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KING

Life is precious, fragile so value each day

Life and family are irreplaceable and can be snatched away in a heartbeat. Value and love the people God allowed you to borrow because He’s going to want them back eventually, no matter who it is and how significant that individual is to you. Life is fragile. 


EAST ENGLISH VILLAGE

Animal testing often unnecessary

Companies including Estee Lauder, Clinique, L’oreal and Maybelline use various methods of tests and studies on animals to learn the flaws and benefits of their products before they market them to the general public, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.



EAST ENGLISH VILLAGE

Should seniors take an exit exam?

Seniors deserve to participate in commencement; they should be able to throw their caps in the air and declare themselves graduates. After years of stress and hard work, why should an exit exam determine if a student will receive a high school diploma?


CMA

Schools in city, suburbs not equal

In recent years, Detroit Public Schools Community District has been rated one the worst school systems in the country by National Assessment of Educational Progress. A NAEP report had the district’s weakest areas in math and reading.



CMA

Black women dominate pageant world

For the first time in beauty pageant history, all five major title holders are black women: Nia Franklin (Miss America), Cheslie Kryst (Miss USA), Zozibini Tunzi (Miss Universe), Kaliegh Garris (Miss Teen), and Tuni-Ann Singh (Miss World). 




RENAISSANCE

Exploring students’ health

Some of the best students in the nation attend RHS and many successful people are alumni. How did they achieve this status? By rigorously working all their years at RHS. However, does rigorous work affect student health?


RENAISSANCE

Guns are weapons

We are living in a world where we aren’t counting the days, we’re counting the number of mass shootings. Today’s generation has much more fear going to school than being at home. How do we protect our students from these mass shootings? 



CRISTO REY

Happy holidays? Not for those with seasonal depression

It is important to recall that not everyone is put into a holly jolly mood with the snowfall and more hours spent inside. Many people experience a type of seasonal depression, called Seasonal Affective Disorder, in which one will seem more retreated and isolated during the fall and winter months. 






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