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The story behind Feminist United’s “Careers Have No Gender” campaign

The story behind Feminist United’s “Careers Have No Gender” campaign

Donald McGlone, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
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Through the posters displayed throughout the school, Feminist United spent last week challenging gender roles in professional careers. The goal of Feminists United’s new campaign, “Careers Have No Genders,” is to break down this self-imposed barrier for both genders. “It goes both ways as w...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Evan Skaff '18, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
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Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” faces charges ‘El Chapo,’ the infamous Mexican drug lord, faces charges this morning in New York. He has stolen 14 million dollars worth of assets. He is facing 17 federal charges in the New York Federal Court system. If he is tried and convicted, he will face...

Spanish Honors Society bake sale to help students in Amazon region

Spanish Honors Society bake sale to help students in Amazon region

Grace Reyes '19, Web Editor
March 6, 2017
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The National Spanish Honor Society (NSE) held a bake sale to raise money to support the efforts of the Detroit Zoological Society and the Conservacion de la Naturaleza del Peru, A.C. (CONAPAC) organizations in Iquitos, Peru, according to Kimberly Truza, Spanish teacher and head of the Spanish Honors ...

GPPS diversity plan kicks off

GPPS diversity plan kicks off

Jacqui Mercier '19, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
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In an effort to address racially insensitive events in Grosse Pointe Public Schools last winter, the school board has been working to emphasize on the acceptance of diversity. South’s principal, Moussa Hamka said that Grosse Pointe is currently dealing with the same diversity related issues other dist...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Mary Grace O'Shea '17, Staff Writer
February 25, 2017
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Rock legend Eddie Van Halen helps bring music back to schools Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Van Halen has donated 75 guitars from his personal guitar collection and given them to public schools for students to have the opportunity to learn music. The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a non profit...

Raw Racism at Blufin?

Raw Racism at Blufin?

Erykah Benson '17, Editor in Chief
February 23, 2017
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What started out as a night out at Grosse Pointe Farms restaurant Blufin Sushi, escalated into a heated argument on discrimination for patrons Kim Hudson, Adrienne Savage and TaNisha Prater.

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Class of 2018 turns main building into laser tag arena

Class of 2018 turns main building into laser tag arena

Lauren Thom '18, Supervising Editor of Photos
February 16, 2017
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Last Saturday, Feb. 11, the Class of 2018 Student Council held a game of laser tag in the main building that was open to South and middle school students. The class council was able to rent special Nerf guns that have sensors on them, allowing them to function as laser tag guns. The Class of ...

Robotics club gears up for first team competition in April

Robotics club gears up for first team competition in April

Emma Andreasen '17, Multimedia Editor
February 16, 2017
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The Grosse Pointe North and South combined robotics team is in full gear preparing for their first competition. “The day of the competition is that first weekend in April; that’s when we’ll first compete,” supervisor Dr. Eileen Reickert said. Reickert attends meetings and oversees the s...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Olivia Sheffer '17, Assistant Business Manager
February 16, 2017
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Mike Ilitch dies: The owner of Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. as well as the Detroit Red Wings died at age 87 Friday. Ilitch believed in the city of Detroit even up until his last days.. In addition to helping better the city of Detroit, Ilitch invested money in the Fox Theatre and Wayne State Univer...

Class of 2019’s cookie gram fundraiser was a success

Class of 2019’s cookie gram fundraiser was a success

Alyssa Cole '19, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
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The Grosse Pointe South sophomore class has created a fundraiser to spread some spirit and raise money to benefit the class of 2019. For the past week at both lunches, there has been a table set up in the main hall where heart-shaped sugar cookies have been sold for a dollar. Anyone can purchase one,...

Sea Camp is an interactive way for students to learn marine biology

Sea Camp is an interactive way for students to learn marine biology

Adam Cervone '17, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
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This mid-winter break, 13 students from a mix of honors and AP science classes from North and South will be going on a field trip to Florida. “Some of the stuff we will do is snorkeling, kayaking, examining marine wildlife native to the area,” Senior and Sea Camp attendee, Katie Vandenbrink said. ...

South’s Quiz Bowl team heading to states

South’s Quiz Bowl team heading to states

Evan Skaff '18, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
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South’s Quiz Bowl team aims to win states Friday, April 21 and 22, after winning regionals in early February. “Everybody on the team this year is brand-new, with the exception of senior Cameron Schultz; he is the son of Mrs. Shultz, the secretary in the front office,” Quiz Bowl coach and AP s...

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