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Happening Now

Happening Now

Emma Andreasen '17, Multimedia Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now

The University of Michigan and Google have created both an app and a website together with the goal of assisting the residents of Flint, Michigan and the water situation there. University of Michigan computer science researchers on the Ann Arbor and Flint campuses developed the app with the technical ...

Pointe Players: Lost in Saginaw

Pointe Players: Lost in Saginaw

Rachel Harris '18, Supervising Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, News

Approximately seventeen hundred pairs of eyes stare at a stage dimly lit from a spotlight. Zaria Aikens ’18 hobbles across the stage using a cane, belting out lines to other cast members of South’s production of Lost in Yonkers. Along with Aikens, South Pointe Players had the opportunity to set th...

Yule Be Boppin’ Concert tonight at Pierce

Yule Be Boppin’ Concert tonight at Pierce

Conner McQueen '17, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Band and Orchestra, Featured Content, News

This Friday, at 7:00 p.m. the Pierce Middle School and South jazz bands will be conducting their annual holiday themed concert, Yule Be Boppin’. The concert has been a tradition at south for quite a while, according to Chris Takis, the jazz band instructor from both Pierce and South. “It ...

Arabic club hosts fundraiser for Iraqi people in need

Arabic club hosts fundraiser for Iraqi people in need

Grace Reyes '19, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
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Since last December, a group of South students organized a club that is opened to all races and ethnicities to provide awareness for Islamophobia, or the dislike of Muslims. “We decided that it be a great way to educate people on Arabic culture and it also overlaps with education on the Muslim culture...

As Islamophobia rises post election students at South push to raise awareness

As Islamophobia rises post election students at South push to raise awareness

Elizabeth Flower '20, Guest Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, Features, News

Hate letters are sent to five separate mosques in California; a University of Michigan student is threatened to be set on fire in Ann Arbor; a man forcibly tries to remove a woman’s hijab at San Jose State University in California, according to reporting by CNN. Research conducted by Brian Levin, a p...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Mary Grace O'Shea '17, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now

Michigan to move ahead with presidential recount U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith announced early Monday that he is issuing an order for Michigan election officials to begin recounting presidential ballots on Dec. 5 at noon. Michigan will become the second state in the U.S. to move ahead with a re...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Kaitlin Nemeh '18, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
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Attack on Ohio State University Campus On Monday morning an attack occurred on the campus of Ohio State University. The attack was perpetrated by a student, identified as Abdul Artan, who drove his car onto the sidewalk, busy with pedestrians. He then got out of his car and proceeded to  slash peop...

Grosse Pointe South students competing in real life mock trials

Grosse Pointe South students competing in real life mock trials

Evan Skaff '18, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
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Grosse Pointe South’s mock trial team is back this year for its sixth year of competition. The Michigan Center for Civic Education runs the tournament. There are six to ten kids on a team and the competition is held with real judges in a real courtroom. “I don't know if I would call it a ...

Students and parents support Principal Hamka at school board meeting

Students and parents support Principal Hamka at school board meeting

Piper Eschenburg, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
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In a post-election speech that was intended to unite the school, Principal Moussa Hamka received backlash from parents and students, and was even threatened the loss of his job. During the monthly Grosse Pointe Public School Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, members of the community flooded into Mason Elementary School, resulting in a standing-room only meetin...

Christina Thomas, Milton Thomas and Donna Redd talk with Mr. Zaranek at South’s Open House

Christina Thomas, Milton Thomas and Donna Redd talk with Mr. Zaranek at South’s Open House

Cam Francis, Business Manager
November 16, 2016
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  The fifth annual Open House at South was hosted in an effort to attract prospective high school students and their families. A number of South faculty and staff were in attendance to greet and inform families. Among those present was Principal Moussa Hamka. “We want to market our sc...

School-wide dialogue proves effective in raising stigma surrounding suicide

School-wide dialogue proves effective in raising stigma surrounding suicide

Emma Russell, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, News

Personal, responsibility and hope. Those are some of the words guest speaker, Dennis Liegghio, wanted students to walk away with after his speech he made this past week. “I think it was probably this last presentation where I framed that the best, I said, ‘Wherever you’re at, whatever has happ...

Striving for Peace

Striving for Peace

Erykah Benson, Editor-in-Chief
November 15, 2016
Filed under Featured Content, News

At 3:05 p.m., the bell rang, and students filed out of the building just like any other day. But what wasn’t per usual was the group of students who met on South’s front lawn, clutching picket signs and flags. The temperature was 50 degrees fahrenheit. Biting wind. A clear blue sky. Students coul...

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