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Mock Trial Regionals: CHS sends both teams to States

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Thomas-Palmer
Ben Cooper and Sam Berkooz March 8, 2020

On Feb. 22, 2020, head coach and CHS teacher, Chloe Root alongside the rest of the CHS mock trial team were exhausted. A long day of competition had finally come to an end, and all coach Root could do...

A precious space

Photography by Ebba Gurney. Cindy Haidu-Banks assumes a pose she often assumes when reflecting about her teaching career.
Geneve Thomas-Palmer February 24, 2020

As the 20 years Cindy Haidu-Banks has spent teaching draw to a close, she will often sit in her room like this: with her legs up on the old wooden desk she inherited from fellow teacher Ken McGraw, kicking...

The abrupt replacement of the Mock Trial case

The abrupt replacement of the Mock Trial case
Mori Ono November 19, 2018

Chloe Root was working late at a friend’s house on Nov. 14, when she opened the email that utterly upended her plans for the next Mock Trial practice. The Michigan Center for Civic Education (MCCE) would...

Every part of me: Chloe Root

Every part of me: Chloe Root
Geneve Thomas-Palmer November 6, 2018

Chloe Root was walking down a public street on the way back from reading a poem for Pride Month in Providence, Rhode Island the last time she called a “dyke”. A group of guys pulled up next to her...

P.C.- Understanding Political Correctness with Chloe Root

Chloe Root teaches U.S. history, economics, and mock trial here at Community, and attended CHS as a student.
Grace Jensen, Journalist May 12, 2018

Originally Published May 12, 2016: P.C. usually stands for “politically correct,” a phrase that’s been thrown around a lot lately in political debates. However, when Chloe Root attended Community...

Trump Repeals Transgender Rights

Trump Repeals Transgender Rights
Alexandra Hobrecht February 25, 2017

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Trump Administration issued a new letter stating the federal government would no longer require schools to accommodate transgender students. The Departments of Education and...

Anarcho-Coffeeism: Episode 3

Ruby Lowenstein, Eva Rosenfeld, and Chloe Root January 4, 2016
An introduction to egoist anarchism and the writings of Max Stirner, brought to you by the good comrades of Chloe Root’s independent study on Anarchist Thought. Down with the State!

Anarcho-Coffeeism: Episode 2

Eva Rosenfeld, Ruby Lowenstein, and Chloe Root December 4, 2015

An introduction to collectivist anarchism and the writings of Michael Bakunin, brought to you by the good comrades of Chloe Root's independent study on Anarchist Thought. Down with the State! Collectivist...

Anarcho-Coffeeism: Episode 1

Eva Rosenfeld and Ruby Lowenstein November 20, 2015

This introduction to anarchism is provided to you by the good comrades of Chloe Root's independent study on Anarchist Thought. Down with the State!

2015 Fall Forum Trips at Community High

English teacher and Communicator leader Tracy Anderson's forum at the Howell Nature Center try out the low-ropes course as well as a zipline above a large pond. Everyone cheered each other on and Anderson conquered her fear of heights and went on the zipline. Nearly every person in the forum came.
Andrew Gechter & Devin Weeks October 2, 2015

CHS Mock Trial Team Sweeps Regionals

CHS Mock Trial Team Sweeps Regionals
Eva Rosenfeld and Hannah Davis March 2, 2015

“It’s like trying to put on a play while the other team is trying to sabotage you.” That’s how Cheryl Grace, the former coach of Community High School’s Mock Trial team, described Mock Trial. Last...

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