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Proviso Residents Walk And Talk Well-Being After Recent Suicides

Sunday, April 14, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Community members go door-to-door conducting well-being checks in Maywood on April 13. | Shanel Romain

Shania Collins, a 16-year-old Proviso East student, knew all three students who have died by suicide at the school since last November. Her brother, Stephen Collins, 18, is an ROTC cadet at East who helped show the ropes to the vibrant 15-year-old basketball player who died by suicide on April 5.

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‘This Is A Community Crisis’

Sunday, April 7, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Rajeska Jackson (pictured with microphone) addresses students and community members during a meeting on April 7 at Proviso East that was designed to brainstorm ways of preventing another student’s suicide.

Residents in and around Proviso Township are grappling for solutions after yet another 15-year-old Proviso East student from Maywood died by suicide — the third 15-year-old East student from Maywood to die by suicide in less than six months.

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Local Students Get Free Tix To ‘The Hate U Give’, Advice On Confronting Police

Sunday, November 18, 2018 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Azariah Evans and Breanne Escamilla, two of the local students in Proviso Township who were treated to a free movie and novel on Saturday. | Shanel Romain 

On Nov. 18, the nonprofit Best of Proviso Township, along with many local co-sponsors, hosted a free screening of the The Hate U Give — a movie about a police-involved shooting based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. 

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