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All about Maria Mitzel

All about Maria Mitzel

Lauren Thom '18, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

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...

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
Filed under Featured Content, Features

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...

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...

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...

Brains, Bolts and Bots

Brains, Bolts and Bots

Mia Turco '19, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Features

As a thrilling extracurricular, the robotics team works daily to design, construct and compete with a unique robot. This North/South combined team, also known as Gearheads, allows students to meet new people and work towards a one-of-a-kind goal.

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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 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...

The blight of Lake St. Clair

The blight of Lake St. Clair

Bianca Pugliesi, Audrey Whitaker, and Claire Koeppen '19, Staff Writers
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The murky green water of Lake St. Clair, a cornerstone of life in Grosse Pointe, is the home to way more than walleye, bluegill and your boat.

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The Hantz Foundation hosts annual Timber Trot in Detroit

The Hantz Foundation hosts annual Timber Trot in Detroit

Jacqui Mercier '19, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The 4th annual tree planting and  2nd annual Timber Trot 5k will be hosted by the Hantz Foundation in Detroit on Saturday, May 6 in honor of Earth Day and unifying the community. Check in for the 9 a.m. race begins at 8 a.m. Following the race, there is a tree planting. The start and finish for the ra...

Cross-Town Clash at Comerica Park

Cross-Town Clash at Comerica Park

John Francis '18, Supervising Page Editor
April 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Sports, Spring

A tradition that is sure to bring in a big crowd no matter what sport is being played.

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Volunteer opportunities in Grosse Pointe

Volunteer opportunities in Grosse Pointe

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Another location that is in need of volunteers is the Grosse Pointe Public Library. The specific branch that needs volunteers is located in Grosse Pointe Woods. The description states that the Woods branch needs volunteers to help with accessing information and generally helping those who need assistan...

The gentrification issue in Detroit

The gentrification issue in Detroit

Kathleen Carroll '19, Web editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The city of Detroit, for many who have grown up in the bubble that is Grosse Pointe, used to be much like the distant relatives people visit once or twice every year, if that. Aging, worn around the edges, long past its heyday. A place loved for its traditions, for what it used to be, instead of a pla...

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