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Benefitting the Bank and the Body

Yasmine Zadeh and Raayed Saeed get ready to head to class together

Josie Wenzell, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

  Having extra cash is always desired. How are young kids without a high school diploma supposed to do that? Lifetime Fitness may be the answer they´re looking for. Rochester Hills and Troy Lifetime Fitness are hubs of employment for Adams students. Almost a dozen students from Adams alone work part...

Battling Business: DECA States Recap

Andrew Jankowski stands with Ethan Mckenna who was a state champ.

Josie Wenzell, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

  The state’s best competitors battled it out in Detroit at the beginning of March. This year’s state competition for DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, was held at the TCF center (formerly known as the Cobo center). DECA is a business organization where students either prepare business plans and present them or respond to business scenarios in front of a judge. After months of preparations Adams DECA students stayed in the Westin Book Cadillac hotel for a luxury experience. The hotel features a pool and gym, so guests could unwind between sessions. Students left immediately after school Wednesday Ma...

The Month of Madness

NCAA March Madness tournament logo

Mitchell Bowery, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

  The calendar has finally switched over to March. March calls for more sun, melting snow, and the most popular basketball tournaments of the year: NCAA March Madness.  During the 2019 NCAA tournament, teams showed what they were made of. Many underdog teams came out on top which changed most pr...

PETA Lashes Out Against Super Bowl Halftime Show

PETA’s tweet
Tweet from PETA displaying Jennifer Lopez wearing a feather flag and birds in a slaughterhouse.

Chase Montour, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

  The LIV Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show featured super star pop singers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Most people just saw the performance as another Super Bowl halftime show, but PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, saw the halftime show as offensive to their cause. Jennifer Lope...

Rochester United’s Playoffs Run

Rochester United’s forwards

Owen Mckenna, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

  Rochester United is back in the exciting MHSAA hockey playoffs. The electric-fast United team is defending last year's title, and winning games against excellent hockey teams. Does RU have what it takes to win another regional championship? Since entering the playoffs, RU has played Utica ...

Pokemon Direct

Image of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX’s cover

Teagan Burns, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

  Computers, phones, and tablets suddenly blare to life as the countdown begins. Fans from all across the world come together to watch a simple video game announcement or as Nintendo calls it “a Direct”.  However this isn’t just any direct, this direct is set to feature pokemon only news. With...

A Quick Recap of The Skywalker Saga

Rey vs. Kylo Ren, Episode IX

March 27, 2020

Star Wars is finally concluding their 42 year saga with The Rise of Skywalker.  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will conclude The Skywalker saga that started with Anakin Skywalker's journey in the prequels, to Luke’s training in the original trilogy, and Rey’s awakening of the force in the s...

  The Rise of Skywalker Movie Review

Rey's yellow light saber.

Tyler Borglin and Conner Nyguyen

March 27, 2020

Disclaimer: Spoiler Review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker left many fans with mixed opinions on the conclusion of the Skywalker saga. Plot: The Rise of Skywalker seemed very rushed. After The Last Jedi, fans were unsure how director JJ Abrams would fix Rian Johnson’s implementations on episo...

A New Way to Fight Wildfires

Australia’s wildfires have become a major threat to the country.

Alyssa Cassell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

With the tremendous amount of media coverage that the Australian wildfires have gotten, it’s impossible to still be in the dark about the increased natural disasters happening worldwide. Being one of many, the fires in Australia have been burning for two months, destroying over 12 million acres of land ...

New Controversial College Major

Cannabis has been found to have benefits in both medical and recreational use.

Alyssa Cassell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Cannabis. The plant more commonly known as hemp, marijuana, or weed, among many names. The psychoactive drug made from the cannabis plant has become a headline topic in recent years, with the newfound acceptance of its many uses by certain states. However, its legality is still widely debated. Mar...

Iowa Caucus Meltdown

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders speaking at his  
New Hampshire primary win in 2016.

Will Bass, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

The Iowa Caucuses are commonly seen as the first contest of the US presidential primary season, so when just a simple app caused the whole event to crumble, it shocked the political atmosphere in the US. Monday night’s Iowa Caucuses were supposed to offer a first look at the democratic frontrunners...

How the Pistons Failed Andre Drummond

Drummond donns the Pistons: City Edition uniform alongside Rookie Sekou Doumbouya

Tyler Borglin, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

With the February trade deadline coming to a close, teams across the NBA are making big changes. Some trades surprise fans more than others, but this year’s trades were more shocking than usual.  Although fans in Detroit were expecting the possibility of a trade involving Drummond, the trade sti...

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