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Docufide problems should have been anticipated

Docufide problems should have been anticipated

October 27, 2010
Filed under Editorial, Features

College-bound Seniors have faced many frustrating problems throughout the college application process, but this year it is largely stemming from Docufide, the new online transcript service. Although the idea of such a service is to facilitate a speedy transfer of information to colleges and universities, the opposite seems to be true. ...

Math teacher opens up a bigger salad

Math teacher opens up a bigger salad

October 20, 2010
Filed under Features

By: Andrew Malley '12, Staff Writer   Continuing to pursue the restaurant business, math teacher Elizabeth Bornoty and her husband John Bornoty recently celebrated the grand opening of their second The Big Salad location on Friday, Oct.15 in Troy, Elizabeth Bornoty said. The husband and wife...

State superintendant visit confirms progress

October 20, 2010
Filed under Editorial, Features

Superintendant Mike Flanagan’s visit to Grosse Pointe on Wednesday, Oct. 13 gave the district an excellent opportunity to showcase its best attributes to the man holding the purse strings. However, the visit also raised some sobering questions regarding the future of the state’s educational system along with Grosse Pointe. Like most districts, in the past few years, Gr...

Senior signs to play Division I basketball in college

Senior signs to play Division I basketball in college

October 18, 2010
Filed under Featured Content, Features

By: Aly Hryciuk '11, Online Features Editor Ever since Aisha Rodney ’11 was in elementary school, it’s been her dream to be able to play basketball at the collegiate level. And now her dream has become a reality. “I just recently signed with the University of Massachusetts (U Mass) to play D...

University of Liggett School hosts hypnotist

October 15, 2010
Filed under Entertainment, Features

By Ava Lux ’12, Online Clubs Editor Entering the subconscious mind, hypnotist Michael C. Anthony has the power to process information and get people to do things they may not even realize they are doing. Anthony has appeared on television networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, and consecutively in the p...

District juggles schedules with cross-town classes

October 13, 2010
Filed under Editorial, Features

Even through tough budgets times, the Grosse Pointe Schools community has found a way to offer greater options for students through both high- and low-tech means. This refers to the school system’s policy allowing students to attend select core and elective classes at both South and Grosse Pointe Nort...

Sophomore battles unusual allergy

October 13, 2010
Filed under Features

By: Christina Stavale '12, Staff Writer   Many of us take eating different types of flour-based foods for granted, but for some people, eating gluten can have a negative effect. Celiac’s disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is found in bread...

Teachers dance their way through pep assembly

Teachers dance their way through pep assembly

October 8, 2010
Filed under Featured Content, Features

By: Gigi Wells '11, Staff Writer   Due to the lack of teacher involvement in the past at the homecoming pep assembly, math teacher and varsity cheerleading coach, Ms. Kurtz, came up with a dance for the teachers to get in the spirit themselves. “Some of the teachers have been talking abo...

A look back: South then and now

A look back: South then and now

October 7, 2010
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By: Alexis DeBrunner '12, Staff Writer   Back in the days when I.D. tags weren’t anywhere to be seen and spirit week was huge, things were run a little differently, Carolyn Rippey ’90 said. “School Spirit week is not even over the top anymore,” said Rippey. “When I went to South it...

School should focus on educating all, not raising test scores

School should focus on educating all, not raising test scores

October 6, 2010
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content, Features

  Despite the beloved notion of the self-made man, the accomplishment of South students is greatly a product of the community as a whole: teachers, parents and peers included. As the results of Grosse Pointe’s Michigan Merit Exam (MME) have been released, they have proven to be a hot topic in ...

Art of pastry and dessert preparation students compete for the best dish

Art of pastry and dessert preparation students compete for the best dish

October 6, 2010
Filed under Featured Content, Features

By: Molly Mecke '11, Social Coordinator Iron Chefs don’t just exist on the food network anymore. Last Wednesday, the fifth hour Art of Pastry and Dessert Preparation class was put to the test to see who could prepare the best dish. “I came up with this idea one day while watching the food networ...

Former student returns to coach women’s cross country

September 29, 2010
Filed under Features

Aly Hryciuk '11Girls on the cross country team practice for miles, while the coaches guide them to success. But this season, South will be welcoming a new member to their team, new assistant coach Tereza Schaible ’05. “I’ve stayed involved with the team since high school by keeping in touch with the coaches and helping out ...

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