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The Voice That Is Heard

The Voice That Is Heard

Terah Blakemore
June 5, 2017
Filed under 300 WORDS

Embraced with the feeling of family and a one-of-a-kind culture, Hawa Dicko is a powerful black woman. Even when people try to push the growing community of black lives down, the community and the family-like group only grows stronger and deeper with love and compassion for one another.   “We ...

Just Desserts 2017

Just Desserts 2017

Emily Tschirhart
June 5, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

  As the school day winded down on a swelteringly busy Friday, many students were leaving school, ready to begin their two day salvation from Community High. But for those who were a part of Just Desserts, the day had only just begun. Few students began to pile into Jackson’s U.S. History room, ...

The American Climate Change Debate

The American Climate Change Debate

Sam Ciesielski, Journalist
June 1, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SCIENCE

Ninety-seven percent of scientific papers published on climate change and upwards of 200 scientific agencies including the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science are in consensus that climate change is real and predominantly...

Defunding Planned Parenthood

Defunding Planned Parenthood

Cammi Tirico and Ruby Taylor
May 17, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

There are 2.5 miles separating Planned Parenthood of Ann Arbor and Community High School, but the connection is much more direct than that. Planned Parenthood serves everyone in need, regardless of age, gender or sexual identity. There are 0.5 miles separating Planned Parenthood of Washington DC and the W...

Saying Goodbye to Matt Fields

Saying Goodbye to Matt Fields

Ally Einhaus
May 3, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

Growing up in Northville, Matt Fields never found himself that interested in science. He became a climbing instructor his freshman year of high school, and continued instructing for five years. He has always loved the outdoors, and began climbing at the age of seven. Throughout his time at Northville High Schoo...

Staying Strong for the LGBT Community

Staying Strong for the LGBT Community

Elinor Duck
May 3, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

Joe Gallagher, a practicing lawyer in New York, grew up in a large, Irish-Catholic family in Connecticut. Although he knew he was gay when he was a young adolescent, he openly came out as gay when he was 21 years old. In 1999, Gallagher transferred from Catholic University in Washington DC to New Yo...

Finding His Aesthetic

Finding His Aesthetic

Francisco Fiori
April 26, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

When Griffin Hall was in middle school, he used to make haunted houses in his backyard garage. He would stick spray painted toilet paper to the ceilings and paper cloths to the walls. He would make costumes in his room and sets in his backyard. He loved working with his hands. And that’s how he bega...

The Hikone Exchange Program

The Hikone Exchange Program

Isabel Espinosa and Madie Gracey
April 24, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

In the fall of 1979, a woman named Rusty Schumacher traveled to Hikone, Japan for the first time. She worked at Clague Middle School in Northeast Ann Arbor and was sent overseas for six weeks in order to learn about Japanese culture and spread it throughout the Ann Arbor area. Once she returned, she...

Rising From the Ashes

Rising From the Ashes

Mary Debona
April 21, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

For nearly four years, a newly constructed building sat empty in the Mexicantown Mercado, located in southwest Detroit—its purpose undecided. In 2012, Ford claimed the building and promised to put 10 million dollars into it in an effort to assist the Mexicantown community by providing a variety of servi...

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Megan Syer, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

David Jordan leans with his hands shoulder-width apart on a table, glancing at the blue sticky note attached to the clipboard in front of him. He picks up a brown paper bag next to him and stands, shifting his eyes to the 18 others surrounding the clipboard.   He stares at the sticky note, then back at the bags. “We’re...

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