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Seniors Sumeya Ali and Idman Warsame smile radiantly as they walk down the auditorium stairs to represent their country, Somalia, in the fashion show.
Westerville South performs annual Black History Month show
Grace Rodstrom, News/Feature Editor • February 28, 2024

Each year, students of all Westerville schools anticipate the biggest student-run show of February: The annual Black History Month Show. With...

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Barack Obama - First African American president
Charles Amara, Business Manager • February 20, 2024

Barack Obama served as the 44th president of the United States. Some of his accomplishments include becoming the first African American president,...

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Aretha Franklin - The queen of soul
Anne Keir, Reporter • February 13, 2024

Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee and she died in 2018 at the age of 76. Aretha won 18 Grammys. She had 112 singles...

Ernie Hudson – Ghostbusters actor resident playwriter at oldest black theater

“There are those who spend their lives studying it, and those who spend their lives doing it.”
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Who you gonna call?  Earnest Lee Hudson is most well known for his role as Winston Zeddemore in “Ghostbusters” (1984), as well as the following sequels.  But more than the major hit horror-comedy, he was the resident playwright at one of the oldest black theaters in the country- Concept East.  While enrolled at Wayne State University, he created the Actors’ Ensemble Theater, where he and other black actors and/or performers could show off their skills, talent, and work.  He graduated from Wayne with a B.A, and a full scholarship for the MFA program at Yale School of Drama.

Hudson learned a valuable lesson in 1976 after experiencing a rough and harsh year regarding Hollywood after he co-starred in “Leadbelly.”  He states, “There are those who spend their lives studying it, and those who spend their lives doing it.”  He aimed to be the latter, and dropped out of a program that would have earned him a PhD in order to star as Jake Jefferson in “The Great White Hope.”

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My name is Alex Lamm, and I am a sophomore.  My interests include but are not limited to, marine biology, LEGOs, and anything related to dragons.  I enjoy hiking and camping, especially with my dogs.  My goal is to provide entertaining, fun articles for The Scribe.  

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