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Facebook groups foster community discussion

Facebook groups foster community discussion

Katie Maraldo '21, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Facebook groups, a type of messaging room that has been around for a decade, have rapidly grown their popularity in recent years. With the recent pandemic and all of the events going on in the world recently, they have become very popular within communities. Jennifer Blount Goosen, a candidate for th...

Poll Hero recruits teen poll workers

Poll Hero recruits teen poll workers

Becca Koch '22, Web Editor

October 16, 2020

American government runs as it does with the help of elections, part of which includes having trained poll workers at polling locations. There are several groups that are dedicated to recruiting people to spend election day helping people vote, such as Poll Hero. Miranda Freedman ’21 said she firs...

Homecoming Cancellation Forces Students to Get Creative

October 15, 2020

With the cancellation of the homecoming dance, students have been taking homecoming into their own hands by planning their own homecomings, which they are calling ‘Foco,’ meaning Fake Homecoming. Most Foco groups are planning a trip to a nice restaurant for dinner, then continuing the night at som...

Teachers struggle with online learning

Teachers struggle with online learning

Jackson Marchal '21, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

With so many parents and students frustrated with online school, it’s important to remember that this is a difficult adjustment for teachers too. Most are working harder than they ever have before to teach the same curriculum in less time, with a different format, to students who may be distracted o...

Teaching at home and over Zoom

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Lexi Belyue '21, Web Editor

October 14, 2020

Due to the pandemic teachers and students have been moved to an online learning structure. As a result of this change, trying to balance a home and work life has become substantially harder. Teachers who have children schooling from home have more than one schedule to uphold in order to have success f...

As standardized tests continue to get cancelled, students find other options

As standardized tests continue to get cancelled, students find other options

Rachel Strong '21, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

Hundreds of teens throughout America are struggling to take standardized tests to get into college. So is taking the ACT or SAT worth it for college admissions? With tests getting twenty-four hours in advance students are feeling the stress and pressure to apply for college. As they are trying to...

Storm Impacts Haunted Garage Attractions, will this affect Halloween?

After years of kids walking through Glen Williams haunted home, this year he will not be transforming his home into a haunted garage.

Chloe Polizzi, Staff Writer

October 12, 2020

The Haunted Garage is one of the most popular attractions in Grosse Pointe during October. Hundreds of people attend this event each year. The Haunted Garage offers a scary route for more daring people and a less intense route for younger children and parents. It’s kid-friendly, and all ages are welcomed. Without...

Rechartering clubs

Rechartering clubs

Aleena Siddiqui, Page Editor

October 12, 2020

With the start of the new school year, South’s selection of clubs and activities is being refreshed. New student activities director Melissa Petz said clubs are being rechartered to make sure the selection is heightened to student interests. Petz said there have been various email blasts sent out...

Number of pet owners skyrocketing since quarantine

Jennifer Carver's golden retriever Ryder, who she got just this August. Photo Credits: Jennifer Carver

Dylan Schoenfeld '23, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

On March 13, 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmore closed schools due to Covid-19. The stay-at-home order began on March 23 and extended to June 12. Being stuck at home for three months caused loneliness and boredom, and inspired many families to get a pet to add newness to their monotonous days. At the Grosse...

Drive in movies: The new normal

Jacob Ashkar '23, Photographer

October 2, 2020

With hundreds of movie theatres closing nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, people of all ages have been looking for new ways to socialize and have fun while being safe. One way people have managed to leave the house safely is by attending drive-in theaters. In light of this, Carl Gianagni ...

Seniors Travel To SAT And ACT Testing Amid COVID Restrictions

Seniors Travel To SAT And ACT Testing Amid COVID Restrictions

Maria Maraldo '21, Staff writer

October 1, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the class of ‘21 has been faced with many obstacles, one of the largest being the cancellation of standardized tests. Since countless schools across the nation have decided to cancel their standardized tests, many seniors have been left with no option but to travel outside of Grosse...

School Clubs Adjust To Online Format Amidst COVID-19 Restrictions

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Tara Cole '21, social media manager

October 1, 2020

The start of this year’s virtual school year has called for patience and adaptation not only with academics, but within clubs as well. School clubs have been researching and developing different ways to connect virtually and are still perfecting their methods. According to Link Crew Adviser Todd...

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