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Harming the Environment One Straw at a Time

Harming the Environment One Straw at a Time

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

October 18, 2018


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The rising movement to ban the use of plastic straws around the world brings questions like: How can this one act can lead to any real change in the environment? Is this the most effective way to preserve the marine life and ecosystems? Plastic straws have been a part of the economy since they were f...

Michigan’s Marijuana Matter

Michigan’s Marijuana Matter

Brianna McKerracher, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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In November, voters will decide whether or not they want Michigan to be the 10th state to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana. If the legislators would have adopted this proposal that allows the legalization and imposition of regulations and taxes on the use and sale of recreational mariju...

Should Adams Faculty be Armed?

Should Adams Faculty be Armed?

Lexi Borraccio and Josie Wenzell, Staff Writers

June 7, 2018


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The major increase in school shootings are sending citizens across America into a panic. After the first three months of 2018,  there has been 12 school shooting across America According to CNN. The big controversy of whether or teachers should be allowed to carry guns has caused major complaints, nationwide school walkouts, and many mournful parents and students exhibiting a bu...

The Flint Water Crisis: A Lasting Catastrophe

The Flint Water Crisis: A Lasting Catastrophe

Elise Delikat, Editor

June 7, 2018


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Over four years ago, Flint, Michigan began an extensive battle with their lead-contaminated water. In an effort to save money, Flint began to retrieve their clean water from the Flint River instead of looking in Detroit. Right after the switch was made in the April of 2014, the residents of Flint be...

Vaccinate or Evacuate

Vaccinate or Evacuate

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

June 7, 2018


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Can vaccinations be harmful even though they are so essential to human development? There is much controversy on whether vaccinations are in fact necessary for healthy growth. This has been causing many parents to even decline them over recent years. One of the main concerns of many parents is if...

A Thief in the Night: Nobody is Safe

A Thief in the Night: Nobody is Safe

Jalil Mims, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


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Picture this: It is a Friday, paycheck just came in, it is the cash needed for some relaxation time at the mall, the movies, or a restaurant. Nothing seems to be stopping the “burning hole” in that pocket of a heavy spender. When that card gets swiped and a “DECLINED” message pops up, the Friday spe...

The End of the World as we Know it?

The End of the World as we Know it?

Katie Rath, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


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Over 101 million people died in World War I and World War II. World War I started because of an assassination of an archduke. World War II started when Germany invaded Poland, and World War III might possibly have started with the bombings in Syria. Will the United States enter a nuclear war? The dec...

BYOD: Fail or Holy Grail?

BYOD: Fail or Holy Grail?

Grace Ryba, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Rochester Community Schools Curriculum is considering adopting a “Bring Your Own Device”, or BYOD, program for high school students beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The BYOD policy would allow students to bring in their own devices, such as laptops, to use in their classrooms. Carrie...

Chaos in the Auditorium Parking Lot

Chaos in the Auditorium Parking Lot

Mira Patel, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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The parking lots at Adams are notoriously known for becoming parent pick up loops. The auditorium lot is constantly overflowing with more and more parents picking up their kids. This is because parents are not allowed to pick up students in the athletic parking lot. By having more parents pick up...

Linked Up, the Freshman Join the Crew

Linked Up, the Freshman Join the Crew

Abby Stone, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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The transition from middle school to high school is known to be one of the biggest transitions a student will experience. Luckily, incoming AHS freshmen will have an easier time adjusting to high school with the help of Adams new and improved mentor program: Link Crew. Link Crew is a high school transition ...

Mangent DeMANS Attention

Mangent DeMANS Attention

Mikki Massura, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

There are very few places where you have the opportunity to see teenage boys singing, wearing skirts, and tap dancing, Mr. Highlander is one of them. On April 13, 2018 Adams held their long awaited, annual ¨mangent¨, known as Mr. Highlander. This competition is between the boys of the graduating clas...

AP Exams Push Students Towards Greatness

AP Exams Push Students Towards Greatness

Sophia Tecson, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Spring break: the calm before the storm. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) for juniors and Practice Scholastic Assessment test (PSAT) for sophomores and freshman are only a day after returning from break. The next day, juniors are required to take the M-Step, a test created to see how well student...

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