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Taking on Sexism “Like a Girl”

Taking on Sexism “Like a Girl”

Jordan Revenaugh, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Picture this: a young boy is playing baseball with his older brother in the backyard. It’s midsummer. The sun shines down on the pair, illuminating their euphoric midday game of catch. The younger boy pulls back his arm, and releases the ball in one fluid motion. For a moment it flies gracefully th...

A Minor Problem: Emagine That

A Minor Problem: Emagine That

Caroline Gage, Staff Writer

November 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Two 17-year-olds walk into the Emagine Palladium. It’s date night, and they approach the ticket booth with money in hand for two tickets - a whopping 20 dollars. All they end up with, however, is disappointment. A new policy dubbs the pair of teenagers a “distraction”, and bans them from attending th...

Pumpk-in or Pumpk-out?

Pumpk-in or Pumpk-out?

Charlotte Pierce, Editor-in-Chief & Opinion Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s official: pumpkin spice is taking over the world. Apparently, fall is incomplete without the consumption of these questionably orange substances. This plague started with the seemingly-innocent Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks (which has coined the acronym “PSL”). The epidemic has grown expon...

AHS or The Walking Dead? Students struggle to stay awake

AHS or The Walking Dead? Students struggle to stay awake

Audrey Wang, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many students, and some teachers, would agree that school starts at an ungodly hour, but what isn’t commonly known is that research suggests that the early start times of school are actually very harmful to students. Although it seems that there are many factors that go into losing sleep, such a...

Administration Overreacts to 2015 Senior Prank

Administration Overreacts to 2015 Senior Prank

Charlotte Pierce, Business Manager

May 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As seniors wind down their final year of high school, the time came for the annual senior prank is both anticipated (mostly with dread by administration) and even expected. Past “pranks” have ranged from the harmless act of showering the senior area with hole-punched paper to more destructive acts...

50 Shades of Abuse

50 Shades of Abuse

Shelby Smith and Hope Bobbitt

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With the release of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the novel by E.L. James, women around the country have become obsessed with the “romance” between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The movie, however, has become shrouded in controversy, its opposers claimi...

Confident or Conceited?

Confident or Conceited?

Abby Jackson, Social Media Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Confidence: some people are blessed with it, and some people lack it. Just log on to any social media site, and there will be a multitude of photos of seemingly perfect models. Girls today obsess over their body image and their weight, sometimes leading them to adopt unhealthy eating habits. When...

The Way I See It: Racism in America

The Way I See It: Racism in America

Ashley Tjhung, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In 1992, white members of the Los Angeles Police Department were caught on video senselessly beating a black man as they arrested him. The subsequent trial garnered national attention and outrage, prompting Americans to question the role of racism in a supposedly “equal” society. This outrage was...

The Reality of Goals

The Reality of Goals

Charlotte Pierce, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“OMG relationship goals!” is a trending caption accompanying Twitter photos this calendar year. From pictures of boys asking their girlfriends to Homecoming with extravagant proposals, to a groom crying as his bride walks down the aisle, this  generation of young adults is fixated on attaining the...

What happened to only 12 days of Christmas?

What happened to only 12 days of Christmas?

Bridget Lockman, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As the clock strikes midnight on All Hallows’ Eve, people trade in their costumes for “ugly Christmas sweaters.” Before Halloween even passes, choir and band classes begin working on Christmas carols for their winter concerts, stores start selling Christmas decorations, and Starbucks starts offering...

Too Cool for Trends?

Too Cool for Trends?

Abby Jackson, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It is no secret that a lot of girls at Adams want to be different and stand out with what they wear. Everyone seems to be obsessed with new trends and how they can be the one to stand out with the best fashion style there is, but what about a different trend that is happening? It appears people as of...

Healthy or Hurtful? New laws affect everyday choices

Healthy or Hurtful? New laws affect everyday choices

Shelby Smith, Opinion Writer

October 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The bright beginning of the new school year this year was dampened by the severe new restrictions on school meals and snacks made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The long-held tradition of fundraising bake sales at Adams are now against the law thanks to the new “Smart...

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