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Adams High School Honors Veterans

Adams High School Honors Veterans

Dayna Tan, News Editor
November 14, 2014
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Local veterans were honored when Adams hosted a Military Appreciation Luncheon on November 13 in honor of Veterans Day. Military personnel, including Rochester Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaner, former Captain in the U.S. marines, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Mike Updike, and U. S....

Adams Gears Up for the Canned Food Drive

Adams Gears Up for the Canned Food Drive

Dayna Tan, News Editor
November 14, 2014
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Adams Student Council is coordinating the Canned Food Drive, which will take place November 17-22. During this week, students can contribute canned goods and money, all of which will be donated to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House Food Pantry. This year’s competition is “Hunger Games: Mockingjay”...

Adams Seniors Wrap Up College Applications

Adams Seniors Wrap Up College Applications

Dayna Tan, News Editor
November 10, 2014
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College application deadlines are quickly approaching, and Adams seniors are racing to submit their applications on time. “It is best to submit your applications early, but for seniors who are still working on them, a lot of helpful information and resources can be found on the counseling website,”...

Smart Snacks Standards Impact Adams

Smart Snacks Standards Impact Adams

Dayna Tan, News Editor
October 27, 2014
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The new Smart Snacks in School standards set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture in accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 are in full effect this school year and have already had an impact on Adams High School. The new food requirements went into effect on July 1...

First Ever Homecoming Parade Creates Excitement

First Ever Homecoming Parade Creates Excitement

Theresa Riviera, Staff Writer
October 9, 2014
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There will be a parade on October 10 at 5 p.m. on Highlander Highway before the Homecoming football game. A big thanks goes out to junior Megan Langenderfer for organizing this extravaganza. “The parade is a fun way to get students more involved with the homecoming events,” said Langenderfer....

EF-1 Tornado Strikes Rochester Hills

EF-1 Tornado Strikes Rochester Hills

Robert Bobbitt
October 1, 2014
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Citizens of Rochester Hills were ravaged by an EF-1 level tornado on September 21 around 6:30 AM. The Rochester Hills Police Department reported that at least 30 homes were damaged near Dutton and Brewster road. Adams sophomore Julian Benevides and his family were affected personally by the tornado. ...

RCS Addresses Military Uniform Incident

RCS Addresses Military Uniform Incident

Dayna Tan and Katie Wolf
September 26, 2014
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Rochester Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaner, continues to answer the last calls and emails concerning the incident that took place at Rochester Adams High School two weeks ago. Adams parent Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker was refused admittance into Adams on September 9. Lt. Col....

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...

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