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The Niehaus HR report outlines changes to the student government system.

Changes to student government election system raises complaints

  Student council and student association leadership elections are a normal occurrence each spring. However, the election process used to be controlled only by the student body vote. This year...

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Poetry club returns after break

Anna Gulyas '23, Copy Editor June 3, 2021

The poetry club meets on the front lawn every Tuesday, allowing for critiques and support towards members’ personal poems. The members are given a different prompt each week and roughly thirty minutes...

Dr. Jon Dean moved from assistant superintendent to superintendent this May. He was in the running with ten other individuals. Photo Credit: Grosse Pointe Public Schools

New superintendent named

Caya Craig June 3, 2021

With the Grosse Pointe Public School System’s board of education recently appointing Dr. M Jon Dean as Superintendent, students and staff of the district are both eager and anxious to see the new changes...

New athletic director approved at board meeting

New athletic director approved at board meeting

Patrick Koeppen , Web Editor June 2, 2021

The Grosse Pointe Public School Board approved the hiring of a new Athletic Director for Grosse Pointe South High School. The new director is coming to replace Chris Booth, who resigned from AD this year....

Graphic made by Rachel Strong '21.

Class of 2021 gets their long awaited celebration week

Rachel Strong '21, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

Class of 2021 has missed out on a lot of their school year and on a lot of the fun activities like the first day of school, football games, homecoming, spirit week and many other things that all seniors...

Teacher, Sean McCarrol points at the board of education..

Chaotic community reaction after public teacher resignation

Meghan Wysocki '22, Supervising Copy Editor April 30, 2021

Forty seven North teachers called out sick on Wednesday, April 28, following an April 26 decision by the Board of Education to adopt relaxed COVID-19 protocols. The move was not sponsored by the Grosse...

Graphic by Rachel Strong '21.

Varsity baseball quarantined after multiple cases of COVID-19

Rachel Strong '21, Page Editor April 20, 2021

A little over a year ago spring sport athletes waited restlessly for news on their long awaited seasons. Many had been training rigorously for months in preparation, a commitment that countless athletes...

How testing will operate in a hybrid format

How testing will operate in a hybrid format

Lexi Belyue ‘21, Web editor February 11, 2021

Heading back to school there are a lot of uncertainties and students aren’t the only ones not sure how to feel. However, testing is no longer one of these concerns for teachers to have figured it...

DECA prepares for upcoming State Conference

DECA prepares for upcoming State Conference

Grace Whitaker '22, Web editor February 11, 2021

DECA, a longstanding tradition at South, has found a way to continue competing despite all of the curve balls this year has thrown at them. According to DECA staff advisor, Erin Moretz, the students made...

Dusty Otis, the lead pastor at Redefined Church.

The struggles of religion during COVID-19

Ally Strehlke '22, Copy Editor February 5, 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches have had to change their typical services and adapt to guidelines presented by the governor. Michigan guidelines allow reduced-capacity church services...

Winter sports pushed back for second time

Winter sports pushed back for second time

Nick Louisell '23 February 4, 2021

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has recently announced they are eyeing February 21 as the start date for the winter contact sports seasons. This is the second time in the past month...

Grosse Pointe Schools have now all commenced their hybrid learning plans with many social distancing protocols while full-time face-to-face plans arise.

Facts, figures and feelings

Eleni Tecos '22, Supervising Editor February 2, 2021

Following the request for a five days a week, face-to-face learning plan by school board president Joseph Herd, the administration constructed a gradual return plan, beginning with elementary students...

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