Author Archives: Kelly Martinek

Seaholm implements changes to standardized testing

For the first time in three years, Seaholm freshmen, sophomores and juniors didn’t have a morning dedicated to standardized testing in their fall schedule. Birmingham Public Schools made the decision to eliminate fall testing in the wake of the various changes to standardized testing in the past year. As of this year, guidance counselor Rebecca Powrozek said, Michigan does not

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Seaholm sees the effects of new national nutrition standards

By Kelly Martinek and McKenna Ross Since the Obama family moved into the White House, the First Lady has focused on creating a healthier population, starting with children. Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed in 2010, but schools, and students, are just now seeing its influence. The brand new set of school lunch nutrition standards took effect this

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Fifth Annual One Acts Approaches

By Kelly Martinek The little theatre will be buzzing at 7 pm on May 30th, opening night for Seaholm’s One Acts festival. Now in its fifth year, the One Acts festival will feature seven short, one-act plays. More than any other Seaholm theatre production throughout the year, One Acts relies heavily on the participation and leadership of students. “It’s their

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Test Bias

By Kelly Martinek, Kendall Hitch and Esther Seawell The ACT is inarguably one of the most important tests of a student’s high school career. But what people do argue on is whether or not the ACT is biased. In a survey conducted by the Highlander, 81% of people answered that they were an English/Social Studies learner as opposed to a

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Seaholm Welcomes Hamka

   If you ask Ali Hamka, it is his hard work and dedication that got him to where he is today.    Where is he? Right down the hall, in the Assistant Principal office that was most recently occupied by Othamian Peterson, last year. He is the new AP designated to 10th and 11th grade students.    Hamka grew up

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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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One Acts Festival is Back

   An opera about bread, a never ending first date, and one girl’s quest to learn a new language.  These are just three of the stories students will present next month at this spring’s One Acts Festival.    May 17th and 18th mark Seaholm’s fourth annual One Acts Festival, which gives student the opportunity to direct and perform in short,

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