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Anticipation builds for new Subway, Farms Market buildings

Anticipation builds for new Subway, Farms Market  buildings

Aidan Walsh '20, Guest Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

As the Subway restaurant at the corner of Fisher and Grosse Pointe Boulevard prepares to open its doors to the public, construction of a new and improved Fresh Farms Market will soon be underway. South students await news on the popular Subway restaurant’s new makeover, as well as new features. S...

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast review

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast review

Blair Cullen '18, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Disney's remake of the beloved Beauty and the Beast hit the theaters last weekend and has made over 350 million dollars worldwide. After showing up to three sold out showings, I was finally able to attend the film, and to be quite honest, I found it to be overrated and lacking in many key aspects the...

Highlights of South’s best sporting events

Highlights of South’s best sporting events

Mac Welsher, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion, Sports

Ever since I have been going to Grosse Pointe South, there have always been a couple sporting events that I circle on the calendar.  The sporting events that fill the student section, when there is barely any standing room around the venue, against our rival schools and the ones when there is no question...

Sparknotes Fever

Sparknotes Fever

Victoria Gardey, Guest Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

While students may be able to “get away” with Sparknoting instead of reading for English class, the long term effects will be felt far into the future, according to English teacher Danielle Peck. ​   Twenty-three out of 25 South students who took part in a recent survey said they regularly...

Six minutes a day

Six minutes a day

Claire Sheeren, Guest Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

 Reading just six minutes a day can reduce your stress levels by 68 percent, according to a 2009 study by the University of Sussex.  There can be many benefits of reading for pleasure. Book Club vice-president Catherine Fennessey ’17 finds that reading gives her a sense of calm that is stress reli...

The Number One Way to Improve Test Scores

The Number One Way to Improve Test Scores

Elizabeth Flower, Guest Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured, Featured Content

  There are lots of ways to improve test scores; talking to teachers, looking over class materials for longer periods of time, or even organizing study groups. However, according to AP English teacher Danielle Peck, there is an overlooked method to raise test performance in all types of classes, wh...

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, 2017
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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Why students should not opt out of health class

Why students should not opt out of health class

Jacqui Mercier, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, Opinion

Since the fourth grade, each spring the boys and girls would be sent to different classrooms during what would have been English class, and we took our mandatory, separate health classes. But as soon as high school rolled around, the tables turned dramatically, and I learned that by partaking in an additio...

“Abstinence-based” curriculum in health class promotes awareness for students sexual activity

“Abstinence-based” curriculum in health class promotes awareness for students sexual activity

Jacqui Mercier '19, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

“I would definitely say we link everything back to abstinence because we talk about HIV, and you cannot get HIV if you abstain from sex or injecting drugs,” Westfall said.

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True Love Waits

True Love Waits

Liz Bigham '18, Supervising Editor At Large
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The words “Love is Patient” from 1 Corinthians 14:4-8 are inscribed on one of Hannah Lemanski’s ‘18 purity rings. Lemanski wears two purity rings on the ring finger of her left hand as a symbol and reminder to God, her parents and future husband to stay sexually pure until she gets marrie...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Claire Hubbell '17, Page Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now

According to sources, President Donald Trump is expected to appoint attorney George Conway,   husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, to the position of heading the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. As a lawyer, Conway has been a part of numerous big cases for the government and if a...

No strings attached

No strings attached

Liam Walsh '18, Page Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The late-night Snapchat, the 3 a.m. text message and many other forms of communication all to say, “Do you want to hook up?” The conversation about hookups and sexual encounters have become less of an enigma and more commonplace, according to sociology teacher Sandi Siemaszko. “Years ago, you d...

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