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“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” review

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” review

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Marketed as the final installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is a stellar ending to one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. Released on May 26, the fifth “Pirates” movie brings in new characters with connections to the beloved origina...

Review: Dequindre Cut Greenway

Review: Dequindre Cut Greenway

Sarah Stevenson, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Opinion

An outstanding greenway that was once an old railroad line captures the attention of many Metro Detroiters and adds to the special impact that Detroit has on people. The Dequindre Cut Greenway, located between Mack Avenue and Atwater Street in Detroit, is a two-mile pathway full of graffiti art that used ...

Chance the Rapper gives an impressive performance at the Palace

Chance the Rapper gives an impressive performance at the Palace

Katherine Bird, Page Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Music, Opinion

Chicago born artist, Chance the Rapper, performed live at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Chance began his “Be Encouraged Tour” in September and will perform his last show of the tour at the end of October. This tour is dedicated to his release of his third mixtape, “Magnificent Coloring Book.” I attended...

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Henry Ayrault, Pulse Section Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Movies, Opinion

NOTE: Don’t read this review if you haven’t seen the first Guardians of the Galaxy.   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 attempts to be visually beautiful, action-packed, and humorous.  And for the most part, it’s successful at living up to all three of these aspects. The film is excit...

Overcoming obstacles on ice

Overcoming obstacles on ice

Caitlin Miller '18, Guest Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

A moment cannot define you, but it can have a big influence on the way you look at things.  Everyone's experienced, or will experience, a bump in the road every now and then, and it may have a huge impact or leave you without a scratch. This year I had the unfortunate burden of breaking my wrist afte...

Menchies takes on Grosse Pointe

Menchies takes on Grosse Pointe

Claire Sheeren '20, Guest Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Menchies: The great national chain finally comes to Grosse Pointe It’s been open for a little over a month now and it’s the new place for frozen yogurt. This is Menchies, a self-serve frozen yogurt store conveniently located across from South. With ten flavors that rotate fairly often and lot...

Cornwall Bakery: Small Town Grosse Pointe

Cornwall Bakery: Small Town Grosse Pointe

Victoria Gardey '20, Guest Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

The rain pours on a cool afternoon while inside steam rises off the surface of a hot latte. The hustle and bustle of the busy bakery seems softened by the small town feel inside.   This is Cornwall Bakery in Grosse Pointe Park on Kercheval. This little known bakery offers a new kind of Grosse Pointe....

Healthy and local restaurants in Metro Detroit

Healthy and local restaurants in Metro Detroit

Sarah Stevenson '19, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Seva Located on 66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, Seva is a great place to stop at when downtown. They have indoor and outdoor seating, so there is plenty of room for all customers. The restaurant is vegetarian and vegan friendly and offers a wide variety of fresh food and the prices are quite reasonable and the f...

Should Advanced Placement classes be rethought?

Should Advanced Placement classes be rethought?

JD Standish, Page Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Everyone has been grinding hard for the numerous Advanced Placement (AP) tests these past two weeks. I personally had two tests, AP psychology and AP U.S. history, so I know the stress that is involved with AP tests. South students take AP tests very seriously as I do, and it angers me when I have a f...

Five best fitness apps to help you get fit

Five best fitness apps to help you get fit

Claire Koeppen, Copy Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Health and Fitness, Opinion

Staying fit during the offseason and the summer may seem difficult, but with these apps, getting daily exercise in is a breeze. Here are the top five fitness apps to keep students active: Seven This app is a great way to challenge yourself and get a daily, seven minute workout in at home. With no equipment needed, Seven is an easy way to exercise a...

“This Old Dog” album review

“This Old Dog” album review

Ian Dewey '18, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

In 2009, Mac DeMarco released his EP “Heat Wave,” initiating a whole new era of music; lo-fi, a subgenre of the psychedelic rock genre.  And now on May 5, DeMarco released his new album, “This Old Dog,” his first LP release since the critically acclaimed “Salad Days” in 2014. “This Old ...

How a dance performance helped me connect to another culture

How a dance performance helped me connect to another culture

Audrey Whitaker '19, Copy Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Galleries, Opinion

Bharatanatyam is a classical dance style from southern India that focuses on Hindu religious themes and spiritual ideas.

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