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Pershing’s library converted into STEM Lab

By Dionte Ford Staff Writer One of most prominent changes Pershing High School undertook this school year was intertwining technology and education in the new STEM Lab. The new STEM Lab located in the school’s library was outfitted with five computer/technology islands for students to use for video editing, gaming, Photoshop, flight simulation, robotics, music mixing, and many other creative technology fields. “It’s fun and helps you know more about technology before you go to college,” freshman Kayla Jackson said.

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‘The Future’ of Renaissance

[headline size="medium"]Project promotes better learning experience for students[/headline] By Brandy Blackwell, DeOnna McKay and Yaw Wiafe-Akenten Staff Writers Renaissance welcomes Dream Director Toni Jones and the non-profit Future Project this year as a way to encourage students to take an active role in planning their future goals and dreams and then making those a reality by casting their visions.

academics, groups, voice-of-the-ville

Students are leaders at EEVPA

By Taylar Berry Staff Writer Leadership is a program at East English Village Preparatory Academy (EEVPA) that allow students from East English to tutor students at Clark Elementary/Middle School. Three years ago Lear Corporation CEO Matthew Simoncini, an alums of Clark, wanted to do something to improve the test scores at Clark.

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No longer a ‘priority’: Douglass improves

By Kristian Craig Staff Writer This school year, Fredrick Douglass Academy is off the state of Michigan Priority School List. “Douglass ranked in the bottom 5% of schools in the state of Michigan [last year],” said Christopher Bryant, Douglass curriculum specialist and school improvement chair. Bryant said Douglass had been on the priority school list the last two years, but has been working to improve test scores. When the school was put on the list they didn’t say “we put you on this list, so figure out what the problem is,” Bryant said. Bryant said that Douglass was given help by Wayne RESA and the State of Michigan.

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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.

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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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