Photos: Lansing Eastern students find common ground through hip-hop project

Lansing Eastern sophomore Alana Gabriel explains pieces of hip-hop history with Matinga Ragatz of Lansing, Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, as part of the 'Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary

Lansing Eastern sophomore Alana Gabriel explains pieces of hip-hop history with Matinga Ragatz of Lansing, Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, as part of the ‘Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary” museum.

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One of the rap museum pieces on display at Lansing Eastern's celebration of 50-years of hip-hop, seen Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

One of the rap museum pieces on display at Lansing Eastern’s celebration of 50-years of hip-hop, seen Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

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“I asked parents to come and dress up and engage, and they delivered,” Lansing Eastern High School Honors English teacher Robyne Muray says as she talks to students and parents during the “Reflections of 50-years of hip-hop” event at Lansing Eastern, Friday, Feb,. 16, 2024.

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Lansing Eastern freshman Miliyah Stough talks about her team's hip-hop museum station she and fellow Honors English students created as part of their project-based learning class 'Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary

Lansing Eastern freshman Miliyah Stough talks about her team’s hip-hop museum station she and fellow Honors English students created as part of their project-based learning class ‘Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary” at Lansing Eastern, Friday, Feb,. 16, 2024.

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“I asked parents to come and dress up and engage, and they delivered,” Lansing Eastern High School Honors English teacher Robyne Muray says as she commends Eastern parent Tim Deines for the hip-hop regalia he wore to the “Reflections of 50-years of hip-hop” event at Lansing Eastern, Friday, Feb,. 16, 2024.

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A cassette recorder showcasing one of the rap museum pieces on display at Lansing Eastern's celebration of 50-years of hip-hop, seen Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

A cassette recorder showcasing one of the rap museum pieces on display at Lansing Eastern’s celebration of 50-years of hip-hop, seen Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

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Lansing Eastern students perform during a hip-hop dance performance, Friday, May 16, 2024, during the

Lansing Eastern students perform during a hip-hop dance performance, Friday, May 16, 2024, during the “Reflectios of 50 years of Hip-Hop museum exhibit and performance.

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Lansing Eastern students and parents check out one of the hip-hop museum stations created by Honors English freshman and sophomore students as part of their project-based learning class 'Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary

Lansing Eastern students and parents check out one of the hip-hop museum stations created by Honors English freshman and sophomore students as part of their project-based learning class ‘Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary” at Lansing Eastern, Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

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Lansing Eastern freshman Stella Canfield {second from r.) talks about her team's hip-hop museum station she and fellow Honors English freshman and sophomore students created as part of their project-based learning class 'Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary

Lansing Eastern freshman Stella Canfield {second from r.) talks about her team’s hip-hop museum station she and fellow Honors English freshman and sophomore students created as part of their project-based learning class ‘Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary” at Lansing Eastern, Friday, Feb,. 16, 2024.

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Lansing Eastern students and parents check out one of the hip-hop museum stations created by Honors English freshman and sophomore students as part of their project-based learning class 'Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary

Lansing Eastern students and parents check out one of the hip-hop museum stations created by Honors English freshman and sophomore students as part of their project-based learning class ‘Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary” at Lansing Eastern, Friday, Feb,. 16, 2024.

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Lansing Eastern freshman Jerome Vierling explains pieces of hip-hop history to Cindy Frailey of Lansing, Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. He and fellow Honors English students created the project-based learning piece as part of the 'Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary' museum, which was followed with a performance in the school's auditorium.

Lansing Eastern freshman Jerome Vierling explains pieces of hip-hop history to Cindy Frailey of Lansing, Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. He and fellow Honors English students created the project-based learning piece as part of the ‘Finding Common Ground: This is Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary’ museum, which was followed with a performance in the school’s auditorium.

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Lansing Eastern students perform during a hip-hop dance performance, Friday, May 16, 2024, during the

Lansing Eastern students perform during a hip-hop dance performance, Friday, May 16, 2024, during the “Reflections of 50 years of Hip-Hop” museum exhibit and performance.

Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal

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