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An Adventure in FOS 4: The Rube Goldberg Machine

An Adventure in FOS 4: The Rube Goldberg Machine

Sophia Werthmann
May 6
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL

When senior Oren Steiner was in third grade, he went to a Rube Goldberg summer camp, unbeknownst to the fact that he would later apply his skills in school. A Rube Goldberg machine, named after the man who invented it, is various random pieces that are combined to have an end objective of doing an easy...

Sean Jacobi Wins Best in Show

Sean Jacobi Wins Best in Show

Alona Shewach
April 14
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL

Photographs by Sean Jacobi They/Them/Theirs used as a singular pronoun The Potential art show was judged this past weekend, and Community’s own Sean Jacobi won the top award. Potential is an annual event at the Ann Arbor Art Center, which was co-sponsored by the Neutral Zone this year. Works ...

An Afternoon With Michael Weiss

An Afternoon With Michael Weiss

Erez Dessel
April 8
Filed under MUSIC, SCHOOL, STUDENT LIFE

On a Friday afternoon, the last day of school before spring break, the CHS jazz room was unusually filled with students. School was already out, but the students in Community’s jazz program were staying behind for a master class with jazz pianist Michael Weiss, who is currently the pianist in the Villa...

Winter Weather Hits Ann Arbor Hard

Winter Weather Hits Ann Arbor Hard

Sophia Werthmann
February 27
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL

During many days of the 2014 winter, an important winter necessity has been missing from the shelves of many stores in Ann Arbor – salt. “We have been out for a while, we just got some in this morning, and it’s all sold out,” one Ann Arbor Meijer employee said. The explanation for the salt shortage...

Calculations and Creativity

Calculations and Creativity

Matty Hack
February 24
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL

“Math tests” and “fun” do not always go hand and hand for high schoolers. Yet on February 4, 2014, dozens of students across the Ann Arbor Public Schools chose to take the annual American Math Competition [AMC]. Unlike an everyday math test, everybody who took the AMC did so voluntarily. Excep...

Behind the Adventure Time Mural

Behind the Adventure Time Mural

Matty Hack and Nick Stevens
February 6
Filed under ART, NEWS, SCHOOL, STUDENT ARTS

Community High School may be unique among Ann Arbor high schools in the presence of murals along most of the walls, but senior Kiley Sullivan thinks there’s still room for improvement. “I figured, it’s the art hallway, so there should probably be some art on the walls, because there’s a limited a...

Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly Emphasizes the Importance of Living his Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly Emphasizes the Importance of Living his Dream

Eve Kausch, Matty Hack, and Hannah Hesseltine
January 20
Filed under FRONT PAGE, NEWS, SCHOOL

Jazz music and warm air welcomed Community High students to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, Jan. 16 for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. assembly, ringing in another year of celebration in his name. This year’s theme was acknowledging Dr. King’s unfinished dream and how it applies t...

CHS Students Play in Pioneer’s Winter Orchestra Concert

CHS Students Play in Pioneer’s Winter Orchestra Concert

Allegra Corwin-Renner
January 9
Filed under SCHOOL

On Thursday Dec. 10, at 7:00 pm, over two-hundred students and even more instruments could be heard warming up and socializing before Pioneer’s Winter Orchestra Concert. These students include nine Community High Schoolers and represent most of the top classical musicians in this five-time grammy winni...

Student Choreographers Take the Spotlight at Dance Body’s Winter Concert

Student Choreographers Take the Spotlight at Dance Body’s Winter Concert

Nick Hagopian-Zirkel and Sophia Camp
December 12
Filed under FRONT PAGE, LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL, STUDENT ARTS

Photos by Sophia Camp See photos in a new window via Flickr by clicking here. After months of teaching and rehearsing, Dance Body students finally saw the product of their work wrapping up. Choreographers were still giving notes the at the dress rehearsal, the night before the show, but when the doors finally opened for the performance, the difference was evident. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dance Body put on their 34th annual Winter Concer...

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Jasmine Chang
November 25
Filed under FEATURES, SCHOOL

As the actors of the Community Ensemble Theater stand on stage and perform during Bob: A Life in Five Acts, Claire Benard and the other running crew members carry a car on stage, set it down, and sneak off. No one notices them. Everyone in the audience is focused on the actors and the story. The tech, wo...

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