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​What makes a comeback, a comeback?

Detroit seems to be saying, “Out with the old and in with the new.” Many citizens are left uncertain when asked the question, “Is Detroit really the comeback city?” With all the contrast of good and bad coming from the city, it takes much effort to take a deeper look into the question. Over the past couple of years, the Motor City has changed for the better: tearing down old houses and buildings, building new infrastructure and parks, and even renewing the well-known Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.

Emmy1: Douglass seniors Kamar Graves and Drake Glover receive an Emmy for their rap video “Peace.”

Douglass students win Emmy

Douglass Academy valedictorian Kamar Graves, senior Drake Glover and junior Deon Butler won an Emmy award last month from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their music video “Peace.” The video was shot in front of Douglass Academy as part of a project for the Lyricist Society, a school hip-hop club headed by staff member Quan Neloms.

King’s Health Center welcomes all students, and they are ready to listen to whatever medical or social issue students face.

St. John Providence guides students in STI preventions

This year St. John Providence Health Center at King held its Annual STI Screening Event to keep teens informed about the negative possibilities involved in sexual contact. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites through some physical contact.

Michigan State University second year law students Chaz Gross and Angela White.

Cass Tech hosts conversation on ‘Black Lives Matter’

“Hands Up, Don't Shoot” is a saying heard through the protest held across the nation in midst of the numerous killings of black Americans at the hand of police officers. Michigan State University Law School and Cass Technical High School students paired together to start the conversation most schools will often try to avoid.

Cass Tech's Kaelyn Collins is ready to ride -- or roll.

Slow Roll Detroit

What it like to Slow Roll through Detroit? What's it like to Slow Roll? Cass Tech's Kameron Shakoor-Sanders shows us.

Sophomore Anthony Womack shows support for the water crisis in Flint by helping with bottled water donations. Renaissance students collected more than 100 cases of bottled water.

Renaissance collects water for Flint

Renaissance High School is lending a helping hand to Flint. “It makes me proud to see my school give to those who aren't able to give back to us. Renaissance is more than what we seem,” said junior Tiaunna Bradley. Flint has been declared a federal emergency due to lead contamination in the water.

Renaissance German and mathematics teacher Zachary Sweet is a popular teacher who runs his class effectively and fairly. Students were surprised he was sued by Detroit Public Schools over recent sick-outs in the district.

Renaissance teacher slammed with unexplained injunction

Following the sick-out and teacher-organized protests that occurred in late January, the Renaissance community was shocked to learn that one of their teachers, Math instructor Zachary Sweet, was targeted by an injunction to appear in court leveled by the Detroit Public School district. “When I received the notice of the injunction, I was confused as to why there was no official reason given for it,” Sweet said.

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