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Adams Honors Top Scholars

Abby Jackson, Social Media Editor

May 22, 2015


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Typically, the overwhelming lack of motivation commonly known as "senioritis" takes its toll on most seniors at Adams.  There are, however, some seniors who persevere and keep their GPAs as high as possible. This year’s Scholars of Highest Distinction finished with a grade point average above a...

Rochester Talon Faces Prior Review

Rochester Talon Faces Prior Review

Dayna Tan, News Editor

March 19, 2015


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Originally meant to inform and educate readers, a recent print issue of The Talon, Rochester High School’s student-run newspaper, prompted a complaint from one parent which quickly spiraled into administrative action and, ultimately, prior review. For The Talon’s November installment, two staff wri...

Foreign Language Week Kicks-Off at AHS

Foreign Language Week Kicks-Off at AHS

Katie Wolf, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2015


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Every year, Adams foreign language students participate in Foreign Language Week. The theme this year is Diversity in Detroit and festivities will be taking place all this week. Activities throughout the week include student presentations on their heritages and group presentations on different ethnic...

Adams DECA and BPA Prepare for States

Adams DECA and BPA Prepare for States

Cynthia Lee, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015


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As February comes to an end, Adams students, the future leaders of the business industry, prepare for the DECA and BPA state conferences. After competing against other students in the Oakland district, the Adams DECA and BPA are sending approximately 35 students each to the state DECA and BPA competitions...

Adams Wraps-Up a Successful Charity Week

Adams Wraps-Up a Successful Charity Week

Dayna Tan, News Editor

March 5, 2015


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Rochester Adams High School raised a total of $27,783.46 for Habitat for Humanity during Charity Week from February 23-27. “Charity week had a great turn out from the students and staff, and I am very proud of all the money we raised for Habitat for Humanity,” said junior student council repres...

PrACTice Makes Perfect

PrACTice Makes Perfect

Bridget Lockman, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015


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High school juniors in the state of Michigan will take the ACT, a required college entrance examination, on March 3. Juniors will also take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) on March 4.  Students in grades 9,10, and 12 do not have school on Tuesday and have a late start on Wednesday. The late start day...

State of Michigan Converts to SAT

State of Michigan Converts to SAT

Dayna Tan, News Editor

February 18, 2015


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Students across the state of Michigan enter their junior year of high school knowing they will have to keep their grades up. They also start thinking about college and anticipate taking the infamous ACT, but next year’s juniors will have a slightly different experience. The state of Michigan recently...

Strength, Hope, Homes

Strength, Hope, Homes

Bridget Lockman, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015


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With eyes set on raising over $35,000 for Habitat For Humanity, Adams Student Council is gearing up for Charity Week 2015. Charity week kicks off on February 23 with Pajama Day and a special meal deal at Noodles & Company. The rest of the week includes Business/Career Day on Tuesday with a meal...

APUSH Course Undergoes Changes

APUSH Course Undergoes Changes

Robert Bobbit, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015


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The Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) course and exam are undergoing changes this year. The exam will include a five-minute time increase for the multiple choice section and a five-minute decrease for the written portion. The test will also feature a shift in focus which will alter the...

Adams Prepares for Blood Drive

Adams Prepares for Blood Drive

Dayna Tan, News Editor

January 22, 2015


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Adams High School Student Council is hosting a blood drive that will take place on January 30, and students interested in donating blood can sign up in the senior area during all three lunches. “Remember that one pint of blood can save three lives!” said senior Student Council representative Maddie...

RCS Suffers Mid-Year Budget Cuts

RCS Suffers Mid-Year Budget Cuts

Shelby Smith, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015


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As the new semester begins, so does the unprecedented action of mid-year layoffs for some RCS staff. A budget deficit of $1.2 million due to a miscalculation in the estimated student enrollment number has led to the layoff of three Rochester Adams teachers, saddening students and staff and causing...

Interact Club is Brewing up Something New for Adams Students

Interact Club is Brewing up Something New for Adams Students

Bridget Lockman, Staff Writer

January 8, 2015


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For less money than the cost of a drink from Starbucks, students can now enjoy a fresh cup of coffee without ever leaving school by simply visiting the Interact Café. “I’m really excited to be able to buy coffee at school because I always forget my coffee at home,” said senior Sam Rolfe. Beginning...

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