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academics, students, cody-connection

STEaM team starts the school year with a need for speed

By Gregory Scott Staff Writer Junior DeVaughn Humphries thinks the automotive technology that will prevent accidents is pretty cool. “They’re making cars that can talk to each other, read each other’s minds and get to know their surroundings so they don’t go ramming into each other,” Humphries said. Carl Klimek, executive orchestrator of Square One Education Network, met Humphries at the Michigan International Speedway last May where schools were racing their innovative vehicle designs (IVDs). Because of Humphries’ interest in a career in automotive technology, Klimek asked him to be on a panel at the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) held at Cobo Hall Sept.

academics, students, ct-visionary

Cass Tech adds IB program

By Chante’ Campbell, Jahaira Maxwell-Myers and Alon Otis Cass Tech Staff Writers Cass Technical High School senior Angel DelaTorre recalls studying for his Baccalaureate (BC) Advanced Placement calculus exam on his way to a swim meet. "It’s really hard stuff,” DelaTorre said.

academics, the-diagnostic

New teachers added to accommodate growth

By Khaliah Blount Staff Writer This school year at Benjamin Carson High School, which for the first time now includes a senior class grade, nine new teachers have joined the staff to teach the growing ranks of students. The school population is currently around 460 and the building maximum is 500 students. The addition of the new teachers allows for expansion to include traditional 12th-grade classes, as well as three new AP classes and art. The new teachers are inspired by the quality of the students and their goals. “I feel that the students are really focused and I like the fact that every student really wants to go to college,” said Cody Lown, social studies teacher. Kwesi Matthews, a science teacher, said, “the students take their education seriously and they are prepared and motivated to achieve their goals in life.” “My sophomores are maturing and it seems they’re taking a step in the right direction, English teacher Ron Thomas said. The teachers are also impressed by the students’ efforts. “It’s really inspiring to see students ready to work.

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