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15 free things to do in Detroit over summer

15 free things to do in Detroit over summer

Maren Roeske '18, Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

With nearly two and a half months of ahead not full of school, it is the perfect opportunity to go and see more of the city so close to Grosse Pointe. Detroit is a bustling and reviving city with so much to offer that some may not get to always see. Not only does it have a lot to offer but a lot to giv...

Gene Harkins retires as head girls varsity soccer coach

Gene Harkins retires as head girls varsity soccer coach

Chase Clark, Page Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Ten district championships, countless unforgettable memories and nearly two decades later, Gene Harkins, the head coach of the girls varsity soccer team and former coach for the boys varsity soccer team, has retired from the program. Although the past couple years have not been the most successful...

South graduate on “The Bachelorette”

South graduate on “The Bachelorette”

Erica Fossee & Katie Costello, both '19, Web Manager and Staff Writer
June 11, 2017
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The popular show, “The Bachelorette” features Grosse Pointe South graduate, Alex Bordyukov, in its thirteenth season. Born in Protvino, Russia, Bordyukov did not become a Grosse Pointer until 2001. “My dad was actually recruited from Russia to work on the particle accelerator at Wayne State Univers...

Trends of 2017

Trends of 2017

Margot Baer '18, Staff Writer
June 4, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, Final Issue

It Shall Rise Again: Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Detroit Riots

It Shall Rise Again: Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Detroit Riots

Erykah Benson and Anton Mikolowski , both '17, Editor in Chief and Supervising Copy Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, Final Issue, Uncategorized

Explore the event that changed Detroit through our interactive map.

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It Will Rise from the Ashes

It Will Rise from the Ashes

Erykah Benson and Anton Mikolowski , both '17, Editor in Chief and Supervising Copy Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At its economic height, the city of Detroit in 1967 boasted a population of nearly 2 million people and a powerhouse of an auto industry that served as the city’s backbone. Simultaneously, racial tension continued to broil just underneath the surface of the city, eventually erupting into what would be known today as the ‘67 Detroit Riots.

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The annual film festival

The annual film festival

Grace Reyes '19, Web Editor
May 26, 2017
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Almost every year the film literature class has an annual film festival compressed of the year’s best student made films. “Because we had seven sections this year, there is whole lot of films to choose from. The hard thing is going to be deciding which ones (films) to put in because there’s so ...

Mental health support group helps those in need during the summer

Mental health support group helps those in need during the summer

Bianca Pugliesi ’19, Copy Editor
May 25, 2017
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For those coping with a loss to suicide, a school environment with counselors and psychologists may be a comforting advantage. The Survivors of Suicide Loss Group will be able to provide support, even when school is not in session. “School’s going to let out, and although that’s awesome that...

Review: Dequindre Cut Greenway

Review: Dequindre Cut Greenway

Sarah Stevenson, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, Opinion

An outstanding greenway that was once an old railroad line captures the attention of many Metro Detroiters and adds to the special impact that Detroit has on people. The Dequindre Cut Greenway, located between Mack Avenue and Atwater Street in Detroit, is a two-mile pathway full of graffiti art that used ...

Finals are finally approaching

Finals are finally approaching

Caroline Gormely '19, Guest Writer
May 22, 2017
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Final exams are coming up for students at Grosse Pointe South causing stress for teachers and students according to Mr. Shawn McNamara, Earth and Environmental Science Teacher. Students have mixed feelings about final exams but some like Gretchen Brockway ‘19 are feeling stressed out. “I'm ...

The nerdy teacher takes on technology

The nerdy teacher takes on technology

Caroline Gormely '19, Guest Writer
May 22, 2017
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Nicholas Provenzano is not only recognized for his teaching skills, according to students, but also recognized nationally and internationally for his use of technology inside and outside of the classroom. Provenzano is an English teacher at Grosse Pointe South High School who has been recognized and...

Germany: A new life in an unknown world

Germany: A new life in an unknown world

Zachary Heimbuch '19, Guest Writer
May 22, 2017
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As the number of immigrants let into the United States decreases, the amount of German-born American citizens is becoming more of an oddity. Born in the United States, Lisa Richman moved to Germany  teaches Grosse Pointe South students the unique language of her native land. “My life played ...

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