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Q&A with Mrs. Westfall

Q&A with Mrs. Westfall

Alex Acker '18, Staff Writer
May 21, 2017
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Where did you go to college? I went to Western Michigan. What did you major in at Western Michigan? My original major was communications, then my professor told me that I had to make up a job, because there isn't really a set job that they hire in communications. I originally had wanted to ...

Maintaining a balance between food and fitness

Maintaining a balance between food and fitness

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
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Before starting a workout there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that your workout can go the best that it can. Food is an important factor in a good athletic lifestyle.  Eating is not a smart thing to do before you start a workout. It is always good to eat something, but keep in m...

Breaking the barrier behind the stigmas of mental illness

Breaking the barrier behind the stigmas of mental illness

Elizabeth Flower '20, Guest Writer
May 19, 2017
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She doesn’t cough every few minutes or have a high temperature. She doesn’t have a stuffy nose and a pile of tissues spilling out of the trash can. However, what she does have is a mental illness, which will affect Carly Orhan ’19 much longer than any common cold would. Orhan has anxiety. This m...

Summer swimming

Summer swimming

Margot Baer '18, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Sports

Swimming is known for its intense pre and post season training and intense practices to prepare for meets. South alumni, Molly Walsh’16, is a summer swim coach at the Grosse Pointe City Neff Park. In the past, she was coached for Grosse Pointe Gators Swim Club and this will be her third summer c...

Passing the torch

Passing the torch

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Guest Writer
May 18, 2017
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Clad in sparkling dresses, suits and high-heeled shoes, the Grosse Pointe South show choirs hit the stage, pioneered by the help of the choir president, Zaria Aikens ’17. Aikens was elected Grosse Pointe South choir president by previous members of the four choirs in May, according to choir dire...

Say “yes” to the prom dress

Say “yes” to the prom dress

Chloe Yonkers '20, Guest Writer
May 18, 2017
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Prom is one thing seniors look forward to. But with a wide variety of dresses to choose from and a huge range of prices and stores, shopping for the perfect dress can be stressful. In a poll, 43 percent of seniors interviewed bought their dress at a boutique and the other 57 percent bought theirs at a ...

All about Maria Mitzel

All about Maria Mitzel

Lauren Thom '18, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
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Any student involved in a club or activity has most likely crossed paths with Student Activities Director Maria Mitzel, encountered her welcoming persona and indulged in a candy or two from the bowl just inside her office. Mitzel began working at South in the fall of 2008. She is a former kindergart...

Crossed: The differences between boys and girls lacrosse

Crossed: The differences between boys and girls lacrosse

Treasy Dedelli '18, Guest Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Sports

There are many qualities both girl and guy lacrosse players need to possess in order to compete and perform well. One, perhaps the most important, is being consistent and determined. The players should be consistent and practice both at home and at school. One way you could practice at home is to p...

Bloom into spring for the 40th annual flower sale

Bloom into spring for the 40th annual flower sale

Chloe Yonkers '20, Guest Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

The Grosse Pointe Beautification Commission held their 40th annual flower sale at the Grosse Pointe Woods police station on Friday, May 12 and Saturday May 13, according to member of the Beautification Commission. The flower sale is an event that brings families together and allows people to buy flo...

Healthy and local restaurants in Metro Detroit

Healthy and local restaurants in Metro Detroit

Sarah Stevenson '19, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Seva Located on 66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, Seva is a great place to stop at when downtown. They have indoor and outdoor seating, so there is plenty of room for all customers. The restaurant is vegetarian and vegan friendly and offers a wide variety of fresh food and the prices are quite reasonable and the f...

What is takes to be a Link Crew Leader

What is takes to be a Link Crew Leader

Griffin Jones, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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It’s a new school, new locker, new hallways. Big hallways. New people to meet. Bigger people. Challenging classes. Long --- endless --- days. And there’s two people there to help: Link Crew leaders. According to Link Crew adviser, Dennis Pascoe, being a Link Crew leader isn’t a result of good grade...

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