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Seniors Davion Stinson, Tyler Parker, Kristianna Montgomery, and Kahliah Baker receive their scholarships to Wayne State University.
CMA

Wayne state makes free tuition pledge at cma

On the morning of Oct. 23, students attending Communication & Media Arts High School were the first students in the city to learn about a life-changing opportunity for Detroit youth. The president of Wayne State University, M. Roy Wilson, announced that the college would guarantee free tuition for any graduating senior from Detroit.


TeamGM volunteers clean up brush and trash. Photo by Howler Staff.
CRISTO REY

Volunteers help improve community

During the second week of September, hundreds of volunteers from General Motors, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV), Ideal Group, and Detroit Cristo Rey gathered for what is known as teamGM Cares Week to improve areas of the city through community service projects.


UAW workers outside Flint Assembly. Photo by Michael Martinez, Automotive News.
CRISTO REY

Union Strike affects work-study program

At midnight Sept. 16, more than 46,000 UAW members walked off the job in a national strike against General Motors. The effects of the 40-day walkout rippled through the industry and community, including Detroit Cristo Rey High School.




Forty visitors attended the April 11 opening event, including several Renaissance allied students and parents.
RENAISSANCE

RHS ‘Coming Out Wall’ expands to community

In the days leading up to National Coming Out Day last October, the student body at Renaissance High School submitted 225 anonymous posts to a box dealing with mental health, sexuality, and other teen angsts. It filled a hallway that became known as the “Coming Out Wall. This project is now an exhibit at Affirmations, one of the country’s largest LGTBQ community centers.









RENAISSANCE

Detroit dances with survivors to raise money for families affected by cancer

Detroit’s Pinkfunds Organization hosted its annual breast cancer awareness dance on Oct. 5 in Southfield to bring awareness to problems that breast cancer causes, with an exciting twist. “Dancing with Survivors” is an event that features professional dancers from the Detroit area, who are paired up with local breast cancer survivors to create dances of various styles. “This event is a great opportunity for me to become acquainted with the women I know I can be,” said cancer survivor dancer Sarah Erzen.



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Renaissance celebrates LGBTQ community in honor of National Coming Out Day

Members of the board game club at Renaissance High School constructed a “Coming Out Wall” in honor of National Coming Out Day, to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and more. The Coming Out Wall posted on the second floor included various “secrets” that were written and submitted anonymously by members of the 1,203 student body. “I'm too fat to be noticed” and “I honestly hate school - I'm miserable here” are just two of the 225 submissions now posted in bright colors. The wall was designed to create a safe space for students, providing a way to come out about various secrets in a creative way.


Azia Isaac and teammate Damari Covington-Woods face off in practice.
SOUTHEASTERN

Respect on the field

A year ago, Azia Isaac became the first and only girl to play on the Southeastern High School football team, an accomplishment she is most proud of. The 16-year-old junior is dedicated to the sport, which can be seen when she plays.


Junior Anastasia Quails was caught wearing her “We are one” T-shirt on Oct. 29. The shirts were purchased with funds from a $5000 grant from DPSCD Foundation given to support the merging of the two small schools. 
MUMFORD

Mumford merger a welcome change

“We acted like there was a line in the middle of the class separating us all,” senior Divine Crawford said. She was describing the first week in English teacher Rubye Richard’s AP Literature class.



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