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Monday, February 23, 2015
BLING is about how we change ourselves by meeting new people and making new friends and not being shy. We all get along but we have arguments. For example, two BLING members didn’t really get along with each other a couple of months ago. They got into a HUGE!!! argument and the argument was because of Amanda* thought she had to take up for Marline. And Viviana thought Amanda didn’t need to get into their argument. Viviana told Amanda to stop taking up for Marline and Amanda thought Viviana didn’t need to come to her and speak her mind. Both Viviana and Amanda got into a physical fight and didn’t like each other. But one day Amanda and Viviana were in the bling room together (TROUBLE)...they both said words back and forth to each other and got into another argument. The BLING teacher Ms. Emily came and talked with both of the members and thought the whole thing was stupid. So they all had a big decision. They both grew and put that behind them and working very well together.
Sometimes in BLING we don’t get along very well but we always work through it and have peace at BLING and have a good environment. In the end, we’re all friends.
*Student names have been replaced with pseudonyms in order to protect their identity--Daija, BLING Intern, age 15