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Grosse Pointe South students competing in real life mock trials

Grosse Pointe South students competing in real life mock trials

Evan Skaff '18, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
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Grosse Pointe South’s mock trial team is back this year for its sixth year of competition. The Michigan Center for Civic Education runs the tournament. There are six to ten kids on a team and the competition is held with real judges in a real courtroom. “I don't know if I would call it a ...

Students and parents support Principal Hamka at school board meeting

Students and parents support Principal Hamka at school board meeting

Piper Eschenburg, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
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In a post-election speech that was intended to unite the school, Principal Moussa Hamka received backlash from parents and students, and was even threatened the loss of his job. During the monthly Grosse Pointe Public School Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, members of the community flooded into Mason Elementary School, resulting in a standing-room only meetin...

Christina Thomas, Milton Thomas and Donna Redd talk with Mr. Zaranek at South’s Open House

Christina Thomas, Milton Thomas and Donna Redd talk with Mr. Zaranek at South’s Open House

Cam Francis, Business Manager
November 16, 2016
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  The fifth annual Open House at South was hosted in an effort to attract prospective high school students and their families. A number of South faculty and staff were in attendance to greet and inform families. Among those present was Principal Moussa Hamka. “We want to market our sc...

School-wide dialogue proves effective in raising stigma surrounding suicide

School-wide dialogue proves effective in raising stigma surrounding suicide

Emma Russell, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
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Personal, responsibility and hope. Those are some of the words guest speaker, Dennis Liegghio, wanted students to walk away with after his speech he made this past week. “I think it was probably this last presentation where I framed that the best, I said, ‘Wherever you’re at, whatever has happ...

Striving for Peace

Striving for Peace

Erykah Benson, Editor-in-Chief
November 15, 2016
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At 3:05 p.m., the bell rang, and students filed out of the building just like any other day. But what wasn’t per usual was the group of students who met on South’s front lawn, clutching picket signs and flags. The temperature was 50 degrees fahrenheit. Biting wind. A clear blue sky. Students coul...

Regional Transit Proposal fails in Oakland and Macomb counties

Regional Transit Proposal fails in Oakland and Macomb counties

Sarah Bellovich '18, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016
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The Regional Transit Proposal was defeated Friday, Nov. 11 by Oakland and Macomb counties. “What we are bringing forward is a plan that connects the region, the four-county region, and in order to do that, we need to build on the existing system to make it more effective,” Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Chief Executive Officer Mic...

Juan Manuel Santos wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Juan Manuel Santos wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Abigail Due '18, Social Media Editor
November 10, 2016
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The 2016 receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize is Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia. Santos said being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize is a “very important event for my country for the victims of this war and this is a commitment to keep trying to bring peace to my country. I am so gratef...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Emma Andreasen, Multimedia Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now, News

Cubs World Series brings together millions of people as the seventh largest gathering in history After 108 years of a championship-less streak, the Chicago Cubs took the MLB’s Commissioner's trophy last Wednesday, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an 8-7 extra innings effort. The win came at the end of...

Assemblies about suicide awareness to be held this week

Assemblies about suicide awareness to be held this week

Emma Russell, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
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With the biggest goal being awareness, South Counselor Beth Walsh-Sahutske hopes for a successful four meetings on Suicide Prevention with guest speaker Dennis Liegghio. Techniques will be made known to students in order to help them understand what to be aware about and how to respond, Walsh-Sahutske ...

Young Democrats of America club joins South

Young Democrats of America club joins South

Ariana Chengges, Editor-in-Chief of The Tower Pulse
November 4, 2016
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As a way for students to express and converse with others involving their political views, Grosse Pointe South has finally kicked off its first year to have a club called the Young Democrats of America (YDA), Vice President of YDA, Harper McClellan ‘18 said. “Discussing current issues with the electi...

Grosse Pointe South senior creates BaseLine Rally

Grosse Pointe South senior creates BaseLine Rally

Tommy Sine and John Shulte
November 4, 2016
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Car rallies are events where like minded “gearheads” come together to show off their cars and enjoy each others companies. To combat this, Grady Eger ’17 created the BaseLine Rally (BLR), a group of rallying's that like to have fun and drive fast. After being inspired by rally’s such as Rally...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Mary Grace O'Shea, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
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Metta World Peace Says Ghost Inappropriately Touched Him at Haunted OKC Hotel The Los Angeles Lakers travelled to Oklahoma City on Sunday to play against the Thunder, and stayed at the Oklahoma City hotel, which was named haunted and suspicious in 2014 by paranormal investigator Christy Clark.  Metta Wo...

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