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Them Cloud Kids are thrilled to have completed their mural inside Westside High School as part of the Mentoring Program in collaboration with Newark Mentoring Movement. With the help of local talent Corey Zen and some of the students, we have been able to bring this mural to life. I recently caught up with a few of the students at Westside to get their opinions and thoughts on this art and the murals impact on the school along with their experience while bringing this mural to life!


Fatina, 12th grade

Q: What is your favorite part of the mural?

A:  The Cloud that features the two kids

Q: Have you noticed your peers or yourself inspired by this mural and using this space more?

A: Yes!

Q: Do you think by incorporating more art within Westside the students would continue to be more inspired?

A: Yes, I think it would.If people see more quotes to not give up it would make them not give up it would inspire them more.

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Jenalise, 11th grade

Q: What is your favorite part of the mural?

A: The quote.

Q: How has the mural impacted the school?

A: It’s kind of a mixture of both. I like coming here, I like the quote they put because it’s the truth. I think it inspires us because our school was plain, so we needed a little wakening up.

Q: Awesome, can I ask you to elaborate when you said our school was plain?

Yeah..We need things to make us happy and quotes to make us believe, to not give up. We would like to see, me and the principal would like to see more of those drawings.

 

Bitse, 11th grade

Q:  What’s your favorite part of the mural?

A: I like the quote because it’s telling us to reach out for our dreams, never give up. Dream big and go for it. I feel like I can do anything I put my mind too, it’s reflective.

Q: How has the mural impacted the school?

A: I’ve seen a lot of kids impressed. They want to know how we did this. They want to know who thought of this, and how they can get involved.

Q: Do you think by incorporating more art within Westside students will continue to be inspired?

A:  Yes, a lot of students like art. Most of us have dreams of going to school for art in some way. I think by putting more art within our school, we can be proud and more motivated  to make ourselves and the school proud.

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