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Art Programs in a National Decline

Art Programs in a National Decline

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Art offers students around the world and at Adams High School the opportunity to express themselves through a variety of forms such as: photography, painting, drawing, music, dance, theatre, and writing for generations. Many of the most creative minds in America discover artistic abilities through art prog...

Is It Vital to Vaccinate?

Is It Vital to Vaccinate?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Adams Highlanders are worried about getting sick with the flu season; however, many parents are at odds with choosing to vaccinate or not. There are many who choose to vaccinate but many who do not. Highlanders have different opinions on vaccines. Students may see them as redundant, as they may only ...

Valentine’s Day: Then and Now

Valentine’s Day: Then and Now

Abby Stone, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Decadent dinner dates, overwhelming arrangements of roses, expensive sparkling jewelry, and an irresistible puppy; all ideal and reasonable Valentine’s Day classics right? Maybe in the eyes of high school millenials, but not simple minded elementary schoolers. Elementary pupils have much simpler desire...

Black Represents Resistance

Black Represents Resistance

Isabella Martin, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Red carpet, black dresses, golden trophies, and the most well known stars all in one night. This year, the 2018 Golden Globes were a bit different. Instead of ravishing, colorful dresses and different multi-colored tuxedos; glamorous, sleek, black outfits were worn by most of those attending. Celebr...

From Sacred to Shattered

From Sacred to Shattered

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

The name “Logan Paul” is all over social media after the YouTube star posted a controversial video of him in the Aokigahara Forest, known as the “Suicide Forest”. The vlogger went into the forest, filmed the body of a poor soul that had taken their own life, and posted it for his young following to s...

He Said, She Said…

He Said, She Said…

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Studying or Cheating?

Studying or Cheating?

Samantha Moilanen, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

One of the most conflicting topics in schools is whether using online resources to help students find information about novels is actually considered cheating. Many students love to indulge in using sources such as Sparknotes or Shmoop to find information about books or topics to gain a better understanding of the information. Is this...

Students Grading Teachers: A+ to D-

Students Grading Teachers: A+ to D-

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

January 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is January and the first semester is coming to a close. For Highlanders, with report cards soon being sent out, getting assignments in and grades up is a huge focus. All students can think about is how their teachers are going to grade them this semester. What if teachers had to face the same stress and...

Can Social Media Change your Opinions?

Can Social Media Change your Opinions?

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Most parents consider social media a waste of time. Other than Facebook, you will rarely see adults on social websites Hootsuite states that out of all Instagram users, only 28% are between the ages of 30 and 49. Adults do take note of the effects social media has on teens, but rarely the positive ones. ...

Why is Celebrating Christmas Controversial?

Why is Celebrating Christmas Controversial?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

With winter break coming up, many students are eager to get out of school and celebrate holiday traditions. However, leading up to the break there is little mention of Christmas in school and very little talk of Christmas traditions or what makes up the Christmas spirit. Why is it that public schools in the United States are limiting the celebration of Christmas? The argument may pertain...

Stress on Students Before Winter Break

Stress on Students Before Winter Break

Mira Patel, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Once Thanksgiving Break is over, there are roughly three weeks until school ends winter break. Students at Adams become very stressed due to the amount of work that needs to get done. Also, teachers assign projects and plan tests in a short amount of time. The stress takes a toll on the well-being of...

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