The Southfield Jay

‘Macbeth’ brings life to English class

Seneca Peters

March 23, 2012

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Sword fights and murders filled Southfield High’s stage recently when the Michigan Shakespeare Festival performed "The Tragedy of Macbeth." The touring festival is presenting Shakespearean plays to school audiences across Michi...

Curb national debt; cut defense budget

Johnathan Moore

March 23, 2012

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The government’s credit card is way, way over its limit, and too few people are even taking note. Does anybody even care that America is $57 trillion in debt? Unfortunately, the overspending is sure to continue, now that Pre...

Michigan changes student labor policy

Giovaughn Hill

March 23, 2012

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  The number of hours that a student can work during the school year has increased from 18 to 24, according to a recent memo issued by Michigan’s Deputy Superintendent, Sally Vaughn. It is not necessary for employed st...

Honor society inducts new members

Regi Jackson

March 23, 2012

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Inductees: Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence (far left) and Superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson (far right) flank the new members of the National Honor Society. They are (front row, from left) senior Nodja Mosley, sophomore Char...

Unusual scholarships await senior applicants

Andrea Spears

March 23, 2012

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Money should not prevent anybody from attending college, says Counselor Patricia Yorke. A wealth of scholarships await those who apply, she says. Here’s a round-up of some wacky and wonderful scholarships Yorke recommends: Students att...

New chess club makes its move

Devin Douglas

March 23, 2012

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Despite massive budget cuts, the school has launched a new club: The Chess Club. Started by student teacher Phillip Nguyen, the Chess Club meets on Mondays after school in room B-115 (Math teacher Vernon Burden’s room). Sen...

School makes graduation plans

Seneca Peters

March 23, 2012

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The 2012 Southfield High School graduation ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. at Chene Park in Detroit. This is the same location as last year’s graduation ceremony. It is an open air facility with an umbrel...

Readers await ‘Hunger Games’ movie

March 22, 2012

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Many seniors say they are anxiously awaiting the March 23 release of "The Hunger Games" movie. The adventure flick is based on the book by the same name, which most seniors finished as a summer reading assignment for school. ...

Boys Basketball Team 3-peats as District Champions

Max Ellsberry

March 20, 2012

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For the third year in the row, The Boys Varsity Basketball team finished as District Champions, leaving team after team in its wake. "I think we finished good enough, but we didn’t reach our potential," said Team Capt...

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