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Students find new ways to celebrate old holiday

November 24, 2010
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By:Emily Cervone '12, Staff Writer   For most, Thanksgiving means a hearty feast cooked with friends and family in the comfort of their own home. But for others, new twists on Thanksgiving traditions have arisen-featuring concerts, restaurants, local football games, new dishes or even traveling far from...

Students create, star in Lip Dub video

Students create, star in Lip Dub video

November 22, 2010
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By: Meghan Flanagan '12, Staff Writer Filming on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7:15 a.m. in the Student Commons, English Teacher Nicholas Provenzano’s 5th hour Freshman English class produced a Lip Dub of three songs. A lip-dub is when students lip-sing to a certain song playing in the background. The idea of this projec...

Recession painful, but teaches valuable lessons

Recession painful, but teaches valuable lessons

November 17, 2010
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No doubt the effects of the recession have poured over into the lives of teenagers. From worrying about day-to-day expenses to troubling over high unemployment and stressing about affording college, there are countless teen angles to the economic downturn’s wrath. As hard as the times have been, they also offer an opportunity for those in their teen years to learn and ...

Boys aren’t wired for success in high school

November 16, 2010
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By: Alexis DeBrunner and Christina Stavale both '11, Staff Writers   Biologically speaking boys and girls are just wired differently, both in thought and action. The approaches to school, social lives and relationships differentiate between genders.    Statistically, in high school, girls te...

High school field trips increase motivation, provide fun experiences

High school field trips increase motivation, provide fun experiences

November 10, 2010
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As students walk into Physics teacher Matt McGuire’s room, everyone grows frightened as he silently types his message to them on his twitter account, which is visible on the projector; they are aware that this is bad news.  Sure enough, he delivers the worst news possible; the Cedar Point trip for the Physics classes has been cancelled.  Field trips ...

Students, teachers go green to save planet

November 10, 2010
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By: Emily Dawson '11, Staff Writer In an effort to conserve the environment for future generations, South students and teachers are making simple lifestyle changes that will have a lasting impression. “There are so many little things you can do to make a difference,” said Simone Arora ’11, wh...

Group ministers students, discusses social issues

November 4, 2010
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Meg Galea '12, Staff Writer   Young Life ministers more than 615,534 high school kids worldwide per year, and about 100 of these kids are living in Grosse Pointe, staff member and local area leader Julie Theis said. Located at 475 Fisher, students from South, Grosse Pointe North and Universi...

Artwork brings color to community

Artwork brings color to community

November 3, 2010
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Two world-class painting replicas hang on Kercheval storefronts, 20 minutes away are the real pieces. People from all around the world travel to Detroit to see famous artwork. Grosse Pointers should seize the opportunity of the recent Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)anniversary, accompanied by...

Trips to Egypt, Ecuador show differences along with cultural experiences

Trips to Egypt, Ecuador show differences along with cultural experiences

October 27, 2010
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By: Caitlin Moore '12, Staff Writer Students at South have had the privilege to travel across oceans to experience the life and cultures of other countries around the world. During Spring Break While most students spent time in Florida or Mexico for their 2010 Spring Break , Charlotte Dossin ...

Docufide problems should have been anticipated

Docufide problems should have been anticipated

October 27, 2010
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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
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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
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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...

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