Summer Fun 2019

Summer Fun 2019

Events, Life & Community
By Jourdan Taylor Senior High Student, Writer, Artist, Activist Summer is almost here, and that means fun awaits! No one wants to be stuck in the house with no plans. So, I thought, why not give a list of places you can visit to make the most of warm weather and longer days? This list is made up of activities around metro Detroit and won’t disappoint. There’s so much to do, you won’t have time to think about being bored for the rest of the summer!  So let’s dive in. Ford fireworks: This always happens near the end of June and is a super-fun, family-friendly event! There are several food trucks and restaurants nearby and plenty of things to do while waiting for the fireworks to begin. It’s usually an…
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Detroit Restaurant Recommendations

Life & Community
By Jourdan Taylor As the city expands, tons of new businesses are entering Detroit. This means new restaurants, and that’s always good if you are a foodie like me. This article will be about recommended restaurants you must visit in Detroit. So let’s dig in! Number one on the list is Cass Cafe in Midtown. This family-friendly place is always a good hangout for meetings or studying. It’s a cafe with a kind and warm atmosphere, beautiful local art, and great food, with my personal favorite being the Sriracha wings. Second is the Jolly Pumpkin. One word to describe this restaurant is “delicious!” My dad and I go there often for lunch dates. I definitely recommend this place for all the pizza lovers who want good economical food. Next is…
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Who’s Ready for Summer!?

Life & Community
Jourdan Taylor Thrive Detroit Have you ever wondered what would be the ultimate summer vacation or what would be a daring fun adventure? Well, it’s that time of year again, where school is coming to an end, the sun is out, and summer is almost here! Around this time many people try to figure out what they want to do or where they want to go for a vacation. For this article, I will share various events and activities around the city of Detroit that are fun, affordable, and family friendly! In June, River Days is a fun festival event held at the Detroit Riverwalk. This family event has tons of activities, food, and games for children and adults. As you walk on the Riverwalk, you can also experience a…
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Never Too Young to Budget

Finance, Life Coaching
For the summer, I decided to work on saving and budgeting, because I really need to understand these two concepts for my future. I know when I go to college, I don’t want to end up broke without choices. So I thought I would share some lessons I learned that may help you too. Grab a pad and pencil and let’s get started. DO’s Every time you get money, try to use the envelope system. This is where you take three to four envelopes and give them labels. The first label is giving: you put ten percent of the money you earn in that envelope, so all that money goes to giving, maybe people in need of help or charity. The second envelope is for saving for yourself. Again, you…
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School Environments Promoting Value?

School Environments Promoting Value?

Commentary, Opinion
This month’s article is on how I feel about a few issues in our schools. There are many problems that I feel needs to be fixed, but for now, we will deal with a few. First, I feel we need to start with a quality education.  If the city wants our students to have grades that compete with students in the suburbs or across the country, we at least need to have the work that helps us make the grades. Second, I definitely think that school environment plays a big role in how students learn and act. If you have kids that are horse-playing in class, talking and disrupting other students, and causing problems, it makes it pretty hard for those who really want to enjoy school and get a…
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