Take a stand

By Kaity Sample, Posted January 10, 2014

At Lowry, the outcasts are often referred to as “Smellies”. We call them names and avoid these types of people in the hallway. But the golden rule from kindergarten still stands, treat others how you want to be treated. Seriously, we take more time out of our lives to make someone else’s day bad than to just let them be who they want to be.

If you want to wear a tail and pretend you’re an animal or wear excess makeup, good for you. If you mind your own business, I’ll mind my own business. Smellies (or as I like to say, human beings that aren’t any different from you or I) take a lot of beef from all of the other students. But through the roughest times, they still choose to express themselves any way they want. Some people could take lessons from these kids instead of blending in to be with the popular crowd.

The point I’m trying to get across here is, don’t bully or judge other people. It’s not the right thing to do. Plus, how would you like it if someone told you your favorite shirt was ugly or the band you saw last weekend sounds worse than howling dogs?

Bullying isn’t cool and can hurt someone’s feelings. So let’s start a new trend at Lowry, instead of calling people that don’t fit in “Smellies” let’s call them by the names they were given. Maybe you can find some really cool people to talk to.