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Boys basketball overwhelms rivals on the road

Boys basketball overwhelms rivals on the road

Matthew Kornmeier '21, Section Manager

January 13, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team played rival Grosse Pointe North, Friday Jan. 3 away at North. The boys won 81-58, and held a 20 point lead for nearly the entire game. Head basketball coach, Steve Benard, attributed his team’s success to their pregame preparation. “We scouted North pret...

Sophie Smith: Making a business to combat fashion industry’s clothing waste

Sophie Smith: Making a business to combat fashion industry’s clothing waste

Maria Maraldo ‘21 and Charlotte Parent ‘21

January 12, 2020

You may have heard about it already-- the new trend of reselling clothes in various ways on the internet. Many high school students and adults alike take part in this phenomenon, and some have gone as far as creating their own business, like Sophie Smith ’21. Smith sells her old clothes and thrifted...

Putting the puck to the test: Another victory for the boys varsity hockey team

Putting the puck to the test: Another victory for the boys varsity hockey team

Ally Strehlke '22, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

The Blue Devils had a 5-1 victory this past Saturday after a tough loss Friday night. On Sat. Jan. 4, Blue Devils Boys Varsity Hockey battled Gabriel Richard’s team at the ESH Ice Arena. The game began with a new addition to the games, which is bringing in two young players from the community to...

About the director: Andrew Flemming

About the director: Andrew Flemming

Jackson Marchal '21, Assistant Business Manager

January 8, 2020

Imagine a theatrical play. Condense the time frame to 15 to 30 minutes, but still make sure that it encompases an entire story while getting to the point. According to Andrew Fleming ’20, this is what to expect from any One Act performance. In fact, Fleming is working on directing his own to present...

BASE making a comeback

BASE making a comeback

Andrew Acker '21, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

BASE (Black Awareness and Social Engagement) is a club about improving opportunities for black students and helping the community. BASE started Dec. 12 and is having monthly meetings in room 186. MaShanta Ashmon who is helping lead BASE said that the club is important to start again so that we can get...

Science Olympiad eyeing regionals, states

Science Olympiad eyeing regionals, states

Evie Klepp '22, Copy Editor

January 6, 2020

Following their first competition on Saturday, Dec. 4, held at Portage Northern High School, Grosse Pointe South’s Science Olympiad team is looking forward to a great season this year, according to team adviser Shelly Rothenbuler. Science Olympiad is a competitive team that goes to different science-based...

Opinion: “Fine Line” offers unexpected maturity

Opinion: “Fine Line” offers unexpected maturity

Paige Evers '22, Web Editor

January 3, 2020

Harry Styles, best known for being a part of British boy band One Direction has released his second studio album since going solo, “Fine Line” reached audiences on Dec. 13, 2019. This album has shown Harry as a solo artist and his advanced ability to immerse himself in the world of soft rock, singer-s...

Girls’ Swim and Dive team claims school record finish at State Tournament

Girls’ Swim and Dive team claims school record finish at State Tournament

Bridget Doyle, Page Editor

January 2, 2020

On Nov. 23, the girls’ swimming and diving team placed second in the state finals. According to coach John Fodell, this was the highest placement for girls’ swim in Grosse Pointe South history. “Everyone knew it was going to be a battle,” Fodell said. “But (the swimmers) came in and did...

Saving the lake one bag at a time: Club far exceeds goal of collecting plastic bags to help the homeless

Saving the lake one bag at a time: Club far exceeds goal of collecting plastic bags to help the homeless

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

December 22, 2019

South’s Save the Lakes Club collected plastic bags for three days during the first week of December. The club, which has been at South for two years, plans to use the bags to make two six-foot long sleeping mats for homeless shelters. The group exceeded their goal of 700 bags as they gathered 1400...

Season Preview: Girl’s basketball looks to district championship after strong training

Season Preview: Girl’s basketball looks to district championship after strong training

Charlie Matthews '20, Staff Writer

December 22, 2019

The girl's basketball team is about to start a new season after a long off-season of training. The team hopes to get off to a good start. According to assistant coach Caitlin Moore, the team is focusing on taking each game once at a time “We obviously would love to get to the district championship,...

Adopt A Family returns again to help needy GP families

Adopt A Family returns again to help needy GP families

Olivia Bullington '22, Page Editor

December 22, 2019

Throughout the holiday season, many families go through a difficult time of getting their families gifts and preparing for the holiday season. Adopt A Family has helped families for 30 years in the Grosse Pointe district. “This is an event we have been doing for about 30 years in the district,...

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