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My View: 2020 elections will be a testament to America’s values

My View: 2020 elections will be a testament to America’s values

Matthew Kornmeier '21, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

The race for the 2020 Democratic Primary is well under way. Currently, there are 23 democrats contending for the nomination, only 13 of which hold any percentage at all in the RCP poll average. The front-runners of those 13 include: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete But...

An open letter to every confused or stressed high school student

An open letter to every confused or stressed high school student

Nicole Sceglio ’19, Guest Writer

May 17, 2019

January 2018, I stared at the class selection course. None of the senior English electives appealed to me, except journalism. I kept getting reminded that it’s a “freshman class”, but it offered a balance of analytical writing with creative elements that many of my past classes didn’t. I was excited for jo...

My View: ‘Old-Fashioned’ Market Tour at the Newly Renovated Village Market

Emma Rowady, Guest Writer

May 15, 2019

The ‘Village Market’, previously known as the ‘Village Food Market,’ offers a several old-fashioned, delivery, and specialized products with its new, progressing, and definitely improved renovation.     Located on Mack Ave in Grosse Pointe Farms, the market that has been in business since...

My view: Avengers Endgame is a must-watch for 2019

My view: Avengers Endgame is a must-watch for 2019

Gabriela Dulworth '21, Guest Writer

May 13, 2019

With the way Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” ended, it is no surprise the amount of anticipation for this movie was high. Fans were horrified leaving the theaters after “Avengers: Infinity War” about a year ago as many had lost their favorite characters. Out of the dust of disappointment came high ...

My view: how the Mueller report pushes a new importance

Eva McCord '21, Graphics Manager

May 10, 2019

Upon the release of the redacted Mueller report on April 18th, the collective political climate has found itself in the metaphorical port of the storm, raising questions about the legitimacy of our government and the role of authority.  The report, spawned from controversy regarding President Trump’s p...

Burns be gone: a review of multiple sunscreens

Burns be gone: a review of multiple sunscreens

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

As summer approaches, half of the world gets excited about their long overdue tan while the other half ponders about what the minimum amount of clothes they can wear without getting a sunburn. Thus bringing up the discussion on which sunscreen the paler half should use to prevent them from receiving ...

My View: Cracked Egg of Grosse Pointe offers variety, stellar service

My View: Cracked Egg of Grosse Pointe offers variety, stellar service

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

May 1, 2019

When I stepped out of the rainy Saturday morning into The Cracked Egg of Grosse Pointe, I was immediately hit by not only the fragrant smells of coffee and sizzling bacon, but also by the comforting feel of the surprisingly cozy and family-friendly atmosphere. I felt like I was in a small-town diner on...

My view: Easter is for everyone

Madeline Weekley '21, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Easter: the prized holiday I celebrate every year in honor of Jesus Christ's resurrection. To be honest, I didn’t know the reason for this holiday until about a minute ago when I looked it up. I am not Christian, or religious at all, but I’ve been participating in Easter, Christmas and St. Patri...

My View: Digging up my roots

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Ever since I can recall, I have always felt like I’m on the outside. I am the only natural blonde in my family, and I am by far the palest person. I have freckles from head to toe, and growing up I was always considered to be the runt of the pack. On top of looking different than my relatives, h...

My view: thoughts on political civility

My view: thoughts on political civility

Daniel Klepp '20, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

A wisp of hope arose on the House of Representatives floor on March 7, while Democratic Representative Mark Pocan and Republican Representative Rodney Davis debated House bill HR-1, and  had a lighthearted conversation on whether or not the band “Nickelback” was good. Obviously Nickelback is not...

My view: Why the proposed gas tax will benefit the state

Jackson Jogan '21, Page Editor

March 25, 2019

A recently proposed gas tax increase would raise the cost of gas in Michigan by 45 cents by fall 2020. It would raise an estimated 2.1 billion dollars which would be funneled back into the restoration of our roads. According to the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, Michigan drivers pay an estimated 686 do...

My view: Why the proposed gas tax will hurt students

Zachary Farrell '21, Web Manager

March 25, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed tax hike on gasoline, if passed, would increase the tax by 171 percent. This would establish Michigan’s gas tax as the highest in the US,  at an absurd 71.3 cents per gallon according to the American Petroleum Institute. This is simply unacceptable and could p...

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