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2018: The Year of the Dog

2018: The Year of the Dog

Grace Ryba, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

The turn of a new year opens up exciting opportunities, fresh starts, and intriguing changes. Among these is a new Chinese zodiac animal sign for 2018, which this year is the year of the earth dog. The Chinese zodiac is based on the chinese lunar calendar, and is a cycle of the following animals every ...

Temperatures Dropping Like Snowflakes

Temperatures Dropping Like Snowflakes

Sophia Tecson, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The new year brought deep freeze temperatures, which are not exactly new to Michigan. As a bomb cyclone welcomed Eastern America into 2018, Michigan felt the effect too. Although cold weather is nothing out of the ordinary for Michiganders, it has its consequences for students. Because of its sud...

Reflecting on Reflections

Reflecting on Reflections

Sydney Ostrander, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

What's better than being in a room filled with wonderful student projects and some yummy refreshments? Reflections is a contest held by the National Parent Teacher Association, also known as the PTA, to give students a venue to showcase their artistic talents. This is the nation’s largest PTA art recog...

What can Students do to Help?

What can Students do to Help?

Lexi Borraccio, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

With such busy schedules, most students may not be able to partake in helping the community. Small things like picking up the trash outside or recycling used bottles is easy to do. At Adams High School, students have the opportunity to join clubs that help the community, including Eco Club with Mr. Bondy,...

Brain Drain? The Academic Grind at Adams Never Stops

Brain Drain? The Academic Grind at Adams Never Stops

Josie Wenzell, Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Powerpoints, reading, listening, lecturing. High school students perish from working long exhausting days. Some classes are more draining than others and the harder classes take a mental toll on the student’s minds. Some students are unable to enjoy extracurriculars or activities they enjoy becaus...

Students Grading Teachers: A+ to D-

Students Grading Teachers: A+ to D-

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

January 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is January and the first semester is coming to a close. For Highlanders, with report cards soon being sent out, getting assignments in and grades up is a huge focus. All students can think about is how their teachers are going to grade them this semester. What if teachers had to face the same stress and...

The Highlanders Basketball Season Starts Off on a New Foot

The Highlanders Basketball Season Starts Off on a New Foot

Brianna McKerracher, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After finishing last year’s season with a final record of 0-21, the Rochester Adams boys varsity basketball team had a lot riding on their first game this year. On Tuesday, December 5,  Adams went to work, eventually ending the night with a win against the Utica High School Chieftains. They finish...

The Big Bright Bunch of Joy

The Big Bright Bunch of Joy

Josie Wenzell, Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

As the spooky season comes to an end, the holidays begin. Christmas lights hung in Downtown Rochester, better known as the Big Bright Light Show, attract people for miles and create lots of business for local shops. Going into town and admiring the lights has become a family-friendly activity, with free ac...

Christmas Through the Screen

Christmas Through the Screen

Isabella Martin, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit? Why not cozy up on your couch and watch a classic happy holiday film. The countdown until Christmas day starts now, so here are ten holiday classics that will make sugar cookies, trees, and lights seem a little more magical. 1. The Polar Express (2004)- When a boy starts ...

Can Social Media Change your Opinions?

Can Social Media Change your Opinions?

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Most parents consider social media a waste of time. Other than Facebook, you will rarely see adults on social websites Hootsuite states that out of all Instagram users, only 28% are between the ages of 30 and 49. Adults do take note of the effects social media has on teens, but rarely the positive ones. ...

Why is Celebrating Christmas Controversial?

Why is Celebrating Christmas Controversial?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

With winter break coming up, many students are eager to get out of school and celebrate holiday traditions. However, leading up to the break there is little mention of Christmas in school and very little talk of Christmas traditions or what makes up the Christmas spirit. Why is it that public schools in the United States are limiting the celebration of Christmas? The argument may pertain...

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