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Opinion: Vacations help shape worldview

Becca Koch '22, Staff writer

February 13, 2020

The world around us grows smaller the more we travel, and yet simultaneously grows larger every time. It’s a bit of a paradox. Once you begin to travel, the sheer amount of things to do in the world expands. Travel helps bind everyone and everything together. I have been very lucky to have traveled...

Opinion: Stand down Trump

Gabriela Dulworth '22, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

With the start of the new year, news of the possibility of World War III spread like wildfire after various conflicts between the United States and Iran erupted. “ WWIII memes” dominated popular social media like Twitter and TikTok, as well as larger news publications producing articles and TV c...

Opinion: Problems with changing the tobacco age

Opinion: Problems with changing the tobacco age

Julia Ambrozy '20

January 13, 2020

With the recent vaping epidemic on the rise, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to move the legal age of purchasing nicotine products from 18 to 21, which took effect at the start of the new year, 2020. The change in age hopes to crack down on teen and high school usage of products containing...

Opinion: Cons of New Year’s resolutions

Hope Whitney '21 and Bridget Doyle '21, Page Editor and Copy Editor

January 10, 2020

New Year’s resolutions-- everyone makes them, but does anyone really follow them? I know I don’t. Every year I have a new resolution-- eat healthy, be more positive, go to the gym more, etc. Each more unrealistic than the next. While I would like to accomplish those things and I am fully capable...

Opinion: Reflect life skills in curriculum

Opinion: Reflect life skills in curriculum

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

For generations in the past and present, high school curriculum has always remained relatively the same. Science, Math, English, Social Studies and variations of these topics have been the main focus of learning. But how much of this information that we spend years and years studying and retaining is...

Opinion: Moving midterms is a needed change

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Midterms are possibly the most reprehensible week of school for students across the country. At South, this dreaded stretch of tests occurs in late January, contrary to other schools who have them in early January or even before Christmas break in December. With a wide range of opportunities to take...

Opinion: Bloomberg, Trump among interesting trend of ultra-rich running for president

Opinion: Bloomberg, Trump among interesting trend of ultra-rich running for president

Jackson Jogan '21, Supervising Editor

December 22, 2019

)[/caption]Michael Bloomberg entering the 2020 presidential race continues the trend of the ultra-rich running for president, which began with Donald Trump in 2016. These candidates are vastly different than anything we’ve seen across United State’s history. Trump’s peak net worth, 3.1 billio...

Opinion: Year-round school benefits all

Opinion: Year-round school benefits all

Kyle Harrison ’21, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

School year-round should happen in Grosse Pointe because it would put the students, as well as the faculty, under less stress. School year-round also would help students because then they would have to do a month of review each year and could just continue with the topic they were learning in class ...

Opinion: Six teams, 20 coaches, 12 years

Opinion: Six teams, 20 coaches, 12 years

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

“If you have to puke, puke in the pool!” - Elania “SIR PLEASE GET OFF THE POOL DECK AND STAND BEHIND THE BAR,” - Coach Liz *throws snorkel* “Come here!,” - Coach Stacy. Those are some of the prominent quotes among the many stuck inside my head. Although the ones above are harsh, mos...

Opinion: Putting passion into your classes

Opinion: Putting passion into your classes

Aaron Vyletel '21, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Everyone’s path is different in high school and the one you follow is completely your choice. When it comes to picking classes students are given a lot of leeway and freedom to choose at will. Even the core classes can be manipulated to tailor directly to you. Challenging yourself is very impor...

Opinion: Black Friday provides experience, tradition not found on Cyber Monday

Opinion: Black Friday provides experience, tradition not found on Cyber Monday

Zach Farrell '21, Photographer

November 28, 2019

In our modern era of technology, consumerism has become more prevalent than ever. We are constantly one click away from ordering whatever we want, and getting it whenever we want it. However, there is a visible shift in attitude one day a year, a day where we venture out into the cold November air, eager...

Opinion: Cyber Monday offers same benefits as Black Friday, none of the hassle

Opinion: Cyber Monday offers same benefits as Black Friday, none of the hassle

Alice Scott '21, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

For many, Thanksgiving alone is exhausting, whether it’s being in charge of cooking a feast, travelling for hours in the holiday rush or simply entertaining friends and family. After the holiday is over, Friday is the perfect day to recover from the turkey-induced food coma, eat leftovers and just r...

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