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To read or not to read? South students create new Shakespeare club

To read or not to read? South students create new Shakespeare club

Blair Cullen '18, Staff Writer

December 22, 2017


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If the language and complexity of Shakespeare’s works fascinate you, South’s new Shakespeare club may be the perfect fit for you, according to President Natalie Boehmer ‘19. “The purpose of the club is to explore and illustrate the means in which Shakespeare captures human nature,” Grayson Kenne...

Five things of the week 12/22

Alex Acker '18, Staff Writer

December 22, 2017


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Tax Reform Passes The Trump Administration has passed their new tax reform bill. The Senate passed the bill with a 51 to 48 vote on Tuesday, Dec. 20th. On the next day, the House of Representatives passed the bill with a 224 to 201 vote. President Donald Trump calls the tax reform “the biggest tax c...

Vape nation

Vape nation

Adrian Doan '19, Page Editor

December 13, 2017


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GPPSS Superintendent Gary Niehaus sent an email to parents, students, and staff explaining the trend of “vaping” at South, and gave notice of a related amendment to the Student Code of Conduct. The email, which was sent on November 29, referenced the National Center on Addiction and Substance...

South’s choir invites all to annual holiday performance, Sounds of the Season

South’s choir invites all to annual holiday performance, Sounds of the Season

Julia Ambrozy '20, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Grosse Pointe South’s choir is inviting the community to come out to watch their annual Sounds of the Season performance and get in the holiday spirit this year. The choir has been preparing for this performance and getting in the Christmas mood since around Halloween time this year, according to...

Winter fun brought downtown with pop-up Cadillac Holiday Market

Winter fun brought downtown with pop-up Cadillac Holiday Market

Claire Koeppen '19 and Sarah Stevenson '19

December 11, 2017


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Throughout the late fall and early winter season, the Cadillac Square Park in downtown Detroit is featuring the Cadillac Holiday Market, which includes pop-up shops and an “après ski” like a lodge, according to The Cadillac Lodge Media Alert. It will be open from Nov. 17, 2017 to Feb.15, 2018. ...

Schools in, guns out

Schools in, guns out

Elizabeth Flower '20, Copy Editor

December 11, 2017


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Michigan Senate passes bills to allow guns in schools, bars and churches   The Michigan Senate passed three bills on Nov. 8 that, if put into effect, would allow licensed gun owners with an enhanced Concealed Pistol License (CPL) to carry concealed guns in places which normally ban them, such...

Grosse Pointe election ends with incumbent overthrown

Grosse Pointe election ends with incumbent overthrown

Erica Fossee '19, Multimedia editor

December 1, 2017


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Students had the day off on November 7 so Grosse Pointe residents could vote in this years city elections. In the city of Grosse Pointe, the incumbent Dale Scrace was beaten out by Christopher Boettcher for a two year term as mayor. The election results show Boettcher earning around 200 more vote...

Pistols in public: Board of education weighs in on concealed weapons

Pistols in public: Board of education weighs in on concealed weapons

Grace Reyes '19, Pulse editor in chief

December 1, 2017


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The Michigan Senate passed a pro-gun bill on Nov. 8 that would allow any individual who has a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) to carry concealed weapons in what are currently considered “gun-free” zones, such as Grosse Pointe South. The bill passed on a 25-12 vote through the Senate and moves to ...

The South “snitch” trials

The South “snitch” trials

Riley Lynch '18 and Elena Rauch '18, Art editor and page editor

November 11, 2017


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Whispers began floating through the halls of South last Thursday, summarized by two words: Snitch Society. What began as a helpful way to give students and administrators alike insight into South’s policies has become lost in translation. Following an incident regarding school involvemen...

Upcoming events in Detroit during the month of November

Upcoming events in Detroit during the month of November

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


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Turkey Trot: The annual Turkey Trot will take place downtown on Thanksgiving Day. This race will start in take runners through the streets of downtown Detroit and finish on the riverwalk along the Cobo Center. There are several races to compete in including the mashed potato mile, a 5k run, and a ...

Maire receives 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award

Maire receives 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award

Elizabeth Flower '20, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Maire elementary school earned the 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award on Sept. 28, one of only 13 schools in Michigan to receive this honor. This award can honor any type of school at any level; public and private elementary, middle and high schools are all eligible to be bestowed the National B...

Diversity, Discussion and Awareness

Diversity, Discussion and Awareness

Adrian Doan, Page Editor

November 8, 2017


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Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe (WEGP) hosted three prominent figures from Grosse Pointe and Detroit to share their stories and begin a conversation about diversity. The Understanding Our Differences, Sharing Our Stories event included speakers Reverend Georgia Hill, University of Detroit Mercy A...

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