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Last year's mock trial pictured here competed in person. Amid the pandemic, the mock trial team of this year had to compete via Zoom.

Mock trial tam competes under unique circumstances

Tara Cole '21, Social Media Manager March 21, 2021

Along with many other school clubs, the mock trial team has made multiple adjustments during the past year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. On Saturday, March 13, the club attended their regional competition,...

During the pandemic, many students like Moreland have invested in unique masks to wear instead of the more basic designs.

Students, masks, and how they have defined the pandemic experience

Maggie Quinn '22, Copy Editor February 8, 2021

As we continue to follow certain safety guidelines in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many people have been using face masks as a way to prevent themselves and others from getting sick. Since the...

Grosse Pointe Schools have now all commenced their hybrid learning plans with many social distancing protocols while full-time face-to-face plans arise.

Facts, figures and feelings

Eleni Tecos '22, Supervising Editor February 2, 2021

Following the request for a five days a week, face-to-face learning plan by school board president Joseph Herd, the administration constructed a gradual return plan, beginning with elementary students...

South will start a hybrid model of learning after the junior PSAT next week. Photo by Victoria Gardey '20.

Breaking: Plans for full time face-to-face plows ahead

Eleni Tecos '22, Supervising Editor January 22, 2021

Shortly after the introduction of the district’s hybrid learning plan, the newly elected school board president Joseph Herd requested a revised traditional learning plan from the GPPSS administration...

COVID-19 has greatly affected family gatherings this year, and is especially impactful during the holiday season.

COVID-19 impacts more than just the holiday season

Maria Maraldo '21, Staff Writer January 4, 2021

Loss, safety and hardship have become the defining words of 2020 for most. This year, the holidays will look very different for many families, specifically those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and...

Michael Tengler '22 and Doug Tengler '21 making sandwiches for 313 Calling sandwich drive.

Students give back through sandwich drive

Ryan Caldwell '21, Photographer December 15, 2020

With all the things going on because of Covid-19, and all of the disappointments 2020 has brought, 313 calling is a bright spot in this bleak time we are living in. Through something as simple as making...

Shopping during this Holiday Season looks a lot different than past years. Here are some tips to destress this holiday shopping season.

Holiday season shopping tips during uncertain times

Frannie O'Shea '21, Social Media Manager December 8, 2020

This year has certainly not been a normal year for anyone. As the holiday season arrives, it is only getting harder. With COVID-19 continuing to spread rapidly, online shopping is going to be the best...

Performing through a Pandemic: ‘The Show Must Go On’ for Pointe Players, Despite COVID-Related Challenges

Performing through a Pandemic: ‘The Show Must Go On’ for Pointe Players, Despite COVID-Related Challenges

Meghan Wysocki '22, Supervising Copy Editor November 29, 2020

The lights dim. There is a rustle beyond the stage, and the curtain comes up. But the light that dims never returns during the rehearsal: it’s the sun, and it’s 5 p.m. a month away from the shortest...

A piece by Anna Johnson '21 submitted to the Scholastic Art Fair. Johnson won a Silver Key Award last year.

South prepares for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Becca Koch '22, Web Editor November 18, 2020

Every year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards bring together talented high school artists from around the country to display their art and celebrate their accomplishments. This year, the contest looks...

Graphic by Eva McCord’21

Turbulent Transition

Meghan Wysocki '22 November 18, 2020

After finishing her four required Zooms on Friday, Nov. 6, an email popped up in North student Mia Cassar ’21’s inbox. The message from the district outlined a new, fully-synchronous schedule...

Graphic by Tower Staff

Testing together for Turkery

Kelly Gavagan '23, Copy editor November 17, 2020

With holidays around the corner, several families are concerned. Some testing before events to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Maryanne Becker,community members testing before the holiday season d to...

Mask up, list of best masks for sports

Mask up, list of best masks for sports

Patrick Koeppen '23 November 4, 2020

As athletic activities amp up this fall and winter, the growing concern for athlete safety has grown exponentially. Masks have been mandated for many sports such as field hockey, ice hockey, basketball...

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