like close-minded or subjective to anyone,” said Murrell. “I would like to say that we’re open, [we are] not trying to be aggressive or disruptive. We just want to bring awareness and build a community.”

The Israel-Palestine forum will be on May 24 in the forum room (F215) immediately after school. It is open to all students and recently graduated seniors.


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Emily Peña
Emily Pena is a junior and this is her first year writing for The Stampede as a headlines reporter. She loves to paint, draw, and watch true crime documentaries. When in the comfort of her own home, she likes connecting her music to her speaker and playing it at an unreasonably loud volume, talking to friends and family, or napping.
Luisa Bernardino
Luisa is a sophomore and it is her first year on staff as the Diversity Editor and a graphic designer. She loves to read, draw, sketch, and listen to music. Whenever she isn’t feeling avidly burnt out due to studying or listening to music way more than people should, you can find her in the library or Roleplaying.

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