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Jewish Community Centers Across America Receive Bomb Threats

Jewish Community Centers Across America Receive Bomb Threats

Ruby Taylor
February 28
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, ...

Protesters Speak Out in Flint, MI

Protesters Speak Out in Flint, MI

Isaac McKenna
February 13
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...

Lansing’s Women’s March

Lansing’s Women’s March

Alexandra Hobrecht
January 22
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, PHOTO GALLERIES, UNCATEGORIZED, US AND WORLD

On Jan. 21, 2017, the day after President Trump's inauguration, millions all over the country gathered to advocate for women's rights. In Lansing, the state capital of Michigan, people of all ages brought handmade signs, listened to speakers and shouted chants. Gretchen Whitmer, former Democratic mem...

MLK Symposium 2017

MLK Symposium 2017

Mira Simonton-Chao, Suephie Saam, Ella Edelstein
January 18
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS

On a chilly January morning, a line of hundreds of people wrapped its’ way around Hill Auditorium. People stood close together, a feeling of anticipation in the air as the line slowly crawled towards the entrance. Suddenly, with a surge the doors were pushed all the way open and a group of col...

A Thanksgiving Tradition

A Thanksgiving Tradition

Jackie Mortell
December 14
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS

At 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning there was a steady stream of bundled up people entering the Cottage Inn on East William Street. They came alone and in small groups, mostly middle aged men, but also some elders and families. They were coming for a free Thanksgiving dinner, some to eat and some to serve. ...

Neutral Zone Hosts Youth Diversity Forum

Neutral Zone Hosts Youth Diversity Forum

Grace Jensen, Photography Editor
December 10
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL

On a chilly Friday morning reminding Ann Arbor that winter was near, drifting snowflakes found their way to the shoulders of Community students trudging towards the Neutral Zone. Deciding to make introductions, the group shared answers to questions they had invented on the walk: "what is your name?",...

Students Rally Against Donald Trump in the Diag

Students Rally Against Donald Trump in the Diag

Sacha Verlon and Zoe Lubetkin
December 5
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS

On Friday, Nov. 18, a crowd gathered in the center of the Diag on the University of Michigan campus with signs and fists raised in the air. In front of the crowd, a group of speakers promoted activism against the new president-elect Donald Trump, as well as delivered chants against Trump and discussed...

Sebastian Wreford visits CHS for the 2016 Food Gatherers Fundraiser Kick Off

Sebastian Wreford visits CHS for the 2016 Food Gatherers Fundraiser Kick Off

Sophia Rosewarne, Claire Middleton, and Elena Bernier
November 3
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL

NOV. 1- CHS students and staff gathered in the Dance Body Room for the 2016 Food Gatherers Kickoff. Sebastian Wreford stands in front of the growing crowd in an orange jumpsuit with the words “Food Gathers” printed on the back and “Food Rescue Ranger” printed on the front. Being a “Food R...

New Faces for AAPS Board of Ed

New Faces for AAPS Board of Ed

Grace Jensen, Photography Editor
October 28
Filed under FRONT PAGE, LOCAL, NEWS

When Hunter Van Valkenburgh, a lawyer and former teacher, ran for school board in 2014, there were 10 people competing for four open seats. With support from parents and students at Ann Arbor Open, where Van Valkenburgh’s two children attended and his wife teaches, he placed fifth. Instead of givi...

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