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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...

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...

Penalty of politics at school

Penalty of politics at school

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Supervising Page Editor

October 31, 2019

Stars and stripes decorated the student section. Red, white and blue radiated with Blue Devil pride. The unity of South was as strong as ever, until a Trump flag began waving in the wind.  On Friday, Oct. 18, administration confiscated a “Trump 2020” flag from a group of students after it was waved bo...

Science Olympiad to start bagel sales Friday mornings

Science Olympiad to start bagel sales Friday mornings

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Print Associate Editor

October 30, 2019

Science Olympiad will be selling bagels every Friday morning for the rest of the year in order to raise money for the club’s expenses, according to adviser Shelley Rothenbuhler. The profits raised from the sales will go towards competitions, tournaments and any additional costs they may experien...

Band and Orchestra prepare for annual Pops and Pastries concert

Band and Orchestra prepare for annual Pops and Pastries concert

Katie Maraldo '21 and Grace Whitaker '22, Staff Writer and Web Editor

October 29, 2019

Every year the Grosse Pointe South Band and Orchestra performs in their biggest fundraising concert, “Pops and Pastries.” It is held in South’s main gym on Saturday, Nov. 2. This event is band and orchestra’s first major performance for the school year in front of friends and family, violin...

Coming together to #FinnItForward

Coming together to #FinnItForward

Daniel Klepp '20 and Evie Klepp '22, Section Manager and Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

Unfair. That’s the only word that seemed fitting to students and faculty after tragedy struck the family of Finn Huston and the community as a whole. Following the news of the tragedy, many were quick to act, whether or not they had a close relationship with him. From painting the rock in...

A scary amount of fun

A scary amount of fun

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Varsity Club does many service projects throughout the course of the year. However, their biggest event is Halloween In The Park. Halloween In The Park allows kids and their families to go trick-or-treating at the Grosse Pointe Park Park where Varsity Club members volunteer by passing out candy.  ...

Stratford trip offers chance to see Shakespeare outside of the classroom

Stratford trip offers chance to see Shakespeare outside of the classroom

Ben Farber '22, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

The Shakespeare Club will be going on it’s annual trip to the Stratford Theatre on Oct 22. The trip will take students to Stratford, Ontario to see one of Shakespeare's classic plays. Shakespeare in classes is read but never truly performed like how it is intended to be. This trip is a way for ...

Namaste: how yoga club is changing the student body

Namaste: how yoga club is changing the student body

Maura Shine '20, Supervising Editor at Large

October 14, 2019

South’s Yoga Club allows students to de-stress and re-center at weekly meetings. The club meets in Cleminson Hall every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. It was founded two years ago with the idea to help South students relax. Since South has a limited number of clubs focused on wellness, the formation of Yoga...

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