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Taking a Knee. The National Anthem Controversy

Taking a Knee. The National Anthem Controversy

Connor Laubach, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Protesting the National Anthem as an athlete during NFL primetime - An act of bravery or blatant disrespect? On the weekend of September 25, over 100 NFL players took a knee in recognition with Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness to racial injustice in the United States. This silent protest quickly ...

Parking Pass Perplexities

Parking Pass Perplexities

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The beginning of the year comes with complications involving almost everything, but upperclassmen have a lot of focus centered around driving. For many juniors, it is their first opportunity to drive to and from school, and while that is exciting, it also causes confusion. Students had the opportunity to...

Is Student Security being Sabotaged?

Is Student Security being Sabotaged?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is students versus the Rochester district on Adams' newest addition...security cameras. The Rochester Committee passed a bond that allowed hundreds of surveillance cameras to be installed district-wide. For some students this may be a normality, for others, it is a violation of privacy. The cameras were p...

School Lunches? Trifling.

School Lunches? Trifling.

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From pizza with cheese that slides off like a bad wig, to Sahara desert-dry chicken nuggets, school lunches will have its good days and bad days. For years, students all over the nation have purchased or received free or reduced-lunch. Students expect a delicious and nutritious lunch, right? There was a time ...

What to Do if You Have the Summer Blues

What to Do if You Have the Summer Blues

Elise Delikat, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With fewer than two weeks of school left, many students are stoked for the summer sun. Now no longer stuck inside school walls, students are excited to start their adventures during the next three lively months. How will they fill the time?  Many will be working, and most will be trying to squeeze ...

Students Struggle With Swarmed Sports Spaces

Students Struggle With Swarmed Sports Spaces

Grace Ryba, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

For many Highlanders, the end of the cold weather means the beginning of training for spring sports- including baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track. This wide variety means that there is a sport for everyone to try. The downside, however, is most activities occupy the same space: the trac...

Federal Budget Proposals to Defund Public Schooling

Federal Budget Proposals to Defund Public Schooling

Colin Gill, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Trump administration, as well as the Republican Congress, are battling to defund programs across the board. Four days ago, the White House introduced its budget for 2017. The newly proposed federal budget, if passed, cuts federal discretionary spending to the lowest levels in over a decade. Many programs for public ...

Are Charity Week Incentives Asking Too much?

Are Charity Week Incentives Asking Too much?

Maddy Fleury, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Adams High School tradition of Charity Week is most definitely one that should continue to be an exciting and inspiring week for staff and students in the years to come. There is no doubt that this week is an excellent way to come together and raise money in support of a good cause. For 2017, ...

Finals vs ‘Fluenza

Finals vs ‘Fluenza

Sophia Williams, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine a world in which finals do not exist, or rather, do not exist for a select few. This is the new reality Adams High School students now face with the implementation of a new attendance policy. The policy states, in part,: “We will begin a second semester exam incentive where students who meet ce...

What’s Causing the Early Spring Weather?

What’s Causing the Early Spring Weather?

Colin Gill, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

North Americans received one of the most intemperate and unseasonal weather in years, making it appear spring came in February. The Weather Channel forecasts this month will continue last month’s trend. The cause of this early spring weather is the usual suspect: global climate change. The polar vort...

Keeping Mental Health in Mind

Keeping Mental Health in Mind

Jordan Revenaugh, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every year has its so-called “buzzword”, and the popular words of recent years have commonly centered on the idea of being health-conscious. This year, 2017, however, is starting off differently, placing an emphasis not on physical health, but rather on mental awareness. “Mindfulness” is anticipated to be one o...

‘Whitewashing’ Corrupts Film Industry

‘Whitewashing’ Corrupts Film Industry

Alexandra Hale, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As early as the 1930s, film executives and directors cast white actors as characters who are not meant to be played by white actors. The term ‘whitewashing’ is becoming more popular as white actors are continuously cast in historically Asian, Native American, or Indian roles. A prime example ...

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