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History in the Making: Grosse Pointe holds its first Pride march

History in the Making: Grosse Pointe holds its first Pride march

Riley Lynch '18, Graphics Manager

June 12, 2017


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After nearly a year in the making, the first Pride March in Grosse Pointe was held on Sunday, June 11.  The march was organized by Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe (WEGP), which aims to include members of any group into the Grosse Pointe community and provide an open environment.   The marc...

Breaking the barrier behind the stigmas of mental illness

Breaking the barrier behind the stigmas of mental illness

Elizabeth Flower '20, Guest Writer

May 19, 2017


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She doesn’t cough every few minutes or have a high temperature. She doesn’t have a stuffy nose and a pile of tissues spilling out of the trash can. However, what she does have is a mental illness, which will affect Carly Orhan ’19 much longer than any common cold would. Orhan has anxiety. This m...

Cornwall Bakery: Small Town Grosse Pointe

Cornwall Bakery: Small Town Grosse Pointe

Victoria Gardey '20, Guest Writer

May 16, 2017


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The rain pours on a cool afternoon while inside steam rises off the surface of a hot latte. The hustle and bustle of the busy bakery seems softened by the small town feel inside.   This is Cornwall Bakery in Grosse Pointe Park on Kercheval. This little known bakery offers a new kind of Grosse Pointe....

Help to Haiti: One bracelet at a time

Help to Haiti: One bracelet at a time

Elizabeth Byarski '19, Guest Writer

May 12, 2017


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Many people are interested in helping around the community with local organizations. One sophomore here at south, Abbey Guevara ’19 hopes to bring those interests all the way to Haiti. During the time in Haiti, Guevara will be helping those in need and hopefully bring a smile to the faces of the peo...

Chime after chime, time after time: Cell phone usage for students

Chime after chime, time after time: Cell phone usage for students

Kaleigh McCarron, Guest Writer

April 10, 2017


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It's not a rarity to look around everyday and see people with a cell phone in their hand, especially students. However, appropriate use of your cell phone goes beyond playing too many games. Cell phone usage has become something everyday people are used to as it is now the primary source of communi...

The Number One Way to Improve Test Scores

The Number One Way to Improve Test Scores

Elizabeth Flower, Guest Writer

March 27, 2017


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  There are lots of ways to improve test scores; talking to teachers, looking over class materials for longer periods of time, or even organizing study groups. However, according to AP English teacher Danielle Peck, there is an overlooked method to raise test performance in all types of classes, wh...

Breaking the mold of modern technology

Breaking the mold of modern technology

March 20, 2017


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Personal electronics have become something of a requirement for students these days, according to Emma Turner ’19. Nicholas Provenzano, an english teacher at South who has incorporated technology into his everyday class, says that today’s technology has changed expectations for students. “With th...

Paint the Town

Paint the Town

Phoebe Miriani, Photo Editor

November 2, 2016


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  In many places, graffiti can be seen as an illegal and disrespectful act, but for Detroit, it can be seen as an iconic piece of the of the city. There are many places in Detroit, like Eastern Market, where artists are paid to graffiti. Graffiti can be used in a positive or negativ...

Liggett students to perform “Orphan Train” this week

Liggett students to perform “Orphan Train” this week

October 31, 2016


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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...

“Schule”

Ella Diepen, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


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As a foreign exchange student from Germany living in the United States, I spot a lot of different habits, behaviors and mentalities. The German and the American culture differ in many ways, even if they are probably not that far from each other in comparison to other ones. Even if I traveled in the pa...

Changing tradition: Should South have a homecoming king?

Changing tradition: Should South have a homecoming king?

October 14, 2016


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By Lauren Thom '18 | Staff Writer Most people would agree that tradition runs deep through South, but according to Daniel Kuhnlein ‘17, it is time for a change regarding the homecoming court. Kuhnlein said he believes that the inclusion of males on the homecoming court and having a homecoming...

Tennis team hopes to place within the top 10 at the State Championship

Tennis team hopes to place within the top 10 at the State Championship

Madeleine Glasser, Copy Editor

October 12, 2016


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The boys’ varsity tennis team placed second at regionals on Thursday, qualifying them to compete for the state championship this weekend. The team practiced and worked hard in preparation for the match, according to David Scupholm ‘17, one of the players. “We practiced and played a lot of matc...

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