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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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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