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CMA hosts annual senior pinning

Senior Pinning Breakfast Ceremony  By Amanda Duren  The Communication & Media Arts High School senior class hosted its annual Senior Pinning Breakfast ceremony at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Downtown Detroit. The ceremony provided parents, guardians, faculty and staff an opportunity to acknowledge the seniors of 2017 as candidates for graduation; along with their many accomplishments.  The class pledged to focus on opportunity, vigilance and success. At the ceremony, parents and guardians pinned their student senior, and then they were given a red rose by Principal Donya Odom. “It was a really good pledge and showed lot of character to our parents and guardians,” said CMA senior Darnell Thaxer.  Guest speaker Dr. Donald Bryant Jr.


Lions' Levy partners with Detroit Hustles Harder to raise money to test rape kits

On Oct. 5, the Detroit Lions' DeAndre Levy partnered with apparel company Detroit Hustles Harder to raise money for untested rape kits.  On average 284,000 people are victims of rape each year out of those people only a few of their rape kits are tested according to a 2015 Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey. In Detroit, nine out of 11,000 rape kits remain untested due to lack of funding and ineffective methods of processing evidence.  All proceeds from the T-shirt sales go to the “Enough Said” program in Detroit which is dedicated to "raising a private sector funding to test more than 11,000 forgotten rape kits, investigate the crimes and prosecute the resulting cases, thus securing justice and closure for victims and ensuring a safer community for everyone," according to the organization's website.  T-shirts are $25 and the sweatshirts are $56.


Voters can fall for political traps

Have you heard the phrase, “never trust a wolf in sheep’s clothing?” In the 2016 election, it’s important to remember that philosophy, especially when one may be the next president.

The CMA volleyball team started the season 8-0. Team members include (left to right): Dashayla Walker, Jahnae Collins, Myesha Burnett, Nya Cox, Kai White, Akira St. Cyr-Brown and Janelle Moses.

Best Season Yet for CMAs 2016 Volleyball Team?

The Communications Media & Arts Lady Pharaohs volleyball team are on a roll this year.  "I feel we had the proper coaching this year," said junior Niya Cox. The CMA volleyball coach says his style has not changed, but the girls themselves have changed. “Oh, nothing has changed in the way I coach," he said.

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Detroit student photographers have own vision

The art of photography has become a trending hobby, and it seems that DPS has their own share of students who’ve found an interest and has become known for it. “When I’m taking pictures, I’m not just looking for something that looks nice or has a certain mood.


CMA community reacts to Flint water crisis

The water crisis in Flint is sparking outrage from the Communication & Media Arts High School community. “It’s just sad that the people of Flint have to suffer like this,” said Detroiter Sharlene Taylor.

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