The Communicator

The Communicator

The Communicator

Figuring it Out
Figuring it Out
Anjali Kakarla 1 day ago

Mike Vial: Guitarist at Heart
Mike Vial: Guitarist at Heart
Madison Bell 2 days ago

Walking through the hallways of Community High, the last thing you expect to hear is loud guitar music flowing towards you. Mike Vial, in his...

A Different Beginning
A Different Beginning
Felicity Rosa-Davies 2 days ago

Nadya Matish has always known she was born from a sperm donor. Because she has two moms, Matish was born through artificial insemination: the...

Melina Dominguez, Photographer
Melina Dominguez, Photographer
Maggie Wolf 4 days ago

Melina Dominguez crouches on the field, aiming the lens of her camera towards the swarm of green uniforms sprinting in front of her. As the official...

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Denise Kleiner - The Pottery Maker
Denise Kleiner - The Pottery Maker
Emmy Chung, Izzie Jacob, and Abbi Bachman

Denise Kleiner was hesitant to become a businesswoman on her own. She felt scared going into business knowing she was not a math or salesperson. Her job at Chrysler car company was stable but her passion was pulling her in a different direction. She had to take the risk. Kleiner was shopping at an art fair when she met a potter. The woman invited...

Meat to Mushrooms - A New Burger
Meat to Mushrooms - A New Burger
Ailish Kilbride

When compared to other plant-based burgers, the Cruz Burger stands alone. It does not taste like fake meat, but instead something totally unique. Dominique Da’Cruz (35), a regular Kerrytown vendor, has found a passion for family dining through healthy eating. In an effort to share this with his...

Debbie Marx - The Crystal Vendor
Debbie Marx - The Crystal Vendor
Felicity Rosa-Davies, Eliot Klus, Scarlett London, Maiwen Claunch, and Simon Shavit

Ever since she can remember, Debbie Marx, a vendor at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market, has had an affinity for collecting rocks and stones. “The rocks are my life,” Marx said. “I mean, I love them. But it's the connections you make with the people over the stones that are really the true jewels.” After...

Lawyer to Farmer: Andy Strahan
Lawyer to Farmer: Andy Strahan
Addi Hinesman, Morgan McClease, and Izzy Stevens

Andy Strahan used to be a hard-working trial lawyer, with 30 years of experience behind him. He made the life changing switch three years ago to become a farmer, now spending his time working and selling produce for the organic farm, Tantré. “Being a rich lawyer was nice, but it didn't make me...


Figuring it Out
Figuring it Out
Anjali Kakarla

Turning Points in Life
Turning Points in Life
Ellie Fife and Emmy Chung

For Alissa Maglothin, self-recognition has become her savior, whether it be realizing that she is having a 'colorless day' or not enjoying something that she used to, she can acknowledge her bad days. "The...

Where are People Eating Lunch?
Where are People Eating Lunch?
Ivy Prochaska

At Community High School (CHS), finding a spot to eat lunch has always been a little different from other high schools, but as the weather starts to get colder, the question, “where should we eat lunch?”...


Proust Questionnaire with Quinn Strassel
Proust Questionnaire with Quinn Strassel
Anjali Kakarla and Ailish Kilbride

    What will you miss most about CHS? There are two parts to missing CHS: Being a teacher at Community High and then running the Community Ensemble Theatre (CET). I think being...

Proust Questionnaire with Emmy Chung
Proust Questionnaire with Emmy Chung
Ailish Kilbride

What is your idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness would be a moment when I felt confident in myself and prepared: [When] I was doing something that I'm really passionate about. What's...

Proust Questionnaire with Eli Hausman
Proust Questionnaire with Eli Hausman
Ella Rosewarne

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness to me is a day where I feel accomplished and have a plan set out involving getting outside with my friends. What is your greatest fear? Not...



Students and School Shutdowns
Students and School Shutdowns
Ria Lowenschuss

Late at night on Thursday, Oct. 21, Arista Luong was hard at work. She had an AP Chem test coming up — her second unit test of the year — which she had spent weeks preparing for. Around 10 p.m., however,...

Kids With Covid
Kids With Covid
Izzy Stevens and Izzie Jacob

Out of abundance of caution, John Smith* took an at-home Covid test before visiting their grandparents. “After two or three minutes, I saw the little pink line show up on the test,” Smith said....

Figuring it Out
Anjali Kakarla

The night before Marisa Andoni-Savas went back to in-person school — for the first time in 14 months — she sorted through her masks, deciding which one to wear. A sophomore at CHS, Andoni-Savas’s...

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