The Communicator

The Communicator

The Communicator

Bloom
Bloom
Staff 2 days ago

For the fourth edition of The Communicator, we chose to embody the theme Bloom. As we enter the spring season, spend more time outside...

Video Games to Play This Summer
Video Games to Play This Summer
Johann Hiser 4 days ago

As Summer Break approaches, many will have more time for sports, studies, and most importantly, video games. Here are four video games that you...

The U of M Effect
The U of M Effect
Izzie Jacob and Morgan McClease 6 days ago

Community High School (CHS) is known for being located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, at the doorsteps of the University of Michigan (UM)....

Irene Butter Visits CHS
Irene Butter Visits CHS
Lucy Tobier, Bee Whalen, and Elliot Bramson May 9, 2022

On April 14, 2022, Dr. Irene Butter, a peace activist, Holocaust survivor and Professor Emerita of Public Health at the University of Michigan,...

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My Story: Rewriting
My Story: Rewriting
Charlie Rosenfeld

On March 13, 2020, I was 14 years old. So young, it seems. But it was just 670 days ago. It really isn’t that much. And yet, it’s thousands...

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My Story: Until Alaska
Maggie Wolf

On March 13, 2020, I was 15 years old. A sophomore in high school, it felt like my world was just beginning to expand. As my 18-year-old sister...

My Story: Reward from Risk
My Story: Reward from Risk
Kevin Dutton

On March 13, 2020, I was 15 years old. Throughout my whole life, I played soccer. From competing in intense basement matches with my older brother...


After 18 Years, Sean Eldon Returns to CHS
After 18 Years, Sean Eldon Returns to CHS
Lucy Tobier and Felicity Rosa-Davies

As Sean Eldon pulled flowers from the ground alongside the Tracy Anderson forum, he didn’t realize he had made a mistake. “[Anderson] set up this thing where we went and did some gardening at a person's house locally,” Eldon said. “I didn't know plants very well and I ended up pulling out all of these woman's perennial plants instead of the...

A Balancing Act
A Balancing Act
Hannah L. Rubenstein and Claire Lewis

Emma Hamstra, a CHS English teacher, grew up with many extracurriculars in her daily schedule. Throughout high school, Hamstra was on the varsity field hockey and lacrosse team and participated in many...

Flipping Physics
Flipping Physics
Mia Goldstein

For Jonathan Thomas-Palmer, a CHS physics teacher, learning is more than being taught. And after twenty years of trying to find ways to improve his classroom learning environment, he has essentially perfected...

Mike Vial: Guitarist at Heart
Mike Vial: Guitarist at Heart
Madison Bell

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 first year at CHS as an English teacher, has had to improvise...

Jeri Schneiders Role at CHS
Jeri Schneider's Role at CHS
Lila Fetter

Jeri Schneider, Community High School (CHS) media specialist, is happy to be seeing students and colleagues in-person once again. “I didn't realize how much I missed those interactions until we came...


Community in Construction: Part Two
Community in Construction: Part Two
Addi Hinesman and Sumaya Berki

The obstacle of construction around Community High School has become a common hurdle students have learned to get used to.  In January of 2021, before students returned for in-person learning, construction...

Schedules: How do They Affect Us?
Schedules: How do They Affect Us?
Laurel Peterson and Aliyah Carr

Planning and schedules are important, at least according to Christine Adams, the assistant secretary at CHS. She emphasizes the importance of not jumping right into an assignment, but instead stopping...

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...


Mori Ono enjoys time outside as plants bloom in Ann Arbor. The nearby blooming magenta bushes have added color to Onos view recently.
Proust Questionnaire: Mori Ono
Ella Rosewarne

What is your idea of perfect happiness?  Being swept up in a moment of curiosity that has me yearning to discover more about something fascinating.  What is your greatest fear?  A fear that...

Sadie Barber spends her lunch on the front lawn. This was her first year in CHS and she is adjusting to high school.
Proust Questionnaire with Sadie Barber
Ella Rosewarne

What is your idea of perfect happiness? I don't think perfect happiness exists but genuine kindness and gratitude, in general, would help to achieve it. What is your greatest fear? Getting...

Audrey Weiss leans up against a wall in Kerrytown. She generally goes to Kerrytown for kombucha or a coffee. My favorite part of Kerrytown is the courtyard, I have a lot of memories with friends there, and its also just a really beautiful place, Weiss said.
Proust Questionnaire with Audrey Weiss
Ella Rosewarne

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Living in the forest by a lake surrounded by mountains where I can walk around and explore all day. What is your greatest fear? I think my greatest fear...



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
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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