Education

Mural documentary depicts a rich Durham Civil Rights history

By Alexis Allston

February 15, 2017

More than a year after its completion, the Durham Civil Rights Mural at 120 Morris St. lives on through Rodrigo Dorfman’s artful documentary about the designing and painting of the mural. The documentary premiered on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Hayti Heritage Center at 804 Old Fayetteville St., and is now available for free online. Dorfman […]

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Mentor, Dan Brenner, helps Durham community with job placement

By Mckenna Lea

  Happy, kind and generous are all words that can be used to describe Dan Brenner. The depths of these qualities are exemplified in the work he does across the Durham community. In his retirement, Brenner volunteers with both Partners for Youth Opportunity and StepUp Ministry in Durham, helping those in need to get back on […]

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History Hub Writes a Love Letter to Durham

By Rashaan Ayesh

February and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand with each other. People put a lot of thought into what they want to get their loved ones. But, many people forget about the love they have for the place they live. The Durham History Hub put together LoveDURM to remind people of the love that they have […]

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College doesn’t define me

By Linda Chen

February 6, 2017

  It’s Friday morning at 9:57 a.m. and the stress is real. Friends are discussing colleges, while I sit believing I’ve got the college stress under control. Still, that does not mean there is no stress for me. After overhearing the talk and stress concerning colleges among classmates, I feel it is time to share […]

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Hillside High student journalists revive The Hillside Chronicle

By Nicole Caporaso

February 1, 2017

After roughly three years of inactivity, the Hillside High School student-produced newspaper, The Hillside Chronicle, has been brought back to life under the watchful eye of Jackie Novotny. Novotny, a sophomore-level English teacher, began teaching the school’s journalism class in the fall semester despite her unfamiliarity with journalism and reporting. “The principal asked me over […]

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Kidznotes inspires Durham students through music, community

By Elise Clouser

Within the wide hallways of the Holton Career and Resource Center, musical melodies and rhythms float through the air on a Saturday morning. In one classroom, a loud, clear choir of children’s voices sings a hymn, “Of the Father’s Love Begotten.” In another room, a trio of young musicians practices “Hot Cross Buns” on child-sized […]

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Getting connected with TLC

By Molly Smith

In six months, a 30-year-old man from Florida went from nearly illiterate to reading at a fifth-grade level, all thanks to the Triangle Literacy Council. This is just one of hundreds of success stories. The Triangle Literacy Council has offices in both Durham and Raleigh, and reaches out in the community to teach literacy skills […]

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Google Fiber meets Play-Doh at museum’s Engineer’s Day

By Homer Fennell

December 1, 2016

  At this year’s Engineer’s Day at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, Google Fiber used Play-Doh to engage children and teach them about circuits. The event, held on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and sponsored by IBM and Cisco, featured many companies showing off the technology and creativity that […]

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Black Lives Matter: Shawna Williams says that is what started it all

By Kayla Jones

November 15, 2016

Black Lives Matter. Shawna Williams says that is what started it all “As a retired educator,” she explains, “I believe that education is the first step in showing our children that black lives matter, that their lives matter.” So, she started the Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ Tutorial Program two years ago on a […]

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Bull City Schools United wants equity for all students

By Jordan Wilkie

November 9, 2016

  Bull City Schools United, a new advocacy group focused on making Durham Public Schools more race, gender and LGBTQ-inclusive, got its start from three angry teachers in a car. After attending a roundtable discussion hosted by Durham People’s Alliance on LGBTQ issues in schools in February, Matt Hickson, Cheyenne Solorio and Jacqui Batts got to […]

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