It’s that time of year again… Cool to care season is upon us. With the holidays coming up, it is the time to give back to those who aren’t able to afford a nice holiday meal. That is what cool to care is here for. Every year Davison schools comes together and brings in cans of food and nonperishable goods to help out the ones who need it in our community. To give students an even bigger invective there is a competition between each department, Math classes against English and Science against history. All the cans you bring in should go to your first hour and the department who collects the most will elect a teacher to get a consequence. Also, the class who collects the most will get a breakfast party. This is a great program, all donations go right back to the people in Davison who need it at outreach east. Donations will be taken up until December 1st, every can counts and remember it is COOL 2 CARE.
Yesterday was a big day in DTV history, for the first time ever we were nominated and WON a national student production award! After an afternoon of DTV just celebrating the fact that we were even nominated the whole crew sat down to watch the live stream. Dancing with the Star’s Tom Bergeron was the host, and when he announced that DTV had won the serious news category for our Domestic abuse story we all went crazy. We are so excited for this incredible honer and are so glad that Madison’s story is getting out there and this award definitely goes out to her. You can watch the Abuse story here.
Vice President Mike Pence made a two day stop in Michigan to rally support for the new Tax reform. He spoke to the workers at the American Axial and Manufacturing company about what this new bill would do if passed. Some of the main points are that it would simplify the tax code by reducing the 7 tax brackets to 3 and make filing easier. Also, this bill would eliminate the estate tax and eliminates some tax deductions. But if a big tax brake like this one passes a big question is where will the money come from? That is a question that has yet to be answered. One thing is for sure that to pass this bill both sides will have to work together.
During a Press Conference this morning at Virginia Tech, Mark Edwards, the lead scientist in the Flint water investigations announced that after 5 rounds of testing on the water of Flint, the levels have dramatically changed and have found themselves slightly below normal. They will continue to conduct tests on the water to make sure that it stays below normal levels and does not fluctuate, but for now, scientifically the crisis is over. The people of Flint have reason to be in doubt and Mark Edwards himself even believes it will be awhile before trust is restored between the people of Flint and their government but there is no denying that the trust has been depleted and the damage cannot be undone. DTV has been with the Crisis and we will still be as the entire thing unfolds.
Here is the full story Flint Water Story
The Cardinals take on the Carman Cavaliers Friday September 8th at cardinals stadium. This game will be one of the biggest games so far. The Cardinals record is 2-0. The cardinals are looking to go 3-0 for the 2nd straight year, with the head coach Kyle Zimmerman returning to coach the game after a short suspension. The Cavaliers are 1-1 after a heart breaking loss to Grand Blanc 51-46. Last year Davison headed to the playoffs and are hoping they will have the chance to go again. The Cardinals and the Cavaliers have had a lot of epic battles with the record being 6-6 over the last 10 years. This is expected to be a big game so get there early. The game starts at 7 pm and tickets are only $5. If you can’t make it out tonight, you can always watch Dtv’s live broadcast on channel 191.
THE CARDINALS WIN AGAIN! The third game of the year has been won by the Davison Cardinals with a score of 50 points while the Cavaliers sport a score of 13. The first quarter took off with a great start as Cannon Hall secured the first touchdown of the game. Running a whopping 55 yards down the field to the end zone, Davison earned 7 points. But, the Cavaliers make a come back with their own 61 yard touchdown by Malik Bashir -Cager. The game was at a tie until Davison made two more thrilling touchdowns by Austin Rowland, who did it with a fumble recovery in the end zone, and Gabe Ellis, who scored by making an interseption and running 33 yards. The score in the first quarter resulted with Davison in the lead, 20 to 7. The second quarter was even more exciting. In the beginning, there were already 8 penalty’s called. Plus a few players were injured on both teams, but that didn’t stop the Cardinals from scoring another touchdown. Once again, Cannon Hall scored making it 26 to 7. In addition, Tariq Reid gained the team two extra points. Carman tried to comeback and made a great run down the field, but it just wasn’t enough. The third quarter, the cardinals ran a great play. A two point conversion made by Max Slezack and Tariq Reid boosted the score to 36-7. And the points don’t stop there! Again Tariq Reid ran 46 yards, amazingly dodging 3 to 4 tackles from Carman, and scoring yet another 7 points. But then, Carman put up a really good fight and scored putting their team’s score at 13. To end this event, one more touchdown was made by the Cardinals Lamar Hey. The end score was 50 to 13. A very excellent game it was and great job to all of these extraordinary athletes that played! If you didn’t get the chance to watch the football game, Dtv will be replaying it all weekend on channel 191 at 12:30 and 7:30.
DTV has been picked to have our Flint documentary Undrinkable in the Traverse City Film Festival on the 28th of July. There will be Film makers from all over the world and DTV will be among them, and will even be participating in the panel after to discuss our work . At the festival there will be three other film focusing on Flint and the water crisis, one of the biggest news topics of last year, Undrinkable being the only Documentary there created by High School Students. This Festival was founded by Davison own Michael Moore, who has spoken out a lot for Flint and helped get Undrinkable out to the people. Tickets sales start on the 15th at 10 AM at the box office or at 6 pm online, general admission is 12 dollars. DTV is honored with this opportunity to be recognized along with other great film makers and represent student journalist.
Click here for more information on the festival-http://www.traversecityfilmfest.org/blog/
Click here for more information on the viewing of Undrinkable- http://secure.traversecityfilmfest.org/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=303475~4d61cd53-466a-4a38-9b0c-5dd9c77930d9&epguid=8fc1333c-62a3-467a-b51c-ada73714212e
Watch our documentaries here
Five people involved in the Flint Water Crisis were charged with manslaughter along with other charges. This is the biggest step towards justice for Flint yet.
Nick Lyon, an MDHHS Director, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Misconduct in Office. Darnell Earley, who was a former Emergency Manager of Flint, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Liane Shekter-Smith, the Chief of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance at DEQ, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Howard Croft, Director of Public Works of Flint, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Stephen Busch, Michigan DEQ Supervisor, was also charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.
Eden Wells, an MDHHS Medical Executive, was not accused with manslaughter but was charged with Obstruction of Justice and Lying to a Peace Officer.
Many people questioned why Governor Snyder was not charged along with the rest of these people. Schuette did say that they tried to interview the Governor but were unsuccessful.
Here is the full story on the press conference.
Tonight DTV will be airing the second annual All Star football game. All the newly graduated seniors from the Genesee School district will be battling it out tonight as team rise and team grind take the field. All proceeds from tonight game will be going to Mission 22, to hep our veterans. You can watch the game live on our charter channel 191.
Watch how the players are getting ready for the big game.
Tonight we will be saying goodbye to the class of 2017, they will be officially getting their diplomas and will be high school graduates. Over 350 students will be walking across the stage tonight at Dort federal center at 7. Mr. Fishhaber will be the staff guest speaker, and 2017 class president Noah Dieterle will make a speech as well. DTV will be airing live on our website dtvnews.org so anybody can watch the stream live. Also, it will be aired on our charter channel 191.