Some call it art and some say it’s property defacement, but who can really judge? While wandering around the streets at Susquehanna and Dauphin, we realized that the amount of graffiti present in Fairhill is quite significant and that there must be some messages hidden behind them.
Are they really words? Is there a group of underground graffiti artists that come out at night? Do they mean anything by writing on the walls of buildings or are they just being rebels? The graffiti we saw didn’t seem to have much color or pizzazz to it nor did it seem to have a specific message. It makes one wonder why even write on a wall if the words aren’t even legible?
There’s no way to stop these graffiti artists and it’s quite hard to track them down, but we spoke to
some locals to see what they had to say about the graffiti.
even understand it.”
The consensus among the residents we spoke to seemed to have a problem with the graffiti, but didn’t seem to be doing anything about it. So for now the graffiti lives on.
By Monica Sellecchia and Amanda DiPaolo, Group 19, Fairhill