The Communicator

An empty classroom at Monta Vista High School in California. Photo by Julia Satterthwaite.

An Open Letter to the Ann Arbor Board of Education and Ann Arbor Youth

Cate Weiser February 19, 2021

I want to start this piece off by saying that it is a bylined opinion article. I speak for myself, as a 17-year-old journalist with opinions. I am not an expert, and this article is written from my feelings....

Krystle DuPree on Local Politics, Her Son and Relatable Perspectives

Krystle DuPree on Local Politics, Her Son and Relatable Perspectives

Tai Tworek February 10, 2021

When Krystle DuPree found out she won, she cried. It was 3:33 a.m. Seven years earlier, she had recently left the army and was utilizing Washtenaw Community College’s food pantry for women to sustain...

Activists march through Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood during a rally to defund police on Friday, July 24, 2020. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Black Death

Eliot Klus January 26, 2021

As a mixed child in a white family, I simultaneously learned about my Blackness and its danger. I remember when my white step-father first exposed the health risks my Black existence invites. There were...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D- Calif., signs the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump during an engrossment ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Agree to Disagree? Let’s Not.

Scarlett London January 17, 2021

“Seems to me, if you can get the citizens of a democracy to no longer agree on what is objectively true in the world, then you have conquered them with all the strength of an invading army,” tweeted...

Leaving one love for another

Leaving one love for another

Leah Dewey December 2, 2020

On June 8, 2020, Anna McEwen filed for retirement. It was her birthday. She had been teaching for 36 years and felt like she was ready to go: she was tired of the administration; she was tired of the paperwork...

Women in Jazz: Abby Kohn

Women in Jazz: Abby Kohn

Geneve Thomas-Palmer November 23, 2020

For Pioneer High School (PHS) senior Abby Kohn, music has always been an unavoidable, crucial part of her life. Before she began playing the French horn, Kohn would interact with music by singing and though...

How to talk to lawmakers

How to talk to lawmakers

Scarlett London November 18, 2020

I don’t know about you, but until recently, I’ve never had much interest in talking to legislators. Every time I’ve wanted to let someone know how I felt about an issue, I posted something on social...

Get outside with Courtney Kiley

Get outside with Courtney Kiley

Elizabeth Shaieb November 9, 2020

The amount of novel work Courtney Kiley has had to do in her 13th year of teaching makes it feel like her first. From understanding a teacher’s side of Schoology to the entire letter of recommendation...

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