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Kenya Johnson, Shantel Morrow, Mar’Tya Remson and Victor Williams work on SAT prep in Ms. Johnson’s class.
WEST SIDE ACADEMY

Scholarship opportunities are out there

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. 


Juniors Javier Martinez, Alissa Perry, and Julius Meadows all show their STEM talent as they configure the rollercoaster.
CMA

Going through the motions

CMA physics teacher Marlis Martin created a lab to show how physics work in real world situations and motivate students to consider careers.


Seniors Davion Stinson, Tyler Parker, Kristianna Montgomery, and Kahliah Baker receive their scholarships to Wayne State University.
CMA

Wayne state makes free tuition pledge at cma

On the morning of Oct. 23, students attending Communication & Media Arts High School were the first students in the city to learn about a life-changing opportunity for Detroit youth. The president of Wayne State University, M. Roy Wilson, announced that the college would guarantee free tuition for any graduating senior from Detroit.


UAW workers outside Flint Assembly. Photo by Michael Martinez, Automotive News.
CRISTO REY

Union Strike affects work-study program

At midnight Sept. 16, more than 46,000 UAW members walked off the job in a national strike against General Motors. The effects of the 40-day walkout rippled through the industry and community, including Detroit Cristo Rey High School.


Cass Technical High School is among six Detroit schools that received donations from Vans to support their music programs.
CASS TECH

Cass Tech gets grant to support music

On Sept. 24, Vans presented Cass Technical High School’s music department with a check for $10,000 and instruments for the orchestra department valued at $10,000. Cass along with five other Detroit Public Schools received money to help subsidize the music curriculum of their respective schools. 







CASS TECH

Poetry club slams at festival

Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is a yearly, two-day high school poetry festival in which youth poets from across Michigan are invited to compete, participate in workshops, and experience slam poetry from authors their own age.



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