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South Girl’s Hockey team starts the season with a new coach

South Girl’s Hockey team starts the season with a new coach

Julia Gebeck '22, Staff writer

November 20, 2019

  A new coach and several new players are setting up the South girls Hockey team for a successful season. Longtime hockey player Haliee Craig was hired to replace the head coach of last year's team. Craig, a recent college graduate, has been around the ice her entire life. “I played...

No need to stress about the Common App

No need to stress about the Common App

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

A million questions rush through a seniors’ mind when they hit that submit button for their Common App. Do I have all my essays done? Did I fill out everything correctly? Is my application perfect? A lot of students want their Common Application to be perfect for their ideal college, this fee...

Senioritis sets in for South seniors

Senioritis sets in for South seniors

Gia Agosta '21, Page Editor

November 18, 2019

As fall transitions into winter, the stress of applying to college reaches its peak as deadlines creep in. For Tommy Daudlin ’20, finishing the process does not relieve him of the pressure of school work. While his ‘senioritis’ may begin to kick in, Daudlin knows that his work ethic must continue...

Students vs stimulants

Students vs stimulants

Anna Ludvigsen, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

From caffeine to cocaine, most americans don't realize they are consuming stimulants every day. According to anesthesiologist Jesse Noboa, there are many different kinds of stimulants for a variety of specific uses. “Ones like adderall are mainly for people with ADHD,” Dr. Noboa said. “Some t...

South student’s vegan family prepares for Thanksgiving

South student’s vegan family prepares for Thanksgiving

Tara Cole '21, Social Media Manager

November 11, 2019

With the holiday season approaching, many families are preparing to cook large Thanksgiving meals. As if cooking Thanksgiving dinner wasn’t challenging enough, some families, such as the Lynch family, go about the task of cooking an entirely vegan meal. According to Shannon Lynch ’21, she and al...

Applying early: the differences between early action and decision, how students can decide if it’s right for them

Applying early: the differences between early action and decision, how students can decide if it’s right for them

Maria Maraldo '21, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

For most students, senior year is the time to start applying to college. Students put together a list of schools they wish to apply to, with some standing out more than others. They then have to make a decision: do they apply early to the school of their dreams or not?  Many colleges allow stu...

The toll of commuting

The toll of commuting

Malena Lilly '22, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Many students commute on a daily basis for sports. For many people, sports are an escape from the stress of high school life. Commuting for sports isn't an issue for many students such as those in cross country, basketball, or football due to their practicing proximity. However, other sports tend to be less...

Searching for the solution: Improving communication, tackling issues at South

Searching for the solution: Improving communication, tackling issues at South

Elizabeth Flower, Supervising Editor at Large

November 9, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, administration meets with each grade for a class period to not only inform students of policies but also address important issues affecting South. Mental health and cyberbullying, along with vaping and drug use, were among the topics discussed in this year’s meet...

Caffeine’s buzzkill

Caffeine’s buzzkill

Ella Houting '22, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Your legs are shaking, your heart is racing, and anxiety levels up all because you need to get hours of homework assigned completed for the following day, it's the weekly struggle for students that rely on caffeine.  The untold effects of caffeine addiction lie within students at South with beverages ...

Mu Alpha Theta club encourages new members to join

Mu Alpha Theta club  encourages new members to join

Kate Weidig, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics honor society designed for high school and two-year college students, is looking for new members to join at Grosse Pointe South. Math teacher and adviser Alexa McConaghy said the club is for people who enjoy math, puzzles, logic and competition.  “Mu Alp...

Playing with class

Playing with class

Brad Kemper '21, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

South offers many different sports programs such as football, volleyball, wrestling and even golf. Even though these sports may be very different in the way that they are played, one thing that all of these team sports share is the element of sportsmanship. Teacher and assistant football coach Chad...

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