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Picking the right school with college visits

Ally Strehlke '22, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Graduating high school leads many students to a new adventure: college.  Going from being seniors and ruling the school to freshman who have no idea what to do can be intimidating, but choosing the right school can ease the transition, and college visits can help to do just that, according to ...

Unassigned S-lot spaces lead to parking frustrations

Unassigned S-lot spaces lead to parking frustrations

Anthony Furtaw '21, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

It’s 7:55 a.m.  You’re in a sweat and racing down Grosse Pointe Boulevard with the first-hour bell minutes away from ringing. When you arrive at school, you realize there are no parking spots left, so you bite the bullet and go in late. For a school with more than 1,500 students, it’s no doubt that...

The daily hustle: How students make sure they’re getting to school

The daily hustle: How students make sure they’re getting to school

Marcus Boddy '20, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Being on time for school is the first responsibility most students have when they wake up. Students across the school have found different ways to get to school, such as driving, being dropped off by parents, biking or walking. For Sarah Scott ’20, she prefers driving herself to school. “I have...

Christopher Columbus: his mixed legacy and controversy

Christopher Columbus: his mixed legacy and controversy

Gabriela Dulworth '22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue: an aphorism most students were taught at a young age. What isn’t taught in history class, however, is the complete historical truth of Columbus Day. Although the terrors Columbus did to the native populations of America are often told, they are rarely ever expl...

Welcome to the Den

Welcome to the Den

Aaron Vyletel, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The student section’s attendance at the first two varsity football games was filled to the edges. Changes brought by students in Devils Den, a club introduced to bring more people to all South sports games, are proving to be effective. According to Devils Den President Tommy Daudlin ’20, they meet...

Starting the year on a high note

Starting the year on a high note

Nina Simon, Page editor

October 9, 2019

The award-winning Grosse Pointe South Choir will kick off this year’s season at their annual Fall Follies concert on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13. The shows will begin at 7 p.m. at the Christian A. Fenton Performing Arts Center at Grosse Pointe North High School. Tickets can be bought online or...

Soles 4 Souls: Girls cross country gives back in a unique way

Soles 4 Souls: Girls cross country gives back in a unique way

Jackson Marchal '21, Business Manager

October 7, 2019

The girls cross country team is hosting their first  shoe drive through the Soles 4 Souls organization. Students from all grades will be able to donate their new or slightly worn shoes through Friday, Oct. 4 on the first floor main building during both lunches and during Run the Pointe on Saturday . ...

Retro revival: vinyl trend making a comeback

Retro revival: vinyl trend making a comeback

Sophia Fowler '22, Copy Editor

October 6, 2019

As many things come and go while trends change, one consistent trend has been around for over a half a century and seems to not be fading away any time soon. The trend of vinyl made a comeback in mid-2018 and seems to have only been growing since. From sound quality to the overall experience ...

Freshmen firsts continue with Homecoming

Anthony Furtaw '22, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

For incoming freshman, Homecoming is one of the main things to look forward to for their first year at South, but many freshmen have mixed opinions on the dance part of South’s homecoming. Homecoming is one of the biggest highlights of the year, mainly for freshmen who are preparing for their first eve...

Efforts of Student Association lead to new look for Homecoming

Efforts of Student Association lead to new look for Homecoming

Tara Cole '21, Social Media Manger

September 24, 2019

Student Association (SA) has been working diligently on improving the Homecoming dance, which will be held on Sept. 28 at 7:00 p.m in the main gym. According to homecoming committee chair, Chloe Yonkus ’20, SA has been planning lots of new additions to the dance this year to hopefully increase the...

Student voice leads to bonfire, better music at homecoming dance

Student voice leads to bonfire, better music at homecoming dance

Evie Klepp '22, Copy Editor

September 23, 2019

Subpar music. A lack of space to relax. An unenthusiastic atmosphere. All were aspects, according to Student Association (SA) advisor Claire Sobolak, that contributed to the substandard space that was Homecoming dance last year. It became clear to Sobolak after the dance that some changes needed to be...

South and North swap teachers

Tre Benson '22, Page Editor

September 20, 2019

In every year in high school, changes are inevitable. Classes are restructured and new policies are put into place. In this case, Mr. Pascoe, one of the South's government teachers, is switching over to North. Picking up some of Pascoe’s classes, Grosse Pointe North government teacher, Andrew Tayl...

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