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More student voices

This is timely – new student-produced theater from the company that created the play Normal last year (see schedule below). Normal…is an original theater production focused on teens and bullying. Two dozen teens in Loudoun County developed the play with … Continue reading

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Another chance to see “Normal”

One of the best audience questions asked of the cast of “Normal” at one performance I attended: Do you think that there are adult bullies, too? Oh, yes. Adult bullies are the reason school officials said that “school system policy … Continue reading

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The trouble with Normal

Tim Chesnutt, director of the Loudoun Youth Initiative, is telling the media that LYI needs “to be more creative about how we get the word out there” about the groundbreaking play Normal, due to the refusal of Loudoun County Public … Continue reading

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Listening to youth?

Loudoun County is “listening to youth” – except when “somebody” might object to what they have to say. It turns out that the Loudoun Youth Initiative, created, endorsed and administered by county government to address the problems identified by youth, … Continue reading

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Words That Hurt — and Heal

Good work, Tully! Play Gives Voice to Teens’ Experiences With Bullying, Friends, Fitting In Washington Post January 25, 2007 By Arianne Aryanpur Tully Satre, 17, says he knows what it’s like to be bullied. He knows how it feels to … Continue reading

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– A guest blog by Tully Satre – Normal. Many generations have fought to figure out how to conform to this very adjective. Few have returned; none have succeeded. Why? The concept is rather simple; normal is virtually nonexistent. Last … Continue reading

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‘Anti-bullying’ witchhunt

Loudoun Times-Mirror January 11, 2005 In response to the public spanking he received for his irresponsible remarks about bullying in our schools, Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio has called on his friend Steve Baldwin, former California Assembly member and current director … Continue reading

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