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AAPS Announces In-Person Learning Option For Some by March 24

AAPS Announces In-Person Learning Option For Some by March 24

Lucy Tobier, Eliot Klus, and Charles Solomon February 24, 2021

In a shift from Feb. 17’s meeting, on Feb. 24, the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education voted to confirm Superintendent Jeanice Swift’s dates for an optional return to in-person learning...

AAPS Board to Vote on Recommendation to Keep Most Students Virtual

AAPS Board to Vote on Recommendation to Keep Most Students Virtual

Lucy Tobier, Eliot Klus, and Charles Solomon February 23, 2021

On Feb. 24, the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education will vote on a recommendation from the district’s superintendent, Dr. Jeanice Swift, for the majority of students to remain virtual...

Defunding the Police in Detroit Public Schools

Defunding the Police in Detroit Public Schools

Aidan Hsia February 21, 2021

Since the death of George Floyd in May of 2020, protests have erupted across the world, fighting for change in government and policy. Schools are no exception. In Detroit, there has been a movement to...

AAPS Announces First Virtual Snow Day

AAPS Announces First Virtual Snow Day

Reagan Masek and Emily Chung February 19, 2021

On Feb. 15  at 9:51 p.m., AAPS board member Jeff Gaynor made a statement about a potential virtual snow day. “This [snow day] has been the focus of discussion among administrators this evening....

FOS Online and The Freshman Experience

FOS Online and The Freshman Experience

Maggie Wolf February 19, 2021

When Emmy Wernimont first found out that her freshman year of high school would be online, she not only felt exceedingly disappointed but also very nervous. In September, she entered 9th grade feeling...

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CHS Mock Trial Enters the Regional Competition

Ryan Thomas-Palmer, Brooke Rafko, and Addi Hinesman February 19, 2021

Charles Solomon still remembers the first words he spoke in a courtroom when he was a freshman. “Good morning, Your Honor. I, Charles Solomon, along with my co-counsel, Cammi Tirico and Emmet Huhn, will...

Shannon Brydges tapes sheets of paper on the window showcasing the opening date of her store, Malofta Vintage. Her opening day is Nov. 7 and she intends to keep in casual.

Catching Up With Kerrytown

Mia Goldstein February 17, 2021

  Malofta Vintage The COVID-19 pandemic has opened an unexpected door for Shannon Brydges, the owner of Malofta Vintage. Brydges never intended to open up a physical space for her store....

Tyranny of the Minority

Tyranny of the Minority

Anjali Kakarla February 13, 2021

Throughout our history, the role of the electoral college in American democracy has been a disputed issue. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral college to Donald Trump....

The Girl in the Discord Server

The Girl in the Discord Server

Erin Simmons February 11, 2021

The world of video games has always been male-dominated in every aspect, from who plays to who creates. While this has slowly improved over time, the culture around it has not improved nearly as much....

Jen Eyer: A Voice for Her Constituents

Jen Eyer: A Voice for Her Constituents

Delia Binetti February 11, 2021

Jen Eyer was recently elected to serve as one of Ann Arbor's city council representatives. Eyer is a mother of two and has been a Michigander for her whole life. Senior year is where Eyer's interest in...

My Right to Marriage

My Right to Marriage

Ria Lowenschuss February 9, 2021

I was ten years old when the Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage. I remember the day vividly, though I am not sure I knew exactly what it meant until years later. It was a warm June day, and I...

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