BSU starts year with club meeting

Riley Williamson, Staff Writer

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With another school year underway students have the opportunity to join many clubs at MHS. One club everyone should check out is the Black Student Union. BSU is excited to serve MHS this year and looks forward to being a positive club for the student body.

About 20 members of BSU met last Tuesday for the first session of the year. The group will meet every Tuesday after school from 3 to 4 p.m. in the commons.

BSU is a club open to everyone in the school. It is a safe place for students to talk and learn about their peers. The club gives people an opportunity to appreciate different cultures.

The BSU mission statement is “Educate the school and the community on diversity issues, to advocate for Black students, and to create a safe space for discussion intended to empower Black students in the face of adversity”.

The president of BSU is senior Greg Vandyke. At their first club meeting he was able to share with everyone that attended what the club was about.

“BSU is a place where students can join together to talk and discuss real world issues as well as real life issues that they are facing like right now,” Vandyke said.

Vandyke also shared some of the activities they had planned for the year and introduced the new club sponsor, Mashawnda Dotson. Dotson is eager to work with the students and can’t wait to help start step squad for the club.

BSU is a very active club. Some of their main events are hosting the poetry slam, participating in the Renaissance Fair and attending the BSU leadership conference. Also in the community they work with the Kansas State University BSU club.

Vandyke is looking forward to the year. “This year is going to be one of our best years yet” he said.


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