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Um, like, just spit it out

Um, like, just spit it out

Frannie O'Shea '21, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

We all use filler words, whether we want to admit it or not. They’re the natural words that just roll off our tongues, and it’s completely normal to use them as a student or adult. Grosse Pointe South Speech Pathologist Amanda Bungard said the most common filler words include “um”, “like”...

Alum pursues passion in and out of the workplace

Alum pursues passion in and out of the workplace

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

January 10, 2019

She began at South, roaming the hallways, studying in the classrooms and, unknowingly, would be working at a top Detroit company and running a popular “foodie” Instagram account in just a few years. Lyndsey Walworth ’11 currently works in the automotive news department at Crain Communications. ...

The early midterm gets the worm

The early midterm gets the worm

Morgan Skaff '21, Copy Editor

January 6, 2019

Some classes at South take their midterms earlier than the scheduled date. There are many different reasons for doing this. AP (Advanced Placement) Chemistry is one of those classes.   There are a few different reasons for having the midterm held early. According to Gray Rahm ’20, it ha...

South Students lift spirits through fun socks

South Students lift spirits through fun socks

Jackson Jogan '21, Page Editor

December 28, 2018

According to The Joy of Socks, a donation foundation in Pennsylvania, socks are one of the most under donated commodities. The National Honors Society at Grosse Pointe South, lead by president Michael Willard ’19, and vice president Kendall Volpe ’19, sought to change that this year, with a school w...

Healthy around the holidays

Healthy around the holidays

Eva McCord '21, Graphics manager

December 20, 2018

“My brain tells me, ‘oh, if you eat this food, you’ll never crawl out of this hole you’ve created,’” Claire Wininger ’21 said. “That’s my holiday experience.” As the holiday season finally dawns and expectations of winter cheer flood students’ minds, Wininger finds herself with a...

South student’s vegan Instagram account rises to fame

South student’s vegan Instagram account rises to fame

Zach Heimbuch '19, Tower Radio

December 19, 2018

What started out as a small Instagram profile meant to show friends different vegan meals has grown into a famous account. Created by Shannon Lynch ’23 and her five sisters,  sixvegansisters, has even paved way for other possible business paths for the girls. “We plan to start selling desserts and oth...

Real or fake for the holidays?

Real or fake for the holidays?

Isabella Craparotta '19, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

There are about 25 to 30 million Christmas trees sold every year, according to statista.com. However, artificial Christmas trees are becoming an alternative popular purchase around the holidays. U.S. History and AP Government teacher Dennis Pascoe has had an artificial tree for 5-6 years and hig...

Staying safe on snowy roads

Staying safe on snowy roads

Reis Dempsey '19, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Although many people love Michigan’s four seasons; it is time to consider the change in road conditions that come along with the snow and ice.  According to Driver’s Education teacher, Mark Avolio, there is a rise in the number of accidents during the winter months. While he does not believe t...

South students reflect on their Thanksgiving experience

South students reflect on their Thanksgiving experience

Maddie Weekley '21, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Thanksgiving, the holiday filled with family, fun and food. This day of thanks has already passed and South students reflect on their day of gratitude. Kate Ennis ’21 hosted Thanksgiving at her house this year. Her parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all came together to celebrate...

New features of the Apple update

New features of the Apple update

Katherine Costello '19, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

Apple launched their most recent iOS update on October 30, 2018, following the release of the iPhone XR. The company has been marketing several new features that the update will include, but is it really worth all this excitement? Let’s start with the highly anticipated group FaceTime feature. At first gla...

Coming out for the holidays

Coming out for the holidays

Grey Korejwo '20, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

“Dear Family, As you may or may not know our middle child is transgender. Please understand that while this new may be new to you, we have been on this journey for two years now.”   Troye Aho ’20 recently spent time writing this letter to his extended family about his transgender identity, wh...

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