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Managing mental health while in isolation: how South’s counseling staff is handling difficult times

Managing mental health while in isolation: how South’s counseling staff is handling difficult times

Maren VanOsdol '22, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

In the span of less than a week, the lives of students have been turned upside down in many unpredictable ways. Despite the school closing and the continuing of learning, South's psychiatric staff is offering help to students while at home. “South counselors are also available, feel free...

District offers tech pick up to aid remote learning

District offers tech pick up to aid remote learning

Just-Us Welch '20, Copy Editor

March 30, 2020

The closure of all K-12 Michigan schools was the beginning of many adjustments for students around the district. For some, the switch to remote-learning is just a little uncomfortable but for some, it opens a new host of barriers especially for families who have limited access to technology. The Grosse...

Gov. Whitmer: “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order ‘necessary’ to protect public health

Gov. Whitmer: “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order ‘necessary’ to protect public health

Meghan Wysocki '22, Copy Editor

March 23, 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an executive order in a press conference at 11 a.m., Monday, March 23 that will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24 and allow citizens to leave their homes only if they work in ‘critical infrastructure’ services or engage in permitted activities,...

For the kids: New Children’s Club takes off to support pediatric patients

For the kids: New Children’s Club takes off to support pediatric patients

Jackson Marchal '21, Assistant Business Manager

March 22, 2020

With an altruistic approach, the Children’s Club meets once a week to achieve its primary goal of bettering the lives of child hospital patients. Meetings start at 7:30, and breakfast consisting of donuts or bagels is always provided. According to founder, Will Sine ’21, the association was created...

Michigan Department of Education: Online schooling during COVID-19 outbreak will not count as instructional time

Michigan Department of Education: Online schooling during COVID-19 outbreak will not count as instructional time

Meghan Wysocki '22, Copy Editor

March 20, 2020

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) sent an email to administrators Friday, March 20 saying online schooling during the COVID-19 outbreak will not count toward the hourly instructional time requirement. This email comes nearly four days after Grosse Pointe Public Schools moved to online learning,...

Link Crew: Connecting classes

Link Crew: Connecting classes

Nina Simon ’21, Page Editor

March 19, 2020

Link Crew is accepting applications starting Wednesday, March 11th. Information can be found in the online message sent to students by Mrs. Paravano. Topics covered include leadership positions and how students can apply. Link Crew is a student organization meant to ease the transition for midd...

Restaurants, other public facilities across Michigan ordered to close

Restaurants, other public facilities across Michigan ordered to close

Maddie Weekley '21, Copy Editor

March 16, 2020

Due to the coronavirus, restaurants, cafes, movie theaters, fitness centers and other public facilities will be closed at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 16 until March 30 under an executive order signed by Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. “This disease is a challenge unlike any we’ve experienced in...

Frenzied shoppers clearing shelves at local stores

Frenzied shoppers clearing shelves at local stores

Paige Evers '22, Web Editor

March 13, 2020

It has been three days since Governor Whitmer announced the first cases of COVID-19 in Michigan on Tuesday, March 10, and store aisles are looking emptier than ever. In the midst of this pandemic, panic buying is occuring at local stores like Kroger and Costco, among others. Panic buying, by defini...

Governor Whitmer orders all K-12 Michigan schools to close for three weeks due to Coronavirus concerns

Governor Whitmer orders all K-12 Michigan schools to close for three weeks due to Coronavirus concerns

Meghan Wysocki '22, Copy Editor

March 13, 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced in a press conference at 11 p.m. Thursday, March 12, that all K-12 schools in the state would be ordered to close for three weeks, reopening Monday, April 6. The state has accumulated 12 presumptive positive tests for coronavirus, up from the first t...

Removal of rock memorial leads to community controversy

Removal of rock memorial leads to community controversy

Victoria Gardey '20 and Libby Flower '20

March 6, 2020

When students arrived to school Friday, Feb. 28 the rock was freshly-painted as a memorial to a North student who died by suicide on Feb. 26. During the school day, administration made the decision to have the rock covered in white paint. A similar memorial at North, in which students h...

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