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     Be the Peace and One World hosted the tenth annual Speak Out during the Week of Consciousness in the auditorium, on Nov. 17, 2016 . Students were given the chance to voice their thoughts in the support of unity across gender, race, religion, and sexuality. This event was a way for students of all grades to come together as one and support their fellow student body as they speak out.

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Central Theme: (left to right) junior Kevin Chua, seniors Janus Bungag, and Johnpaul Caburian explain how their video represents the theme of Week of Consciousness that no matter what a person’s race, sexuality, gender, and religion is, they are all human on the inside.

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Lifting spirits: English teacher Jeff Meyer played his acoustic guitar and sang “Up the Wolves” by the Mountain Goats to express that anxiety and fear will pass and everything will be alright.

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Sense of Reassurance: (left to right) Juniors Lyn Lopez, Allyson Rapada, Brittany Jasper, Cristinah Coma Duran, and Guy Owens performed a spoken word dedicated to the students to remind them that our campus is a safe place where all are accepted despite our differences.

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Words of Wisdom: Science teacher Carlie Nemecek recited a speech to reassure everyone that even though things may get rough sometimes, there will be a way to overcome the problems.

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Tears of Joy: (left to right) juniors Edward White, Gerome Matulac, senior Don Monsalud, and junior Joselyn Carbonell all gathered around junior Dennis Monsalud (center) to give him a comforting hug as he came out to the audience.

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Power in us: Sophomore Nyaduoth Gatkuoth sang, “Powerful,” by Jussie Smollett and Alicia Keys as a way to remind everyone that every person matters.

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Key to Success: Junior Johnny Legg performed an original song that he composed himself called, “Purple Rain,” which, left the audience in awe as he captivated them with each note.

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