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

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.


​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.


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.

Students at Western kicked off Black History Month with an opportunity to board a mobile museum filled with images and displays highlighting African Americans.

Mobile museum visits Western

Students at Western kicked off Black History Month with an opportunity to board a mobile museum full of images and displays highlighting the talents of legendary African Americans that excelled during a time of deep discrimination. Celebrating its 10th anniversary traveling the around the country, The American Legacy Mobile Truck Tour, will visit 15 cities this year and selected Detroit as the first and only stop in Michigan.


Cultural appropriation is not so appropriate

Culture Appropriation is to deal with the adoptions of the elements of a minority’s culture by members of a dominant culture. Recently Cass Technical High School Junior Elka Boyd received a cluster of backlash in regards to culture appropriation.

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