Written by: Nile Foxx

Dental Bus visits Riverside High

By Nile Foxx

November 26, 2017

The sound of dental drills rang through the hallways of Riverside High School on Nov. 15. A mobile dentist office visited the school to provide dental care to about 50 students in need. “I never knew how much need there was until I started this job,” said Melody Daniels, team leader and Registered Dental Hygienist. […]

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STEM Fall Festival brings experiments to students and families

By Nile Foxx

November 8, 2017

The gym at R N Harris Elementary was bustling with activity on a recent Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of families came to participate in the STEM + Families: Community Family Fall Festival. The event on Oct. 28 was a partnership of Durham Council of PTAs and Bayer Corporation, and was made possible through a National PTA […]

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The new face of Durham schools: Dr. Pascal Mubenga

By Nile Foxx

October 18, 2017

The Durham board of education named Dr. Pascal Mubenga as the new superintendent in a brief meeting on Monday night. Mubenga was signed to a four-year contract with an annual salary of $222,500. He is expected to start around Thanksgiving. Mubenga will take the place of Dr. Bert L’Homme, who surprised the board by announcing […]

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With eye on Oregon, Hillside football star out for season

By Nile Foxx

October 4, 2017

For the past three seasons, Jamal Elliott has faithfully taken to the field during nightly football practice. But last Wednesday,  he sat on the sideline and watched his teammates play. Elliott is a senior, four-star recruit running back at Hillside High School in Durham. He has verbally committed to a full scholarship to play for […]

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Durham nonprofit eases financial burden placed on teachers

By Nile Foxx

September 21, 2017

  When Sarai Chandler walked into her new classroom for the first time, she was greeted with empty desks and bare walls. This is the plight faced by many new teachers in Durham Public Schools, where one often must purchase his or her own school supplies. This burden falls particularly hard on new teachers in […]

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