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Walt Disney’s Moana offers a new strong female lead

Walt Disney’s Moana offers a new strong female lead

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, Movies, Opinion

Meet Moana. She’s the newest edition to the Disney Princess collection. She’s brave, daring and independent. On some levels she has some traits in common with the other princesses, but in other ways she is different from them all. That is what makes her one of the better Disney characters out there. Before you see t...

Science Book Guide

Erica Fossee, Web Manager
November 4, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

In a society where the most popular books are fiction, many teens forget about the large spectrum of other available books. Many shy away from the idea of reading non-fiction books, like science books, due to the notion that they will be too complex and feel like school work. This mindset though is wh...

Science YouTube Channels

Erica Fossee, Web Manager
November 4, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

YouTube is often seen as the platform to catch up on all the funny and trendy videos of the day, but YouTube is full of other videos and channels, specifically those about science. There are so many options that it is hard to know where to start watching, but the  channels below contain a diverse mix of ...

Liggett students to perform “Orphan Train” this week

Liggett students to perform “Orphan Train” this week

October 31, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Featured Content

By Bianca Pugliesi '19 | Copy Editor A tale of orphan children and colliding worlds plays itself out in The University of Liggett School’s production of “Orphan Train” by Dennis North. The play takes place in late 1920’s, where about a million orphans roamed the streets of New York City. The...

American Football 1999 Album Review

Ian Dewey
October 23, 2016
Filed under Music, Opinion

With the emergence of the new American Football album on Oct. 21, a step back ought to be taken before exploring the new track-list the album will have to offer. Many people from South do not know about the band American Football; this is expected.  In the most simplest of terms, American Football i...

Student reflects on support of the arts during “Drowsey Chaperone”

Student reflects on support of the arts during “Drowsey Chaperone”

October 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content

By Mia Turco '19 | Staff Writer According to National Endowment for the Arts, 50 percent of adults support the arts. I had the experience of supporting the arts myself during Marine City’s production of The Drowsey Chaperone. The audience consisted from elderly to young kids, most of whic...

Review: “Singin’ in the Rain” at G.P. War Memorial

Review: “Singin’ in the Rain” at G.P. War Memorial

September 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Uncategorized

By Olivia Mlynarek '19 | Staff Writer There is nothing better than spending the afternoon or evening laughing along with and enjoying a show. Through the remaining days of September and though October 1st, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial will be showing the well known musical Singin’ in the Rai...

Senior column: Show choir is love, show choir is life

Senior column: Show choir is love, show choir is life

June 3, 2016
Filed under Choir, Entertainment, Featured, Opinion

By Scarlett Constand '16 | Opinion Editor At South’s Senior Honors Night on Thursday, May 17, I left feeling discontented and irritated. Through the hours the other seniors and I sat in the auditorium, countless athletic awards were handed out. A number of football scholarships, lacrosse awards, ...

Opa! “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” a success

Opa! “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” a success

June 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Movies, Opinion

By Callie Zingas '16 | Staff Writer In 2002, one of the greatest movies to ever hit the Greek community came out and made $369 million worldwide. It was a huge success at the time, and is still remembered as the corny Greek comedy which guarantees a laugh from both Greeks and non-Greeks the same. As fa...

“Game of Thrones” continues tirade of unnecessary deaths

“Game of Thrones” continues tirade of unnecessary deaths

June 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Opinion

By Jessica Whitney '16 | Staff Writer SPOILER ALERT After an incredibly disappointing fifth season of “Game of Thrones”, season six is stepping up its game. Almost the entirety of the Stark family was killed off throughout previous seasons, but now the remaining Starks are finally fighting b...

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