Written by: LaMon Jones

Commentary: A world I never knew

By LaMon Jones

April 16, 2017

  Before I entered PYO two years ago, I had the reputation at school of being unmotivated and lazy. One day I got suspended from school for a week — and luckily got sent to a great program called “Rebound,” which helped me keep up with my schoolwork while out of classes. Once I finished […]

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Knee-deep in snow, Natasha finds a new home

By LaMon Jones

February 7, 2017

  Being the editor of the Durham Voice is not a role you can just joke around with. You’re in charge of a monthly column, and although that may not seem like much, it’s more than most think. Depending on what you have going on in life, some months may be easy and others not […]

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Evaluating The Trump Card

By LaMon Jones

November 11, 2016

  The 2016 election has been a rollercoaster ride of insults, hate speech, sexism and racism. The Clinton campaign versus the Trump campaign will go down in history as one of the nastiest battles in politics. The career politician Hillary Clinton battled it out with one of the most iconic businessmen of the modern era, […]

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Sharing real thoughts about community college

By LaMon Jones

September 22, 2016

  There is a level of perception when it comes to community colleges that they are not as good as four-year schools. I decided to question one of my long-time friends who just started a semester at Durham Tech about the school in general and its level of education. My first impression about places on […]

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Minority males come together at city summit

By LaMon Jones

February 23, 2015

  I recently heard about the My Brother’s Keeper events being hosted by Durham from someone close to me. It sounded interesting enough so I decided to check it out. I wanted to be able to tell my story to other kids like me, as well as hear their stories. I was hoping I could […]

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Suspensions: lost in despair

By LaMon Jones

November 10, 2014

The purpose of suspensions is to take a student out of an environment where a problem was caused or a problem is brewing. The goal of a modern school is to keep a child in a structured learning environment at all cost. The idea of suspension is the exact opposite of what schools try to […]

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