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What to Do if You Have the Summer Blues

What to Do if You Have the Summer Blues

Elise Delikat, Staff Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With fewer than two weeks of school left, many students are stoked for the summer sun. Now no longer stuck inside school walls, students are excited to start their adventures during the next three lively months. How will they fill the time?  Many will be working, and most will be trying to squeeze ...

Students Struggle With Swarmed Sports Spaces

Students Struggle With Swarmed Sports Spaces

Grace Ryba, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

For many Highlanders, the end of the cold weather means the beginning of training for spring sports- including baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track. This wide variety means that there is a sport for everyone to try. The downside, however, is most activities occupy the same space: the trac...

Federal Budget Proposals to Defund Public Schooling

Federal Budget Proposals to Defund Public Schooling

Colin Gill, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Trump administration, as well as the Republican Congress, are battling to defund programs across the board. Four days ago, the White House introduced its budget for 2017. The newly proposed federal budget, if passed, cuts federal discretionary spending to the lowest levels in over a decade. Many programs for public ...

Are Charity Week Incentives Asking Too much?

Are Charity Week Incentives Asking Too much?

Maddy Fleury, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Adams High School tradition of Charity Week is most definitely one that should continue to be an exciting and inspiring week for staff and students in the years to come. There is no doubt that this week is an excellent way to come together and raise money in support of a good cause. For 2017, ...

Finals vs ‘Fluenza

Finals vs ‘Fluenza

Sophia Williams, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine a world in which finals do not exist, or rather, do not exist for a select few. This is the new reality Adams High School students now face with the implementation of a new attendance policy. The policy states, in part,: “We will begin a second semester exam incentive where students who meet ce...

What’s Causing the Early Spring Weather?

What’s Causing the Early Spring Weather?

Colin Gill, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

North Americans received one of the most intemperate and unseasonal weather in years, making it appear spring came in February. The Weather Channel forecasts this month will continue last month’s trend. The cause of this early spring weather is the usual suspect: global climate change. The polar vort...

Keeping Mental Health in Mind

Keeping Mental Health in Mind

Jordan Revenaugh, Editor-in-Chief
March 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every year has its so-called “buzzword”, and the popular words of recent years have commonly centered on the idea of being health-conscious. This year, 2017, however, is starting off differently, placing an emphasis not on physical health, but rather on mental awareness. “Mindfulness” is anticipated to be one o...

‘Whitewashing’ Corrupts Film Industry

‘Whitewashing’ Corrupts Film Industry

Alexandra Hale, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As early as the 1930s, film executives and directors cast white actors as characters who are not meant to be played by white actors. The term ‘whitewashing’ is becoming more popular as white actors are continuously cast in historically Asian, Native American, or Indian roles. A prime example ...

Adams Student Section Dwindles Down to Boring

Adams Student Section Dwindles Down to Boring

Anna Abouzeid, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

For the last four years, AHS held the title of being one of the top ten student sections in Michigan .  Once again this year, our student body managed to unite in order to form an entertaining and encouraging crowd to support the fellow athletes. Although Adams started off strong, the current issue the...

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

Lauren Dedvukaj, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On January 27, President Trump issued an executive order barring the admittance of Syrian refugees for 120 days in addition to blocking citizens of certain specific countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order became more commonly known as the Travel Ban or the Muslim Ban, since it prevented...

The Truth About Hoaxes

The Truth About Hoaxes

Colin Gill, Staff Writer
February 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Roswell, New Mexico, 1947: A rancher discovers debris from a mysterious crashed object on his land late in the evening. A short time later, military officers show up to collect the debris. The craft was allegedly a weather balloon, but the mystery surrounding the incident lead many to believe the crash ...

Orwell in America

Orwell in America

Colin Gill, Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“In times of universal deceit, being in the right is considered a revolutionary act.” This quote was the spirit of the classic 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. This novel is one of the most well known, most quoted, and often misquoted works of literature published in the last century. O...

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