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Taylor supports herself, others in the fight against sickle cell disease

Nautica Lockett-Barnett, Features Editor | November 5, 2018

Sickle cell disease (SCD) occurs among one out of every 365 African-American babies according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. North high senior Alajah Taylor happens to be one of them. “Two weeks after they had taken me home, the doctors had called my mom and said they had found something in my blood…they found out it was a sickle cell case,” Taylor said. Both her parents...

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Szynskie receives unique chances

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor | November 5, 2018

Jessie Szynskie didn’t get what most people consider a “normal” childhood. She didn’t get to do extracurriculars like all of her other friends got to do. In fact, she didn’t get many childhood experiences that her friends got. Years later, as a senior in high school, Szynskie considers herself lucky for all the unique experiences that she did receive due to her unique situation. Szynskie...

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