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Uncertainty shouldn’t stop young voters

Uncertainty shouldn’t stop young voters

Brianna Mckerracher, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The young voters of this generation have a very important role in today's government. They account for half of the voting community. This alone proves that the opinions of this country's youths are important enough to be stood up for. Every individual’s opinions and beliefs are important and should be voice...

Education Gone Digital

Education Gone Digital

David Flowney, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Nowadays, teachers have resources galore. They are able to use materials teachers did not have thirty years ago. For example, present-day teachers can Google search a worksheet then print it out for their class, or find enriching activities with the tap of a finger. Teachers before the 2000s had to teach s...

How Well do Standardized Tests Measure a Student’s Ability?

How Well do Standardized Tests Measure a Student’s Ability?

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Do standardized tests accurately measure the extent of a students’ ability to perform in the core subjects? Should one test, such as the SAT, be the determining factor in deciding what a student is capable of? For some students at Adams, tests have never been a strong suit. Many students perform b...

MAN-i Pedi

MAN-i Pedi

Joe Riera, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Most men cannot say they have ever gotten a pedicure before. Generally speaking, the idea of getting a pedicure has a rather feminine connotation. Beauty and cosmetic appearance is something that is stressed for females from a young age. However, this is not the case for most males. For some youn...

Global Warming: Community or Company

Global Warming: Community or Company

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In 2018, most people in the United States are made aware of the state of the environment. One outcome has been to limit the use of straws or plastic coffee cups; however, a bigger problem is that large franchises and other companies are dumping excess waste into the ocean and emitting greenhouse gasses....

Does Parental Pressure Play a Role in Career Choice?

Does Parental Pressure Play a Role in Career Choice?

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Should every high schooler have his/her whole life planned out by the time he/she turns eighteen? How involved should parents be in making these major life decisions? During the last few years of high school, students often face an enormous amount of pressure as they wrestle with major life decisio...

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Increasing student achievement and lessening class size has been a topic up for debate for a long time. For many educators, it makes sense that if the class size is smaller, there is more one-on-one time between student and teacher. This one-on-one time could allow the students a better shot at achie...

All-Day, All-Year Schools

All-Day, All-Year Schools

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

The discussion of year-round school is a big conversation point for many schools across America. The anticipation for summer is exciting for all students and teachers. However, a long summer can be damaging to a student’s education. Many schools in the United States have chosen to integrate year-...

Schools Shielding Rights

Schools Shielding Rights

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every day parents send their kids off to school, and they assume the rights of their children as students. They rarely question if their child is treated unfairly. However, this is not always the case. The First Amendment of the Constitution encompasses the very idea that everyone should have the freedom of speech. ...

Maybe Skip The Morning Coffee?

Maybe Skip The Morning Coffee?

Josie Wenzell, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many high school students feels sleep-deprived. Loads of homework, projects, and assignments leave kids with no choice but to resort to using enhancements to alter their alertness, like caffeine. Caffeine based industries like Starbucks Coffee dominate the food and beverage industry with a net-wo...

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...

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