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Imari Deadrick holds up second place check for the scholarship. Photo by Tyler Parker.
CMA

Seniors compete in Pistons arts, poetry competition

On Feb. 4, the Pistons held their 15th annual scholarship for art and poetry at Detroit Institute of Arts Theatre. From Communication and Media Arts, seniors Cheyenne Britton and Imari Dedrick competed in the program. Dedrick completed poetry. The event’s theme was “Past, Present, and my Future.”





Passing time on the 5th floor at Cass Tech. Photo by Javar Chavers.
CASS TECH

Passing Time

In November, 34 Cass Tech seniors were given a 10-question survey on their opinions about Cass Tech’s attendance policy.


Senior Sadia Rahman casts her vote. Photo by Naja Johnson.
CASS TECH

Cass Tech voted. Did you?

Citizen Detroit is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to help encourage and teach minorities in Detroit about politics and voting. On Jan. 31, Citizen Detroit, Detroit Public Community School District, and the Detroit Election Commission partnered together to give Cass Tech students an opportunity to do a simulated vote. And the Detroit Election Commission helped eligible students register to vote.



 From left to right, student artist Marleen Piña, Western art teacher Kathleen Dickinson, student artists Eleanor Aro and Vanessa Ybarra. Photo courtesy Leonardo Eniquez.
WESTERN INTERNATIONAL

Students showcase artwork

The creative and diverse work of Western’s student artists was on display last month in the Black Box Theater. Pieces made from a variety of materials, including self-portraits on large paper, showcased a wide range of artistic expression.  




Southeastern journalism students interview the girls basketball team as part of a Sports Media Day organized at the school.
SOUTHEASTERN

Nets question please

Days before the start of the 2019-20 basketball season, the Southeastern High School boys and girls basketball teams gave exclusive interviews to the SE Journalism class.


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

DeBruin is ‘like a college professor’

Active. Caring. Outgoing. Funny. These are just a few words to describe Duncan DeBruin, world history and AP computer teacher at Renaissance High School. He has been teaching for 10 years and spent the last five years at Renaissance where he has loved the experience.






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. 


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