According to a study in The Journal of Community Health, between 2001 and 2017, suicide rates amongst African American boys ages 13-19 have risen 60% and rates have doubled for African American girls in the same age range. The study includes lack of access to mental health care as a contributing factor.
Renaissance High School students got the chance to express themselves by dressing up for Spirit Week. The week-long event was Oct. 7-11 and included meme/character day, twin day, family day, throwback day, and rep your class day as themes for the week.
On Oct. 14, East English’s staff and students recognized and supported breast cancer awareness.
According to Forbes, “Student loan debt in 2019 is the highest ever.” The amount of money owed by recent graduates is in the trillions in the U.S. alone. Students all deserve the same opportunities as everyone else, and it doesn’t always have to be followed with years of debt to pay off.