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Trader Joe’s foods to fall over this season

Trader Joe’s foods to fall over this season

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Manager

November 20, 2018

Spiced Cider: This is my favorite fall drink and one of my favorite drinks from Trader Joes. The spiced cider from Trader Joes is a nice fall drink that has a unique taste and in my opinion is better than some of the other ciders that you can find at other stores during the fall season. This drin...

The facts: Legalization of Marijuana

Cam Buhler, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

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Is it Insta-worthy? What really is behind every social media post

Is it Insta-worthy? What really is behind every social media post

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Nobody ever looks the same as they really do on social media according to Alison Laney ‘20. The standards are very high on looking perfect nowadays Laney proclaimed. Impressions are never the same as meeting someone for the first time on Instagram, Snapchat, or any social media Laney continued to magnif...

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Max Simonson '21, Page Editor

November 2, 2018

As autumn turns to winter, students playing fall sports begin to experience severe negative effects of Michigan's temperate climate. As the weather takes a turn of the worst, student-athletes need to find new ways to cope. According to JV football player Nick Vandenbrink ’21, wearing layers underneat...

How fluent are students who take a language class?

How fluent are students who take a language class?

Abi Wilson '20, Copy Editor

November 1, 2018

Students leaving South are equipped to handle the hard work that comes with college language classes, according to Spanish teacher, Cindy Morefield-Pinder. Many language teachers have been contacted by former students raving about how well they were prepared for even their non-entry level classes at ...

Detroit favorites: a glimpse into the multitude of Detroit’s activities

Detroit favorites: a glimpse into the multitude of Detroit’s activities

Claire Koeppen and Sarah Stevenson both '19, Supervising Page Editor and Web Manager

November 1, 2018

Lime/Bird Scooters Electric Scooters are a new hit around the county, and Detroit is no stranger to this phenomena. Detroit has both Bird and Lime scooters that are easy to access around the city. Some of the places that they are featured at include Midtown, Corktown, Lafayette Park, and east Riverfront, according to detroit.curbed.com. In addition...

“Haunted Garage” Halloween tradition continues

“Haunted Garage” Halloween tradition continues

Tara Cole '21, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018

For 11 years now, Glen Williams has been bringing Halloween smiles and frights from his very own Haunted Garage, at 19520 Mack Ave. On every weekend from Oct. 12 until Halloween, the garage is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday.   Williams had been teaching in the Grosse Poi...

South’s state of disrepair: to bond or not to bond

South’s state of disrepair: to bond or not to bond

Maura Shine '20, Page Editor

October 25, 2018

Buckets catching dripping water. Broken sinks in bathrooms. Ceiling tiles falling - at least once on to a student. These dripping, crumbling, falling examples of disrepair illustrate why the Grosse Pointe Public Schools district is asking voters to approve an $111 million bond on Nov. 6. Dozens of or...

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

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

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

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

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...

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