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The 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival in a Jiffy

The 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival in a Jiffy

Sacha Verlon
March 29, 2017
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS

This past week has seen a variety of quirky, funny, serious and enlightening experimental films come through the Michigan Theatre and various other locations in Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), the oldest experimental film festival in North America, wrapped up its six day program this pa...

Smart Start

Smart Start

Ava Millman and WM. Henry Schirmer
March 10, 2017
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL

7:30 a.m. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN The parking lot at Community High School is almost full and the sun has yet to come over the horizon. Students slowly migrate across the asphalt toward the north west door with an all too familiar tired daze lining their faces. Junior Katy Pasquariello is one of the blank...

Ann Arbor Father of Four to Avoid Deportation

Ann Arbor Father of Four to Avoid Deportation

Joel Appel-Kraut (photography by Grace Jensen and Alec Redding)
March 1, 2017
Filed under FRONT PAGE, LOCAL, NEWS, UNCATEGORIZED, US AND WORLD

Yousef Ajin, a Jordanian immigrant and father of four who has been in the U.S. since 1999, returned home to his wife and children in Ann Arbor, MI, on March 1. Ajin was detained by immigration during a routine check-in on Jan. 30, and was held in the Calhoun County Jail until Tuesday, Feb. 28,  when...

Following Traditions: Pączki Day

Following Traditions: Pączki Day

Madie Gracey
February 28, 2017
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS

  Traditionally on Fat Tuesday—also known as Pączki Day—pączki, a Polish pastry, are made and purchased to celebrate the day before the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Big City Small World Bakery, a local bakery in Ann Arbor, started the day with 750 dozen p...

Jewish Community Centers Across America Receive Bomb Threats

Jewish Community Centers Across America Receive Bomb Threats

Ruby Taylor
February 28, 2017
Filed under LOCAL, SCHOOL, US AND WORLD

Jewish Community Centers (JCC) across the country experienced a fifth wave of bomb threats since the beginning of the new year.   Seven day-schools and 13 JCCs received threats on Monday, Feb. 27 in Rhode Island, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, Alabama, New York, North Carolina, ...

Detained, but not Deported: A Family’s Final Chance to Remain Undivided

Detained, but not Deported: A Family’s Final Chance to Remain Undivided

Joel Appel-Kraut (photography by Alec Redding)
February 24, 2017
Filed under CATEGORY FRONT PAGE, FRONT PAGE, LOCAL, NEWS, UNCATEGORIZED, US AND WORLD

Yousef Ajin thought that this phone call was like all the others—the daily instances of harassment, phishing and threats he had been receiving for a few years now. Having brought the issue to the police multiple times in the past and receiving little assistance, he had developed his own tactics for...

CHS Draws Lottery Numbers for Incoming Class of 2021

CHS Draws Lottery Numbers for Incoming Class of 2021

Francisco Fiori
February 23, 2017
Filed under CATEGORY FRONT PAGE, CHS ANNOUNCEMENTS, FRONT PAGE, LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL, UNCATEGORIZED

Community High Room 222 had an air of anticipation and excitement on Feb. 22. Jokes were being made and papers were being shuffled, but the administrators in the room knew that they had an important task in front of them. On this Wednesday morning, the CHS administration drew names from two bins f...

Hundreds Organize to Defend Planned Parenthood

Hundreds Organize to Defend Planned Parenthood

Camille Konrad
February 13, 2017
Filed under FRONT PAGE, LOCAL, MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, PHOTO GALLERIES

“My body, my choice! My body, my choice!” chanted the group of men and women supporting Planned Parenthood on Feb. 11, 2017. People gathered outside of the Planned Parenthood on Stadium Boulevard on the cold gray morning. The protest was organized against pro-life groups, who were also protesti...

Protesters Speak Out in Flint, MI

Protesters Speak Out in Flint, MI

Isaac McKenna
February 13, 2017
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, US AND WORLD

In the sunlight filled hall of the University Pavilion, the people of Flint cheered for speakers and conversed over coffee and a shared dislike of Donald Trump’s executive orders. Gilbert and Jey Hall sat in the middle of it all, talking to strangers and holding their creative cut-out sign. The poster...

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