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High School Scheduling: Freedom to Choose

High School Scheduling: Freedom to Choose

Kristen D’Souza, Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

It’s that time of year again: students are lined up at teachers’ desks, colored scheduling cardstocks in hand, waiting to be greenlit by ink signatures. Their goal? To create the most academically rigorous, balanced, stimulating schedule they can--within the six class hours of a school day.   Fo...

Melatonin Malfunction

Melatonin Malfunction

Brianna McKerracher, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Technology has become a major part of life today. People use it in school, at home, and out in public. It is almost guaranteed that everywhere you go, there will be at least one person using some sort of mobile device. These devices can become addicting, and are so frequently used that to that to some ...

RCS MLK Day Event Promotes Equity in Education

RCS MLK Day Event Promotes Equity in Education

Kristen D’Souza, Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

To those who continue the fight for social justice in America, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is a call to action. The Rochester Community Schools district recently held two free public events to honor the life’s work of Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday, January 21st, observed as MLK...

Ancient Termite Colony, Just Beneath the Surface

Ancient Termite Colony, Just Beneath the Surface

David Flowney, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Brazil is the land of football, Christ the Eedeemer statue, and beautiful beaches. However, there is a new discovery that is prominent to the country. People would have never thought that there would be a termite complex beneath the ground they were walking on. In mid-November, researchers discovered moun...

Collision Coming to the Galaxy

Collision Coming to the Galaxy

Laura Kapolka, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Solar System is our haven, but new research shows our haven may be thrown out of the Milky Way Galaxy. It has long been predicted that the Milky Way Galaxy will collide with the Andromeda Galaxy in eight billion years. Now, a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Societ...

Remix To Prosecution

Remix To Prosecution

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

Lifetime has released a shocking documentary series describing multiple cases of famous singer R. Kelly’s sexual harassment, abuse, and acts of pedophilia. The series has done so well that the singer is facing a possible investigation. The six part documentary debuted January 3rd, and has already sh...

Tear Gas at Tijuana

Tear Gas at Tijuana

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

The correct form of border control has been highly debated during Trump's presidency, and the United states has resorted to tear gassing protestors. On Sunday November 25th, a peaceful march at the border of Mexico turned into a violent scene when United States border protection agents began firi...

Metro Detroit Exodus

Metro Detroit Exodus

Peter Massura, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Less than one week ago, General Motors (GM) announced the discontinuation of six cars. This will cause the loss of about 14,000 jobs, many of which are held by Metro Detroiters. In 1908 General Motors was founded in Flint, Michigan. General Motors has since grown to have an estimated worth of 70 billio...

The Pill That Kills

The Pill That Kills

Isabella Martin, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On October 24, Donald Trump signed a sweeping legislation into law that includes provisions aimed at promoting research to find new drugs for pain management that will not be addictive. It also expands access to treatment for substance use disorders for Medicaid patients. Over two million Americans ha...

Is Harbaugh on the Hotseat?

Is Harbaugh on the Hotseat?

Tyler Borglain, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

After their devastating loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Wolverines have a question in mind, is Harbaugh on the hot seat? Many Harbaugh haters think his 0-4 record against OSU and 2-2 record against the Michigan State Spartans show he cannot win the big games. Although others think he is on the p...

The Headless Chicken Monster Lurks Down Below

The Headless Chicken Monster Lurks Down Below

Brianna McKerracher, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On an expedition to explore deep sea ecosystems, Enypniastes eximia, a rare sea cucumber, was spotted off East Antarctica in the Antarctic Ocean. It was seen once before in the Gulf of Mexico in 2017, but this was the first time it has been seen anywhere else. The unique looking animal is also known...

Diversity Club Potluck: The World on a Plate

Diversity Club Potluck: The World on a Plate

Kristen D’Souza, Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, December 21st, the Adams Diversity Club hosted a holiday potluck in the media center during all three lunches to kick off Christmas break. The $5 entry fee covered all the food that could be fit on a plate at one time, and students took their pick of homemade foods from around the world. ...

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