Students raise their voices on Day of Silence


Akira Copeland

Junior Thang Dao starts to work on a Chinese test while participating in the Day of Silence.

From staff reports

Freshmen Sophia Brown and Ariana Smith wear yellow lanyards, a sign of protest for LGBTQ students and the struggles they face in society.

On April 27, members of the Gender Sexuality Alliance and the Cleveland community came together for a day in solidarity against oppression toward those who identify as LGBTQ. For the entire school day, participants did not speak. The idea for the Day of Silence was brought up by a GSA member a er realizing Cleveland has never had one. At the end of the day, participants gathered in the courtyard to “break the silence” by making as much noise as they could.