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.
Alton Kirksey, a junior at Michigan State, seeks to uplift and inspire with his company, Black Excellence. His brand targets African American high school students and aims to undermine all of society’s racial stereotypes about African American success, by merely, defining his own path.
At Renaissance, teachers have begun catching on to what students do to clutch a desired grade. Those actions include: cheating, plagiarizing, and copying. It is normal for students to do the bare minimum, just to get through a class.
After a 14-59 loss to King, a 21-20 win against Denby, and a 42-0 win against CMA, Renaissance Phoenix football team did not get picked for state playoffs.
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.
If you walk down one of the halls at Renaissance High, you’ll see two rainbow wall also known as the “Coming Out Wall.” Since early October, students have written down secrets to be posted to said wall, below results.
Black History Month is a brings recognition to African Americans who have paved the way for the future generations.
Schools pride themselves on allowing students to “be themselves.” Vocal, band, dance, piano, orchestra, visual arts, and photography are several such outlets. However, one option not available in many schools is based around the elements of songwriting.
Late January, China banned celebrities and symbols related to hip-hop generally from television. The ban states, “programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip-hop culture, subculture (non-mainstream culture), and dispirited culture (decadent culture),” according to a report by Time Magazine. The country’s largest media regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television of the People’s Republic of China, also released a list of “don'ts” pertaining to hip-hop culture, and referred to the genre as “tasteless” and “vulgar”. SAPPRFT reasons that this action was taken order to preserve the Chinese Communist Party.