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Frosh First Integrated Class at CAHS by Johnathan Franklin During the fall semester of 1970, Attucks freshmen wiil do their studying at Tudor Hall, now referred to as the Crispus Attucks High School Cold Springs Campus (C.A.H.S.C.S.C). Assignment of these students to the campus, which is located even farther northwest in the city than the main build¬ ing on 12th Street, will be the first time the student forces have been divided in the school's 40 year history. Another first is that the formerly all black Attucks has it's initial integrated fresh class. When some students were asked how they felt about being students at Attucks, they expressed themselves as being proud of their established alma mater. The white students that Tiger Topics elaborated with were opposed to the busing, although they were not against it as far as being bused to Attucks. One white student, Marko Meadows, told us that his opposition to busing was that his home was situated only blocks from his high school choice, George Washington. "Racial problems at the school are limited; there have been disagreements between the students but they really don't amount to that much," commented student, Karen Smith. Allen house which formerly was the Tudor Campus dorm, will be the site for the new industrial arts classes with power shops on the first floor and home e- conomics classes on the second floor of the alternated building. The staff at Attucks campus is made up of one administrator, Mr. Thomas Fihe, a few of the experienced teachers from Attucks, including Mr. Leo Grissom, industrial arts teacher who is acting dean and several rookie instructors. TOPICS Vol. 3, No. 1 Crispus Attucks High School, Indianapolis, Indiana November, 1970 Mod System Introduced For Progress As Students Voice Dissatisfaction by Kelvin Progression is a necessity to schools every year, and students seem to accept this progress with Uttle or no protest, but, this year progression produced a great deal of protest and dissatisfaction. For the fall semester Attucks was introduced to the modular system of classes replacing the old nine period day. Instead of having nine classes, students were given as many as fourteen "mods," stretching their school day from 3:20 P.M. to 3:45 P.M. The final decision to insert the pro¬ gram at CAHS was made by Mr. Earl Smith Donalson, principal. Mr. Donalson feels the system will be a success because "Students have caught on to this new system of passing from one assignment and handle themselves well. I think they are doing better." Miss Elaine Theisen of the journalism department was asked if she preferred this system or the old, "No, not yet but I'm willing to give it a good trial. Perhaps we will find it an effective system if we give it time." Mr. Donalson had a different view of (Continued on Page 2) Freshmen rap while waiting for lunch In the cafeteria on the Cold Springs Campus. This is the first major Integration undertaken in behalf of CAHS. Mr. Thomas. Fihe is busily at work in his new job as vice-principal in charge of the Cold Springs Campus. Editor Spends Time In News Workshop Pamela Burris, senior and Tiger Topics feature editor, spent two weeks of her summer vacation learning more about the subject that interests her most. Pam represented Attucks along with students from Manual, Wood and Pike high schools, August 17-28 in the Indianapolis News' first annual urban journalism workshop which was directed by Mrs. Jayne Staley. Basic purpose of the workshop was for black students to obtain experience in various forms of journalism. The workshop featured many activities such as lectures on advertising and tips of (Continued on Page 3) New Attucks? Where^ oh Where? by Steve Luten Oh where, oh where is our new school going to be, oh where, oh where can it be? On the corner on West, this place isn't the best. Oh where, oh where can it be?" This may not be creative but it's to the point. After a long hot summer the school board is still in doubt about the location of the new Crispus Attucks. School Board officials had stated that the new location was 30th and Cold Springs Road but recently it was announced that this site was the home of a new Marathon Service Station and that as developed land the cost had risen far above the original $750,000 price. Now that the ground is being developed into a gas station, our new Attucks is without a site anymore. Other new developments that seem to lengthen the school board's decision on a new location is our own Mayor, Richard G. Lugar. Mr. Lugar severely criticized the building of a new Crispus Attucks High School. He called the construction of a new Attucks High School "a waste of precious tax dollars."
|Title||Tiger Topics, Nov. 1970|
|Serial Title||Tiger Topics|
|Previous Serial Title||The Attucks News|
Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.) -- History
Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.) -- Newspapers
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