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Should Advanced Placement classes be rethought?

Should Advanced Placement classes be rethought?

JD Standish, Page Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Everyone has been grinding hard for the numerous Advanced Placement (AP) tests these past two weeks. I personally had two tests, AP psychology and AP U.S. history, so I know the stress that is involved with AP tests. South students take AP tests very seriously as I do, and it angers me when I have a f...

Five best fitness apps to help you get fit

Five best fitness apps to help you get fit

Claire Koeppen, Copy Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Health and Fitness, Opinion

Staying fit during the offseason and the summer may seem difficult, but with these apps, getting daily exercise in is a breeze. Here are the top five fitness apps to keep students active: Seven This app is a great way to challenge yourself and get a daily, seven minute workout in at home. With no equipment needed, Seven is an easy way to exercise a...

“This Old Dog” album review

“This Old Dog” album review

Ian Dewey '18, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

In 2009, Mac DeMarco released his EP “Heat Wave,” initiating a whole new era of music; lo-fi, a subgenre of the psychedelic rock genre.  And now on May 5, DeMarco released his new album, “This Old Dog,” his first LP release since the critically acclaimed “Salad Days” in 2014. “This Old ...

Help to Haiti: One bracelet at a time

Help to Haiti: One bracelet at a time

Elizabeth Byarski '19, Guest Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Featured, Featured Content, Features

Many people are interested in helping around the community with local organizations. One sophomore here at south, Abbey Guevara ’19 hopes to bring those interests all the way to Haiti. During the time in Haiti, Guevara will be helping those in need and hopefully bring a smile to the faces of the peo...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Olivia Sheffer '17, Assistant Business Manager
May 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now

Innocent teen murdered by police After 15 year old Jordan Edwards was killed by a police officer, more than 100 of his football teammates prayed and cried for his family as they one by one hugged the family members and wrote messages on his locker. Jordan was a freshman at Mesquite High School in ...

Meet Duke, the fierce but friendly Farms K-9 officer

Meet Duke, the fierce but friendly Farms K-9 officer

Brennan Zihlman '18, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Duke,the Grosse Pointe Farms Police department’s newest K-9 officer, brings a charming smile and a fierce bite to the force. Duke is a dog of many skills, specializing in human tracking and drug locating. Duke is a recent addition to the public safety force, starting in 2014, and serves as the only K...

Boys varsity lacrosse defeats Eisenhower

Boys varsity lacrosse defeats Eisenhower

Mac Welsher, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Sports, Spring

This Wednesday, the South Varsity Lacrosse team took to the field against Eisenhower on their senior night, to fight for their third win of the season. South's Varsity A team has 17 seniors including Noah Adams (Michigan State), Will Buhl (Kansas), Rob Burton (Western Michigan), Connor Brannagan (M...

Hall monitors vs. security guards

Hall monitors vs. security guards

Emma Russell '17, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, News

They are parents, coaches, friends, givers of advice, and they are hidden within the halls watching over the students of South; they are the hall monitors. Classroom assistant and hall monitor, Andre Williams, has been working within the halls of South for seven years. He said he loves every seco...

The Circle Review

The Circle Review

Ian Dewey, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

The abhorrent atrocity known as the “The Circle” recently came to theatres last weekend.  Although the novel had a special charm to it, giving a more modern and reasonable dystopian forecast than more outlandish settings as depicted in many classic dystopian novels such as “1984” or “Fahren...

The Annual Mother’s Club Fashion Show

The Annual Mother’s Club Fashion Show

Audrey Whitaker '19 & Margot Baer '18, Staff Writers
May 4, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The Grosse Pointe South Mothers’ Club is hosting its annual fashion show fundraiser Thursday, April 27. The show features South students modeling clothes, shoes and accessories from local shops.   According to Mothers’ Club member Helen Srebernak, around 50 Mothers’ Club members and 210 stud...

Privatized security should not replace our valued, community-oriented hall monitors

Privatized security should not replace our valued, community-oriented hall monitors

Editorial Board
May 3, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

They provide guidance, emotional support and love to students. They deliver attendance sheets, packages and other items for teachers. They are family-oriented individuals who are part of the South community. They have invested years of hard work and dedication to South. Our hall monitors love being at...

Hairspray

Hairspray

Ella Dipen '19, Staff Writers
May 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

Grosse Pointe South’s all school musical “Hairspray” took visitors back in time to enjoy the magic of the Sixties: they experienced happy music, dancing people in colorful dresses and social issues like racism. This year’s Broadway musical was performed on April 27th to 30th at the Christian A...

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