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Online school on snow days?

Online school on snow days?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The first snowfall of the year is upon us, and most students are anticipating a plethora of snow days in Michigan. However, the idea of a day off of school may be squashed for many students across America due to the eLearning proposal. Earlier this year, Anderson County School District Five announce...

Highlanders Helping Highlanders

Highlanders Helping Highlanders

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

This year, the Adams family has been building a program known as “peer mentoring.” In this program, seniors work for one hour each day with students who fall on the spectrum or live with downs syndrome. During this class period, seniors help guide these students in school and make them feel more ...

Tackling Test-Taking

Tackling Test-Taking

Kristen D’Souza, Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

For many high school juniors, the once-faraway idea of standardized test-taking is quickly becoming reality. A free practice SAT was administered on November 6th, 2018 at Adams High School. Eager Adams’ Juniors reported to the school cafeteria bright and early on the designated test day, and rece...

How Well do Standardized Tests Measure a Student’s Ability?

How Well do Standardized Tests Measure a Student’s Ability?

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Do standardized tests accurately measure the extent of a students’ ability to perform in the core subjects? Should one test, such as the SAT, be the determining factor in deciding what a student is capable of? For some students at Adams, tests have never been a strong suit. Many students perform b...

Celebrating Culture the Highlander Way

Celebrating Culture the Highlander Way

Abby Stone, Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Every year at Rochester Adams High School, there is a unique tradition that has continued for years to enrich students’ understanding of cultures and embrace their diversities. This very tradition is known as Foreign Language Week (FLW). This is a whole week dedicated to teaching all of the students...

MAN-i Pedi

MAN-i Pedi

Joe Riera, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Most men cannot say they have ever gotten a pedicure before. Generally speaking, the idea of getting a pedicure has a rather feminine connotation. Beauty and cosmetic appearance is something that is stressed for females from a young age. However, this is not the case for most males. For some youn...

Adams Students Save 120 Lives

Grace Ryba, Editor In Chief

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

Did you save a life today? On Wednesday, November 7, Adams Student Council hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cross. The event was a complete success, with over fifty students and community members donating blood. The drive was so successful, Student Council had to stop accepting donations ...

Different Workload, Same Work Ethic

Different Workload, Same Work Ethic

November 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Imagine walking into the restaurant, department, or grocery store where you are currently employed. You clock in like normal and set everything up so you can work hard the next few hours. You have lots of energy and you are ready to greet all of the customers coming your way. Then your boss unexpectedl...

Are Students Struggling with Screen Time

Are Students Struggling with Screen Time

Peter Massura, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

With the new Apple update IOS 12 comes a new feature in the settings: a gadget known as screen time. which displays the total time spent on the phone for the day and the average for the week. This is supposed to help smartphone users to reduce or manage screen time. After collecting data from over ...

Business Booming in Virtual Enterprise

Business Booming in Virtual Enterprise

Abby Stone, Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Imagine a class that is run by students instead of teachers. Initially, this might sound like a recipe for disaster, but it is nowhere near that in the Virtual Enterprise (VE) class. Virtual Enterprise is a course new to Rochester Adams High School as of the 2018-2019 school year. The class is run by T...

Spotlight on AP Capstone

Spotlight on AP Capstone

Kristen D’Souza, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Walking into the AP Seminar class at Adams is a new experience every time. On a given afternoon, students might be gathered in a circle for a conversation on gentrification. The next day, the class could be having a discussion on the Myers-Briggs personality test, organized into groups based on t...

Does Parental Pressure Play a Role in Career Choice?

Does Parental Pressure Play a Role in Career Choice?

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Should every high schooler have his/her whole life planned out by the time he/she turns eighteen? How involved should parents be in making these major life decisions? During the last few years of high school, students often face an enormous amount of pressure as they wrestle with major life decisio...

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