The Communicator

Important Updates
  • January 27Winter Fashion Photoshoot at lunch
  • January 27Drop/Add deadline for classes
  • January 26AAPS announces another district-wide snow day — no school for students and staff
  • January 25District-wide snow day — no school for students and staff
  • January 23First Day of Semester 2!
  • January 20End of Semester 1 on Jan. 20

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Counselors Corner
Counselor's Corner
CHS counselors Kelly Maveal and Brian Williams share their perspectives on the effects of social media in our school.
Vedha Kakarla 22 hours ago

CHS counselors Kelly Maveal and Brian Williams both express concern about the effects of social media over time and how they will impact students and our community in the long term. “I feel our world is so much bigger and more fast-paced as a result of social media,” Williams said. “It’s helpful, but it can also be dangerous in terms of how...

Pioneers Raffi Avedissian wrestles an opponent from Saline during Pioneers senior night. Avedissian is back wrestling for the Pioneers for his senior season after wrestling on a joint Pioneer-Skyline team last year due to lack of coaching and participation.
“I feel like as a senior, it’s good to have [Pioneer Wrestling] back for my final year,” Avedissian said. “I also feel like there is a bit of a pressure to set a standard for our program. We only have four or five seniors [on the team] this year, most of the kids are underclassmen, but I think the future is looking bright for Pioneer wrestling.”
Ann Arbor High School Weekly Sports Update 1/16 - 1/21
3 days ago

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the Ann Arbor Pioneer wrestling team hosted a dual meet featuring three of their SEC conference opponents: Pinckney, Chelsea and Saline. This was the fourth conference meet for the...

First Snow Day of the Year for CHS
First Snow Day of the Year for CHS
4 days ago

At 8:32 pm on Jan. 24, AAPS Superintendent, Dr. Jeanice Swift, announced that Wednesday, Jan. 25 would be a district-wide snow day. "The closure decision is based on ensuring the safety of students...

Time to Deliver
Time to Deliver
5 days ago

With the clock ticking down on irreversible climate change, world leaders, scientists and delegates from 200 different countries kick off COP27 in Egypt. With tensions high and stakes even higher, all...

The Wonders Outside and Inside Room 318
The Wonders Outside and Inside Room 318
January 20, 2023

Plastered on the walls of the second and third floor of CHS, posters read: “Join Ecology Club in Room 318!” Ecology club has existed within — or rather outside — the walls of CHS for 13 years and...


Turning Point: Sofi Maranda
Turning Point: Sofi Maranda
Sofi Maranda 6 hours ago

October 26th is my brother’s birthday. This year, it marked his 15th revolution around the sun. It also marked two revolutions since the last time I spoke to my grandma. I was at the kitchen table, knees propped up, a bowl of ramen cooling in front of me. She called to wish him a happy birthday, of course. Second to hold my dad’s phone, I followed...

Art by Bee Whalen
Therapy Through The Screen
Ruth Shikanov and Isabella Maldonado 1 day ago

Malevolent monsters, sinister plotlines and apocalyptic events are all what help create modern horror films: These chilling elements are meant to incite fear and trigger one’s ‘fight or flight’ response. Eve...

Turning Point: Claire Steigelman
Turning Point: Claire Steigelman
Claire Steigelman 1 day ago

The roster for the Gold Team sat on the screen of the laptop. There was a name absent from the list: mine. I was not going to States. I scrolled through the names. They valued qualities that I didn’t...

Turning Point: Reagan Masek
Turning Point: Reagan Masek
Reagan Masek 3 days ago

Every school day was the same. I went to classes and lunch with my three friends. I didn’t bother others and they didn’t bother me. I kept to myself. On Nov. 10, we took a journalism trip to St. Louis,...

Between solos, Big Planet and Gummy performed together. The rapped acidSpit — a song they wrote over the summer.
A Music-Made Match
Kevin Dutton and Ella Rosewarne 4 days ago

Two years ago as BigPlanet (Elias Kirsh) was entering CHS as a freshman and Gummy (Evan Ochoa) was going into his sophomore year at CHS, the stars aligned for the two ambitious artists to collaborate...


Art by Bee Whalen
Nowhere Left to Turn
Ria Lowenschuss 23 seconds ago

When I entered high school, I didn’t expect to live through a historical moment, something that would grace the pages of textbooks in the years...

During the pandemic, Hazel Derry spent countless hours scrolling through media sites and stumbling across popular and dangerous conspiracy theories. If someone sees something, they might just take it to be the truth, Derry said. [Were] so impressionable and it can change someones trajectory.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Lucy Cassell-Kelley and Scarlett London 2 days ago

The glowing screen lit up Hazel Derry’s dark room, illuminating the ‘truth’ flickering on her computer screen. At the beginning of quarantine,...

How Did This Happen?
How Did This Happen?
Sana Schaden 3 days ago
The overturning of Roe v. Wade was not the result of a singular decision, but instead that of a 50-year-long war against reproductive freedom in the U.S. A deeper dive into the anti-abortion movement since 1973 might explain how we got here.
Fool Me Twice, Shame on You
Fool Me Twice, Shame on You
Serena O'Brien 6 days ago

In a fraction of a second, you can obtain 3,160,000,000 hits pertaining to the keyword “politics,” already sorted with the highest-value...


Humans of Community: Finn Anderson
Humans of Community: Finn Anderson
Ryan Thomas-Palmer 2 days ago

“I'm really proud of this one spread that I did in my sketchbook. I spent like a few days working on it and I think it turned out really nice....

Humans of Community: Kaylin Grant
Humans of Community: Kaylin Grant
Lucia Page Sander January 9, 2023

“A highlight of my week so far has been hanging out with my guinea pigs. I have two guinea pigs, one named Olive and one named Mocha. I like...

Humans of Community: Noah Garfield
Humans of Community: Noah Garfield
Ruth Shikanov December 12, 2022

“I play clarinet and I think the jazz program is really cool. I’m definitely challenged. I feel more motivated to practice than I was before...

Humans of Community: Jacqueline Boynton
Humans of Community: Jacqueline Boynton
Leila Durrie December 10, 2022

“In November I worked on a show with Young Peoples Theater called ‘Into The Woods’ and I played the witch. At first, [my role] was really...


A Few Good Things Review
"A Few Good Things" Review
Henry Connor

Chicago-based rapper Saba explores the contrast between an impoverished past and a financially-free future, while also diving into his overall growth as an artist, in his third studio album “A Few Good Things.” The album has noticeable similarities to his critically acclaimed record “CARE FOR ME,” released in 2018. Featuring some of Saba’s...

23 Review
"23" Review

Before making the leap across the pond, U.K. Rapper Oakley Neil H T Caesar-Su, better known as Central Cee, released his project “23.” Coming off his last project “Wild West,” which had massive...

Ronan Laporte in the CHS library. Being a self-described “contrarian,” however, Laporte decided to read “The Communist Manifesto” as a way to explore the nuance of different governmental systems. “I want to grow up and do everything in my power to make it so that life for people who arent as privileged as me is dignified and valuable,” Laporte said.
Books That Change Lives

Ronan Laporte takes U.S. History, just like many of his freshman classmates. He has spent his first semester at CHS learning about the women’s rights movement and the Industrial Revolution. However,...

How to Get Away with Murder Review
"How to Get Away with Murder" Review

Scandalous, peculiar and inspiring are three words that I would use to describe “How to Get Away with Murder.” This eloquent series is a legal drama that follows five law students and their professor...

Gold Review
"Gold" Review

“Gold,” the fifth studio album by German progressive metal band Unprocessed, comes with a significant shift in sound to a larger incorporation of alternative rock elements. With idiosyncratic sounds...


COMMUNICATOR ON INSTA
More footage from #FashionFriday featuring Lila Fetter!

More footage from #FashionFriday featuring Lila Fetter! ...

Today, Jan. 27, at lunch, CHS yearbook class is hosting a Winter Fashion Photoshoot on CHS’s front lawn to generate content for the publication. Anyone with a cold-weather outfit is invited to show it off. 

“In the fall we had a photoshoot with a bunch of fall fashion and we decided to do same thing in winter because things change a lot with the snow, people wear different and warmer clothes,” said Jonah Klein, a yearbook editor. “[Photoshoots are] also a really fun way for us to learn about photography and interviewing. We’re having a good time out here.”

Klein loves seeing incoming yearbook staff learn from their more experienced classmates during events like these.

Additionally, anyone who participates in the photoshoot will be rewarded for their efforts with coffee or hot chocolate.

Post by Lucia Page Sander
Video by Leila Durrie and Lucia Page Sander

Today, Jan. 27, at lunch, CHS yearbook class is hosting a Winter Fashion Photoshoot on CHS’s front lawn to generate content for the publication. Anyone with a cold-weather outfit is invited to show it off.

“In the fall we had a photoshoot with a bunch of fall fashion and we decided to do same thing in winter because things change a lot with the snow, people wear different and warmer clothes,” said Jonah Klein, a yearbook editor. “[Photoshoots are] also a really fun way for us to learn about photography and interviewing. We’re having a good time out here.”

Klein loves seeing incoming yearbook staff learn from their more experienced classmates during events like these.

Additionally, anyone who participates in the photoshoot will be rewarded for their efforts with coffee or hot chocolate.

Post by Lucia Page Sander
Video by Leila Durrie and Lucia Page Sander
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Due to severe weather, Thursday, Jan. 26 will be another district-wide snow day. AAPS Superintendent, Dr. Jeanice Swift, made the closure announcement at 5:32 am on Jan. 26. 

“The closure decision is based on ensuring the safety of our AAPS students and staff,” Swift said. “After driving the roads across the AAPS overnight to assess, icy and snowy conditions continue at this time on many neighborhood and secondary roads in the area following yesterday’s winter storm.”

All AAPS buildings will be closed, and all after-school activities are canceled. Nearby institutions including Washtenaw International High School, Saline Area Schools and Dexter Community Schools are also shut down for another day due to the unsafe weather conditions. 

For a full list of Michigan school closures, click the link in our bio.

Post by Arista Luong

Due to severe weather, Thursday, Jan. 26 will be another district-wide snow day. AAPS Superintendent, Dr. Jeanice Swift, made the closure announcement at 5:32 am on Jan. 26.

“The closure decision is based on ensuring the safety of our AAPS students and staff,” Swift said. “After driving the roads across the AAPS overnight to assess, icy and snowy conditions continue at this time on many neighborhood and secondary roads in the area following yesterday’s winter storm.”

All AAPS buildings will be closed, and all after-school activities are canceled. Nearby institutions including Washtenaw International High School, Saline Area Schools and Dexter Community Schools are also shut down for another day due to the unsafe weather conditions.

For a full list of Michigan school closures, click the link in our bio.

Post by Arista Luong
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Fashion Friday: Dé Barney
Fashion Friday: Dé Barney
Fashion Friday: Charlotte Quinn
Fashion Friday: Charlotte Quinn
Fashion Friday: Ari Taylor
Fashion Friday: Ari Taylor
Fashion Friday: Ella Glass
Fashion Friday: Ella Glass

Beet Pasta Sauce Recipe
Beet Pasta Sauce Recipe
Ruth Shikanov

Picture This: Jonah Makman-Levinson
Picture This: Jonah Makman-Levinson
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Growing in Style
Growing in Style
Addi Hinesman and Morgan McClease
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