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As Islamophobia rises post election students at South push to raise awareness

As Islamophobia rises post election students at South push to raise awareness

Elizabeth Flower '20, Guest Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, Features, News

Hate letters are sent to five separate mosques in California; a University of Michigan student is threatened to be set on fire in Ann Arbor; a man forcibly tries to remove a woman’s hijab at San Jose State University in California, according to reporting by CNN. Research conducted by Brian Levin, a p...

Hot venues in Cass Corridor

Hot venues in Cass Corridor

Madeleine Glasser, Copy Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, Features

NEST Nest is a cute little shop that sells mostly home goods and decorations; like mugs, plates, dishes and posters--it's like Anthropologie minus the clothes. It's a great place to find gifts or just something for yourself. It's not too pricey and the products are great quality. SHINOLA Shinola is...

How to stay more productive during the school year

How to stay more productive during the school year

Bianca Pugliesi '19, Copy Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, Features

  With the amount of distractions students have throughout the day, it’s hard to stay productive and focused. Here are some tips and tricks to use your time to the best of your ability. Tip One: Turn off your phone and move it away You might not notice, but your phone takes away a lot of your attention...

Astronomy bridging between two schools

Sydney Stann, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Features

  “When I was a little kid, I would look up at the sky and be intrigued about what’s out there.” Adam Gellert ’17 (North) said. Ardis Herrold, an astronomy teacher at North, said students like Gellert are interested in astronomy because they are not generally exposed to it in a ...

Paint the Town

Paint the Town

Phoebe Miriani, Photo Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Featured, Features

  In many places, graffiti can be seen as an illegal and disrespectful act, but for Detroit, it can be seen as an iconic piece of the of the city. There are many places in Detroit, like Eastern Market, where artists are paid to graffiti. Graffiti can be used in a positive or negativ...

Rock Climbing Club is students’ opportunity to have fun and forge friendships

Rock Climbing Club is students’ opportunity to have fun and forge friendships

October 20, 2016
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By Alyssa Cole '19 | Staff Writer Rock Climbing Club, run by Elizabeth Lulis, English teacher, and Stephen Kim, science teacher, allows students of different experience levels to come together and rock climb at Planet Rock in Madison Heights. “There are over 50 students involved in the club, a...

Changing tradition: Should South have a homecoming king?

Changing tradition: Should South have a homecoming king?

October 14, 2016
Filed under Featured, Featured Content, Features

By Lauren Thom '18 | Staff Writer Most people would agree that tradition runs deep through South, but according to Daniel Kuhnlein ‘17, it is time for a change regarding the homecoming court. Kuhnlein said he believes that the inclusion of males on the homecoming court and having a homecoming...

Students reflect on mission trips that changed their perspectives on life

Students reflect on mission trips that changed their perspectives on life

September 19, 2016
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By Lauren Thom '18 | Staff Writer While most students spent their summer vacation lounging by the pool, spending time with friends, or relaxing at home, a select few dedicated their time to making an impact in other people’s lives. John Meier ‘18 left for Buenos Aires in late June, where he s...

Former South student Raven Neely named Michigan’s first Miss Tennis

Former South student Raven Neely named Michigan’s first Miss Tennis

September 9, 2016
Filed under Featured, Features, Sports

By Alyssa Czech '18 | Copy Editor A four-star college recruit. One of the top 130 tennis players in the nation. Has made it to the final of three Intercollegiate Tennis Association Tournaments. Will be attending Northern Illinois University (NIU) this fall on a full ride athletic scholarship. Has been na...

Arm related baseball injuries becoming more prominent at the high school level

Arm related baseball injuries becoming more prominent at the high school level

June 11, 2016
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By Cameron Francis ’17 and Ray Hasanaj ’18 | Staff Writer and Page Editor The baseball’s stitches met those of the catcher’s mitt, a sound that everyone in close proximity of the diamond could hear. Instantly, the ball was back in the hands of pitcher Joey DiMambro ’18. He cocked his arm ...

Junior track and cross country manager faces autoimmune disease

Junior track and cross country manager faces autoimmune disease

June 9, 2016
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By Rachel Harris ’18 | Copy Editor Another runner passes the one mile mark, and Emma Edwards ’17 is right there cheering and yelling out split times. As each of over 120 girls on the cross country team approach Edwards, her smile and encouragement never wavers. Edwards, a track and cross ...

Summer job spread

Summer job spread

June 7, 2016
Filed under Featured, Features

By Sydney Stann '17 | Staff writer Kelly Gleason ‘17 “I’m going to work in the harbor store at the Detroit Yacht Club, where I’ll ring people up when they came to buy candy or boat supplies. It's mostly little kids that come in and it gives me a chance to do my summer homework because there’s a lot ...

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