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South moves forward in creating a secure entry point

South moves forward in creating a secure entry point

Just-us Welch '20, Photo Editor

December 12, 2018


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As the years go on, the dangers of violence in school is more and more prevalent for students in the modern day. Therefore, the prospects of South installing a secure vestibule in 2019 may be considered a relief for parents and students alike. According to Grosse Pointe South principal Moussa Hamka, a s...

A drop in the bucket: Student enrollment goes down as the board looks to possible school closures

A drop in the bucket: Student enrollment goes down as the board looks to possible school closures

Audrey Whitaker '19, Pulse editor in chief

December 11, 2018


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As enrollment continues to decline throughout the district, district officials, teachers and community members may face major changes due to less state funding. According to Dr. Jon Dean, deputy superintendent of the Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS), enrollment in the district is based on t...

Orchestras prepare to head to North this week for String Extravaganza Concert

Orchestras prepare to head to North this week for String Extravaganza Concert

Ian Foy' 21, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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The Orchestra’s String Extravaganza concert is Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. This year, they have planned quite a bit. Each year, a string extravaganza takes place in which the North and South Orchestra combine to perform various pieces of music at Grosse Pointe North High School. The musicians and condu...

Santa comes early: Grosse Pointe Parade sneak peek

Santa comes early: Grosse Pointe Parade sneak peek

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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The Grosse Pointe Thanksgiving parade will make its annual appearance on Fri. Nov. 23rd to start off the holiday season. The parade will be a family-friendly event with a festive and positive environment. Students, young children and adults are all welcome to attend the parade, and some even participate ...

No Pulitzer Prize necessary to join new Writing Club

No Pulitzer Prize necessary to join new Writing Club

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

November 4, 2018


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Graphic by Eva McCord '21 No Pulitzer Prize is necessary to join South’s newest student group, the Writing club. Club president and founder Trinity McClinton ’20 started the club this year as a way to fill a void in South’s nonfiction writing. “I personally really love writing,” M...

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Max Simonson '21, Page Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, News, Sports

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...

Band and orchestra to present their first performance this year with their annual Pops and Pastries concert

Band and orchestra to present their first performance this year with their annual Pops and Pastries concert

Spencer Rajewski '21, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Featured, Featured Content, Happening Now, News

The band and orchestra take on their first concert this year with their Pops and Pastries event. It takes place on November 3, at 7 p.m. in the main gym. Pops and Pastries is the band and orchestra’s biggest event and fundraiser all year and a great opportunity to watch them play some of this year’s new music. “...

Latin teacher leaves South

Adrian Doan '19, Supervising Editing at Large

October 29, 2018


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An incident that included yelling and drawers slamming occurred on October 11 in one of the Latin Rooms and ended with the police being called and former Latin Teacher Grant Schafer being escorted off school premises. Before the incident, Schafer had expressed his desire to quit but was asked by th...

There is fungus among us

There is fungus among us

Riley Ptashnik '21 and Claire Koeppen '19

October 25, 2018


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You can read the summary of mold related activities at Grosse Pointe South here With nearly a month until the bond is voted, Grosse Pointe South principal Moussa Hamka is cautiously optimistic to find out what the outcome will be. One area of the bond will help fix the  leaks from the roof that ...

Poetry slam welcomes everyone to celebrate Halloween with them

Poetry slam welcomes everyone to celebrate Halloween with them

James Ulku '19, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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South’s poetry slam will be taking place Oct. 29 at the Ewald Library right off Jefferson and Lakepointe. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and there will be refreshments and prizes. “Poetry slam is a competitive poetry reading in which contestants have three minutes with a 10 second grace period to perfor...

SEEDS of change at Grosse Pointe South

SEEDS of change at Grosse Pointe South

Just-Us Welch '20, Photo Editor

October 24, 2018


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Jordan Connally ’20 views SEEDS as a safe outlet for students of all identities to express themselves freely in a way they might not be able in a different environment.

Meet the candidates: who’s running and why you should care

Katie Cherven '20, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018


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On Nov. 6, thousands of Grosse Pointe residents will vote on seven candidates to decide which three will begin a four-year term on the Grosse Pointe Public School System school board. While the debate over policy has been a focal point of the election, each of the candidates sees themselves adding s...

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