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Harming the Environment One Straw at a Time

Harming the Environment One Straw at a Time

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The rising movement to ban the use of plastic straws around the world brings questions like: How can this one act can lead to any real change in the environment? Is this the most effective way to preserve the marine life and ecosystems? Plastic straws have been a part of the economy since they were f...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Takes on Hollywood

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Takes on Hollywood

Kristen D'Souza, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Uncategorized

Warner Bros’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is smashing stereotypes. One full month after the August 15th release of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, I attended a showing so packed that we snagged the very last seats--the seats in the front that make your neck hurt from craning upwards. It is a testament to th...

Girls of the Crescent Creating Change

Girls of the Crescent Creating Change

Laura Kapolka, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As much as inclusion is preached, numerous sources of information such as the books in libraries leave out minorities. Two sisters at Adams, sophomore Zena Nasiri and freshman Mena Nasiri, have faced this problem their whole lives. As a result, they founded their own nonprofit organization known as Girls of...

The Cost of Being a High School Teen

The Cost of Being a High School Teen

Lexi Borraccio, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Many people tend to brush aside and avoid the reality of touchy subjects.  However, the truth is that deadly eating disorders have become a very prevalent epidemic. Not only young women, but young men all over the world suffer from issues with consumption and digestion. Former head editor of the ...

Michigan’s Marijuana Matter

Michigan’s Marijuana Matter

Brianna McKerracher, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In November, voters will decide whether or not they want Michigan to be the 10th state to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana. If the legislators would have adopted this proposal that allows the legalization and imposition of regulations and taxes on the use and sale of recreational mariju...

The Nun Review: Demonic or Corny?

The Nun Review: Demonic or Corny?

Isabella Martin, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Looking for a movie that makes it hard to go to bed at night? The Nun, the fifth movie in the conjuring series, certainly will make it easier, if anything. This highly anticipated movie depicts the story of Valak, a demonic nun first featured in The Conjuring 2. The film takes place in an abbey in 1952...

13 Going on 31 Days of Halloween

13 Going on 31 Days of Halloween

Elise Delikat, Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. It is the holiday that kicks off the fall season with candy, costumes, and most importantly creepy movies. Every year, the TV network Freeform, previously known as ABC Family, hosts a Halloween special called “13 Days of Halloween.” The special contains the unlucky number ...

RAGSD One Step Closer to a 5-peat

RAGSD One Step Closer to a 5-peat

Maddy Fleury, Editor In Chief

September 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This past Thursday, Rochester Adams Girls Swim and Dive competed against Birmingham Seaholm, one of the best high school teams in Michigan. These two schools, both packed with a plentitude of strong, talented individuals, faced off in an unpredictable meet which could determine the dual meet champion of the...

RAGS Leave IKE in the Dust

RAGS Leave IKE in the Dust

Elise Delikat, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Rochester Adams Girls Soccer, also commonly referred to as RAGS, has had a very successful season this year regardless of the unexpected challenges the program has faced. With new coaches for all the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Junior Varsity B teams, many players were hesitant on how the upcomi...

Last Day Donations

Last Day Donations

Brianna McKerracher, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

After the locker and desk cleanout, students and teachers will have the opportunity to participate in the third annual end of the year used school supply collection for Pontiac schools. The people who donate will be giving reusable school supplies that can be used next year. “I’d definitely don...

The Pressing Issue of Public Transportation

The Pressing Issue of Public Transportation

Amanda Mazzuchi, Editor

June 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Rochester Area denied an online petition in favor of public transportation throughout Rochester. This would allow for residents in Oakland to have access to transportation in and out of the city. However, without it being passed, many residents are indignant. “Barrett's community of more than 70,000 r...

Tennis Takes On States

Tennis Takes On States

Claire Sanford, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As spring sports at Adams High School wind down, the varsity tennis team rises to the top. After a successful 9-1 season, the team continued on to regionals. The devoted team worked their hardest and showed daily dedication at practices. Consequently, they took on the challenge of regionals and succ...

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