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It’s All About Getting In

It’s All About Getting In

Abby Schaitkin, Opinion Writer
April 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

High school seniors look forward to the activities that their final year has to offer. Senior year is filled with new and exciting adventures including prom, spring break, and graduation. Before anyone can enjoy these events, however, the students have to face one final pressure. It is the pressure of...

For Your Eyes Only?

For Your Eyes Only?

Abby Schaitkin, Editorial Writer
April 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Teenagers and adults rarely hesitate sending their secrets and opinions to their acquaintances through text, email, or phone calls. The lack of hesitation is due to the unquestioned belief that the person on the receiving end of the message is the only person listening in and that the information will...

It’s Just a Test

It’s Just a Test

Ashley Tjhung, Student Life Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As juniors receive their scores from this year’s ACT test, they still remember the drudgery of those three days in early March. “I am more than a test score.” “The ACT does not define me.” The night before any given test date these generic tweets fill Twitter as students prepare for...

ask.fm cultivates cyberbullying

ask.fm cultivates cyberbullying

Lydia Kudret, Student Life Writer
April 2, 2014
Filed under Opinion

What would seem like an innocent pastime has turned cruel and harmful. Rebecca Sedwick should be 13- years-old now. However, because of social networking sites, such as the infamous formspring and ask.fm, she committed suicide a month before her birthday. Rebecca Sedwick was only 12- years-old when...

Recycling – a necessary process

Recycling – a necessary process

Abby Schaitkin, Opinion Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Students hurry through the hallways after lunch, hoping to make it to class before the bell rings. They walk through the door taking the final sip of their Coca-Cola or water, tossing the bottle into the trash can without a single glance. One glance, however, would show the student another way to dispose...

Snow days bring students together

Snow days bring students together

Cameron Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
February 25, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Coming off the back of the most monumental winter seasons in years, most students are not expecting any more snow days any time soon. With an unprecedented three days off due to snow, ice, and dangerously low temperatures after winter break and three more in mid-January due to legendarily low temperatures,...

Common Core “Robotizes” education, minimizes innovation

Common Core “Robotizes” education, minimizes innovation

Dalia Barghouty, Opinion Writer
December 20, 2013
Filed under Opinion

ACT.  AP.  SAT.  These are the abbreviations that strike fear and stress into the hearts of many.   Most students remain unaware that a new, unfamiliar type of testing will be added to the mix due to the Common Core State Standards Initiative.  The ultimate goal of Common Core is to maintain consistent...

Starbucks gets too much hype

Starbucks gets too much hype

Charlotte Pierce, Feature Writer
November 7, 2013
Filed under Opinion

On any given morning, Adams girls- especially senior girls-can be seen donning the notorious beverage-filled clear Starbucks cup. Usually containing a sugar-bombed, delicious icy drink, the Starbucks Frappuccino has become as much an accessory as a wake-me-up. Today, the plea “I need coffee to wake...

Tumblr’s “interactive diaries” glamorize mental illness

Tumblr’s “interactive diaries” glamorize mental illness

Dalia Barghouty, Opinion Writer
October 28, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Apparently, Tumblr has a rule book. “Shhh!  You’re NOT supposed to talk about Tumblr outside of Tumblr. People on Tumblr aren’t supposed to follow people they actually know” seems to be the golden rule among teen Tumblr users. According to Business Insider, the popular blogging website, Tumb...

Competitive gaming is a sport

Competitive gaming is a sport

Cameron Johnson, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Web Editor/ Opinion Editor
October 28, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Imagine earning thousands of dollars simply by sitting down all day and playing a video game against others who are also earning insane amounts of money. Sound ridiculous? Well, in this day and age, professional video-gaming is a very real and very profitable profession. One could even go as far as...

Homecoming: the contradicting truth

Homecoming: the contradicting truth

Joey Urreta, Opinion Writer
October 1, 2013
Filed under Opinion

The arrival of autumn always brings us many changes: the color of the leaves, the start of school, and, of course, pumpkin spice lattes. On a side note, if someone could fill me in on what exactly a pumpkin spice latte is, that would be fantastic. But the arrival of fall also means one very important...

Society is the issue, not the Pledge mandate

Society is the issue, not the Pledge mandate

Dalia Barghouty, Opinion Writer
October 1, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Because of the recent initiation of Acts 320 and 321 by the Michigan legislature, the Pledge of Allegiance is now playing on Adams school announcements. The mandate, which was enacted in June of this year, states that students should be given the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance during...

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