Death is inevitable, and those in yearbook and newspaper are given the task of deciding how to appropriately report deaths within the student body. Current RHS seniors have grieved four peers’ deaths, due to accidents, sickness and suicide.
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.
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.
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.
The "We Matter 2" mentoring program at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men was started during the 2015-2016 school year by Dean of Students Saleem Shaheed.
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.
Allayne Woods will not be forgotten because she was special and had a huge impact on students’ lives.
Living with autism: Please don’t ridicule nor humiliate By Mya Garland Some students may not think that their peers with autism can be typical teens, but many of them are.
Bulldog Spotlight: A Celebration of Life, in Memory of Our Beloved Jeremaine Tilmon By Jai’La Jackson Although Jeremaine Tilmon’s life ended as a victim to violence, that isn’t how he will be remembered.