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Dancing for a Grade

Dancing for a Grade

March 9, 2018

Ben Carson

Channai Williams

February 23, 2018

Filed under Black History Month, Features

Ben Carson is American neurosurgeon, author, and politician who is the 17th current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, under the Trump Administration. He is most known for successfully separating infant b...

Five Keys to Success In 2018

Symone Washington, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Features

We’re fresh in the new year temperatures decreasing, snow falling, flu season, and even plants dying but that shouldn’t stop you from being successful in 2018. Out of everything, five “keys” stood out as important factors...

Claudette Colvin

Shella St. Eloi, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Black History Month

From the beginning, history has been a propaganda which only allows us to learn about what they want us to know. In history, we learn that Rosa Parks was the first black to resist segregation in public transportation. Although, ...

Huey Percy Newton

Taylor Moore, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Black History Month

Huey Percy Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on February 17, 1942, as the youngest of seven children. Huey was an African-American political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panthe...

Thurgood Marshall

Mackens Mitil, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Black History Month

Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908, and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Marshall enrolled at Howard University and graduated in 1934 with his law degree. After graduating, Marshall began to work under the NAACP. After a few ...

Ntozake Shange

Autumn Oliver - Bronstrop, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Black History Month

Ntozake Shange is an African American play write and poet. She is a self proclaimed black feminist and in her writing she relates to topics of race and feminism. Hurt after separating from her first husband, she attempted ...

Frederick Douglass

Matthew Pomales, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Black History Month

Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist leader who was born into slavery on February 14, 1818 and went on to do great things like advising the president and lecture others on important issues. Frederick Douglass is relevant to ...

Colin Kaepernick

Symone Washington, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Black History Month

One man, two knees, one fist up, and one world that Colin Kaepernick is changing. Colin Kaepernick, started the NFL protest against social inequality and discrimination towards African American people by taking a knee during the...

Alice Allison Dunnigan

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

February 15, 2018

Filed under Black History Month

Alice Allison Dunnigan was the first female African American journalist to receive white house credentials and also became the chief of the Washington Bureau for the Associated Negro Press. She was acknowledged in the Kentucky...

The Cost of Becoming Valedictorian

Mackens Mitil, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Filed under Features

A high school girl sat on her bed wondering what her friends might be doing. Were they catching a movie? Taking a trip to Universal? How much fun were they having? The thought passed quickly, and she returned to her study guide...

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