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Healthy study habits lead to success at the end of the year

Healthy study habits lead to success at the end of the year

Daniel Klepp '20, Guest Writer
May 22, 2017
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With the 4th quarter quickly coming to an end, freshmen will have to face their first finals of their high school lives. With this, many face stress that they might have not faced yet in school. “I think I'm going to fail every one of [the finals],” Aidan McGlone ’20 said. According to AP E...

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...

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...

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...

Help to Haiti: One bracelet at a time

Help to Haiti: One bracelet at a time

Elizabeth Byarski '19, Guest Writer
May 12, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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