Dare to Move

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

The “Dare to Move” assembly for freshman and sophomores, held on November 18, helped students relate to the hardships in their lives and how to overcome them in a healthy and positive matter. A company called Camfel Productions, the creators of “Dare to Move”, create videos in a style that attracts teenagers nation-wide in order to inspire them to better themselves in their everyday life. “Dare to Move”, encourages students to make a difference in their life or the life of somebody else by standing up for what they believe in or defending others that can’t do it themselves.

“I think the reason a lot of kids misbehave is because no one tells them otherwise,” Mr. Wiesenberger said. “Young people are left to make their own decisions and sometimes they make the wrong ones.”

As the lights dimmed and the presentation began, the students cheered for the song “Not Afraid” by Eminem. The song’s lyrics  offer the inspirational message that you shouldn’t be afraid to stand alone,  providing confidence to the people who listen to this song.

“Camfel hopes to encourage teenagers to have a better future through music, film, and stories of youth themselves,” Camfel speaker, Donnie Vasquez said.

The purpose of this assembly is to show students that courage is not only being brave, but courage is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Bullying has also become a major issue in our society and this video shows examples of kids standing up to the bullies and sticking up for what they believe is right.

“This video inspired us to do things we never thought we could do or thought we should do,” freshman Vanessa Vazquez.

This assembly benefited the student body in many ways and has shown that students can make a difference in society. The students featured were ordinary kids living their life, but were recognized by the courage they have by facing their problems and overcoming them.