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New balloon club blows up at South

New balloon club blows up at South

Jackson Marchal '21, Copy Editor

October 3, 2018


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They say there is a club for everyone at Grosse Pointe South. This even goes for people who have a niche for making balloon animals. Whether you enjoy balloon art or just spreading joy among children, this club might be the perfect one for you. Run by Ryan Wheaton, a math teacher at South, the balloon club m...

School building ends up in troubled waters

School building ends up in troubled waters

Hope Whitney '21, Page Editor

October 3, 2018


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Last week on Tuesday, Sept. 25, Grosse Pointe experienced major storms, and with this came heavy rainfall and flooding outside and inside South. Water had seeped into classrooms and the basement along with a few students’ lockers. “We had approximately 21 areas where water had come in,” pri...

BREAKING: Gun threat under investigation at Grosse Pointe high schools

BREAKING: Gun threat under investigation at Grosse Pointe high schools

Sylvia Hodges, Supervising Copy Editor

September 24, 2018


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Two potential shooting threats were reported Sunday night to the Grosse Pointe South administration, the first incident regarding a group chat where a photo of an individual holding a gun was sent. A parent brought the incident to the attention of South principal Moussa Hamka, according to deputy ...

New dance team enters South with a twirl

New dance team enters South with a twirl

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Manager

September 17, 2018


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The dance team is new to South this year. After their first public performance at the varsity football game this past Friday, Sept. 7, the team is already gaining a lot of popularity and positivity from their peers. “I think that (the team) brings a huge opportunity to dancers,” coach Adam Ga...

Redlin appeals summary judgement in favor of Grosse Pointe Public Schools

Redlin appeals summary judgement in favor of Grosse Pointe Public Schools

Alyssa Czech ‘19, Editor in Chief

June 30, 2018


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Following a motion to dismiss the case in favor of Grosse Pointe Public Schools on May 10, 2018, Parcells assistant principal, Debra Redlin, filed an appeal on June 1, to the U. S. Court of Appeals. Redlin filed a lawsuit against the district on Nov. 15, 2016 for alleged gender discrimination and re...

Theater Teacher inducted into the Hall of Fame

Theater Teacher inducted into the Hall of Fame

Jacob Harris '22, Web Manager

June 1, 2018


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Theater and English teacher Meaghan Dunham has been inducted into the Educational Theater Association Hall of Fame. Dunham has been teaching Drama at South for 24 years, and this honor is a great way to commemorate her for the work she’s done. This exclusive group recognizes members that have made great con...

The Larger Purpose of the School Attendance Policy

Zach Farrell '21, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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  Ninety-five percent. This was the attendance rate here at South over the course of the 2016-2017 school year, up over one percent from the statewide average, according to the Michigan School databases.      Grosse Pointe South assistant principal Cindy Parravano said she thinks the c...

Controversy Arises with Kanye West’s Political Views

Controversy Arises with Kanye West’s Political Views

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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Ultralight Beam was once one of my favorite songs; Kanye’s musical brilliance within the lyrics, the rhythm and the vocals made it a timeless song that I could always play. However, due to his recent comments, it will never be one of my favorites again. The frenzy began when Kanye tweeted a pictur...

German students plan for their summer trip to Germany

German students plan for their summer trip to Germany

Victoria Gardey '20, Copy Editor

May 2, 2018


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This summer, 16 students will be going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Germany. German teacher, Lisa Richman, will be leading the trip--her eighth biannual trip with South students. The trip is from June 18 to June 27, 2018. Richman said the trip will help the students improve on their German through the fu...

The Detroit and Grosse Pointe communities were brought together for the annual Belle Isle Clean Up

The Detroit and Grosse Pointe communities were brought together for the annual Belle Isle Clean Up

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


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The annual Belle Isle Clean Up took place on Saturday, April 21 on the island. Thousands of volunteers went to help remove trash and beautify the historic park. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, Genevieve Nowak, the organizer of the event and Director of Volunteer Services within the Belle ...

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week

Madeline Allen & Lauren Nemeh both '20, Staff Writer & Page Editor

March 28, 2018


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Student Association (SA) will be honoring South employees for all of their hard work throughout this school year with Staff Appreciation Week from April 9-13. According to SA advisor Laura Distelrath, students have been showing their gratitude towards the staff for the past few years. “ For a...

5 things happening the week of 03/18

5 things happening the week of 03/18

Alex Acker '18, Tower Radio Executive Producer

March 26, 2018


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Austin Bomber The serial bomber that has been terrorizing Austin for three weeks has died. The bombs have killed two people and injured four others. The bomber has been revealed to be 23-year-old college dropout, Mark Anthony Conditt. The police were closing in on the motel that the suspect was hiding. The ...

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