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Adriana Davidson, 15, was found dead under Pioneers football stadium bleachers Monday afternoon. Foul play is not suspected at this time.
UPDATE: Missing sophomore found dead under Hollway bleachers
Aaron J. Puno, Editor in Chief • January 30, 2023
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The Ann Arbor Fire Department arriving to the Seventh St. entrance.
'I knew it wasn't a drill' – C-3 classroom light fixture catches fire; smell of smoke fills school hallways
Aaron J. Puno, News Editor • January 12, 2023
Students return from Winter Break to a two-week mask mandate
Students return from Winter Break to a two-week mask mandate
Aaron J. Puno, News Editor • January 11, 2023
Tappan Middle School closed for two days due to high staff illness.
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Staff illnesses prompt string of school closures
Aaron J. Puno, News Editor • December 22, 2022
U.S. Army vehicle visits auto shop class
U.S. Army vehicle visits auto shop class
Monica Ristich and Sophie Maine December 16, 2022
Huron third AAPS school this year to face violent threats
Huron third AAPS school this year to face violent threats
Aaron J. Puno, News Editor • December 10, 2022
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Senior Heinrich follows stranger around Ann Arbor to get her phone back
Senior Heinrich follows stranger around Ann Arbor to get her phone back
October 27, 2022
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Baseball has returned in its entirety. The question now is: what teams and players will do well this year? Thats what were here to answer.
Predictions for the 2022 MLB season
Solomon Bernstein, Opinion Editor • April 26, 2022
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The 2021-22 womens soccer team.
Sexism in sports persists
Monica Ristich, Feature Editor • December 21, 2022
A study by Independent Institute, a public policy research and educational organization, estimated that the rape rate would decrease by roughly 25%, a decrease of approximately 25,000 rapes per year, if prostitution were to be made legal (Image is free use from pixabay.com).
Legalizing prostitution could benefit our communities
Marisa Jordan Galarza, Guest Writer • February 25, 2022
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Why Off-Year Elections Matter
Solomon Bernstein, Opinion Editor • January 24, 2022
Should society shut down again with the Omicron variant?
Should society shut down again with the Omicron variant?
Solomon Bernstein, Opinion Editor • January 15, 2022
Only a few weeks into the year, all water fountain cups had been used up, and took over a month to get refilled. In order to compensate for this problem, the administration implemented a sensible solution: handing out free water bottles.
The district does something right
Ari Jacob and Solomon Bernstein December 1, 2021
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Tom Cruise has returned to play Pete Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick, coming out this May (Image is free use from Wikimedia Commons).
Five movies to look forward to this summer
E.V. Bowden-Dykehouse, Staff Writer • April 26, 2022
Pioneer senior Charlie Duke won the 2022 Future Stars event with his performance of Your Man by Josh Turner (Image courtesy of PTG, all images taken by Susana Pecina).
PTG's FutureStars spotlights astounding performances after changes in venue
Clare Hong, Editor in Chief • March 5, 2022
Euphoria, a teenage-centered drama series, is currently streaming on HBO Max (image is free use via commons.wikimedia.org).
The problems with "Euphoria", the newest breakout teen series
Lulu Zhang, Editor in Chief • March 3, 2022
PTG students work on the set of Romeo and Juliet.
Theater Guild takes on 'Romeo and Juliet' despite theater shutdowns and COVID restrictions
Rachel Lewis, Entertainment Editor • February 3, 2022
The All-State ensembles this year included four principal chairs and concertmaster from Pioneer (Image courtesy of Ashley Kou).
Pioneer boasts 22 student musicians at the annual All-State performance including the state's concertmaster
Dhivya Bala, Regular Contributor • January 30, 2022
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