Leading up to Outsiders Day


Brooklyn H., Student writer

The 8th graders of DPMS have written 2 essays and done an art project to prepare for Outsiders Day.

 Outsiders Day is a day that in 2nd and 3rd period 8th graders watchThe Outsiders and do activities related to the book. Students are allowed to dress up as characters from the book. This year, Outsiders Day is on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

 In many 8th grade classes, students wrote a character essay about their favorite character while they read the book and then did a poster project about another character they were assigned to. After completing these assignments, students have started to write their final essay on similarities and differences between greasers and Socs. Once completed, they will be allowed to participate on Outsiders Day.

 On team Heimdall, they decided not to do the posters for the characters since they are in a separate hall, and can’t participate with the other 8th grade team’s posters. 

The Outsiders was written by S.E. Hinton who was 15 years old at the time. Hinton saw some of the things that happened in the book in her own life and decided to bring it to public attention.