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The best and worst places for cocoa

The best and worst places for cocoa

Lydia Kudret, Student Life Writer
December 20, 2013
Filed under Student Life

Hot chocolate is an easy staple for fall and winter, along with oversized sweaters and fireplaces. Finding the best hot chocolate without paying a fortune, though, is not that easy. Here’s a list of the best and worst places that offer this tasty beverage around town, and their ratings on presentation,...

Driving game takes students hostage

Driving game takes students hostage

Haley Aouate, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Print Editor / Sports Editor
December 4, 2013
Filed under Student Life

After 9 p.m., the per mile crash rate for teenagers is three times higher than during the day, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV also reports that for novice drivers, the risk of fatal crashes is 3.6 times higher when driving with passengers than when driving alone.  Ironically,...

Student Subcultures: “Shoulders of Firey Vengeance”

Student Subcultures:  “Shoulders of Firey Vengeance”

Dalia Barghouty, Opinion Writer
December 2, 2013
Filed under Student Life

To the Adams student body, seniors Cameron Johnson and Brian Savage appear to be typical Adams intellectuals.  They are both involved in Robotics, editors of The Kilt, and very intelligent, but when they talk about “Shoulders of Firey [SIC] Vengeance,” their acquaintances are left rather confus...

Sleep deprivation plagues students

Sleep deprivation plagues students

Ashley Tjhung, Student Life Writer
December 2, 2013
Filed under Student Life

Most teenagers are notorious for pulling late-nighters, and it is seemingly apparent when they drag themselves into school the next day. Only 15 percent of students sleep the nine hours required for their bodies to perform at optimum levels. While a few late nights a week might not seem deleterious,...

“Hipsters” celebrate being different, just like everybody else

“Hipsters” celebrate being different, just like everybody else

Charlotte Pierce and Lauren Bassett
December 2, 2013
Filed under Student Life

Hipster- five years ago, this label was about as insignificant as the word “spoon”. Today, hipster can be used as a noun, verb, adjective, and everything in between. Used by mostly teens, a hipster is someone who stays away from the “mainstream” pop culture, and excludes themselves from social...

“I Fought Cancer, and Won!”

“I Fought Cancer, and Won!”

Alyssa Wright and Cynthia Lee
October 28, 2013
Filed under Student Life

To see freshman Alison Ziniti laugh with her friends and walk through Adams, one would never guess that just four years ago she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She has been in remission since 2011. Ziniti explains that although she classifies that time in her life as having been...

Lindsey Montroy: Never “goodbye” – Just “see you later”

Lindsey Montroy: Never “goodbye” – Just “see you later”

Alyssa Wright, Student Life Editor
October 2, 2013
Filed under Student Life

In late July, Senior Lindsey Montroy died as a result of a sudden medical complication. She was a devoted student, friend and teammate. Her inspiration, faith, selflessness, kindness and smile will be remembered by all Adams staff and students. The class of 2014 was in complete shock and mourning...

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