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RENAISSANCE

Renaissance alum seeks to inspire

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.


The “Report in” for the JROTC Armed Exhibition drill routine at Renaissance.
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Battalion ready for brigade

RHS Cougar Battalion prepared for a March 2 competition against many other schools, including Chandler Park, Cass Tech and Wayne Memorial, as well as its Brigade for competition in Kentucky Feb. 8-10.


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RHS remembers Daniyah

On the morning of Jan. 14, friends confronted each other as they mourned the death of DaNiyah Woolfolk, a sophomore at Renaissance High School known for her bright spirit and her talent in dance.



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Do we put the right value on grades?

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. 





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Detroit dances with survivors to raise money for families affected by cancer

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.







Kayla Ricumstrict
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China banned hip-hop culture

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.






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