This is part of a series of blogs from Noble campus representatives to give a deeper look at campus life.
It is hard to put words together when describing “human rights” and discussing the deep topics it covers. But some of our students here at The Noble Academy took on the challenge.
Two members of the Student Brand Ambassador club shared their perspectives on human rights. This club is about uplifting the school experience for current and future students, as well as, voicing thoughts and opinions on school rules and concerns. These two members who have different backgrounds, beliefs, and unique personal experiences shared their ideas and perspectives for this Human Rights Awareness Month. Check it out:
SHONIYA ROSS, CLASS OF 2025
Shoniya Ross, class of 2025, describes human rights as “having the full power to reject or accept something”.
A human right that is important to Shoniya is freedom from discrimination. She explains how it is becoming more common for people to go outside and express themselves and their culture without fear of slurs or being discriminated against.
Human rights are basic rights and freedoms regardless of where you are from, what you believe, or how you choose to live your life, she said.
LESLIE CAGUANA, CLASS OF 2023
Leslie Caguana, class of 2023, expressed how human rights are important because they protect our liberties as humans. If we didn’t protect these liberties, the world would feel like a jail and humans would have no control over their own lives, she said.
“Everyone deserves to be happy and is entitled to the pursuit of happiness,” Leslie said. Additionally, she talked about how there are many parts of the world where people are restricted in their rights.
Leslie said the freedom of movement is important to her since her parents fled their home country to come to America to be able to provide a better future for her and her family. Another right she feels is important is freedom of speech
“Having the right to be free and speak your mind is important because, without that, there would be no representation for people,” Leslie said.