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‘Dare 2 Be Real’ helps students

Samantha Gadbois, Reporter

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Emma Ogitchida, a junior, has been a part of Dare to Be Real since her sophomore year. “Dare to Be Real has helped me step up and inform people and educate them

about racial slurs and comments and how words affect people,” she said.

Being involved with Dare to Be Real has opened her eyes to potential opportunities to educate

her peers, Emma said. “More people need to be educated on how their actions affect other people and not just hold prejudice, and to be aware of the situations around them,” she added.

As a white student, Dare to Be Real actually has not changed Emma’s perspective on the injustices that minorities face. “It hasn’t changed my perspective because a lot of minorities are in my family but it has helped me explain to other white people what white privilege is,” she said. This year in Dare to Be Real, the advisories are broken up by grade, which Emma is very satisfied with. “We have more time to work on Dare to Be Real stuff and getting to talk about serious stuff, plus we’re planning on going on more retreats, so I do like how it’s being run this year,” she said.

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‘Dare 2 Be Real’ helps students