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

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.
KING

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.


CASS TECH

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.
DOUGLASS

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.





March to Mailbox Uprep seniors Shelbi Smith and Anayah Gorman march to mail their college applications. 
UNIVERSITY PREP

UPrep seniors march to mailbox

University Preparatory Academy High School seniors mailed their college applications on Friday, December 9. The school held a special rally in the gym to celebrate.







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