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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 ...

2018 ArtFest will end third quarter on a high note

2018 ArtFest will end third quarter on a high note

Eva McCord '21, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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As the third quarter draws to a close and spring break swiftly approaches, South’s art department is hurriedly finalizing the preparations for the annual ArtFest showcase. According to the South website, approximately 2,000 students, parents and teachers are expected to attend. “I’m really e...

Grosse Pointe celebrates the 50th anniversary of Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s speech

Grosse Pointe celebrates the 50th anniversary of Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s speech

Brooklyn Northcross, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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Known for his encouraging, inspirational speeches during the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a heartening speech at Grosse Pointe High in 1968. 50 years later, the school celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of this uplifting speech on Wednesday, March 14. The event consisted of v...

Walkout: South students participate in vigil honoring victims of Parkland shooting

Walkout: South students participate in vigil honoring victims of Parkland shooting

Alyssa Czech '19, Claire Koeppen '19

March 19, 2018


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Students and teachers marched to the South football field and huddled on the track, holding their coats close to make themselves warmer against the wind. Some students raised neon pink signs while listening to the choir sing the National Anthem and the four speakers discuss school gun violence and the vic...

Cookie Chaos

Cookie Chaos

Isabella Craparotta '19, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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Every Wednesday and Friday the smell of Otis Spunkmeyer cookies fill the halls of South. The cookies serve as a sweet treat to motivate students in the middle and end of the week. On February 6, 2018, the students noticed a change in the size of the cookies according to  Ben Roraff ’19 and Tristan ...

South students shared, laughed and cried over poems performed at the Day-Before-Valentine’s Day poetry slam and open mic

South students shared, laughed and cried over poems performed at the Day-Before-Valentine’s Day poetry slam and open mic

Isabella Craparotta '19, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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The Day-Before-Valentine’s day poetry slam and open mic brought out the lovestruck and broken hearts of students and audience members before the holiday. Many students attended the poetry slam and open mic on Tuesday February 13, 2018. The open mic allowed any audience member to share a poem of ...

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