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Teacher of 32 years reflects on Pistons’ Final in Main Gym

Teacher of 32 years reflects on Pistons’ Final in Main Gym

Victoria Gardey '20, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Sports

The year was 1960, there were eight NBA teams, only four TV channels and two basketball teams facing off in the Grosse Pointe High Gymnasium--the Detroit Pistons and the Minneapolis Lakers. After their usual host, The Olympia, was booked for the Ice Capades, the Pistons looked to the University o...

Exploring Finland through a South student’s eyes

Exploring Finland through a South student’s eyes

Navya Chamiraju and Anna Cornell both '20, Staff Writers

May 3, 2018


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While most teenagers look forward to their senior year of making memories with friends, getting accepted to colleges and attending prom, Anna Gleason ’19 is ditching that ideal to spend 11 months immersing herself in the Finnish culture. Through a program called Rotary Youth Exchange, she will graduat...

Blue Devil cheerleader makes South history

Blue Devil cheerleader makes South history

Jacqui Mercier '19, Feature Editor

May 1, 2018


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This past February, Madison Griffin ’18 officially accepted a partial scholarship to cheer for Adrian College next fall, making her South’s first cheerleader to sign with a college. Griffin said that with her gymnastics background and her mother's encouragement, she started cheering at the age of eig...

Where South students are headed for spring break

Where South students are headed for spring break

Maura Shine and Madeline Allen, both '20, Page Editor and Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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As winter draws to a close many Grosse Pointers head south in search for some fun in the sun on their spring breaks.

Walking a mile in snow boots

Walking a mile in snow boots

Navya Chamiraju '20, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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Slippery sidewalks aren’t always fun to walk on, according to Katie Alltop ’20, but it is a necessary part of many South students’ everyday routines. However, though it is difficult at times, walking in the cold weather can also be pleasant and refreshing experience. “It feels nice, I look ar...

South lacks diversity in national rankings, but do students truly feel it?

South lacks diversity in national rankings, but do students truly feel it?

Adrian Doan '19, Page Editor

February 15, 2018


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Renee Liu ’19 started the Chinese Culture Club at South primarily to spread the culture of her family roots and its long history with anyone who was interested, but in a school where she can count the number of people of Asian descent with both hands, it was also to promote diversity and acceptanc...

Slang at South

Slang at South

Grace Reyes '19, Pulse Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018


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It’s heard everyday bro. It’s used highly amongst young adults. Slang. According to Urban Dictionary, slang is the ever-changing use and definition of words in informal conversation, generally using references as a means of comparison. “My understanding of slang is words that come into popularity ...

Reading books on own can make a big impact on students

Reading books on own can make a big impact on students

Audrey Whitaker, Managing entertainment editor

February 9, 2018


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Reading is a part of school for everyone, like it or not.  And, like it or not, making reading a part of life outside of English class can be extremely beneficial to students academic performance. South English teacher and department head Danielle Peck said that while she can’t tell just by looking at...

Students reflect on South’s first ever charity week

Students reflect on South’s first ever charity week

Just-us Welch '20 and Brooklyn Northcross '20, Both staff writers

February 7, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Multimedia, Video

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South coaches share secrets of how to lead successful teams

South coaches share secrets of how to lead successful teams

Dominic Dulac, Web Section Editor

February 6, 2018


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South’s athletic program has a diverse group of coaches who are critical to the success of its teams. However, coaching high school sports is about more than just bossing around student athletes during competitions. According to girls cross country and track coach Steve Zaranek, it takes total c...

South alumni look back on the 1968 MLK visit to South

South alumni look back on the 1968 MLK visit to South

Julia Ambrozy '20, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under 90th Issue, Featured Content, Features, Opinion

Streets filled with protesters, police cars coming down the streets and excited and respectful people filling the area were all a part of the day when Martin Luther King Jr. came to speak at Grosse Pointe South High School. The mood in Grosse Pointe at that time was very high and energetic, accord...

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