• January 19Boys Varsity Basketball game tonight at 6 in the Gym

Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

Back to Article
Back to Article

Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

Robert Salcido, Junior

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






 

Next month, Red Ribbon Week is a school-wide event where society bands together and says “no” to drugs.

The week of October 22 is about showing the true negative intentions of drugs, which is how they are destroying people’s lives. Red Ribbon Week began when Congressman Duncan Hunter and Henry Lozano wanted to express their position on drugs after the 1985 torture and murder of Lozano’s friend, DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena, by Mexican drug traffickers.

Many students agree with the “just say no” montra. Daniel Mena, Senior, provides his voice on drugs: “Don’t do drugs; it ends you.”

While some drugs are used for medicinal purposes, others, such as heroin, can drastically slow one’s heart function, potentially causing death. Alcohol is no better; it activates the primitive part of the human brain and makes people do things they would not normally do when sober.

One common consequence to both substances is tolerance. After taking a drug or drinking alcohol for a given period of time, it requires more of the initial amount to get the same feeling they once had before.

During Red Ribbon Week, red bracelets are handed out to all students to promote awareness regarding the dangers using alcohol and drugs.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    Nogales after school tutoring center

  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    Electives unlocking hidden talents

  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    Nogales Underclass Prepares for National Honor Society Inauguration

  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    Nogales blood drive helps people in need

  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    Nogales Noble Regiment takes on London

  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    Cal State LA bring self awareness to students

  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    Nogales’ High School’s new attendance policy

  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    Poll of the Month: Are you dressing up for Halloween?

  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    College Fair

  • Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month

    Nogales News

    Nogales rings in new school year with welcome back rally

Navigate Right
Red Ribbon Week is Coming Next Month