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.
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.
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.
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.
On Sept. 19, Eastern Michigan University President James M. Smith and Vice President David Turner visited Cass Technical School to have academic discussions with students.