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Class of 2018 Coffeehouse rocked South with live student talent

Class of 2018 Coffeehouse rocked South with live student talent

Ella Diepen, Staff Writer
March 26
Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content

On March 17, happy crowds of people enjoyed the Coffeehouse in Grosse Pointe South’s cafeteria that was organized by the class of 2018.

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Choir plans to travel to French Riviera in 2018

Choir plans to travel to French Riviera in 2018

Harper McClellan '18, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Choir, Entertainment, Featured Content, News

The Board of Education recently approved the Grosse Pointe South Choir’s mid-winter break trip to Barcelona and the French Riviera. The bi-annual trip was approved with a unanimous 7-0 vote on Feb. 13 at the Board of Education meeting at Brownell Middle School. “In the 2014 trip we had 65 [...

South’s choir comes together for competition season

South’s choir comes together for competition season

Griffin Jones '18, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Choir, Entertainment, Featured Content, News

Bells were ringing and children were singing and yet Christmas is long gone. Grosse Pointe South’s competition preview set walked on stage last Thursday, Jan. 26 at their annual Winter Spectacular concert. With gears pumping and hearts strong, the choirs showed off in preparation for their over...

“String Extravaganza” shows program growth

“String Extravaganza” shows program growth

Ella Diepen '17, Staff Writer
January 17
Filed under Band and Orchestra, Featured Content, News

The annual tradition of the String Extravaganza shows the skill level, growth and development of all string students in the Grosse Pointe Public School System from fifth to 12th grade. Orchestra students from nine elementary schools, three middle schools and both of the high schools played at String Ext...

“Yule Be Boppin'” concert was a success

“Yule Be Boppin'” concert was a success

Conner McQueen '17, Staff Writer
December 22
Filed under Band and Orchestra, Featured Content, News

On Friday, Dec. 9, the Pierce and South jazz bands conducted their annual ‘Yule Be Boppin’ holiday-themed concert. According to Chris Takis, the jazz band instructor at both schools, the bands are able to have a little more fun with this concert because of the “low stakes” in comparison ...

Yule Be Boppin’ Concert tonight at Pierce

Yule Be Boppin’ Concert tonight at Pierce

Conner McQueen '17, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under Band and Orchestra, Featured Content, News

This Friday, at 7:00 p.m. the Pierce Middle School and South jazz bands will be conducting their annual holiday themed concert, Yule Be Boppin’. The concert has been a tradition at south for quite a while, according to Chris Takis, the jazz band instructor from both Pierce and South. “It ...

Walt Disney’s Moana offers a new strong female lead

Walt Disney’s Moana offers a new strong female lead

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer
December 5
Filed under Featured Content, Movies, Opinion

Meet Moana. She’s the newest edition to the Disney Princess collection. She’s brave, daring and independent. On some levels she has some traits in common with the other princesses, but in other ways she is different from them all. That is what makes her one of the better Disney characters out there. Before you see t...

Science Book Guide

Erica Fossee, Web Manager
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

In a society where the most popular books are fiction, many teens forget about the large spectrum of other available books. Many shy away from the idea of reading non-fiction books, like science books, due to the notion that they will be too complex and feel like school work. This mindset though is wh...

Science YouTube Channels

Erica Fossee, Web Manager
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

YouTube is often seen as the platform to catch up on all the funny and trendy videos of the day, but YouTube is full of other videos and channels, specifically those about science. There are so many options that it is hard to know where to start watching, but the  channels below contain a diverse mix of ...

Liggett students to perform “Orphan Train” this week

Liggett students to perform “Orphan Train” this week

October 31
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Featured Content

By Bianca Pugliesi '19 | Copy Editor A tale of orphan children and colliding worlds plays itself out in The University of Liggett School’s production of “Orphan Train” by Dennis North. The play takes place in late 1920’s, where about a million orphans roamed the streets of New York City. The...

American Football 1999 Album Review

Ian Dewey
October 23
Filed under Music, Opinion

With the emergence of the new American Football album on Oct. 21, a step back ought to be taken before exploring the new track-list the album will have to offer. Many people from South do not know about the band American Football; this is expected.  In the most simplest of terms, American Football i...

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