Friday, January 18, 2013
New principal Lawrence Stroughter says the policy of having students wear an over-sized T-shirt preceded his tenure, but he supports it.
The Twitter post has been deleted, but a Harrison High student will likely not soon forget a photo she shared Thursday on the social networking site. The post showed her dressed in an over-sized T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Dress Code Violation". And while one parent thinks the punishment is the wrong way to go, new principal Lawrence Straughter says he fully supports it. He said the shirt appropriately covered the student in compliance with the school's dress code. When students are more concerned with their attire and "how much they can show", Straughter said, "that's not how we do it at Harrison. Our focus is on academics." The shirt is "an encouragement to not violate the dress code," said Straughter, adding that even though …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We've sifted through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to bring you a selection of local posts.
Thousands of Farmington and Farmington Hills residents use social media every day, and we've collected some of their posts through a website called Storify.com. Check out local job listings, video home tours and more on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.com, then browse through the list of events on our calendar today, along with events for which you'll have to buy tickets or register if you want to attend them later in the week. Check our calendar for even more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, feel free to add it.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Local reaction on Twitter following the Detroit Tigers 2-0 loss Saturday ranges from offering batting tips to hope the impossible can happen.
Twitter users took to the social media website following Game 3 of the World Series and shared their thoughts on the team and predictions for the remainder of the series. Here is a sampling of some of local Tweets from Tweeters in Patch communities: What are some of our favorite Tweets? Share them on Patch.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Twitter users share their thoughts about the Detroit Tigers performance in the second game of the World Series, and predictions for the remainder of Fall Classic.
Twitter users took to the social media website following Game 2 of the World Series and shared their thoughts on the performance of the Detroit Tigers, and their thoughts about the balance of the series. Here is a sampling of some of local Tweets from Tweeters in Patch communities:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Storify.com brings together social media activity in the community.
With stories that start conversations on Twitter and Facebook, Patch sometimes brings the conversation onto our site through Storify.com. But people use social media sites every day, so we collected posts from the past few days and found the on-line conversation filled with job opportunities, lost pets, local events and more. You can connect with Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch any time on Facebook or on Twitter. If you want to get away from your computer, follow these links for more information about today's events, along with later events that require tickets or registration:
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Users of the social networking site in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa were affected Thursday, according to the Associated Press.
Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch was included in a Twitter outage that affected users around the world Thursday, the day before the 2012 Olympic Games were set to kick off in London. While the social networking site appeared to be working again Thursday afternoon, earlier in the day users were greeted with an error message when attempting to access the service via computer. "The outage — which was first noticed at around 11:15 a.m. ET and had been down for about an hour — didn’t even displaying the company’s typical 'fail whale' logo it typically posts during down times," according to social media site mashable.com. "The platform has since come back for some across the U.S (with limited functionality), while others are reporting that it …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Teens came from as far away as Grand Rapids after a party invitation was posted on Twitter and Craigslist.com.
All tolled, Farmington Hills Police spent about 32 hours dealing with last Friday's planned "Project M" party, which made headlines after an invitation went viral on Twitter. Police Chief Chuck Nebus said Monday the department became aware on Thursday that a house party was planned for a home on Briarwyke. Officers chased young people away from the home that night as word spread through a Twitter account belonging to Harrison High student Mikey Vasovski. Nebus said Vasovski had permission to give "a small house party of about 20-30 people, with his father on site". Ultimately, Vasovski's father helped police put a stop to the party, when it became clear things had gotten out of hand. "When I read Internet comments such as 'let's take a …
Friday, March 9, 2012
A Twitter post announcing a party at a home on Briarwyke goes viral, WDIV reports.
"Farmington Hills" started trending on Twitter today, after a local teen's post about a house party went viral. WDIV-TV reported this morning that Farmington Hills Police sent 10 squad cars to a home on Briarwyke as people began trying to get inside at around 9 a.m. The party was apparently inspired by the movie Project X, a comedy-drama about three friends who plan a house party that spins out of control. The news report indicated the house is in foreclosure, and the teens "knew they had access" to it. The invitation was posted by Twitter user @Its_rnikey, who identifies himself on the site as Mikey Vasovski. In addition, a notice about it ended up in the Detroit-area events section of the classified website Craigslist. The post was …