MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Math games add up to serious fun

From left, Indian Creek Elementary’s Top 5 math students (in descending order) include Rachel, Prae Mo, Jason Lian, Mee Meh and Precieux Vangu. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Students at Indian Creek Elementary School were recognized May 15 for playing games. “It’s very serious math; don’t let the word ‘game’ mislead you,” said Barbara Asteak, vice president of Suntex International Inc., about the students’ participation in First in Math, an online, game-based math program used by 1.5 million students nationwide and 50,000 classrooms. […]

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OPINION: Affirmative Action is old school


In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently gave states the right to decide whether institutions of higher learning have the ability to grant special consideration to minority groups in the admissions process. Special consideration in any form is discriminatory to some group or individual. It’s impossible to not be. When first instituted, Affirmative […]

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Occupy Our Homes Atlanta appears in court with veteran

Members of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta rallied on the courthouse steps to protest the arrest of an army veteran whose home was foreclosed on last year. Photos by Daniel Beauregard

Residents and advocates gathered on the steps of the DeKalb County courthouse May 14 to protest what they said was an unlawful foreclosure on a DeKalb County veteran’s home last year. Approximately 30 people gathered in front of the courthouse to support U.S. Army veteran Mark Harris and other members of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta […]

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Students view 3D technology at STEM center event

Students crowd around a 3D printer as it makes a bracelet. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  A few dozen students, some accompanied by parents, got to see a 3D printer in action May 19. The demonstration was part of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) open house sponsored by DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson at Exchange Park Intergenerational Center in Decatur. During the event, attendees also learned about animation […]

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Art showcase gives glimpse into mental health recovery

From left, Helen Hogin, creative expression instructor; Marianette ReFour, psychosocial rehabilitation director; and Angel Warren, creative expression instructor.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) put together a showcase of its clients’ art on May 15. Psychosocial rehabilitation, or PSR, is a service offered by CSB that provides day treatment to clients with mental illnesses who need assistance with life skills, including money management, coping skills, communication […]

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MARTA makes changes to bus and rail services

MARTA has improved bus and rail services for riders as well as implemented a new fare evasion policy for bus riders.

MARTA riders may have noticed buses and trains arriving more frequently to pick up riders recently as the public transportation service rolled out service improvements. MARTA officials announced that bus routes were modified, which went into effect May 17, to improve service and on-time performance. Rail changes also went into effect May 19 on the […]

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Black clergy need to launch a prophetic political and social movement


Dr. Cornel West, an American philosopher and a specialist of religion, advises us that Black clergy and the Black church “are already playing an important, even if not sufficient, role in holding back the meaninglessness and hopelessness that impinges on large numbers of Black people.” In support of this observation, DeKalb’s Black clergy and churches […]

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DeKalb alums sign with NFL teams


The NFL draft went by May 8-10 without any DeKalb County alumni being drafted by a team, but a few players did sign with teams as undrafted free agents. So far, five players from DeKalb County schools have signed as undrafted free agents and have joined their new teams for rookie camps, which began May […]

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