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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 ...

Amidst board investigation athletic director suddenly resigns

Amidst board investigation athletic director suddenly resigns

Katherine Bird '18, Supervising Editor

February 12, 2018


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Former athletic director, Jeremy Hawkins, a member of the Blue Devil community for nearly eight years, submitted his resignation on Jan. 12 to officially resign on Jan. 19. Curiosity sparked surrounding the situation and word spread like wildfire around the Grosse Pointe community. With this came quest...

Teacher retires after a 24-year career at South

Teacher retires after a 24-year career at South

Elena Rauch '18, Supervising page editor

February 9, 2018


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DeEtte Reynolds taught at Grosse Pointe South for 24 years. A few weeks ago, she announced her retirement and has since moved to Nevada with her husband. Reynolds taught classes such as psychology, sociology and AP psychology, a program she built at South. “Psychology was a lot more project based s...

Charity week

Charity week

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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This week, from Monday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Feb. 2, Grosse Pointe South’s Student Association (SA) will be sponsoring their first annual Charity Week. “It’s a week-long event with multiple events throughout the week,” SA secretary Lauren Fleckenstein '18 said. According the Fleckenst...

Courageous souls

Courageous souls

Abi Due '18, Social Media Manager

January 25, 2018


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  Grosse Pointe South senior Elizabeth Sheeren ’18 and alumni Maggie Wright ’16 began a nonprofit this past October: ‘Courageous Soles,’ which gives socks to children, teens, parents and siblings of patients in the hospital. With an initial goal of 100 socks and $500 from donations, they...

South’s Adopt a Family has successful year fueled by student giving

South’s Adopt a Family has successful year fueled by student giving

Dominic Dulac '20, Web Section Editor

January 14, 2018


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South’s annual Adopt a Family program has helped out members of the Grosse Pointe community for five years now, according to project co-chair Hannah Voytowich ’18, and this holiday season brought another gift-giving opportunity to all students. Adopt a Family was a district-wide event, but at South students ...

Girls’ hockey team traveling to Traverse City for tournament

Girls’ hockey team traveling to Traverse City for tournament

Ally MacLeod '19, Staff Writer

January 8, 2018


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The girls varsity hockey team is traveling to Traverse City to play in a tournament on January 19 through the 21st. “We’re going so that we can play against teams we normally wouldn’t have the chance to play against. The tournament gives us the opportunity to improve our play.” Co-captain...

BASE seminar brings awareness to character and leadership skills

BASE seminar brings awareness to character and leadership skills

Lauren Thom '18, Staff Writer

January 7, 2018


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Last month, several South students attended a seminar to listen to guest speaker Marty Bulger discuss steps to build character and leadership skills. In addition to working as an educator, Bulger also dedicates his time to traveling to various schools to speak to students in order to streamline the goa...

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