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March to Mailbox Uprep seniors Shelbi Smith and Anayah Gorman march to mail their college applications. 
UNIVERSITY PREP

UPrep seniors march to mailbox

University Preparatory Academy High School seniors mailed their college applications on Friday, December 9. The school held a special rally in the gym to celebrate.







CMA

Top officials visit CMA for College Promise

Top Officials Visit CMA for College Promise  By Mason Simpson and Sarah Wright  Paying for college is a strenuous task, but it could be getting easier for students in the Detroit Public Community Schools District due to a Detroit College Promise program expansion.  The Promise, which previously provided students two-year scholarships to community colleges, will now include four-year colleges and universities.


Color changing experiments were among the most popular. 
BENJAMIN CARSON

The Magic of Science:

In November, Benjamin Carson High School freshmen had the opportunity to visit Wayne State University’s chemistry department and tour the area under the guidance of Dr. Emil Lozanov. “The students went to Wayne State, into an actual college classroom and had an actual college professor and go through different experiments that you would go through in a normal chemistry class,” said Kwesi Matthews, 9th grade biology teacher.


CMA

With college costs rising, hungry college students seek help from food pantries

Hungry college students seek help from food pantries By Miaun McCloud As if balancing the stress of a heavy work load, keeping grades up, and tuition payments aren’t enough, college students all throughout America are in debt and starving.   “I would feel like I need to go back to momma and daddy and survive off them," said senior Lapria Junior, who will soon be a college freshman. Universities are accepting more and more low-income students; yet the price of a higher education is steadily rising.




CASS TECH

Putting the ‘T’ back in CT

On Wednesday, November 2, Cass Tech senior Johnathan Jackson met former United States President Bill Clinton, at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit while on the Presidential campaign trail with his wife, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.


CMA

CMA hosts annual senior pinning

Senior Pinning Breakfast Ceremony  By Amanda Duren  The Communication & Media Arts High School senior class hosted its annual Senior Pinning Breakfast ceremony at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Downtown Detroit. The ceremony provided parents, guardians, faculty and staff an opportunity to acknowledge the seniors of 2017 as candidates for graduation; along with their many accomplishments.  The class pledged to focus on opportunity, vigilance and success. At the ceremony, parents and guardians pinned their student senior, and then they were given a red rose by Principal Donya Odom. “It was a really good pledge and showed lot of character to our parents and guardians,” said CMA senior Darnell Thaxer.  Guest speaker Dr. Donald Bryant Jr.


Social Studies Teacher Cody Lown works with a student at Benjamin Carson High School
BENJAMIN CARSON

History teacher wins $2,000 in school supplies

History teacher wins $2,000 in school supplies By Camryn Walker and Shontell Butts Several weeks ago junior Hafizur Rahman from Benjamin Carson High School wrote an essay about history teacher Cody Lown for a contest from Comerica Bank called the “Tools for Schools Contest.” Rahman won the contest for his 400-word essay about Lown. The contest asked students to write about how their chosen teacher made an impact on their life and why they think the particular teacher deserved school supplies in their classroom.





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