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DCR Debate team members inspired by Michelle Obama

(03/14/19 2:00pm)

Flashing lights sparkled from Little Caesars Arena on the evening of Dec. 11, as crowds waited outside in the endless line to get at least a glimpse of Michelle Obama. It was cold, but it didn’t matter. Ten members of the Detroit Cristo Rey debate team, along with three chaperones, were among the crowd excited to see Obama on her “Becoming” book tour.

Is stress a normal part of being a teen?

(11/26/18 4:24pm)

If you talk to any high school student, most will tell you they have an incredibly packed schedule. For example, senior Marcus Morris, president of Detroit Cristo Rey’s National Honors Society. His morning starts with the sun still sleeping, as he quickly prepares a prayer for morning announcements. Strolling through the monotone melody of an average Tuesday, he collects “a full set of homework.” But homework is no longer the centerpiece of a student’s afternoon. After an already full day of school that ends at 4 pm, he volunteers at Centro de San Jose as a tutor. Then Marcus rushes to wrestling practice, only to go home and finish the set of homework. Finally, at “2 am, I take a shower, sometimes [I] eat in the shower, then go to bed.” He’s not the only one; most students would call that an ordinary Tuesday.