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Moving forward: Student looks into the future

Moving forward: Student looks into the future

Audrey Whitaker, Copy Editor
March 28
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Every junior I have talked to has told me that next year, I’m in for a shock.  Any senior will tell you that junior year is by far the worst of the four. With great “seniority!!” comes lots of stress and hard work. So what can I, now a lowly underclassmen, do to make the transition and the nex...

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast review

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast review

Blair Cullen '18, Staff Writer
March 28
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Disney's remake of the beloved Beauty and the Beast hit the theaters last weekend and has made over 350 million dollars worldwide. After showing up to three sold out showings, I was finally able to attend the film, and to be quite honest, I found it to be overrated and lacking in many key aspects the...

Highlights of South’s best sporting events

Highlights of South’s best sporting events

Mac Welsher, Staff Writer
March 28
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion, Sports

Ever since I have been going to Grosse Pointe South, there have always been a couple sporting events that I circle on the calendar.  The sporting events that fill the student section, when there is barely any standing room around the venue, against our rival schools and the ones when there is no question...

Why students should not opt out of health class

Why students should not opt out of health class

Jacqui Mercier, Staff Writer
March 24
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion, Special Edition: Sexting

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...

Pro-Choice or Pro-Life?

Pro-Choice or Pro-Life?

Liam Walsh '18 and Mary Grace O’Shea ‘17
March 21
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Pro-Choice Liam Walsh '18// Page Editor It has been 44 years since Roe v. Wade secured the women’s right to privacy and autocracy over their own body. Why should a bunch of old, white, men who are never going to have an abortion put laws in place to limit abortion? The right to choose helps ...

2017 March Madness predictions

2017 March Madness predictions

Jack Froelich '17, Staff Writer
March 19
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion, Sports

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is upon us once again and that means millions of people around the world will be filling out brackets all week, thinking they know what they’re doing. This tournament is one of the best things the sports world has got because of the insane parody to go along w...

Indie band releases new single “Mind Fields”

Indie band releases new single “Mind Fields”

Ian Dewey, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

No Vacation is a dream indie-pop band that came out with a lot of music in 2015, including their EP, Amo XO, but broke up ever since. Fortunately, they got back together and released a new single on March 3, 2017: “Mind Fields.” Ironically enough, No Vacation is very similar to the band VACAT...

Lent: What did students give up?

Lent: What did students give up?

Sydney Stann '17, Staff Writer
March 14
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

“I gave up candy because I am getting way too fat.” “I gave up swearing because I swear too much.” “I gave up Netflix and junk food because I was on Netflix a lot and that’s all that I was really doing.” “My sister, my mom and I are going on a paleo diet. Thi...

Top five ski places in Michigan

Top five ski places in Michigan

Olivia Mlynarek, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Nubs Nob Nubs Nob is located in Harbor Springs, Michigan has always been one of my favorite places in Michigan to go skiing. Nubs Nob is the perfect place to go for a short vacation. Nubs Nob includes 53 different runs that range from short in length to longer in length and from low difficulty ...

AP classes: Stress or Education?

AP classes: Stress or Education?

Ian Dewey '18, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

As someone who has experienced both the joys of a regular classroom and an AP (Advanced Placement) one, it is hard to say whether one is particularly better than the other.  It is pretty much ensured that one will fulfill a decent liberal arts style education with either path taken.  So long as one pa...

Questioning simple acts of racial bias

Questioning simple acts of racial bias

Sarah Bellovich '19, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

He was 12 years old when a group of girls came up to him. They kicked dirt over on him and ran away laughing, Rockim Williamson ’18  said. “That really got under my skin. From that moment on I knew exactly what I was going to have to deal with growing up in this world,” Williamson said. ...

Best Coffee Shops in Detroit

Best Coffee Shops in Detroit

Sarah Stevenson '19, Staff Writer
February 26
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

As there are many coffee shops scattered throughout Detroit, it’s hard to pick which ones are the best. For me, my favorites had similar qualities, but were also different in many aspects. My favorite coffee shop is Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company. It’s a perfect place to hang out with friends, study o...

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