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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...

Porter Has Big Shoes to Fill

Porter Has Big Shoes to Fill

Joe Riera, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

With the recent departure of the beloved Mr. Michael Binge, the administration at Adams High School had a large task at hand: Finding a new teacher to fill his shoes. Thankfully, Mr. Pasquale Cusumano, along with the help of his administration and faculty, was able to find exactly what the students...

Student Spotlight: Grace Antonelli

Student Spotlight: Grace Antonelli

Maddy Fleury, Editor In Chief

February 28, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As of February 12, 2019, senior Grace Antonelli signed to be apart of the 2019-2020 Division One Oakland University Track and Field team. After she was injured playing soccer, she decided to try something new, and when she took this leap of faith she became one of the most successful members of the ...

Student Spotlight: Ben Patton, Bowling Green Commit for Two Division I Sports

Student Spotlight: Ben Patton, Bowling Green Commit for Two Division I Sports

Grace Antonelli, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Have you ever been to any college sporting event? If so, the dedication and efforts put forth by these student athletes is incredibly evident. Any sport at the college level takes extreme commitment and determination. Senior Ben Patton from Rochester Adams High School has recently committed to Bowling Green State University to play division I footbal...

Student Spotlight: From Italy to the States

Student Spotlight: From Italy to the States

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

What would it be like to travel across the world to go to school in a foreign country? One foreign exchange student at Adams, senior Giulia Isopo, shares her views on how being an exchange student has impacted and developed her both culturally and socially. Ever since Isopo traveled to America to visit...

Online school on snow days?

Online school on snow days?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The first snowfall of the year is upon us, and most students are anticipating a plethora of snow days in Michigan. However, the idea of a day off of school may be squashed for many students across America due to the eLearning proposal. Earlier this year, Anderson County School District Five announce...

Highlanders Helping Highlanders

Highlanders Helping Highlanders

Madison Lucido, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

This year, the Adams family has been building a program known as “peer mentoring.” In this program, seniors work for one hour each day with students who fall on the spectrum or live with downs syndrome. During this class period, seniors help guide these students in school and make them feel more ...

Tackling Test-Taking

Tackling Test-Taking

Kristen D’Souza, Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

For many high school juniors, the once-faraway idea of standardized test-taking is quickly becoming reality. A free practice SAT was administered on November 6th, 2018 at Adams High School. Eager Adams’ Juniors reported to the school cafeteria bright and early on the designated test day, and rece...

How Well do Standardized Tests Measure a Student’s Ability?

How Well do Standardized Tests Measure a Student’s Ability?

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Do standardized tests accurately measure the extent of a students’ ability to perform in the core subjects? Should one test, such as the SAT, be the determining factor in deciding what a student is capable of? For some students at Adams, tests have never been a strong suit. Many students perform b...

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 ...

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