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District Policy Stomps Holiday Spirit (featuring NINE Days of December)

District Policy Stomps Holiday Spirit (featuring NINE Days of December)

December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Adams teachers were reminded  last week (December 2) of a long-standing policy regarding holiday celebrations and decorations within schools. The issue came to the attention of students when they were forced to take down their Christmas tree from display in the senior area. On Friday, teachers re...

A Peaceful Transition of Power: The Paramount Possibility in Politics

A Peaceful Transition of Power: The Paramount Possibility in Politics

Nick Cimino, Staff Writer
December 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The highly anticipated election came to an end earlier this November. While results have relieved some, others’ hopes for the future of the country are shattered. Whatever the case, there may be something even more important than the election itself: a peaceful exchange of power in the government. ...

Hold Off the Holiday Cheer

Hold Off the Holiday Cheer

Lauren Dawn, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The familiar sounds of holiday tunes can now be heard on the radio, and more houses are lined with Christmas lights. With Christmas lurking right around the corner, a multitude of people consider December to be their favorite time of year. The question always stands as to when to begin the celebratio...

The Pertinence of Peace Post-Election

The Pertinence of Peace Post-Election

Jordan Revenaugh, Editor-In-Chief
November 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The election has left a haze of conflicting emotions in its wake. Trump supporters are more than pleased, Clinton followers are devastated, and the rest of the population is simply annoyed with the continuing political turmoil. Among these three differing viewpoints, the country is infested with intole...

How Will the Democrats Survive?

How Will the Democrats Survive?

Colin Gill, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We are often told that the next generation is the key to the future.  Between losing the legislative and the executive branch in the recent general election, Blue America is the weakest it has been in years. Consequently, members of the party are starting to call for change. Where did the Democrats go wr...

Make America Great “Again”?

Make America Great “Again”?

Emily Blust, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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A Double Standard of an Election

A Double Standard of an Election

Lauren Dawn, Staff Writer
October 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Hillary Clinton, as the 2016 Republican nominee, is the first woman to have her name on the Presidential ticket for a major party. Yet, she is constantly held to different standards than her opponent, Donald Trump, sometimes shrouding the magnitude of her accomplishment.  The double standard which exis...

Homecoming for Everyone?

Homecoming for Everyone?

Sophia Williams, Arts & Entertainment Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Homecoming is a time for teens to get dolled up for a spectacular, extravagant, and glamorous night out. The gentlemen adorn themselves in their most stylish ties and the ladies swathe themselves in elegant dresses. Almost everyone looks their best, but do they feel as good inside? Being a part of...

Anything Guys Can Do…

Anything Guys Can Do…

Jordan Revenaugh, Editor-in-Chief
October 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With Homecoming right around the corner, students’ minds are tied to Twitter and Instagram as they anxiously await the time when posts of elaborate proposals begin to roll in. Although the proposals are all unique, one fact reigns true throughout: it always seems to be the guy asking the girl. Perhaps it’s a matter of tradition, or maybe the reasonin...

Rowdy Behavior Rocks Student Section

Rowdy Behavior Rocks Student Section

Shelby Smith, Editor-in-Chief
October 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The student section was intended to be an interactive way for Highlanders to show their school spirit and beat out rivals in the process, but now Friday Night Lights at Adams are shrouded with restrictions and controversy. As upset as the student body is with the new regulations, it is near impossible to argue ...

Claustrophobia in the Classrooms

Claustrophobia in the Classrooms

Jordan Revenaugh, Editor-in-Chief
September 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The precious months of summer have dwindled away, leaving the start of another highly anticipated school year in their wake.  In the first few days and weeks of the new year, as the new schedule becomes routine once more, students find themselves catching up with friends whom they have not seen in mont...

College: The Good, The Bad, and The Debt-Ridden

College: The Good, The Bad, and The Debt-Ridden

Lauren Dedvukaj, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Anticipation for fall is at an all time high this time of year. Maybe it’s the fact that fall weather has been replaced with 80 degree days in mid-September or that seniors have been completing college application essays since the day they were released. Lunch room conversations have transitioned from immature...

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