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Renaissance: For 30 years, Air Jordans have been fashion accessory, hip-hop symbol

By Arianna Smith Staff Writer Picture this: a star basketball player, attractive, rich, seconds away from signing a million-dollar contract with the NBA surrounded by screaming fans. Is he wearing Reeboks? Is he wearing Sketchers? Of course not, he’s wearing Jordans. Each year, a new Air Jordan drops to the public, a celebrated and annual event since the shoe’s first premier in 1985.

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Osborn: Knights fight to the finish

By Aniqua Nichols Staff Writer The Osborn Knight’s boy’s basketball team are Division II East champions. Since the decisive 94-18 win against Davis Aerospace, the team has been on a winning streak. Victories over Detroit Central, Detroit Denby, Fredrick Douglass and CMA helped the Knights to enter the division championship with a strong 11-5 record. The Knights beat Cody, 68-48, on Feb 6, they advanced to the second round of the Public School Playoffs (PSL). My team is priceless,” said Osborn guard, senior Deandre May.

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Cass Tech: Gridiron brothers motivate each other through the bonds of football

By Janise Packnet, Jessica Hawkins and Kaelyn Collins Staff Writers This school year has been a roller coaster of media attention and emotions for the Cass Tech football team. With senior quarterback Jayru Campbell out for the season due to off-field issues, senior defensive captain Michael Oliver would often remind his teammates what Campbell said to him: “He said fight for me if you can’t fight for anyone else.” The team quite commonly refers to themselves as “bros” — short for brothers.

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Renaissance Varsity Boys Basketball Team Advances To City Championship

By Miracle Chatman Staff Writer For the first time since 2008, the Phoenix boys varsity basketball team will play in the city championship game at Calihan Hall for their shot to bring home the city championship title, a title that they haven’t had since 2004. In an intense semi-final game against East English Village Preparatory High School, junior Alaric Jackson shot two free throws, giving the Phoenix a four point lead over their opponents with three seconds remaining in the game.

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OPrep students mentor youngsters in reading, writing

By Brittney Dobbins Staff Writer OPrep juniors and seniors in conjunction with the BuildOn Program, heard and have answered the Obama administration’s call for more volunteers in the community. Once a month, since October of this year, at least 15 OPrep students go to Pulaski Elementary and spend three hours helping fourth- and fifth-grade students with their reading and writing. Senior Shauntanice King said she is elated to be in the program. “The month of October and November has been great,” she said.

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Pershing basketball looks to defend city championship

By Alonzo Nellems Staff Writer The Pershing boys’ varsity basketball team enters the season with high expectations despite having to replace four graduated starters from last season’s City Championship team. Coach Wydell Henry said he will have his team running more this season, in hopes of becoming more aggressive on defensive and offensive. “[I expect us] to be very competitive and win city and state championship,” Henry said.. “We are working even harder and running more than last year.” Henry has been coaching for 11 years at Pershing. “I enjoy coaching and the best part it is being able to see the youth develop and go off to college,” Henry said. As a child, Henry, was inspired by his middle school coach, Marcus Webster. “Coach Webster was like a father figure,” Henry said. Henry said he expects great things from his team this year and he wants them to be competitive and work together as a team. Star player Marquel Ingram looks to lead the team to a State Championship and another City Championship. “This year’s team is mentally and physically tougher and play more as a team,” said senior combo-guard Ingram, who has received college offers from numerous mid-major schools. Pershing basketball has become a tradition of excellence and this year’s team seems poised to keep that excellence going. “I love Pershing basketball tradition, and the way they hold us accountable as young men,” said Ingram.

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