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Sparknotes Fever

Sparknotes Fever

Victoria Gardey, Guest Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

While students may be able to “get away” with Sparknoting instead of reading for English class, the long term effects will be felt far into the future, according to English teacher Danielle Peck. ​   Twenty-three out of 25 South students who took part in a recent survey said they regularly...

Six minutes a day

Six minutes a day

Claire Sheeren, Guest Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

 Reading just six minutes a day can reduce your stress levels by 68 percent, according to a 2009 study by the University of Sussex.  There can be many benefits of reading for pleasure. Book Club vice-president Catherine Fennessey ’17 finds that reading gives her a sense of calm that is stress reli...

Why students should not opt out of health class

Why students should not opt out of health class

Jacqui Mercier, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, Opinion

Since the fourth grade, each spring the boys and girls would be sent to different classrooms during what would have been English class, and we took our mandatory, separate health classes. But as soon as high school rolled around, the tables turned dramatically, and I learned that by partaking in an additio...

“Abstinence-based” curriculum in health class promotes awareness for students sexual activity

“Abstinence-based” curriculum in health class promotes awareness for students sexual activity

Jacqui Mercier '19, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

“I would definitely say we link everything back to abstinence because we talk about HIV, and you cannot get HIV if you abstain from sex or injecting drugs,” Westfall said.

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True Love Waits

True Love Waits

Liz Bigham '18, Supervising Editor At Large
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The words “Love is Patient” from 1 Corinthians 14:4-8 are inscribed on one of Hannah Lemanski’s ‘18 purity rings. Lemanski wears two purity rings on the ring finger of her left hand as a symbol and reminder to God, her parents and future husband to stay sexually pure until she gets marrie...

No strings attached

No strings attached

Liam Walsh '18, Page Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The late-night Snapchat, the 3 a.m. text message and many other forms of communication all to say, “Do you want to hook up?” The conversation about hookups and sexual encounters have become less of an enigma and more commonplace, according to sociology teacher Sandi Siemaszko. “Years ago, you d...

STD’s: Sexts, Text and DM’s

STD’s: Sexts, Text and DM’s

John Francis '18 and Anton Mikolowski '17
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Eight-time Grammy winner Rihanna makes it look sexy.   Former NFL quarterback Brett Farve’s lawsuits make it look messy. Disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner makes sexting look down right criminal. Sexting, or sending someone sexually explicit photos via mobile device, is a phenomenon t...

Grosse Pointe stores with healthier alternatives

Grosse Pointe stores with healthier alternatives

Bianca Pugliesi ’19, Copy Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

As they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. “I think healthy eating is a great thing to get into,” MaryClaire Diamond ‘19 said. “It makes you feel so much better not only physically, but mentally.” Diamond has been following a healthy diet regimen since this past summer. Her diet ...

How social media is used as a bullying platform

How social media is used as a bullying platform

Claire Koeppen '19, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and more are apps that teenagers commonly use mindlessly and harmlessly. However, sometimes these accounts can turn more dangerous and more harmful when used incorrectly. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, 34% of students had experienced cyberbullying in thei...

Students go to the Florida Keys and study marine biology

Students go to the Florida Keys and study marine biology

Lauren Thom '18 & Kaitlin Nemeh '18, Staff Writers
March 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

“I learned a lot of things that I didn’t know before and it expanded, in my mind, the complexity of all those things,” Frazer said

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Shining light onto Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Shining light onto Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Sarah Bellovich, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Kind. Witty. Intelligent. Musical. Generous. She made friends everywhere she went, and was memorable to the many people she influenced. Martha Watson used these details as ways to describe her daughter. “Every parent thinks that their kids are fantastic so that’s not any different in our c...

The costs of being a hockey player

The costs of being a hockey player

Adam Cervone '17, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Snap. As the player is smashed into the boards, the spectators hear a loud noise as the player’s hockey stick breaks clean in half. What it really should sound like is 250 dollars being washed down the drain. But that’s just a part of the sport, Bantam Youth Hockey Coach Tim Washburn said. ...

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