Students change their world, one poster board at a time

Students participate in Change Your World Week to learn how much one voice can impact the world around us. Wed. Nov. 13. (Maddie Fordos/Photographer)

By Haeley Huggard and Maddison Godi
Additional reporting by Jared Harris and Celestina Martinez, Collegiate correspondents.

Tables surrounded the courtyard this past week as students educated each other about political and social issues.

Change Your World Week, which took place Monday Nov. 11 to Thursday Nov. 14, brought inspiration to Delta’s halls with a Veteran’s Day presentation on Monday, the human library on Tuesday and students’ civic engagement projects continuing through the week.

The topics varied from the opioid epidemic, Diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Environmental, social and political issues were also prevalent in the hallways.

Rachel Wuercinski, 21, from Saginaw sat at her table in the campus hallway, prepared to share her views on the second amendment with students passing by.

“I think it should be harder to get guns,” says Wuercinski, “you can walk into Walmart and walk out with a gun.”

Tri City local Carly Hammond has decided that enough is enough and is currently running for state representative in Michigan’s 95th district.

“I’m running because the costs are too great if I don’t,” Hammond said while campaigning in the hallway. “It would just be a continuation of systematic injustice.”

Even with the inclement weather being an issue, it did not stop students Bree Dewey, Ani Wyzkiewicz, Alex Snider, and Kameron Borzewski from presenting their topic about the pollution of the Great Lakes to the student body.

“We had most of this done beforehand, yesterday,” says Snider. “As far as getting together and finishing the project itself was fine, but the cold weather did keep us indoors.”

Kyle Wilburt and Nolan Ramond also presented on Great Lakes pollution. Both students expressed their passion for the Great Lakes and encouraged students to call local senators and talk to them about this issue.

“I go fishing and I’ve seen the Saginaw Bay,” says Wilburt. “Yeah not good.”

Students Zoie Jones and Hannah Courts presented on sanctuary cities where immigrants could live as they wait for their pending cases.

“These places allow people to contribute to the country they want to immigrate to,” says Courts.

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