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The bread, the butter and why saving pays off

The bread, the butter and why saving pays off

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Editor

November 12, 2018

When I was eight years old I bought my very own bike. As soon as I saw it in the store, with its blue pattern and white base I saved every penny, I knew I had to get that bike. When I went to the bike store counter with bags full of crinkled dollar bills and loose change I was proud of what was to  th...

The importance of activism

The importance of activism

Ava Mitchell '20, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

Sitting at the dinner table with my family a few nights ago, an old memory resurfaced. At the beginning of October last year, my family and I took a trip to Grand Rapids. One morning while out walking around, an elderly man carrying a clipboard and a pen stopped my parents and told them: “sign this pet...

Pressures of school can negatively affect mental health

Pressures of school can negatively affect mental health

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

Many parents and teachers are disappointed, and some even mad, when their high school students get below a C on their tests. It's time for parents and teachers to understand the kind of pressure students are under today.   The mental health of teens has worsened in the past years, and the root of...

Why a quiet tutorial is not the best bet for students

Why a quiet tutorial is not the best bet for students

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

At South, a tutorial is very similar to a study hall. In my experience, students use it to do homework or just relax on their phones. Teachers can allow students to socialize or not— it’s entirely to their discretion. I believe having a loud tutorial is more productive because in nearly every cl...

Robbie Buhl teen street skills

Robbie Buhl teen street skills

William Simonson '21, Page Editor

November 1, 2018

Robbie Buhl’s teen street skills program in Detroit bettered me as a driver and increased my confidence behind the wheel. Although the three-hour class was pushed into one hour for me, I got a taste of every simulation with hands-on experiences that overall increased my driving skills as a newly licens...

Students, it’s time to take the PSAT seriously

Students, it’s time to take the PSAT seriously

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

The PSAT to me is just a routine assessment I take twice a year. I personally don’t take the PSAT as serious as I need to. Now being an upperclassman, I realize now the benefits of taking these seriously. In fact, when I hear the PSAT is coming up, I get excited for it because I know there will be...

Why a quiet tutorial is the best bet for students

Why a quiet tutorial is the best bet for students

Brad Kemper '21, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

I think that having a quiet tutorial is academically beneficial and a person is more inclined to work efficiently with a quiet room. I don't have that much of experience with a tutorial class, as I didn’t take one freshman year. But I did this year, and I have deduced that, for me at least, the...

Sensational potatoes

Sensational potatoes

Mary Fannon '21, Copy Writer

October 29, 2018

A plume of fall memories, cider and donuts walks your way and greets you at the door of Sweet Potato Sensations. The warm and comforting scent draws you closer to the long array of pastries waiting for you to get your hands on. There are too many options to choose from you don't know what to pick. Th...

My view: why not this bond?

My view: why not this bond?

Audrey Whitaker '19, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2018

On my way to school, lawns are dotted with signs. Some are for Senate, some for the Governor and some simply let other people know they aren't hated there. These signs have been standing around all summer. A new sign caught my eye last week, black and red in the middle of an empty lawn.  “NOT THI...

My view: Movie messages miss the mark

My view: Movie messages miss the mark

Bridget Doyle '20, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018

Director of “Chicken Run” and “Charlotte’s Web” Karey Kirkpatrick has now brought home another family-friendly film aimed for all audiences “Smallfoot”, a movie about the discovering of humans from a yeti’s perspective and the adventures that follow. Although this overall lighthearted musical d...

Lumen serves up a tasty, comfortable and chic experience

Lumen serves up a tasty, comfortable and chic experience

Hope Whitney '21, Page Editor

October 16, 2018

From its bold architecture to its chic design, Lumen has everything to make your experience enjoyable. The restaurant, located in Beacon Park, Detroit, opened on May 27. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, along with a savvy rooftop opened in the summer months. My favorite part of the res...

Rocco’s: regretfully mediocre

Rocco’s: regretfully mediocre

Daniel Klepp '20, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Photos by Daniel Klepp Rocco’s Italian Deli is a New-York corner style deli with a modern twist which opened in June, specializing in sandwiches and salads.  Once walking in, you can tell that it is more focused on the modern aspect than the retro. A place like Zingermann’s feels much more like a new-age classic style deli than Rocco’s. ...

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