Monthly Archives: June 2013

Seaholm Junior Pursues Design Industry

   With a “neo-punk-wave-post-grunge-psychedelic-trash” vibe and sublime effects, Chloe Hajjar creates her own unique visions.    Hajjar, a junior, created a website, chlojar.com that is filled with her projects and artwork.    “It is basically a website to promote my artwork and for other people to find it easily and cycle throughout the internet,” Hajjar said.     Chlojar.com is currently

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Gasper’s Passion for Filmmaking Pays Off

   Picturesque backdrops, catchy songs, and high-definition footage are just a few notable aspects of junior Jordan Gasper’s action sports films.     Since the summer of 2010, Gasper has been filming action sports videos, referred to as “edits”.  Since he began filming sports such as skiing and biking, it has remained a passion.    “It started two years ago with

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A Major Decision

Written by Kelly Martinek and Kendall Hitch   As an incoming college freshmen, students are expected to narrow their focus to just one out of hundreds of majors.    But what does a college major truly mean for a student’s future?    In 2007, Groves graduate Kendall Wyllie set off on a four year, 120 hour credit journey as a history

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Learning “iMatter”

   I matter: those words can be hard to say out loud.    With teachers, counselors, and even parents drilling children with the importance of empathizing, community service and understanding you can’t always get what you want, learning to say and think “I matter” can slip through the cracks.    Sure, it’s important to understand and help others, but that

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District Revamps Character Ed

   Character education has become an increased focus at Seaholm, especially after the Newton Connecticut shooting.    “When something like [the shooting] happens on a national scale we have to look at what we are doing in our own community,” Superintendent Daniel Nerad said.    According to Nerad, the last few months have been used to construct a Safe Schools

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Nerad: BPS Parent Involvement a Positive

   “I believe what’s here as parent involvement is really at envy in this country,” Birmingham Superintendent Daniel Nerad said.    This was the point Nerad stressed repeatedly during an interview on Tuesday May 21.    Out of the 28 school districts in Oakland County, Birmingham is fortunate to have parent engagement.    “People value the parent involvement that exists

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Without Merit?

  “Honestly, the bill is designed to destroy the teacher unions.”    That’s how Social Studies teacher Scott Craig describes House Bill 4625, with a serious expression and tone to match it.    The bill, known as the teacher performance bill, was introduced to the Michigan House on April 24, 2013. By press date the bill is still in the

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