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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...

Vine Loops Back

Vine Loops Back

Maddy Fleury, Editor In Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

After a long day of educational endeavors and extracurriculars, one of the most trendy ways this generation has chosen to spend its free-time is on the once-popular app known as Vine. Whether users chose to make hilarious seven-second clips goofing around with their friends or simply enjoyed watching wha...

Student Spotlight: Lisa Lohner

Student Spotlight: Lisa Lohner

Grace Antonelli, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Swimming is by far one of the most vigorous, time consuming sports. It is the only high school sport that has mandatory practices in both the morning and afternoon. Spending the past four years as league champions, the Rochester Adams Swim & Dive team carries a heavy weight on its shoulders as it fights to win a fifth first place trophy.   ...

All-Day, All-Year Schools

All-Day, All-Year Schools

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

The discussion of year-round school is a big conversation point for many schools across America. The anticipation for summer is exciting for all students and teachers. However, a long summer can be damaging to a student’s education. Many schools in the United States have chosen to integrate year-...

American Youth and the Lack of Life Skills

American Youth and the Lack of Life Skills

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Youth in America are lacking the skills needed to be successful in life. What are schools doing about this issue, and how can this change in the future? Upon leaving high school, many students face the common challenge of being unaware of how to survive and take care of themselves in the real worl...

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