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Recycling – a necessary process

Recycling – a necessary process

Abby Schaitkin, Opinion Writer

February 26, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Students hurry through the hallways after lunch, hoping to make it to class before the bell rings. They walk through the door taking the final sip of their Coca-Cola or water, tossing the bottle into the trash can without a single glance. One glance, however, would show the student another way to dispose...

Snow days bring students together

Snow days bring students together

Cameron Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Coming off the back of the most monumental winter seasons in years, most students are not expecting any more snow days any time soon. With an unprecedented three days off due to snow, ice, and dangerously low temperatures after winter break and three more in mid-January due to legendarily low temperatures,...

Common Core “Robotizes” education, minimizes innovation

Common Core “Robotizes” education, minimizes innovation

Dalia Barghouty, Opinion Writer

December 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

ACT.  AP.  SAT.  These are the abbreviations that strike fear and stress into the hearts of many.   Most students remain unaware that a new, unfamiliar type of testing will be added to the mix due to the Common Core State Standards Initiative.  The ultimate goal of Common Core is to maintain consistent...

Starbucks gets too much hype

Starbucks gets too much hype

Charlotte Pierce, Feature Writer

November 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion

On any given morning, Adams girls- especially senior girls-can be seen donning the notorious beverage-filled clear Starbucks cup. Usually containing a sugar-bombed, delicious icy drink, the Starbucks Frappuccino has become as much an accessory as a wake-me-up. Today, the plea “I need coffee to wake...

Tumblr’s “interactive diaries” glamorize mental illness

Tumblr’s “interactive diaries” glamorize mental illness

Dalia Barghouty, Opinion Writer

October 28, 2013


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Apparently, Tumblr has a rule book. “Shhh!  You’re NOT supposed to talk about Tumblr outside of Tumblr. People on Tumblr aren’t supposed to follow people they actually know” seems to be the golden rule among teen Tumblr users. According to Business Insider, the popular blogging website, Tumb...

Competitive gaming is a sport

Competitive gaming is a sport

Cameron Johnson, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Web Editor/ Opinion Editor

October 28, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Imagine earning thousands of dollars simply by sitting down all day and playing a video game against others who are also earning insane amounts of money. Sound ridiculous? Well, in this day and age, professional video-gaming is a very real and very profitable profession. One could even go as far as...

Homecoming: the contradicting truth

Homecoming: the contradicting truth

Joey Urreta, Opinion Writer

October 1, 2013


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The arrival of autumn always brings us many changes: the color of the leaves, the start of school, and, of course, pumpkin spice lattes. On a side note, if someone could fill me in on what exactly a pumpkin spice latte is, that would be fantastic. But the arrival of fall also means one very important...

Society is the issue, not the Pledge mandate

Society is the issue, not the Pledge mandate

Dalia Barghouty, Opinion Writer

October 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Because of the recent initiation of Acts 320 and 321 by the Michigan legislature, the Pledge of Allegiance is now playing on Adams school announcements. The mandate, which was enacted in June of this year, states that students should be given the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance during...

Super Fans Bring Super Spirit

Super Fans Bring Super Spirit

Abby Schaitkin, Opinion Writer

October 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The glaring lights welcome the fans of Rochester Adams High School as they rush to the front row of the bleachers at the football game. While the excitement usually levels off here for most schools, this is only the beginning for Adams. At this point the super fans emerge and the school spirit soars. At...

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