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Douglass principal Berry Greer enjoys playing music and used to be a band director.

Getting to know ... Principal Berry Greer

The Eye of the Hurricane staff interviewed Frederick Douglass principal Berry Greer so students could learn a little more about him. Question: What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most? Seeing the boys grow from boys to young men because most of them have been here since sixth grade. Answer: What are your hobbies? My hobbies are model rockets and I also play in a big band [Ben's Friends]. Q: What was your position before being principal? A: I came up through the ranks, I was a dean of students and assistant principal. Q: What inspired you to be a principal? A: I [was] never really inspired to be a principal.


Qualified vs. Unqualified

Have you ever had a teacher a teacher that just made you ask yourself how on earth did this teacher get this job, well I'm here to deliver bad news. In a letter dated April 27, 2017 from the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Professional Preparation Services has “carefully reviewed data about educator preparation program graduates, K-12 course offerings...teacher assignments and determined...the following endorsements will no longer be issued on certificates after July 1, 2026.” They are “Bilingual, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Dance, Fine Arts, Journalism, Marketing Education, Polish, Recreation, Russian, Sociology, and Visual Arts Education Specialist.” What this means is a new change in roughly ten years.

BCHS Key Club students participated in the March for Babies. 

Breaking Out

Students at Benjamin Carson High School worked on and off campus to make the world a better place this school year. 

Students expressing themselves with colorful clothing on a free dress day. 

Are uniforms worth the hassle?

School uniforms can go either way in both students and teachers’ minds. There are both good and bad feelings for both parties, and it’s best to consider both sides when deciding on whether uniforms should be in place.

Senior Shalonda Shamily's career goal is to be a translator and being an exchange student could help her.

Senior could leave the country for an educational journey

Senior Shalonda Shamily was awarded an opportunity by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to be an exchange student this summer.  CIEE is a non-profit organization that provides educational travel to high school students.  “I’ll be studying modern and standard Arabic and I’ll also be studying the dialect that’s spoken in Morocco, which is also Arabic,” said Shamily.


Big Sean, Mogul Prep remain involved at Cass Tech

               Following the creation of the “Studio of Infinite Possibilities”, at Cass Tech -- A studio sponsored by Big Sean and Adidas-- the “Sean Anderson Foundation” and its counterpart, “Mogul Prep”, have been heavily involved with Cass Tech and its students.

Students in the GIS program examined maps, including this one of San Diego, California.

DPSCD students earn internships through GIS program.

Twice a month at Frederick Douglass Academy, students from over 35 Detroit Public Schools Community District gather as part of Geographic Information System (GIS) program. The GIS program consists of students working with professionals to learn more about computers and GIS maps in hopes of preparing them for a summer job. According to the Grace Project, which runs the program, students who finish eight required courses will be qualify for a six-week GIS internship with a City of Detroit department. I participated in the program on Feb.

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Douglass agriculture program teaches students about growing, cooking fresh food

The Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men has offers a unique school program: An agriculture program that students learn how to grow fruits, vegetables and spices and then cook meals with the ingredients they grew. There are several gardens and now a hoop house (indoor greenhouse) on school grounds. In addition to gardens at the school, the students in the program complete all sorts of small projects.

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