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Wayne State University C2 Pipeline site coordinator Nedra Hall and students brainstorm ideas for King’s new podcast.
KING

King students learn to make podcasts

Wayne State University C2 (College and Career) Pipeline site coordinator Nedra Hall, social worker Brittney Lawrence, and history teacher Dan Wolford have sparked an idea to start a new podcast for all DPSCD high school students using King as the pilot school. 


 Dance teacher Erika Stowall prepares dancers for the upcoming winter concert.
KING

New teacher wants to inspire dancers

The King family welcomes alumna Erika Stowall as the new dance teacher this school year. Stowall has been dancing since the age of 4 and owns her own dance company, Big Red Wall Dance. Even though this is her first year with the district, she has been teaching dance for 11 years and comes with a lot of experience.


When math teacher Casey Edgar leaves King, she begins her second job as an Uber driver. She has held this part-time job for two years.
KING

For hire: Teachers take part-time jobs

Cashier, custodian, tutor, balloon decorator, Shipt driver, adjunct instructor, property manager, airport ramp agent, medical assistant, studio musician, dance instructor, latchkey facilitator, lifeguard, travel agent, online instructor. and overnight receptionist. Those are some of the part-time positions teachers have taken on to supplement their income. 










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. 



CRISTO REY

Techniques to handle teen stress

Life for teenagers is stressful. Challenging environments and immigration concerns are issues teens at Cristo Rey face that add stress to their lives. In addition to these challenges, teens at the high school still deal with additional stress from classes, family and friendships.



Senior Ivyanna Peoples acts out a scene. Photo courtesy of Emily Lara.
CRISTO REY

Oh, the drama

This fall, juniors Kamio Green and Emily Lara brought a new creative outlet to Detroit Cristo Rey with the founding of a drama club. With more than 15 participants, it’s already a huge hit among students.


CMA

Students discuss the meaning of Christmas

Even though Christmas is the time to receive gifts, it's also good to give to the less fortunate people who don't have a family to spend Christmas with. 



CMA

Teens work for financial stability

Teenagers want to make their high school years their most memorable period of joy. However, preparing for an unforgettable year could result in money coming from the students pockets. 


Davon Schelgel holds the first place check from the “Shark Tank”-style competition. Competitors had to pitch their business ideas to win a $1,000 starting check provided by Forbes. Courtesy photo.
CMA

Students compete in ‘Shark Tank’ competition

On Oct. 30 at the Boy & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, three out of four Communication & Media Arts teams competed in the Shark Tank. All competitors had to pitch their business ideas to win a $1,000 starting check provided by Forbes. 


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