Fordson student inspires people he left behind

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Fordson student inspires people he left behind

14 Comments 04 November 2013

Ali Hachem, always loyal to his mother, had plans to become a lawyer to help her out. That was not to be, however. Now his mother and friends remember his inspiration.

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Cartoonist draws his way, visits Unis

Academics, Activities, Profiles

Cartoonist draws his way, visits Unis

17 Comments 04 June 2013

Dave Chow's award-winning drawings have been featured in projects by rap star Eminem and other entertainment figures. Chow enjoys each piece he draws.

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She changed her mind, took off her scarf

Issues, Profiles, Religion

She changed her mind, took off her scarf

46 Comments 04 June 2013

Zaeinab, a 7th grader, decided that she's too young to wear a scarf. The choice brought some criticism, but she's happy with it -- for now.

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Interfaith ambassador for Catholic church

Issues, Profiles, Religion

Interfaith ambassador for Catholic church

11 Comments 03 June 2013

Father Jeffrey Day is a good friend to religious leaders of many faiths in the Detroit area. He's also comfortable answering question about the Catholic faith, including some pretty personal ones.

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Most influential Muslim leader in North America

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Most influential Muslim leader in North America

12 Comments 03 June 2013

Sayyed Hassan Al-Qazwini is the spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of America, one of the largest mosques in North America. The Dearborn cleric has met with three US presidents and become a prominent spokesman for Muslims in America.

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Class president would like bullying to end

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Class president would like bullying to end

8 Comments 24 May 2013

Eighth grade class president Khalil Shuayto won by 10 votes. He said he would like to see bullying at the school end and he believes that everyone, not just the class president, should show leadership.

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Unis Middle School

Unis School serves grades K-8 in the Dearborn Public School District. The school principal is Heyam Alcodray. These are its beliefs about education:

  • A student's highest potential includes improvements academically, artistically, emotionally and socially.
  • Student achievement requires a cooperative effort among parents, teachers and the community to provide encouragement and reinforce core values.
  • Good instruction is assessment-driven, outcomes-based, active, and engaging.
  • Effective instruction touches the world of each student providing for different learning styles and needs.
  • Education is a life-long process that prepares students to be successful, contributing citizens in a changing world.

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