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This or that: Intersectional Feminists club fundraising to help women, girls

This or that: Intersectional Feminists club fundraising to help women, girls

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

December 11, 2019

South’s Intersectional Feminists club is having “this or that” wars every day at lunch the week of Dec. 9. The 10-member group is trying to raise money for Alternatives for Girls, an organization based in Southwest Detroit whose mission is to help women and girls avoid violence, exploitation and...

Girls swim to second at states

Girls swim to second at states

Bridget Doyle '21, Copy Editor

December 11, 2019

On Nov. 23, the girls’ swimming and diving team placed second in states. According to coach John Fodell, this was the highest placement for girls’ swim in Grosse Pointe South history. “Everyone knew it was going to be a battle,” Fodell said. “But (the swimmers) came in and did it together...

Spreading Christmas cheer: Director, singers offer insight into storyline, activities at choir Sounds of the Season concert

Spreading Christmas cheer: Director, singers offer insight into storyline, activities at choir Sounds of the Season concert

Caroline Peabody '22, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

With Christmas creeping around the corner, Grosse Pointe South Choir knows exactly what time it is. Students have been working and practicing for more than a month to get the audience in the Christmas spirit, according to choir director Christopher Pratt. Pratt said he has been preparing students for...

Sounds of the Season preview: showstopping performances of Christmas classics

Sounds of the Season preview: showstopping performances of Christmas classics

Meghan Wysocki '22, Copy Editor

December 3, 2019

For the majority of students at South, October is a month of returning to normalcy from homecoming and perhaps planning a Halloween party. For the students in South’s four choirs, however, it’s already time to prepare classical and musical theatre selections for their annual holiday concert. ...

Yule Be Boppin’: Jazz band concert inspires, showcases next generation

Yule Be Boppin’: Jazz band concert inspires, showcases next generation

Aleena Siddiqui '22, Page Editor

December 2, 2019

As the holiday season quickly approaches, South’s jazz bands annual concert, Yule Be Boppin’ is right around the corner. According to band director Chirstopher Takis, the concert will take place in the South auditorium on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and will feature both the Pierce Middle School jazz band...

If these walls could talk: Alumni Panel offers advice, wisdom

If these walls could talk: Alumni Panel offers advice, wisdom

December 2, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 26 the counseling department hosted a Blue Devil Alumni Panel during third hour. The panel included six recent graduates, ranging from the South class of 2010 to 2018. Each panelist introduced themselves and what they did, and then the students were free to ask them any que...

C is for cookie, cookie is for chemistry

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Cookie Lab Organic Chemistry is the bane of many college students’ existence. Naming long organic molecules, slowly heating liquids with heating plates so a fire is not started and spending hours trying to picture flips in chair conformations the list can seem never-ending. Jessica Wiese...

Model United Nations: Foreign policy and social skills

Model United Nations: Foreign policy and social skills

Malena Lilly '22, Staff writer

November 13, 2019

Model United Nations is converging for another year at Grosse Pointe South, this year proctored by Jordan Phillips, social studies teacher, and student-led by Abi Wilson ‘20, president, and General Secretary Charles Logan ‘22. The club meets on Mondays after school in room 274, as it attempts to delve...

One voice, one mission: community choir preps for inaugural concert

One voice, one mission: community choir preps for inaugural concert

Maggie Quinn '22, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

New girls’ community choir One Voice is starting to prepare for their first ever concert, which is taking place Nov. 17 at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church. The singers have been preparing for this concert for several months now, feeling a mix of both excitement and nervousness as it nears...

Saving lives a pint at a time

Saving lives a pint at a time

Jane Kuhnlein '23 and Megan DeGrand '22

November 6, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, South’s National Honor Society (NHS) is hosting their annual blood drive.  Each year, the goal is to donate 50 pints of blood to the American Red Cross, according to NHS advisor Elizabeth Naporano. People who decide to donate can donate from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the girls gym...

“The Game’s Afoot” with the Pointe Players: Sneak peek at the Fall play

“The Game’s Afoot” with the Pointe Players: Sneak peek at the Fall play

Kyle Harrison '22, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

“The Game’s Afoot” this weekend in the auditorium. South’s Pointe Players will be performing The Game’s Afoot, a murder mystery starting Nov. 7 and going on through Nov. 9. The Fall play is directed by teacher  Meaghan Dunham who is molding this play to perfection with the hard work and effo...

Millage in the Village: District hopes to renew the fund to maintain safety, other spending

Millage in the Village: District hopes to renew the fund to maintain safety, other spending

Evie Kuhnlein '20, Business Manager

October 31, 2019

On Nov. 5, the school district will seek to renew the operating restoration and extension millage and the sinking fund. The millage, which makes up 25 percent of the GPPSS annual budget, as well as the sinking fund, which makes up 3 of 10 million dollars the district, are needed to keep buildings sa...

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