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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


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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...

New Year’s Horrors

New Year’s Horrors

Katie Rath, Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is impossible to enjoy the new year dead. New Year’s is a time for celebration and new beginnings. Resolutions are made, champagne is opened, and the new year is welcomed. However, the individuals who make wrong choices may very well have their last new beginning. At most adult New Year’s parties, there ca...

Favorite winter activities in Rochester

Favorite winter activities in Rochester

Samantha Moilanen, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The winter time is lively and eventful as many people start getting into the holiday spirit and venturing out of the house to take part in all of the different activities. With the snow comes sledding on the massive hills in Bloomer Park, drinking hot beverages downtown while enjoying the lights, or g...

Supreme: Fashion’s “Greatest” Disappointment

Supreme: Fashion’s “Greatest” Disappointment

Jalil Mims, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A Red box logo and white letters are just two of the many poplar trademarks of the clothing brand known as Supreme. This so-called “high-quality” brand has become extremely popular in pop culture, with Adams being no exception. Not only has this fashion company prevailed tremendously with adults over a spa...

School Field Trips: Where Did They Go?

School Field Trips: Where Did They Go?

Samantha Moilanen, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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Field trips can be a welcome escape from the classroom and are an exciting way to interact in a different learning environment. However, they have slowly dwindled over the years as the curriculum has become more rigorous and less about the fun aspects of learning. Adams mostly only offers school field trips for upperclass...

Rubbing Out Racial Reads

Rubbing Out Racial Reads

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While Adams students are allowed to read To Kill a Mockingbird, many in southern states cannot. Southern schools do not want their students reading “racially offensive” novels. Numerous complaints from parents caused countless copies of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, to be removed from numerous...

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