The Communicator

The Communicator

The Communicator

An advertisement on 330 Detroit Street for 15 new luxury condominiums. The new flat-iron five-story complex will replace the building that currently houses Teriyaki Time.
From Delong's to Deluxe
Scarlett London 1 hour ago

Outside Teriyaki Time, across the street from Community High School sits an advertisement for “15 New Luxury Condominiums” at 330 Detroit...

I Voted
I Voted
Matthew Castilho November 28, 2022

The word that makes up the foundation of democracy. The way we, the people, can make our voices heard. The way I can make my voice heard. Having...

A woman looking at a configuration of mountains called the Sleeping Chief sits on a rock near the Appalachian Natl Scenic Trail.
The Summer Before Our Fall
Charlie Beeson November 21, 2022

Dear esteemed reader, It’s been a hectic summer between junior and senior year. Things seem to change so fast. I’m sure you hear that a...

On his way to school, Charlie Beeson passes cars every day. He walks his bike when he doesn’t feel safe riding. “There are times where I’ve wondered how my life would change if I was hit by a car.”
Horror on Four Wheels
Charlie Beeson November 19, 2022

On the morning of July 30, 2022, my friends were riding their bikes along Stage Road in Ronald Township, Michigan. It was their second day out...


An advertisement on 330 Detroit Street for 15 new luxury condominiums. The new flat-iron five-story complex will replace the building that currently houses Teriyaki Time.
From Delong's to Deluxe
Racial segregation in Ann Arbor still exists, and it appears in unexpected places
Scarlett London 1 hour ago

Outside Teriyaki Time, across the street from Community High School sits an advertisement for “15 New Luxury Condominiums” at 330 Detroit...

Sweetwaters on Main and Washington, ready for a peaceful and caffeinated study session.
Definitively Ranking Study Spots Downtown
Rita Ionides October 26, 2022

Ann Arbor is home to countless picturesque, cute little spots to study in— however, while most Ann Arbor locals (and certainly most university students) have their favorite places, any connoisseur of...

Cars parked in front of CHS on Monday, Oct. 24. The school does not lease spaces from the city, instead distributing parking passes to seniors each year, who then fight for one of the 30 student spaces in front of the school every day.
Parking Pains
Scarlett London and Lucy Cassell-Kelley October 24, 2022

After a long night at ballet, I come home to start my homework. I bounce between physics, college applications, coursework for my UM class and more. I finally close my laptop just before midnight. Then,...

AAPS Schools are Now Mask Optional
AAPS Schools are Now Mask Optional
Jadyn Taylor October 15, 2022

We are now entering school again with a significant change that came sooner than we thought. Students are wandering the halls without masks. How will schools move forward now?

Count Day on Yom Kippur
Count Day on Yom Kippur
Reagan Masek and Ailish Kilbride October 5, 2022

The question of whether AAPS (Ann Arbor Public School) students should have Yom Kippur off has become a looming inquiry. According to the Detroit News, five Metro Detroit schools are going to be closed...


Sisters
Sisters
Ivy Prochaska

I grew up desperately trying to copy just about everything about my two older sisters. Everything they did I wanted to do. Hand-me-downs were anxiously awaited, I’d sneak into their rooms when they were...

In My Room
In My Room
Anonymous November 11, 2022

We’re sitting in my childhood bedroom. There are photos of me tossed haphazardly on the walls; pictures of me in my first-grade class, sporting...

Premature Melodrama
Premature Melodrama
Ella Glass November 10, 2022

From her native New Zealand, Lorde has reached me through every era, every age, and every place I’ve been. She first found me all the way in...

Sense of Strength
Sense of Strength
Izzie Jacob October 29, 2022

My cousin buried her reddened eyes into the palms of her hands. Her black curly hair spilling over her, showering her with its grace. The church...

An Epiphany in the Grocery Store
An Epiphany in the Grocery Store
Lucy Cassell-Kelley October 20, 2022

The aisles of the grocery store are crowded. People jostle around next to me, the sights and sounds slowing into a calming lull. Someone's shoulder...


I Voted
I Voted
Matthew Castilho

The word that makes up the foundation of democracy. The way we, the people, can make our voices heard. The way I can make my voice heard. Having just turned 18, I was excited and nervous to cast my first vote. Not knowing what to expect, I walked into the second precinct, where I was greeted by a huge man hunched over a small desk. As I handed over...

Roe v Wade is in Danger
Roe v Wade is in Danger
Lucy Cassell-Kelley

Nearly five decades ago, the Supreme Court dispensed its ruling on Roe v. Wade, effectively decriminalizing abortion in the United States. Since then, groups trying to limit access to legal abortions have urged the Supreme Court to reevaluate the ruling. In 2021, the Supreme Court agreed to review Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Dobbs...

We Must Protect Children
We Must Protect Children
Ria Lowenschuss

On March 13, 2020, I was fifteen years old. I was still a freshman in high school and I had no idea what my future had in store for me. Covid was a mystery that I had only heard about in the news and in my classes (where we talked about how it could never affect us). Almost two years later, both of my siblings have been forced to quarantine in their...

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005.
Findings from Government Studies
Sam Gibb-Randall

For the last three months, I’ve been researching and comparing governments. I have done this through compiling different comparative indexes, most prominently the World Bank Government Indicators and Legatum Prosperity Index, and doing research to fill in the cracks. In the beginning, I wanted to find out if Canada’s government, compared to the...



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