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South graduate on “The Bachelorette”

South graduate on “The Bachelorette”

Erica Fossee & Katie Costello, both '19, Web Manager and Staff Writer

June 11, 2017


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The popular show, “The Bachelorette” features Grosse Pointe South graduate, Alex Bordyukov, in its thirteenth season. Born in Protvino, Russia, Bordyukov did not become a Grosse Pointer until 2001. “My dad was actually recruited from Russia to work on the particle accelerator at Wayne State Univers...

Trends of 2017

Trends of 2017

Margot Baer '18, Staff Writer

June 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Final Issue

It Shall Rise Again: Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Detroit Riots

It Shall Rise Again: Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Detroit Riots

Erykah Benson and Anton Mikolowski , both '17, Editor in Chief and Supervising Copy Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Final Issue, Uncategorized

Explore the event that changed Detroit through our interactive map.

It Will Rise from the Ashes

It Will Rise from the Ashes

Erykah Benson and Anton Mikolowski , both '17, Editor in Chief and Supervising Copy Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At its economic height, the city of Detroit in 1967 boasted a population of nearly 2 million people and a powerhouse of an auto industry that served as the city’s backbone. Simultaneously, racial tension continued to broil just underneath the surface of the city, eventually erupting into what would be known today as the ‘67 Detroit Riots.

The annual film festival

The annual film festival

Grace Reyes '19, Web Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features

Almost every year the film literature class has an annual film festival compressed of the year’s best student made films. “Because we had seven sections this year, there is whole lot of films to choose from. The hard thing is going to be deciding which ones (films) to put in because there’s so ...

Mental health support group helps those in need during the summer

Mental health support group helps those in need during the summer

Bianca Pugliesi ’19, Copy Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features

For those coping with a loss to suicide, a school environment with counselors and psychologists may be a comforting advantage. The Survivors of Suicide Loss Group will be able to provide support, even when school is not in session. “School’s going to let out, and although that’s awesome that...

Review: Dequindre Cut Greenway

Review: Dequindre Cut Greenway

Sarah Stevenson, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Opinion

An outstanding greenway that was once an old railroad line captures the attention of many Metro Detroiters and adds to the special impact that Detroit has on people. The Dequindre Cut Greenway, located between Mack Avenue and Atwater Street in Detroit, is a two-mile pathway full of graffiti art that used ...

Finals are finally approaching

Finals are finally approaching

Caroline Gormely '19, Guest Writer

May 22, 2017


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Final exams are coming up for students at Grosse Pointe South causing stress for teachers and students according to Mr. Shawn McNamara, Earth and Environmental Science Teacher. Students have mixed feelings about final exams but some like Gretchen Brockway ‘19 are feeling stressed out. “I'm ...

The nerdy teacher takes on technology

The nerdy teacher takes on technology

Caroline Gormely '19, Guest Writer

May 22, 2017


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Nicholas Provenzano is not only recognized for his teaching skills, according to students, but also recognized nationally and internationally for his use of technology inside and outside of the classroom. Provenzano is an English teacher at Grosse Pointe South High School who has been recognized and...

Germany: A new life in an unknown world

Germany: A new life in an unknown world

Zachary Heimbuch '19, Guest Writer

May 22, 2017


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As the number of immigrants let into the United States decreases, the amount of German-born American citizens is becoming more of an oddity. Born in the United States, Lisa Richman moved to Germany  teaches Grosse Pointe South students the unique language of her native land. “My life played ...

Healthy study habits lead to success at the end of the year

Healthy study habits lead to success at the end of the year

Daniel Klepp '20, Guest Writer

May 22, 2017


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With the 4th quarter quickly coming to an end, freshmen will have to face their first finals of their high school lives. With this, many face stress that they might have not faced yet in school. “I think I'm going to fail every one of [the finals],” Aidan McGlone ’20 said. According to AP E...

Q&A with Mrs. Westfall

Q&A with Mrs. Westfall

Alex Acker '18, Staff Writer

May 21, 2017


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Where did you go to college? I went to Western Michigan. What did you major in at Western Michigan? My original major was communications, then my professor told me that I had to make up a job, because there isn't really a set job that they hire in communications. I originally had wanted to ...

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