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Memphian continues to make “mad beats”

By Desmond Catron & Savanna Hulbert (K.I.P.P) The artist known as IMAKEMADBEATS grew up in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis and is now regarded as one of the city’s … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alumni give Teen Appeal a strong legacy

By Elle Perry (Teen Appeal Coordinator) After graduating from Morehouse College with a degree an English Ben Cory Jones spent three years as a corporate spokesman and speechwriter on Wall … Continue reading

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Drake and Future dominate in 2015

By Hali Smith (Central High School) Canadian rapper, songwriter Drake joined Atlanta rapper Future for a surprise mixtape released at the end of September. Their nine-song mixtape has already been … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The dashing Dashiki design trend

By Kerrie Wilson (Central High School) The Dashiki has been a traditional item of clothing in many West African cultures for centuries, but it is now making a reappearance in … Continue reading

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“Back to the Future” becomes the present

By Roddrick Tooles (Overton High School) Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly traveled Back to the Future in a vintage DeLorean time machine car in the storied trilogy of movies. … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Every vote matters. Especially yours.

By Thea Wilkens-Reed (Homeschooled) If you think your vote does not matter, you are completely wrong, it absolutely does. Every vote counts and you are needed to make a difference. … Continue reading

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Change the way you SHOPP on weekends

By Isabela Salazar (Collierville High School) Have you ever had to explain why a “push-up” should be really be called a “push-down”? Have you ever considered why a car will … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beyond TN: Notable colleges in bordering states

Staff Report If you’re a high school student in the Memphis area you have likely heard of our state flagship university (University of Tennessee), as well as the state flagship … Continue reading

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