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Cracked Boiler Maintenance

Cracked Boiler Maintenance

Thomas Repasky
November 16
Filed under CATEGORY FRONT PAGE, NEWS, SCHOOL

During October 2012, of Community High School's two boilers was being maintained. A cracked section was removed and replaced a week later, at a cost of $15-20,000. Community's backup boiler allowed the work to be done without an effect on heat in the building.

Free Verse Needs Submissions

Eva Hattie L. Schueler
November 1
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL

Community High's student literary publication, Free Verse, is in need of submissions if there is to be a magazine first semester. However, Judith DeWoskin said this is the usual pattern for submissions. "The truth about submissions is that every time we put up our posters, I usually give kids about a...

Creative Talent In Room 317: New Science Teacher Marcy Has A Past With Art

Creative Talent In Room 317: New Science Teacher Marcy Has A Past With Art

Eva Hattie
October 10
Filed under CATEGORY FRONT PAGE, FRONT PAGE, LIFE, NEWS, SCHOOL, STUDENT LIFE

Room 317 had previously been associated with former Community teacher Tod Tharp, best known for his role as Charles the Wrestler in the CET production of “As You Like It”. But the new occupant of room 317, new science teacher Marcy McKormic, isn’t without her own creative talents. Read More »...

CHS Reacts To the First Presidential Debate

CHS Reacts To the First Presidential Debate

Fernando Rojo, Michelle Wander, Graham Gerdes and Fernando Rojo
October 9
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL, VIDEO

First Debate from Fernando Rojo on Vimeo. On Oct. 3, roughly 70 million Americans tuned in to watch the first of a series of three presidential debates. Many Community High School students gained respect for Governor Romney and felt that he became much more relatable. He had an impressive and...

Slow Processing in the Media Center

Slow Processing in the Media Center

Sophia Camp and Julian Stockton
October 9
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL

The library changes may not be apparent to the students of Community, but the staff of the media center is definitely noticing the differences. Budget cuts, fewer operating hours, and switching staff to part time has been constricting the amount of new books and general flow of the library. Read More »...

New Teacher Mr. Jackson Takes Up World History Class At Community

New Teacher Mr. Jackson Takes Up World History Class At Community

Molly Kraus-Steinmetz
October 8
Filed under CATEGORY FRONT PAGE, NEWS, SCHOOL

In June of last year, students at Community High School signed up to take first semester World History and Geography with Sarah Roldan. On the first day of school, they found Marcia Schaffer teaching the class instead. Now, several weeks into the school year, they have finally begun settling into class...

All School Photo & NAP Volunteer of the Year Award

All School Photo & NAP Volunteer of the Year Award

Kelly Arnold
October 4
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL

Although the all-school picture at Community was scheduled for Tuesday, the rain postponed the photo until today. In the middle of sixth block, students poured out of classrooms and onto the front lawn. Freshman got a taste of the chaos that ensues during the picture, while seniors shared a moment of reflection as they smiled for the last time. Li...

Forum Council Meets to Discuss Goals for New Year

Forum Council Meets to Discuss Goals for New Year

Julian Stockton
September 27
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL, STUDENT LIFE

Every Thursday at lunch a few students from every forum get together to represent the student body through making decisions and thinking of ideas to better the school. Last week September 20, 2012 the photography room held this year’s second Forum Council meeting, and after spending the previous session...

CHS Awarded Volunteer Of The Month Proclamation By City Council

CHS Awarded Volunteer Of The Month Proclamation By City Council

Nick Hagopian-Zirkel, Molly Kraus-Steinmetz, Sofia Kromis
September 21
Filed under LIFE, LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL, STUDENT LIFE

They’d spent hours pulling weeds until their shoulders and backs were sore, or sawing at tree limbs until their fingers were numb with cold, but the students of Community High School never expected that the Ann Arbor City Council would publically award them for their volunteer work with Natural Area...

No More Level One: Community Teachers Cut First-Year Language Classes

No More Level One: Community Teachers Cut First-Year Language Classes

Molly Kraus-Steinmetz
June 8
Filed under LIFE, NEWS, SCHOOL, STUDENT LIFE

Last week, students eagerly beginning to plan their schedules for the 2012-2013 school year were met with a big surprise: French 1 and Spanish 1 were both missing from the course schedule. But although this change may seem sudden and arbitrary to students, it’s actually a deliberate decision made after...

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