Author Archives: Kelsey McClear

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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Seaholm Ranked 5th in State

   Last month Seaholm was recognized by US News and World Report as the fifth best school in the state of Michigan.    This ranking is primarily based off of the school’s Advanced Placement (AP) test scores, as well as graduation and attendance rate.    “It’s primarily ratio; AP, number of exams given, number of classes we offer and AP

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Seaholm Grad and Twitter CEO Talks to the Highlander

According to an article on the Michigan Daily website, Twitter CEO and Seaholm Class of 1981 student Dick Costolo was recently announced as the 2013 commencements speaker for the University of Michigan. After graduating from Seaholm Costolo went on to the University of Michigan where he graduated from in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. This will be

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Admins Oppose NRA Gun Plan

Should the all schools be required to have armed officers in the building? Despite a new call from the National Rifle Association proposing just that, BPS administrators are rejecting the idea of introducing more weapons into schools. “I find it extremely dangerous for a person to possess a weapon in a school,” Deputy Superintendent Paul DeAngelis said. “We continue to

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Girls Golf Regional Champs

For the tenth time in the past 11 years the Seaholm girl’s golf team captured the regional title and moved on to the state competition at The Meadows course at Grand Valley State University. “Regional’s was a huge success this year.” freshman Jordan Michalak said. “Everyone played great and we were all pleased with the team’s performance.” States held over

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The Forgotten Targets

By: Kathleen Davis, Kelsey McClear & Taylor Wyllie Editor’s note: This is the first part in a two part series on bullying. The  second part  focusing on students, will be featured in the Highlander’s next issue. *Names have been changed The color drained from his face. Sitting in the cafeteria, the night of conferences, teacher Bob Smith* didn’t know what

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