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Sheltering in place? Go outside!

Sheltering in place? Go outside!

Sheltering in place? Go outside!   By Breyanna Dabney (Perry Hall High School), Madeleine Voth (Duke Ellington School of the Arts) & Amaya Murillo July 13, 2020   Henry David Thoreau once said, “nature is but another name for health.” The reclusive 19th-century philosopher believed that a little sunlight could go a long way in preserving…

Charleston Black history museum to provide context for racial protests

Charleston Black history museum to provide context for racial protests

Charleston Black history museum to provide context for racial protests   By Jayne O’Donnell and Amora Campbell, Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts June 30, 2020   CHARLESTON, S.C. – Amid COVID-19, protests against police brutality and the fifth anniversary of the mass killing of churchgoers here, a museum focused on the roots of African…

Panelists emphasize need for Black men to practice ‘self care’

Panelists emphasize need for Black men to practice ‘self care’

Panelists emphasize need for Black men to practice ‘self care’   By Camal Shorter, Coolidge High School June 15, 2020   The COVID-19 pandemic and now massive nationwide protests against police violence have focused attention on ongoing threats to the physical health of the Black community. But what about threats to mental health, particularly to…

Chronic absenteeism in school linked to poor mental health

Chronic absenteeism in school linked to poor mental health

Chronic absenteeism in school linked to poor mental health   By Camal Shorter, Coolidge High School June 15, 2020   Many promising students are becoming disinterested and disengaged from school, underperforming academically and becoming part of the public health problem of chronic absenteeism. This is yet another issue made worse by the novel coronavirus. There is…

As black teen suicide rises, more resources and awareness needed

As black teen suicide rises, more resources and awareness needed

As black teen suicide rises, more resources and awareness needed   By Sierra Lewter, Louis Steptoe, Rhea Warren, Davon Harris and Berri Wilmore Artwork by Pooja Singh, UHMP graphics and social media coordinator June 15, 2020   Aabrielle Spear’s first thoughts of suicide came shortly after getting bullied in kindergarten. As a young girl she…

Isolation offers chance for quiet reflection

Isolation offers chance for quiet reflection

Isolation offers chance for quiet reflection Photos by Breyanna Dabney Photos & text by Breyanna Dabney and Amaya Murillo May 13, 2020    Breyanna Dabney is 16 years old. She is currently in 11th grade at Perry Hall High School. She is a student athlete — she plays soccer and track for her school teams….

A letter to Coronavirus

A letter to Coronavirus

A letter to Coronavirus   By Jada Johnson (Artwork by Pooja Singh, UHMP graphics and social media coordinator) May 13, 2020   Dear Corona, I want to say thank you. Thank you for allowing the world to slow down and think, or in other words, to stop and smell the roses. I have been smelling…

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