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On Sunday during the 2020 MLK Legacy Awards, King’s Dance Workshop performs to “Glory.” 

Legacy Lives

On Jan. 19 and 20, King held the 11th Annual MLK Legacy March: “The Dream & the Dean, The Legacy Lives.” This showcased civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream” and Congressman John Conyers Jr.’s activism to maintain the “dream.”

James Mallett offers some advice to Anthony Hall as part of the school’s Brotherhood organization. Photo by Eric Major.

Brotherhood at the Ville

East English Village's Brotherhood organization, spearheaded by assistant principals Evege James and James Mallett, is all about teaching male students how to approach their career goals with integrity and tenacity.

Communication and Media Arts robotics team members pose for a group photo.

Robotics team grows with 7232-Pharaohs

Robotics team 7232-Pharaohs are on the uprising. The 7232-Pharaohs have won 50% of their matches. From first being in 30th to now sixth in the robotics competition. At first, just 14 students were participating now there are 42 members. 

On Feb. 13, CMA hosted a student-organized fashion show to highlight women’s empowerment.

Fashion Forward

On Feb. 13, young women gathered together to enjoy an all women's fashion show to highlight women’s empowerment.  The show was conducted at Communication & Media Arts High School. The show was run by CMA seniors Zaria Newton and Stephine Jenkins.

CT Seniors, from left to right: Abdul Repon, D’aja Whitfield, Aaliyah Sanchez, Tahiat Tisha, Moumita Chawdhury, Imani Hall-Jennings. Photo by Ariel Tuff.

Wayne State hosts Decision Day

On Nov. 9, Detroit area high school students gathered in Cass Technical High School’s arena for Wayne State University’s annual Decision Day. The event was invitation only, and students were told to bring application materials such as: transcripts, official test scores, fee waivers, and in some cases, a completed application to their school of choice. 

The Mexican pueblo of Congregación Juráez at dusk.

Time away from phone improves people skills

Every year I travel with my family to Mexico, where both of my parents grew up, to visit my grandparents and spend time with them during Christmas. ... A benefit of life on the ranch is the absence of a WiFi signal to stay on your phone. Less media exposure means less distraction, which allows us to improve our people skills and learn how to become more patient with others and ourselves.  


Western hosts DSO piccolo performance

When Detroit Symphony Orchestra musician Jeffery Zook plays the piccolo it’s like “The spirit of life coming through me when I play the music,” he said. Western students heard the music come to life as Zook played piccolo with the DSO at Western last month in a performance that included “The William Tell Overture” by Gioachino Rossini and “Symphony No. 9” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

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