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2017 Spring Sports Wrap-up

2017 Spring Sports Wrap-up

Grace Ryba, Staff Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the school year coming to a close, the end of the Highlanders spring sports season is here. Some students are anxiously anticipating the end of school, while others grieve over their final practice of the year. For a few, this may be the last sports season of their high school career. Regardless, t...

Adams Graduates 414 Seniors

Adams Graduates 414 Seniors

Sophie Williams, Staff Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The summer sun is shining bright as the school year gently concludes. The graduating class of 2017 left the premises on May 23, and Adams feels strangely empty and awkwardly dull. On June 7, 414 Adams seniors walked the stage at the O’Rena. Forty- two students graduated as  “Scholars of Highest Dis...

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 ...

Adams Announces Six Staff Retirements

Adams Announces Six Staff Retirements

Nick Cimino, Staff Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students spend five days a week in a classroom, learning different subjects and new material. They often complain about the workload.  However, often many forget that, along with students, teachers sacrifice their time in order to teach and inspire students to grow each day. Teachers impact students...

Principal Cumming Leaves Legacy of Excellence

Principal Cumming Leaves Legacy of Excellence

Maddy Fleury, Staff Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

As the 2016-2017 school year wraps up, the Adams High School family will be saying goodbye to our beloved principal Mr. Kevin Cumming. For the past 17 years, Cumming has created a fun, safe, and enriching learning environment for everyone at AHS, whether it was as assistant principal, or for the last six ...

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 ...

Oh Lorde, She is Back!

Oh Lorde, She is Back!

Zoe Garden, Features Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

It has been four agonizingly long years of waiting by Lorde fans for new content to arise. On March 2, Lorde dropped her latest single, “Green Light”, and revealed her new album, Melodrama, will be released June 16. Lorde is known for her interesting take on pop music by not being in the normal st...

Student Spotlight: Eric Rossio

Student Spotlight: Eric Rossio

Lauren Dawn, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

A sport which requires discipline, patience and talent-the diving team here at Adams - has a legacy of talent and hard-working athletes. This year, the legacy continues by the team’s sole member, senior Eric Rossio. Rossio’s diving career began long before his freshman year. In seventh grade, he bega...

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, ...

A Rags to Riches Season

A Rags to Riches Season

Jack Lovalvo, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Rochester Adams girls basketball team silenced all critics and doubters en route to a district championship for the first time since 2001 under first year Head Coach Jacki Steinacker. This group faced more adversity than expected, and when the playoffs began, the 8-14 set out on a mission. The gi...

2017 Mr. Highland “Mangent” Contestants

2017 Mr. Highland “Mangent” Contestants

Anna Abouzeid, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Drum roll please...Rochester Adams High School will be hosting their very own male beauty pageant, “Mr. Highlander”. A special group of senior men, chosen by the student body, will perform their special talents on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m.  in the Adams High School’s auditorium. Tickets ...

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