SC students use artwork to spotlight political and social issues

During the current election season, each candidate must take a stand on political and social issues that are important to voters.

Students in Roger Darren High’s art II class at Star City High School recently created posters that allowed them to use artwork in order to take a stand on a political or social issue that is important to them.

The assignment required students to select an issue they care deeply about and want to try to do something about and create a poster using the media and technique of their choosing in order to express their viewpoint.

Issues selected included pollution, animal rights, religious freedom, breast cancer, drunk driving, education, immigration, teen pregnancy, bullying, smoking, gas prices, and drug abuse.

“This country was founded on Christ and now they have taken him out of everything,” said junior Alexandrea Sirois, who created artwork commenting on the United States “taking God out of everything”.

The project allowed students to use artwork in order to express their views on issues they care deeply about and that personally affect their lives.

“I feel sorry for immigrants that want to have a better life but can’t,” said junior Israel Mendoza, who used his poster to express a pro-immigration stance.

The posters are currently on display at Star City High School.