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The blurry future of snow days

The blurry future of snow days

Rachel Strong '20, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Living in Michigan, students expect the occasional snow day. This translates to sleeping in, hanging out with friends and hours of sledding and snowball fights. However, attending school in 2020 is different...

Sunset seen from remote learning location in Florida

Remote Learning From Remote Locations

Jackson Marchal '21, Staff writer December 2, 2020

Nowadays, it doesn’t take a physical presence to attend class. And with the weather in Grosse Pointe slowly declining in temperature, many students have decided to leave the bubble and study somewhere...

Piece by Jill Pilutti '22

Art Students Draw Inspiration From Time At Home During Online Classes

Fiona Lacroix '22, Page Editor November 23, 2020

Pilutti Junior Jill Pilutti is not shy to share her vivid artwork, whether it be on Tiktok, in art shows, or an Instagram account boasting several hundred followers (@artist_pilutti). “I love...

Ski Club Plans to run this Winter Amid Pandemic

Ski Club Plans to run this Winter Amid Pandemic

Owen Sanford November 19, 2020

Ski Club has been operating at South each winter for several years now, creating a place for students to have some fun and enjoy going on ski trips on Fridays after school. Even though students are not...

How to watch fall sports during COVID-19

Brad Kemper ‘21, Staff writer October 5, 2020

Returning to play fall sports in the midst of a pandemic is a daunting challenge, but there are a few ways that you are able to watch games this year. These precautions include the limitation of fans...

Kennedy Mason ‘21 winds up for a pass against Grosse Pointe North.

Athletes face a new reality this fall

Mike Hamilton '21, Web Editor October 5, 2020

As fall sports return both athletes and coaches have to grapple with new safety guidelines. After the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) reinstated all fall sports, there were many unknowns...

Should midterms be before or after Christmas break?

Tre Benson '21, Page Editor January 28, 2020

Winter break is a time that is unanimously valued by South students and faculty alike. It gives students an opportunity to put down their textbooks and enjoy the holidays with their friends and family....

Lunch go-to at South

Keely Messacar , Web Editor January 2, 2020

With South’s open campus for lunch many students go out to lunch or right across the street, according to Owen Chen ’20. Buying lunches every day from our school’s neighboring restaurants and market...

Keely Conlan '21 shouts in pain moments after tearing her ACL. Conlan had to be helped off of the court and would spend the next week in the hospital due to her injury. Photo courtesy of Conlan.

ACL tears leave athletes sidelined, fighting to recover passions

Bridget Doyle '21, Copy Editor December 6, 2019

Emma Naporano was running down the basketball court and stopped abruptly, causing her left knee to hyperextend. This extension would ultimately result in surgery, therapy and months with a knee brace--...

Abbey Homminga '21 assisting a customer during her morning shift at Hydrangea Kitchen.

Balancing act: Junior juggles work, sports, school

Victoria Gardey '20, Online Editor in Chief September 18, 2019

For Abbey Homminga ’21, getting a parking spot in the J lot every day is no problem.  Homminga gets to school every day by 6:45 a.m. to start work at Hydrangea Kitchen. Her full schedule doesn’t...

Falling for fashion

Victoria Gardey '20, Online Editor in Chief September 16, 2019

School board votes to close two elementaries, reconfigure grades

Imran Siddiqui '20, Editor in Chief June 28, 2019

The school board voted to close Trombly and Poupard Elementary Schools and chose the K-4 and 5-8 grade reconfiguration during the board meeting on Monday, June 24. These changes will affect the 2020-2021...

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