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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...

2013-14 school year brings many new changes

2013-14 school year brings many new changes

Brian Savage, News Editor
October 2, 2013
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The 2013-2014 school year begins, and all is normal...seemingly.  This new year has many changes, including everything from the announcements to  lunch schedules to blended classes and more. One of the more controversial changes has been  the incorporation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the...

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