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Rochester Community Schools Alters Grading Scale

Rochester Community Schools Alters Grading Scale

Jessica Skiff

September 23, 2014


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Starting this year, the A range of the grading scale is 93-100 percent, as opposed to 95 percent in previous years. This will help students with more difficult subjects, such as math. “I was really happy when I heard about the change,” said Junior Megan Emke, an Algebra 2 student. “Algebra 2 isn’t...

Changes Coming to AP Science Courses

Changes Coming to AP Science Courses

Robert Bobbitt, Staff Writer

September 23, 2014


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The AP College Board will be changing the structure of AP science courses in the upcoming years. The shift in focus will change the way these classes are taught, as well as how the information is applied by students. “It’ll be different,” biology teacher Mr. Wieten said. “AP Biology was the first science they ...

Adams Junior wins Grand Award at Science and Engineering Fair

Adams Junior wins Grand Award at Science and Engineering Fair

Joe Bolewitz, Photographer

April 29, 2014


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The Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit (SEFMD) is a science fair which runs each year that aims to give middle and high school aged students the opportunity to explore and develop a multitude of science experiments and exhibits. Students can submit projects to the SEFMD in several categories...

Potholes endanger Michigan drivers

Potholes endanger Michigan drivers

Nick Start, News Writer

April 24, 2014


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A man is driving down Tienken Road . He glances at his mirror for a second. BANG! The wheel jerks to the right, and the man struggles to keep it straight. He pulls off to the side of the road, hazard lights on. He gets out and looks at the right-hand front tire. It’s just a floppy sack now, and the t...

Venezuelan unrest rises, situation deteriorates

Venezuelan unrest rises, situation deteriorates

Brian Savage, News Editor

April 17, 2014


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Venezuela is currently engulfed in a torrent of adamant protests and widespread civil unrest.  Since early this year, a significant chunk of the populace is unhappy with President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, and they wish to remove him from office to in hopes of changing their country for the better. The...

Michigan Bill Plans to Introduce Cyberbullying in School Policies

Michigan Bill Plans to Introduce Cyberbullying in School Policies

Joe Bolewitz, Photographer

March 13, 2014


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After a series of hazing and battering by high schoolers, eighth grader Matt Epling took his own life after his school did little to help him. Mike Epling - an anti-bullying advocate - began campaigning for new anti-bullying laws in honor of his late son, Matt. Last year, Michigan passed his new anti-bul...

Swine flu returns, targets young adults

Swine flu returns, targets young adults

Brian Savage, News Editor

February 7, 2014


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H1N1 has returned. Now, much like in 2009, the H1N1 influenza (more commonly referred to as Swine Flu) spreads across Michigan, the US, and the world. As before, there have been a number of casualties. This strain is quite similar in nature to that of the 2009 strain, and a vaccination was reported to...

Teachers’ Union champions new contract

Teachers’ Union champions new contract

Joe Bolewitz, Photographer

December 20, 2013


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This school year, teachers in the Rochester Community School District have been working under an expired contract, leaving many weary about what their futures will hold. Although negotiations are in progress with the Board of Education, the effects are already emerging. The contracts negotiated by...

Common Core provokes uncommon reactions

Common Core provokes uncommon reactions

Brian Savage, News Editor

December 20, 2013


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Common Core State Standards –a revised set of school standards – face high levels of criticism as they are integrated in schools throughout the country. Some people approve of the standards while many others disapprove. Common Core, as mentioned above, is a far-reaching set of requirements and...

36,000 cans raised for Rochester Area Neighborhood House

36,000 cans raised for Rochester Area Neighborhood House

The Adams Student Council

December 5, 2013


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On the week of November 18, Adams High School held its annual canned food drive to benefit the Rochester Area Neighborhood House.  It was a huge success as we raised about 36,000 cans, exceeding last year’s amount of 28,000.  This is enough food to feed families over the holiday season and into the...

Gamification introduced as revolutionary educational tactic

Gamification introduced as revolutionary educational tactic

Brian Savage, News Editor

November 7, 2013


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For some, education can be a dull, repetitive slog - day in and day out. Teachers often find it hard to engage and instill a love of learning in their students. A new movement to improve educational practices is on the rise, and it is called gamification. Gamification, in general, refers to a method...

October promotes breast cancer awareness

October promotes breast cancer awareness

Hannah Golding, Sports/Feature Writer

October 28, 2013


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He sits there on the edge of the bed silently looking at her.  He turns away slowly for a moment, not wanting the woman who means so much to him see the tears gathering at the edge of his eyes. He sweeps his hand over hers and grasps it tightly in an effort to reassure her that the love they share ca...

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