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These local businesses are still open during COVID-19

Savvy Chic is open all days of the week for anyones safe shopping pleasure. Photo courtesy of Asher Heimbuch '22.

Asher Heimbuch '22, Web Editor

May 15, 2020

Cornwall Bakery, like many other local businesses, has been hit hard during the coronavirus outbreak. However, they have made efforts to keep working and serve customers through uncertainty. “We felt very strongly about supporting the quarantine and are proud and thankful for all the busine...

Michigan Stay at Home order extended to May 28: what it means

Governor Whitmer's order is now extended to May 28. Photo used with permission from the Gerald R. Ford School at the University of Michigan.

Becca Koch '22, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Michigan’s stay at home order, which was due to expire on May 15, was extended to May 28 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on May 7. Whitmer also announced a 6 phase plan to help reopen Michigan’s economy and day to day activities. Currently, Michigan is in the third phase of the plan, after uncontrolled...

Presidential Q&A: Conversations with newly elected student representatives

South has been utilizing online learning this week after Governor Whitmer's order last week to close all public schools in Michigan. Photo by Victoria Gardey '20.

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

May 3, 2020

SA President, Keely Messacar Why did you run for president? I’ve been a member of SA since freshman year and I always loved being part of the different committees-- in each year, I would try out a new one and love it. When I started to chair committees, I loved bringing new ideas to the event I...

Prepping for AP testing

Prepping for AP testing

Ava Mitchell '20, Online Associate Editor

May 3, 2020

Due to the recent changes in learning environments around the country, the College Board has changed the format of its Advanced Placement (AP) exams in order to accommodate stay-at-home orders and social distancing norms. This year, all AP exams will be taken online. In addition to this change, the exa...

5 things you may have missed this week

5 things you may have missed this week

Becca Koch ’22, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

1. Detroit testing for all essential workers The State of Michigan will begin to test all essential workers such as grocery store clerks and first responders for coronavirus regardless of symptoms according to Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. This announcement came on April...

Keeping traditions alive: Senior class launches virtual decision day

Keeping traditions alive: Senior class launches virtual decision day

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

May 1 is a day seniors eagerly await. To others, it’s just an ordinary day, but for the graduating class of 2020, this is the day where they discover their classmates’ plans for the next chapter of their lives. Due to the global pandemic and the shelter-in-place order, students are not able to ...

Run, Walk, n Rolling through setbacks

The race drew over 550 participants last year and was able to raise over $46,000 to donate to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital's Palliative Care.

Aleena Siddiqui '22, Page Editor

April 28, 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the second annual Run, Walk n Roll was cancelled. However, according to race director Claire Sheeren ’20, a page was put together for online donations to continue the run’s purpose of raising money for palliative care. The 5K race was started last year by Shee...

A podcast performance

A podcast performance

Jackson Marchal '21, Assistant Business Manager

April 27, 2020

Airing May 30, the Shakespeare Club plans to perform Shakespeare’s very own Macbeth. Taking advantage of online resources, they are truly going against the odds, casting and rehearsing, all while in quarantine. According to the president of the Shakespeare Club, Natalie Boehmer ’20, it’...

GSA discussions via Discord

GSA discussions via Discord

Malena Lilly ‘22, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

The Gay Straight Allianc (GSA) is creating community and a digital for students for talking about personal struggles and plans for the LGBTQ+ community. Many clubs and sports have been stifled or even stopped for the year due to COVID-19, according to club president Morgan Bocci ’20. However, GSA ha...

Scholastic Awards give artists chance to shine

Scholastic Awards give artists chance to shine

Meghan Wysocki '22, Copy Editor

April 26, 2020

For athletes, it might be the championship game. For performing arts students, it might be getting the lead in the musical or the solo in the show. But for South’s visual art and creative writing students, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are their time to shine. Art teacher Amber Mades, who ...

New grading system A+ worthy?

New grading system A+ worthy?

Meghan Wysocki '22, Copy Editor

April 26, 2020

Consistent with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to continue online education through the remainder of the school year, the Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS) has developed a plan for remote learning that includes several changes to the grading system at the secondary level. In a...

5 things you may have missed this week

5 things you may have missed this week

Maggie Quinn ‘22, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

1. Trump Cuts Funding to the World Health Organization On April 14, President Donald Trump announced that he would be cutting funds for the World Health Organization (WHO) due to the agency’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to CNN. The plan was announced on the President’s Twitter...

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