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Global Warming: Community or Company

Global Warming: Community or Company

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In 2018, most people in the United States are made aware of the state of the environment. One outcome has been to limit the use of straws or plastic coffee cups; however, a bigger problem is that large franchises and other companies are dumping excess waste into the ocean and emitting greenhouse gasses....

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...

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Increasing student achievement and lessening class size has been a topic up for debate for a long time. For many educators, it makes sense that if the class size is smaller, there is more one-on-one time between student and teacher. This one-on-one time could allow the students a better shot at achie...

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-...

Schools Shielding Rights

Schools Shielding Rights

Amanda Mazzuchi, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every day parents send their kids off to school, and they assume the rights of their children as students. They rarely question if their child is treated unfairly. However, this is not always the case. The First Amendment of the Constitution encompasses the very idea that everyone should have the freedom of speech. ...

Maybe Skip The Morning Coffee?

Maybe Skip The Morning Coffee?

Josie Wenzell, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many high school students feels sleep-deprived. Loads of homework, projects, and assignments leave kids with no choice but to resort to using enhancements to alter their alertness, like caffeine. Caffeine based industries like Starbucks Coffee dominate the food and beverage industry with a net-wo...

The Pressing Issue of Public Transportation

The Pressing Issue of Public Transportation

Amanda Mazzuchi, Editor

June 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Rochester Area denied an online petition in favor of public transportation throughout Rochester. This would allow for residents in Oakland to have access to transportation in and out of the city. However, without it being passed, many residents are indignant. “Barrett's community of more than 70,000 r...

Starving For An Education

Starving For An Education

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is finally spring and that means two things for students: Summer is just around the corner, and so is graduation. With the school year coming to a close, seniors at Adams and high schools all over the country are about to attend the colleges that they choose carefully. While “senioritis” creeping...

Is Technology Making Society Less Social?

Is Technology Making Society Less Social?

Isabella Martin, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Technology is supposed to make people more connected. Individuals can stay in touch with friends 24/7 through texting, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Are smartphones shaping today’s world to be anti-social? Could technology be making society more alone? Having access to all the information in the...

Technology Integrated in Learning: Helping or Hurting?

Bianca Dumitrescu, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the year 2018, technology has become even more prevalent in today’s society, especially in schools. Whether it includes computers, smartboards, iPads, laptops, or cell phones, almost everything in the classroom relies on technology in some way or another. The use of technology is seen as a usef...

Autonomous Cars and Uber Driving

Autonomous Cars and Uber Driving

Josie Wenzell and Lexi Borraccio, Staff Writers

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Uber has taken a turn for the worse and is causing more harm than good. Thousands of people use Ubers, the mobile pre-paid driving services, everyday to get from place to place, but Uber is taking steps in the wrong direction. The company has recently began testing cars with no driver, better known as autonomous cars. According to Carolyn Said in the San Francisco Chronicle, a fatal accident occurred killing a women in the street. After this tragic event, people are fearful to use these new inventions. Ubers themselves are not the most reliable due to acts of sexual assault which have occurred. Being in the hands of a random driver may not be as great of an idea as it is convenient. “A self-driving Uber SUV hit and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Ariz,” said Said. 49 year old Herzberg was transported to the hospital and died after arrival. This was not Arizona's first Uber driving incident as another happened luckily with...

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