The Communicator

Love: Why Does it Exist?

January 21, 2015


Filed under HEALTH, LIFE, SCIENCE

By:Vincent Barlow Love. Who could think that four little letters could mean so much? But what exactly is love? Webster defines love as, “The strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship.” But there’s still the question of why? Why do people have this feeling for others while ...

Preserving Ann Arbor’s Nature

Preserving Ann Arbor’s Nature

Matty Hack

January 20, 2015


Filed under FRONT PAGE, SCIENCE

Perched atop a shelf in Community High School Dean Marci Tuzinsky’s office is an engraved slice of a tree trunk. Across the middle are carvings forming the words “Community High School,” and above them, “Volunteer of the Year 2012.” This award was given to CHS in recognition of its efforts...

A Keystone Issue

A Keystone Issue

Matty Hack

January 6, 2015


Filed under SCIENCE, VOICE

President Obama has stated that he will veto any plan that would approve Keystone XL, a final stage of the Keystone Pipeline. This time, he didn’t have to. The Senate needed 60 votes to prevent a filibuster of the project, and a vote on November 19, 2014, demonstrated that only 59 senators support...

Living on Key and in Color

Living on Key and in Color

Matty Hack and Anurima Kumar

December 18, 2014


Filed under FRONT PAGE, SCIENCE

“You’re three cents sharp,” Dr. John Pasquale, Director of the Michigan Marching Band, said as he picked out one trumpet player specifically from the Pioneer High School Symphony Band. Three cents is only three percent of the full measure of a music interval between two notes. He left the band...

The Mystery of Yawning

The Mystery of Yawning

Natalie Bullock

November 14, 2014


Filed under LIFE, SCIENCE

In a classroom, when one student begins to yawn it triggers a chain reaction. Then, the person sitting next to them yawns, and the person next to them yawns as well. The cycle continues until everyone in the room is yawning, including the teacher. “Watch someone yawn, and try not to yawn yourself....

“Cigars with Wings” – Chimney Swifts at Community

“Cigars with Wings” – Chimney Swifts at Community

Matty Hack

November 4, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, FRONT PAGE, SCIENCE

Nothing too exciting had happened in the minutes leading up to second block until around three hundred tiny, dark grayish birds shot out of the Community High School chimney and began circling over the school. These birds—Chimney Swifts*—are not an unusual sight during the summer in Ann Arbor....

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