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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.




Sophomores Ceslia Galindez and Frida Diaz stop to grab a drink at one of the many water coolers available in the halls of Western.
WESTERN INTERNATIONAL

Water coolers create space for students to socialize

Are water coolers better than updated fountains? That was the question posed to several students at Western, and the response was yes. In late August, it was announced that Detroit Public Schools Community District would shut off all of its schools’ drinking fountains due to a testing which found that 16 out of 24 schools, found high levels of lead and copper in their water.





BENJAMIN CARSON

​Cantrell story hits home

On the night of Oct. 12 in Detroit, at Cantrell Funeral Home on Detroit’s east side, 11 bodies of infants and still born babies were found in the ceiling.





BENJAMIN CARSON

CVS partners with Detroit schools to raise awareness on prescription drug abuse

CVS Pharmacy is partnering with schools in Detroit to raise awareness on prescription drug abuse. “One choice changes everything” is a presentation with pharmacists who talk about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs and how popular it has become due to hip-hop trends. In a letter to district personnel, Prasanna Angle, a CVS store operations and pharmacy supervisor, wrote, “Prescription drug abuse is considered a national epidemic.” “We would like to partner with all schools in the community to educate our students on the effects that one choice can change their lives forever,” wrote Angle in the letter. A prescription drug that is abused by many users is codeine.





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