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Cristo Rey

Camilla Cantu, Cristo Rey senior

​Vowing a vote for the future

When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of the day I would be able to vote. I still remember the mock elections my elementary school had, and how we all went to the gym just to watch the speeches of President Barack Obama.

Students said they want to try to make the language “cool” again because they believe that ancient Rome and Greece were such an interesting time.

In pursuit of ancient knowledge, students are awarded for Latin chops

Dressed in white togas and laurel crowns, students in Detroit Cristo Rey’s Latin III class performed a Kardashian-mocking skit called “Keeping up with Julian's” that won them second place at the University of Michigan’s second annual Copley Latin Day. But, the trip wasn’t just about who could release their inner Meryl Streep or Johnny Depp the best, the primary purpose of Latin Day is to get students from the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas involved in Latin and Roman civilization. Students “get to experience the language in a different way,” said Nick Bolig, a Detroit Cristo Rey Latin teacher.

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