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Are You Part of the Stereotype?

Are You Part of the Stereotype?

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever seen a television show and formulated stereotypes based on what you saw? TV and the media portray people in any way they see fit to acquire the most views, but what are these representations doing to people’s perceptions of different cultures and ways of life? Stereotypes are a majo...

How Ultimate is Smash Bros Ultimate?

How Ultimate is Smash Bros Ultimate?

Luke McQueen, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

In 1999, Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 64 was released. With a total of 12 completely unique playable fighters, it was no wonder that the game received such high praise. It’s hard to believe that it has only been nineteen short years and the franchise has grown so much. The Smash Bros games ha...

Struck By Cupid’s Arrow

Struck By Cupid’s Arrow

Josie Wenzell, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Mid-January, local grocery stores and shops start to decorate for what some singles view as the loneliest day of the year. Valentine's Day is the day celebrating love. Red and pink fill the aisles with heart-shaped chocolate boxes, stuffed animals, and other trinkets for couples to exchange. Today, the...

Does your homework help you learn?

Does your homework help you learn?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There is a difference between a teacher that falls back on habit, and those who stray from the norm. Teachers now are finding ways around the typical “we have always done it this way,” and instead are finding new approaches to homework. “Most of what homework is doing is driving kids away from lear...

Tear Gas at Tijuana

Tear Gas at Tijuana

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

The correct form of border control has been highly debated during Trump's presidency, and the United states has resorted to tear gassing protestors. On Sunday November 25th, a peaceful march at the border of Mexico turned into a violent scene when United States border protection agents began firi...

The Aromatherapy Advantage

The Aromatherapy Advantage

Abby Stone, Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

The power of scent is much stronger than most people think. The smell of peppermint can make an individual feel more alert, lavender creates a feeling of relaxation, and lemon can increase one’s concentration. Essential oils are natural compounds extracted from plants, and they capture the plant’s ...

Is Pine Knob Ski Resort Worth Your Time?

Is Pine Knob Ski Resort Worth Your Time?

Maverick Falconer, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Skiing and snowboarding are two of the most relaxing and enjoyable sports that Michigan winter has to offer. Adams High School students take full advantage of this pastime, and are seen skiing and snowboarding frequently at the most popular local ski resort, Pine Knob. The winter of 2018 has been ver...

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....

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