Today, I learned our school has little respect for us and our administrators made a choice to alienate themselves from the students they are supposed to serve and protect.
VOX ATL contributor and North Atlanta High School senior Roya Register participated in her school’s protest during National Walkout Day. She also spoke during the demonstration. She is sharing her speech exclusively with VOX ATL.
Teens from around metro Atlanta are sending their photos and videos to VOX to speak out about today’s National School Walkout. This video is just a small sample.
To my black group of friends, I’m the whitest person they know, and to my white group of friends, I’m the blackest person they know. Caught in the middle of a cold war between races, I wasn’t too sure who I was siding with. And that makes me very angry.
I wrote a letter to Theo in my head.
I’m sorry. I’m sorry you thought you had to fight your depression alone. I’m sorry I didn’t know you well enough to tell you that you were never alone.
What started out as being a headache to me and just another interruption to my carefully planned out schedule, ended up being one of the most memorable moments in my life.
I gave the lady my address — not that it was any of her business. It didn’t seem like a crime to want to talk to one of my only good friends on this side of town.
How can you completely let go of the only people who speak and look and party like you, especially when there are only a few in a place that is so unfamiliar?
Scared of taking the ACT? You’re not the only one. Read this story of how one teen overcame her fears as she gets ready for college.
The experience of not having my phone wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. In the beginning I believed I was going to be miserable and my phoneless days would be the worst days of my life.