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The Pressing Issue of Public Transportation

The Pressing Issue of Public Transportation

Amanda Mazzuchi, Editor

June 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Rochester Area denied an online petition in favor of public transportation throughout Rochester. This would allow for residents in Oakland to have access to transportation in and out of the city. However, without it being passed, many residents are indignant. “Barrett's community of more than 70,000 r...

Starving For An Education

Starving For An Education

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is finally spring and that means two things for students: Summer is just around the corner, and so is graduation. With the school year coming to a close, seniors at Adams and high schools all over the country are about to attend the colleges that they choose carefully. While “senioritis” creeping...

Is Technology Making Society Less Social?

Is Technology Making Society Less Social?

Isabella Martin, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Technology is supposed to make people more connected. Individuals can stay in touch with friends 24/7 through texting, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Are smartphones shaping today’s world to be anti-social? Could technology be making society more alone? Having access to all the information in the...

Technology Integrated in Learning: Helping or Hurting?

Bianca Dumitrescu, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the year 2018, technology has become even more prevalent in today’s society, especially in schools. Whether it includes computers, smartboards, iPads, laptops, or cell phones, almost everything in the classroom relies on technology in some way or another. The use of technology is seen as a usef...

Autonomous Cars and Uber Driving

Autonomous Cars and Uber Driving

Josie Wenzell and Lexi Borraccio, Staff Writers

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Uber has taken a turn for the worse and is causing more harm than good. Thousands of people use Ubers, the mobile pre-paid driving services, everyday to get from place to place, but Uber is taking steps in the wrong direction. The company has recently began testing cars with no driver, better known as autonomous cars. According to Carolyn Said in the San Francisco Chronicle, a fatal accident occurred killing a women in the street. After this tragic event, people are fearful to use these new inventions. Ubers themselves are not the most reliable due to acts of sexual assault which have occurred. Being in the hands of a random driver may not be as great of an idea as it is convenient. “A self-driving Uber SUV hit and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Ariz,” said Said. 49 year old Herzberg was transported to the hospital and died after arrival. This was not Arizona's first Uber driving incident as another happened luckily with...

Greek Life is the Good Life

Greek Life is the Good Life

Abby Stone, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When fraternities and sororities come to mind, most people’s immediate thoughts are about parties, drinking, or hazing. However, when the news post stories revolving greek life, they tend to be bias by only focusing on the negatives and extremely rare unfortunate events. Greek organizations are groups ...

Sorry Seafood Lovers, You’re Eating Plastic

Sorry Seafood Lovers, You’re Eating Plastic

Sophia Tecson, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

How long does it take plastic to biodegrade? It does not. Plastic in the ocean merely breaks down into smaller pieces—which is bad news for seafood lovers. Microplastics, small particles of plastic, have already been found in many fish at supermarkets, according to Time. Between 15 and 51 trilli...

Filtered Fundamentals

Filtered Fundamentals

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For a lot of students, finding information on research topics can be very difficult with the restrictive blockers put up in schools. Blockers on websites permit the use of limited web browsing to ensure a safe and user-friendly research space. However, teachers are finding it especially annoying w...

Should America Refuge Illegal Immigrants?

Should America Refuge Illegal Immigrants?

Connor Laubach, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Undoubtedly, one of the most controversial topics of discussion in the world of politics is the debate regarding illegal immigration. Not only could conservatives and liberals throughout the country be more polarized on the topic, but the issue itself is symbolic of the terrible political divide in th...

Spartan Town in Hot Water

Spartan Town in Hot Water

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The name Larry Nassar has been no stranger to the public over the past few months. The former gymnastics doctor has had 265 women come forward and claim that he sexually abused them. Since Nassar’s sentencing Monday, January 24, many have directed their attention to Michigan State University (M...

A Longer Mid-Winter Break Means More R&R

A Longer Mid-Winter Break Means More R&R

Mira Patel, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Is two-days enough time to classify a break as a wellness weekend? Although it is a good thing that Rochester Community Schools views the health of kids, teachers, and families as a priority, many feel that two days away from the stress of high school is not enough in the way of "getting well". ...

Snapchat Crashes and Burns

Snapchat Crashes and Burns

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In this day and age, technology is all that matters to most kids. Back in 2003, MySpace ruled the internet and was the website where teens and young adults could post about their hobbies, music taste, and more. However, nowadays, Snapchat is the new outlet for teens. The ability to send pictures to friends, p...

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