To judge or to edit — with “tough love”

By Natasha Graham

February 11, 2016

  I personally try not to judge people as much as I can, because honestly, I don’t think it’s my place to do so.  I figure, who am I to say whether or not something is “right” or “good enough” when everyone has a different definition of that? So, on the few occasions when I […]

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Spectacular Magazine names WNCU news director Woman of the Year in Education

By jock

Durham-based Spectacular Magazine is set to announce its 2016 Women and Men of the Year Awards in conjunction with Black History Month. Kimberley Pierce Cartwright, news director at N.C. Central University’s public radio station, WNCU 90.7 FM is being named Woman of the Year in Education. Cartwright, who can be heard daily on the radio […]

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EDCI Preschool: One year and going strong

By jock

The East Durham Children’s Initiative’s preschool, just celebrated its one year anniversary, and they have a lot to be proud of. The preschool, a collaboration between the Latino Educational Achievement Partnership and the City of Durham’s Parks and Recreation Department, is enjoying great success. The preschool, located on Harvard Avenue, is at full capacity with […]

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A peek into the NCCU TV Studio

By Yusuf Shah and Kristine Royster

February 9, 2016

The Durham VOICE interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity decided to visit NCCU’s TV Studio to learn more other types of media. The TV Studio is located on the first floor of the Farrison­–Newton Communications building on campus. Felecia Casey­–Hicks, the NCCU TV Studio manager, showed the staff the basics of putting on a production. […]

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Job training program provides second chances

By Yusuf Shah

“We help everyone, no matter their previous experience or issue,” said Greg Hardy, the job development director at Center for Employment Training. That is the message being sent out to Durham by CET, located at 807 E. Main St. in the Golden Belt Building. CET assists people in finding a career that best fits their […]

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Historic Whitted School reimagined

By Tanner Boggs

February 3, 2016

When Bruce dePyssler first saw Whitted School, he was intrigued by the history surrounding the building. Now nearly four years after his documentary, “Upbuilding Whitted School” premiered, groundbreaking is set for its renovation at the end of February. For dePyssler, a Professor of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University and campus newspaper advisor, Whitted School […]

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Classroom lessons for the real world

By Bennett Sprinkle

Northern High School Principal Matthew Hunt and English teacher Devin Patterson met in the fall of 2008 to discuss the best way to use a grant from the National Education Association. Patterson explained, “I talked to him about how it would be really cool if we had a program for African-American males that started in […]

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Northern’s Matt Hunt named DPS Principal of the Year

By Jenna Garrison

January 24, 2016

Out of 55 candidates, Northern’s principal Matthew Hunt won the Durham Public Schools principal of the year award. Hunt’s dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm make Northern the best school it can be and are some of the main reasons why he won this award.

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S.A.T. changes coming for high school students

By Bruce Wilkerson and Christian Lawrence

November 21, 2015

Two million students across the nation will be affected by new changes to the S.A.T., including a new scoring system and change to the formerly required essay.

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