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CET’s “Just Desserts” to Finish the Year with a Bang

CET’s “Just Desserts” to Finish the Year with a Bang

Susan LaMoreaux
April 13, 2013
Filed under A & E, LIFE, NEWS, SCHOOL, STUDENT LIFE

“This shouldn’t be an experience for just the ‘theater kids'--I want it to be open to everyone.” On Thursday April 11, English teacher Quinn Strassel gave a high-energy speech to students who assembled in the Craft Theater to get more information about CET’s upcoming production. The mass mee...

Egg Joust

Egg Joust

Molly Kraus-Steinmetz
March 30, 2013
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL

Thursday, March 28, CHS science teacher Courtney Kiley's classroom was overflowing with cheering, groaning, excited chatter and even occasional singing as students participated in the annual FOS IV Physics egg joust. As part of a project on forces and impulse, students had spent a month building mousetrap-powered...

Annual BSU Forum Talent Show

Annual BSU Forum Talent Show

Abe Weiner
March 29, 2013
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL

Smiles and giggles filled Craft Theater as the annual Forum Talent Show began. The talent show was put on by the Black Student Union (BSU). This year's hosts were Tamya Anderson and Daniel Eder.  Each forum that wanted to participate paid $10 that goes towards funding the BSU. This year ten forums participated and the acts ranged from solving a Rubiks cube to doing the Harlem Shake to going over the Forum bulletin. The acts were judged...

Mock Trial ‘A’ Team Moves On To The State Tournament

Mock Trial ‘A’ Team Moves On To The State Tournament

Sophia Camp and Nick Hagopian-Zirkel
March 22, 2013
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL

On March 2, after months of practicing, the Community High A and B Mock Trial teams were a part of the 14 total competing teams in the regional tournament at the Washtenaw County Trial Court. Only three of the 14 had the chance to move on to the state tournament. A finalist in the regional tourname...

A Bombastic Trip to the Biological Station

A Bombastic Trip to the Biological Station

Ella Steiger and Lily York
March 22, 2013
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL

After finally arriving in Pellston, Michigan on Friday March 8, the Community High School Ecology Club sat around a fire in the common room of the dorms at the University of Michigan Biological Station. This was the first overnight trip taken by the Eco Club. Following the hours of snowball fights and...

Change in the Air at Public Education Forum

Change in the Air at Public Education Forum

Graham Gerdes, Reporter, Staff
March 20, 2013
Filed under LOCAL, NEWS, SCHOOL

On Monday, March 11, superintendents, teachers, staff workers, parents and even a few state senators filed into the Little Theater at Pioneer High School to discuss the future of public education in Michigan. The evening was structured as a public forum. Panelists from the State Board of Education incl...

CET’s Julius Caesar Opens March 21

CET’s Julius Caesar Opens March 21

Lily York
March 18, 2013
Filed under A & E, NEWS, SCHOOL, STUDENT ARTS

On the second floor ledge of Community High , there is almost always a group of Community Ensemble Theater (CET) kids collecting before rehearsal. They almost always have work to do and preparations to make, but they also grow close and bond over hanging out here, using their breaks in the day for ...

AAPS Students Make Their Voices Heard at Board of Education Meeting

AAPS Students Make Their Voices Heard at Board of Education Meeting

Molly Kraus-Steinmetz, Copy Editor
March 18, 2013
Filed under ART, NEWS, SCHOOL, STUDENT ARTS

At 7 p.m.Wednesday evening, March 13, the Ann Arbor Board of Education met on the fourth floor of the Ann Arbor District Library to discuss proposed measures for reducing costs for the 2013-2014 school year. And they were not alone. The meeting was well attended, with parents, students and advocacy groups...

Celebrating Pi Day

Celebrating Pi Day

Annabel Weiner
March 14, 2013
Filed under FRONT PAGE, NEWS, SCHOOL

Photos by Sophia Camp “I feel that everyone needs a holiday and this is the only math holiday that’s celebrated everywhere. So it’s fun just to kind of be a nerdy math person on pi day,” said math teacher Craig Levin. On March 14, or 3/14, Community High School students bake or buy pies ...

To Spain and Back

To Spain and Back

Alona Henig and Rose Lewis
March 14, 2013
Filed under NEWS, SCHOOL

Over mid-winter break, 17 Community High School students and one Huron High School student traveled to Spain with chaperones Laurel Landrum, Community High School Spanish Teacher and Ko Shih, Ann Arbor Open teacher. After a day in and out of the airports and planes, the students arrived more than exhausted. Runni...

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