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Traveling down the road of the auto advancements

The evolution of the automobile has transformed how Americans view the traditional car. Henry Ford brought cars to the masses with the utilitarian Model 5, and then in 1935 he successfully crafted and produced the Model A1, which was designed for comfort, space, and affordability.


Detroiter Farmer inspires CMA students

People in life sometimes struggle to overcome challenges and feel as if life is against them and they will never make it.  The story of Detroit native Nicole Farmer shows teens at CMA that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.  At just age 13, Nicole Farmer was pregnant and she and her grandmother did not see eye to eye.

As part of MLK Day, Communications and Media Arts High School staff, students and other volunteers came together to fix up the communities around the school.

CMA beautifies community for MLK Day

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, Communications and Media Arts High School staff, students and other volunteers came together to fix up the communities around the school to create a better and safe environment for not only the residents in the area but for many CMA students who deal with rough conditions on a daily basis.  “Helping out during the community project made me feel like a better person because I gave back to the community that I was raised in while helping future residents of the community as well," sophomore Dylan Daniels said. Leadership, communication, and strong morals were demonstrated by the students who participated in the MLK community project.

Students in the GIS program examined maps, including this one of San Diego, California.

DPSCD students earn internships through GIS program.

Twice a month at Frederick Douglass Academy, students from over 35 Detroit Public Schools Community District gather as part of Geographic Information System (GIS) program. The GIS program consists of students working with professionals to learn more about computers and GIS maps in hopes of preparing them for a summer job. According to the Grace Project, which runs the program, students who finish eight required courses will be qualify for a six-week GIS internship with a City of Detroit department. I participated in the program on Feb.

Seniors were determined to meet with the Interim Superintendent to get Making A Difference going. From left to right: Kamari McHenry, Jamal Hairston, Alycia Meriweather, Lorenzo Scott, Desmond Foster-Carter, Jalin Willis, Don Barnes, Desjuan Davis, and DeMarcus Taylor.

Crusaders start mentoring group to help youth

Crusaders start mentoring group to help youth Making A Difference By: Jade Brookins and Tatiana McAfee A group of male seniors at King have come together in a positive way to help inspire and mentor middle school boys and break the negative cycles that plague inner-city youth.  These eight seniors in Making A Difference (M.A.D.) are Don Barnes, Desjuan Davis, Desmond Foster-Carter, Jamal Hairston, Kamari McHenry, Lorenzo Scott, DeMarcus Taylor, and Jalin Willis.


Top officials visit CMA for College Promise

Top Officials Visit CMA for College Promise  By Mason Simpson and Sarah Wright  Paying for college is a strenuous task, but it could be getting easier for students in the Detroit Public Community Schools District due to a Detroit College Promise program expansion.  The Promise, which previously provided students two-year scholarships to community colleges, will now include four-year colleges and universities.

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