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New Year’s Horrors

New Year’s Horrors

Katie Rath, Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is impossible to enjoy the new year dead. New Year’s is a time for celebration and new beginnings. Resolutions are made, champagne is opened, and the new year is welcomed. However, the individuals who make wrong choices may very well have their last new beginning. At most adult New Year’s parties, there ca...

Favorite winter activities in Rochester

Favorite winter activities in Rochester

Samantha Moilanen, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The winter time is lively and eventful as many people start getting into the holiday spirit and venturing out of the house to take part in all of the different activities. With the snow comes sledding on the massive hills in Bloomer Park, drinking hot beverages downtown while enjoying the lights, or g...

Supreme: Fashion’s “Greatest” Disappointment

Supreme: Fashion’s “Greatest” Disappointment

Jalil Mims, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A Red box logo and white letters are just two of the many poplar trademarks of the clothing brand known as Supreme. This so-called “high-quality” brand has become extremely popular in pop culture, with Adams being no exception. Not only has this fashion company prevailed tremendously with adults over a spa...

School Field Trips: Where Did They Go?

School Field Trips: Where Did They Go?

Samantha Moilanen, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Field trips can be a welcome escape from the classroom and are an exciting way to interact in a different learning environment. However, they have slowly dwindled over the years as the curriculum has become more rigorous and less about the fun aspects of learning. Adams mostly only offers school field trips for upperclass...

Rubbing Out Racial Reads

Rubbing Out Racial Reads

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While Adams students are allowed to read To Kill a Mockingbird, many in southern states cannot. Southern schools do not want their students reading “racially offensive” novels. Numerous complaints from parents caused countless copies of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, to be removed from numerous...

Taking a Knee. The National Anthem Controversy

Taking a Knee. The National Anthem Controversy

Connor Laubach, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Protesting the National Anthem as an athlete during NFL primetime - An act of bravery or blatant disrespect? On the weekend of September 25, over 100 NFL players took a knee in recognition with Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness to racial injustice in the United States. This silent protest quickly ...

Parking Pass Perplexities

Parking Pass Perplexities

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The beginning of the year comes with complications involving almost everything, but upperclassmen have a lot of focus centered around driving. For many juniors, it is their first opportunity to drive to and from school, and while that is exciting, it also causes confusion. Students had the opportunity to...

Is Student Security being Sabotaged?

Is Student Security being Sabotaged?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is students versus the Rochester district on Adams' newest addition...security cameras. The Rochester Committee passed a bond that allowed hundreds of surveillance cameras to be installed district-wide. For some students this may be a normality, for others, it is a violation of privacy. The cameras were p...

School Lunches? Trifling.

School Lunches? Trifling.

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From pizza with cheese that slides off like a bad wig, to Sahara desert-dry chicken nuggets, school lunches will have its good days and bad days. For years, students all over the nation have purchased or received free or reduced-lunch. Students expect a delicious and nutritious lunch, right? There was a time ...

What to Do if You Have the Summer Blues

What to Do if You Have the Summer Blues

Elise Delikat, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With fewer than two weeks of school left, many students are stoked for the summer sun. Now no longer stuck inside school walls, students are excited to start their adventures during the next three lively months. How will they fill the time?  Many will be working, and most will be trying to squeeze ...

Students Struggle With Swarmed Sports Spaces

Students Struggle With Swarmed Sports Spaces

Grace Ryba, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

For many Highlanders, the end of the cold weather means the beginning of training for spring sports- including baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track. This wide variety means that there is a sport for everyone to try. The downside, however, is most activities occupy the same space: the trac...

Federal Budget Proposals to Defund Public Schooling

Federal Budget Proposals to Defund Public Schooling

Colin Gill, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Trump administration, as well as the Republican Congress, are battling to defund programs across the board. Four days ago, the White House introduced its budget for 2017. The newly proposed federal budget, if passed, cuts federal discretionary spending to the lowest levels in over a decade. Many programs for public ...

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