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International Academy Governing Body Violated State Law for Years, Consortium members React

Written by Asher Leukhardt January 17, 2019 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH.— According to the Michigan State University First Amendment Law Clinic, the Oakland County I.A. Joint Steering Committee (J.S.C.), the International Academy’s (I.A.) primary governance and oversight body, has repeatedly violated state open meetings law. Members of the 13-district consortium sending students and funding to the world-renowned public high school have

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District Battles Staff Shortage Risk and Forces Teachers’ Hands to Allow In-Person Instruction

To sufficiently staff an in-person option, as expected by the BPS community and Board of Education, administrators are requiring all secondary teachers to return in-person or sacrifice their employment over health or family concerns. With pandemic-related absences near-certain and substitutes scarce, trouble likely lies ahead. Read to learn more.

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The Race for The White House in the Midst of COVID-19

By Lira Bordoley, Highlander Staff Writer The nation is grief-stricken. Americans live in fear of an invisible virus every day. Economic rates go down while death rates only climb. The coronavirus has fully consumed America; there is a constant reminder of the death rates in the corner of every news show; people are scared to breathe outside of the safety

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Congresswoman Haley Stevens Inaugurated in Seaholm, Her Hometown School

Image is courtesy of Ispita K. Written by Ipsita K.   On the 27th of January, Michigan’s newest district 11 representative, Haley Stevens, was sworn in at her alma mater’s auditorium.   Stevens was elected to her position as representative in the November midterm elections, defeating Republican Lena Epstein by winning 52% of the vote.   Stevens notes that she originally ran for

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It’s a Doggone Cute Show

The photo is courtesy of Claire Kowalec. Written by Sophie Lajnef   On February 3rd, 2019, Birmingham Youth Assistance hosted the 38th Annual Kids Dog Show at Berkshire Middle School.   Ann Nazareth Manning has been chairing this event for four years and has been responsible for many duties related to the preparation of the event.    “[I handle] All the advanced promotion, releases

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Seaholm Responds to Racism, Overt and Casual

  Image courtesy of Ipista K Written by Sophie Lajnef Recent events surrounding racist Instagram posts shared by an unknown student are alluding to a greater, underlying problem at Seaholm: how our lack of diversity results in insensitivity towards other cultures and races. On Monday, December 10, a Seaholm student was impersonated through a fake social media account, posting a

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Be Humble. Be Brave. Be the Foggy Forest: Seaholm’s Vaping Rate is Unwaveringly High Despite Curtailing Actions

After More Than a Year of Increased Efforts to Curtail Vaping, Seaholm Vapes Above National Rates Graphic by Valarie Sheer Friday, December 21, 2018 Written by Asher Leukhardt and Sarah Patterson  Since 2017, a sharp increase in vape usage by American teenagers prompted government agencies, news organizations, school administrators and parents to focus immensely on the prolific trend of teen

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Seaholm hosts gubernatorial candidates on the sixteenth anniversary of September 11

Photo by Melanie Taylor Principal Kyle Hall speaks to Seaholm as a component of the school’s ceremony to honor lives lost in the terrorist attacks. By: Melanie Taylor Seaholm makes a point each year, like many other American public and private institutions of education, to honor the losses of September 11, 2001 with a ceremony. After a flag raising ceremony,

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Police and Seaholm administration deny rumors of Wi-Fi wiretapping, but experts confirm its possibility

By: Asher Leukhardt Seaholm Administration along with the Birmingham Police have denied the allegation that they are working in tandem with one another, or alone, to monitor student electronic activity using the Seaholm High School’s Wi-Fi system, or any other method. The rumors have been spreading throughout the school within the last couple of weeks. “A lot of people are

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