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Maria Ressa and Dmitriy Muratov
2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Nika Anderson, Editor-in-Chief • January 18, 2022

The Nobel Peace Prize, which is awarded to exemplary individuals such as human rights activists, politicians, scholars, and journalists that promote peace between nations, was awarded to Dmitriy Muratov and Maria Ressa in 2021. This annual prize, which...

Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Julia Maina, Reporrter • January 14, 2022

Human trafficking, whether we realise or not is present in everyday lives. When thinking about human trafficking, one might think kidnapping or assult. Defined by the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking involes a use of force, fraud, or...

Au‌ ‌Pair‌ ‌Culture:‌ ‌Your‌ ‌Gap‌ ‌Year‌ ‌Escapade‌ ‌
Au‌ ‌Pair‌ ‌Culture:‌ ‌Your‌ ‌Gap‌ ‌Year‌ ‌Escapade‌ ‌
Marcelina Kukawska, Photographer/Reporter • January 14, 2022

As a high school student and young adult, you are encouraged to follow the traditional life path: the high school to college to the nine-to-five job pipeline. But what if you wanted to do something else? What if you wanted to see the world while you are...

Ahmaud Arbery vs. Kyle Rittenhouse trials
Ahmaud Arbery vs. Kyle Rittenhouse trials
Nika Anderson, Editor-in-Chief • December 10, 2021

Intense protests erupted after the August 23, 2020 shooting of Jacob Blake, an armed black man, by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While Blake was not killed, he was paralyzed and his shooting sparked resentment toward law enforcement. The...

Manhole Murders of South Bend
Manhole Murders of South Bend
Lizzie Graff, Reporter • December 10, 2021

The haunting local story of the manhole murders is often overlooked by citizens of South Bend. The killing of four innocent homeless men, living in an abandoned warehouse, known as “the Fort”, exemplifies that despite having the wealthiness of a private...

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Eric Derr
Eric Derr
Naomi Presler, Reporter • January 18, 2022

Eric Derr will be graduating this June after spending the past four years on the diving, track and mock trial teams. He has explored new ways to advance in each of the sports he is involved in and explored his competitive side. He has a good outlook on school, life, and is an amazing Full IB student. Eric has participated in diving for four years. He started out by becoming the diving team manager...

Katie Hensell
Katie Hensell
Pike Temple, Sports Reporter

Katie Hensell is a senior at John Adams High School. She represents Adams through her many extracurriculars - soccer, diving, track, and mock...

Connor McKenna
Connor McKenna
Oriane Dancler, Reporter

Connor McKenna is a star student-athlete who will be graduating from John Adams High School this year. Connor is one of the captains of the soccer...

Betsy Leija
Betsy Leija
Lizzie Graff, Reporter

Betsy Leija, a flourishing senior at John Adams High School, has accomplished much over the last four years. Through her rigorous courses and...

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Lizzies Top 5 Movies of 2021
Lizzie's Top 5 Movies of 2021
Lizzie Graff, Reporter • January 18, 2022

A year of in-between, 2021 did not produce many blockbusters. Sifting through 273 films might seem like a daunting task, so I sorted through...

Walking Through A Winter Wonderland
Walking Through A Winter Wonderland
Julia Maina, Reporter • December 10, 2021
Top 10 Holiday Movies
Top 10 Holiday Movies
Oriane Dancler, Reporter • December 10, 2021
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