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Spreading love with chalk art

St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church pictured with the chalk art of Maddy Campbell '20.

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

May 20, 2020

Pink, yellow, blue, purple. The sound of chalk scraping against the path as she draws. The cool lakeside breeze brushes away the dust from the concrete canvas. The goal? Spread love. Maddy Campbell ‘20 met six feet apart with her youth minister and two other parishioners at St. Paul on the ...

College committed athletes staying active in lockdown

Cam Mallegg '20 officially committed to play baseball for Butler last November.

Jacob Harris '21, Web Editor

May 20, 2020

With spring sports being cancelled due to COVID-19, college committed athletes are faced with a lot of adversity before their first seasons at the next level. Spring sport athletes especially face this challenge with the cancellation of their final season. According to Butler baseball commit Cam...

These local businesses are still open during COVID-19

Savvy Chic is open all days of the week for anyones safe shopping pleasure. Photo courtesy of Asher Heimbuch '22.

Asher Heimbuch '22, Web Editor

May 15, 2020

Cornwall Bakery, like many other local businesses, has been hit hard during the coronavirus outbreak. However, they have made efforts to keep working and serve customers through uncertainty. “We felt very strongly about supporting the quarantine and are proud and thankful for all the busine...

Michigan Stay at Home order extended to May 28: what it means

Governor Whitmer's order is now extended to May 28. Photo used with permission from the Gerald R. Ford School at the University of Michigan.

Becca Koch '22, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Michigan’s stay at home order, which was due to expire on May 15, was extended to May 28 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on May 7. Whitmer also announced a 6 phase plan to help reopen Michigan’s economy and day to day activities. Currently, Michigan is in the third phase of the plan, after uncontrolled...

Opinion how to: Celebrating Mother’s Day in quarantine

Graphic by Kate Weidig '22.

Kate Wiedig '22, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Make a nice dinner While you may not be able to sit down in a fancy restaurant this Mother’s day, you can bring the atmosphere and experience of dining out, into your own home. Prepare a three course meal and include her favorite appetizers, main course and dessert. Set up candles and lights aroun...

Opinion: Quarantine brings family closer together, and not just physically

Evie Klepp '22 hikes with her family before quarantine at the Bright Angel Trailhead. Photo courtesy of Evie Klepp '22.

Evie Klepp '22, Copy Editor

May 5, 2020

I can’t remember the last time my family was together for this long. My dad’s work required him to travel, making him leave every Monday to the destination of the week and return home every Thursday, repeating the process every week. Since this is obviously not possible anymore, he has been tethered...

Friends find ways to celebrate birthdays in quarantine

Celebrating birthdays in quarantine is difficult, but students have come up with ways such as signs and drive-by parades to celebrate them safely.

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

With quarantine putting birthday celebrations on pause, students are getting more creative with their birthday festivities and not letting COVID-19 put a damper on their day according to Hanna Ottaway ’20. “I woke up on my birthday feeling really bummed knowing my 18th birthday wasn’t going...

Keeping South spirit alive online

The social studies department dressed up together, remotely, as a part of South’s
first ever virtual spirit week. Photo courtesy of Class of '22.

Hope Whitney '21 and Maddie Weekley '21

May 3, 2020

School may be remote now, but that doesn’t mean school spirit has to die. Student council and Student Association (SA) have been working on events to keep students engaged in activities that would happen normally. Student council member Megan DeGrand ’22 said with being away from school, it’s...

Presidential Q&A: Conversations with newly elected student representatives

South has been utilizing online learning this week after Governor Whitmer's order last week to close all public schools in Michigan. Photo by Victoria Gardey '20.

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

May 3, 2020

SA President, Keely Messacar Why did you run for president? I’ve been a member of SA since freshman year and I always loved being part of the different committees-- in each year, I would try out a new one and love it. When I started to chair committees, I loved bringing new ideas to the event I...

Prepping for AP testing

Prepping for AP testing

Ava Mitchell '20, Online Associate Editor

May 3, 2020

Due to the recent changes in learning environments around the country, the College Board has changed the format of its Advanced Placement (AP) exams in order to accommodate stay-at-home orders and social distancing norms. This year, all AP exams will be taken online. In addition to this change, the exa...

5 things you may have missed this week

5 things you may have missed this week

Becca Koch ’22, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

1. Detroit testing for all essential workers The State of Michigan will begin to test all essential workers such as grocery store clerks and first responders for coronavirus regardless of symptoms according to Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. This announcement came on April...

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