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New York’s Abortion Law is often misrepresented

New York’s Abortion Law is often misrepresented

Maddie Weekley '21, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Pro-choice vs pro-life, one of the most common controversies in our modern world. On January 22, 2019, a New York abortion law was passed, legalizing abortions after 24 weeks. Not long after, social media erupted with debate on both sides of the argument, leaving the actual facts of the law to be swept un...

J. Cole’s latest song “Middle Child” isn’t easily forgotten

J. Cole’s latest song “Middle Child” isn’t easily forgotten

Cam Buhler '21, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Rapper, J. Cole, surprised fans with a new single titled “Middle Child” on Wednesday, January 23. This new track has brought more than I expected and has a meaning beyond the name.   Cole uses the title as a symbol to refer that he is in the middle of two generations of rap. “I’m d...

Self-reflection is a beneficial New Year’s resolution

Self-reflection is a beneficial New Year’s resolution

Bridget Doyle '21, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

“I’m going to quit social media this year.” “I’m going to stop eating sugar this year.” “I’m going to stop procrastinating this year.” It has been several weeks since 2019 has begun, and with a new year comes more New Year's resolutions. It is a “new year, new me”, after a...

The importance of taking time to reflect on MLK day

The importance of taking time to reflect on MLK day

Spencer Rajewski '22, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019

When I was younger, I would spend Martin Luther King day at the Detroit Auto Show. All I cared about was that we got a day off from school, but now that I have matured I understand why this man has his own day. MLK day is seen as a day to recognize and promote equal rights among all American citizens reg...

Do we ever really get a “break”?

Hope Whitney '21, Page Editor

January 4, 2019

Just imagine, you’re sitting on the couch, hot cocoa in hand, watching “Elf”. Life is good. Then, you hear a ring erupt from your phone. You expect a joyous holiday text from a friend or family member, but as soon as you glance at the notification, the happiness fades from your eyes… &nbs...

Wishing South students had a longer winter break

Wishing South students had a longer winter break

Julia Ambrozy '20, Page Editor

December 20, 2018

Throughout all my years of going to school I have always looked forward to the school breaks, especially our Christmas break.  It has always been a time for me to have lots of time off of school to hangout with my friends and family, and have fun during the Christmas season, and my birthday, New Ye...

College decisions put a damper on the holiday season

Claire Koeppen' 19, Supervising Editor at Large

December 19, 2018

Though the holiday season is usually seen as a time for friends and family to relax and enjoy each other’s company, for many seniors the week leading up to holiday break is one of the most stressful times of the year. As a senior , I have been no stranger to the stress that comes with admissions deci...

Is learning a new language actually beneficial?

Is learning a new language actually beneficial?

Navya Chamiraju '20, Copy Editor

December 19, 2018

Most average Americans dismiss their comprehension of english as a small accomplishment, however, for kids in other countries it’s a celebratory accomplishment to learn and become good at it. I moved to the U.S when I was eight years old and it was a rough transition. I wasn’t able to speak Englis...

Tis the season: Winter in Grosse Pointe

Tis the season: Winter in Grosse Pointe

Maura Shine '20, Page Editor

December 14, 2018

Winter is a season that most people despise. The frigid temperatures, icy sidewalks and heavy jackets are not what most people look forward to when entering the winter season. Many of my friends will say they want to move somewhere warm, where there is no snow and it’s warm all year long. One of my f...

Social media dominates peoples lives

Social media dominates peoples lives

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Supervising Editor

December 11, 2018

I wake up in the morning and go on Instagram. I walk through halls between classes and go on Instagram. I go to lunch and go on Instagram. I get home from school and go on Instagram. I go to bed-- but first, I go on Instagram. Since I first downloaded this app, Instagram has dominated my life....

The time isn’t right for Christmas lights

The time isn’t right for Christmas lights

Maddie Weekley '21, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

When I look outside my window I see Christmas lights strung across houses, trees being dressed in ornaments and stars and Santa themed decorations planted atop lawns. With all of these Christmas festivities you’d think the holiday is just days or weeks away, but the truth is… It’s November....

When the “roast-er” becomes the “roast-ee”

When the “roast-er” becomes the “roast-ee”

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

November 16, 2018

In recent years, popular late night comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) has come under fire for its political sketches and other touchy topics it satirizes. I have been a fan of the show for a while, and in the past, I have seen it become borderline unacceptable, and for me, it never really crossed...

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