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Students gain first-hand accounts from college visits

Students gain first-hand accounts from college visits

Imran Siddiqui '20, Supervising Copy Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

From University of Maryland to Williams College, and from Boston University to Wooster College, South hosts more than 80 different college visits for its students, according to Liz Naporano. Naporano, head of the College Resource Center (CRC), said these visits allow Blue Devils to learn more about ...

Ups and Downs of the PSAT

Ups and Downs of the PSAT

Frannie O'Shea '21, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Health and Fitness

According to counselor Beth Walsh, the PSAT is amazing preparation for the SAT because it is the same format for both of the standardized tests, which is a huge pro. “They have it divided up now so 8th and 9th graders take one version and 10th graders take one version and 11th graders take a diff...

Huckleberry Finn in the bin

Huckleberry Finn in the bin

Adrian Doan '19 and Audrey Whitaker '19

October 11, 2018


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Grosse Pointe school district cuts 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' out of the curriculum and searches for replacement After long consideration, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain was removed from the American Literature Curriculum at South last spring, but no replacement ha...

Nike supports equality through Kaepernick campaign

Nike supports equality through Kaepernick campaign

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Supervising Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Opinion

Kneeling during the pledge has been a longstanding issue in our country for over a year, grabbing the attention of football fans, activists and patriots alike. Since Colin Kaepernick has starred as the face of a new Nike ad campaign, tensions have heightened once again with many agitators burning the...

The stress to impress: homecoming season uprooting conflicts with students’ self esteem

The stress to impress: homecoming season uprooting conflicts with students’ self esteem

Eva McCord '21, Graphics Manager

September 26, 2018


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The evening of the annual Homecoming Dance is a teenage sport, characterized by the sucking-in of stomachs and the subsequent exhales once the zipper finally takes.  Toes are bandaged in anticipation of blisters, an overwhelming amount of shiny-faced photos are captured, and groups of friends fantasiz...

Asian-American Students Club: A Cultural Experience For All

Asian-American Students Club: A Cultural Experience For All

Katie Cherven '20, Copy Editor

September 21, 2018


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The new Asian-American students club is, in essence, a cultural sharing and exchange program at South. “We talk about pressing topics or, if you are an Asian-American student, what kinds of experiences have you had-any negative ones or positive ones,” teacher advisor Stephen Kim said. “It’s ...

20 years at Grosse Pointe South

Navya Chamiraju '20, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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Kit Aro has worked at Grosse Pointe South for 20 years, as an art and formerly German and English teacher. She has taught her students many art and life skills throughout her teaching career and continues to better her students’ work, according to Ada Marotzke ’20, drawing and painting student. ...

Eat, sleep, practice, repeat. South students tackle off-season sports with school work

Eat, sleep, practice, repeat. South students tackle off-season sports with school work

Allison MacLeod '19, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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Wake up at three in the morning, drive for four hours to Indiana, play volleyball for eight straight hours, shower, set alarm, go to sleep, repeat. This is a regular weekend schedule for Cynthia Hogan and Charlotte Brecht, both ’19. They each play at different, but still elite volleyball levels;...

Status Update: relevance, purpose of social media shifts as students transition to college

Status Update: relevance, purpose of social media shifts as students transition to college

Elizabeth Flower '20, Copy Editor

June 2, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Final Issue

Social media is a highly prevalent form of communication in today’s society, specifically with younger generations such as current high school and college students. Studies conducted by the Pew Research Center in a 2018 survey found 88 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds use some form of social media. ...

The Unknown Benefits of Homework

Bridget Doyle '21, Guest Writer

May 21, 2018


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Stressful. Time-consuming. Exhausting. These are some of the first words that come to many students’ minds when they hear the word “homework.” A poll conducted by ejinsight.com states that “more than seven in 10 schoolchildren have negative feelings toward homework.” For those 70 percent of st...

How students can reduce their carbon footprint

How students can reduce their carbon footprint

Maddie Weekley '21, Guest Writer

May 17, 2018


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Rising seas. Melting glaciers. Frequent heat waves. The release of excess carbon into the atmosphere can come with serious consequences that may hurt our planet. However, each person is capable of reducing their carbon footprint, which is the amount of carbon a person emits into the atmosphere in th...

DECA sets business students ahead

DECA sets business students ahead

Jackson Marchal '21, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


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DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America. It’s a nationwide organization that introduces the vast world of business to high school kids. The club provides skills that might help people beyond their highschool years. Lead by Bill Cayo, an economics teacher at Grosse Pointe South, ...

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