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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...

Roseanne Meets Racism

Roseanne Meets Racism

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Television star Roseanne Barr caused the cancellation of her own self titled show, due to a stream of racist tweets about politician Valerie Jarrett. “Roseanne” the show was renewed after years of being off air, however the show's first season back will also be its last. On May 29th Roseanne B...

Starving For An Education

Starving For An Education

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is finally spring and that means two things for students: Summer is just around the corner, and so is graduation. With the school year coming to a close, seniors at Adams and high schools all over the country are about to attend the colleges that they choose carefully. While “senioritis” creeping...

Should Adams Faculty be Armed?

Should Adams Faculty be Armed?

Lexi Borraccio and Josie Wenzell, Staff Writers

June 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The major increase in school shootings are sending citizens across America into a panic. After the first three months of 2018,  there has been 12 school shooting across America According to CNN. The big controversy of whether or teachers should be allowed to carry guns has caused major complaints, nationwide school walkouts, and many mournful parents and students exhibiting a bu...

The Flint Water Crisis: A Lasting Catastrophe

The Flint Water Crisis: A Lasting Catastrophe

Elise Delikat, Editor

June 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Over four years ago, Flint, Michigan began an extensive battle with their lead-contaminated water. In an effort to save money, Flint began to retrieve their clean water from the Flint River instead of looking in Detroit. Right after the switch was made in the April of 2014, the residents of Flint be...

Is Technology Making Society Less Social?

Is Technology Making Society Less Social?

Isabella Martin, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Technology is supposed to make people more connected. Individuals can stay in touch with friends 24/7 through texting, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Are smartphones shaping today’s world to be anti-social? Could technology be making society more alone? Having access to all the information in the...

Vaccinate or Evacuate

Vaccinate or Evacuate

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

June 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Can vaccinations be harmful even though they are so essential to human development? There is much controversy on whether vaccinations are in fact necessary for healthy growth. This has been causing many parents to even decline them over recent years. One of the main concerns of many parents is if...

Technology Integrated in Learning: Helping or Hurting?

Bianca Dumitrescu, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the year 2018, technology has become even more prevalent in today’s society, especially in schools. Whether it includes computers, smartboards, iPads, laptops, or cell phones, almost everything in the classroom relies on technology in some way or another. The use of technology is seen as a usef...

Autonomous Cars and Uber Driving

Autonomous Cars and Uber Driving

Josie Wenzell and Lexi Borraccio, Staff Writers

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Uber has taken a turn for the worse and is causing more harm than good. Thousands of people use Ubers, the mobile pre-paid driving services, everyday to get from place to place, but Uber is taking steps in the wrong direction. The company has recently began testing cars with no driver, better known as autonomous cars. According to Carolyn Said in the San Francisco Chronicle, a fatal accident occurred killing a women in the street. After this tragic event, people are fearful to use these new inventions. Ubers themselves are not the most reliable due to acts of sexual assault which have occurred. Being in the hands of a random driver may not be as great of an idea as it is convenient. “A self-driving Uber SUV hit and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Ariz,” said Said. 49 year old Herzberg was transported to the hospital and died after arrival. This was not Arizona's first Uber driving incident as another happened luckily with...

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