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Jack Gehlert 

Desired position: President 

About me: My name is Jack Gehlert, and I enjoy being involved in the general community and helping others around me. Helping people succeed is what motivates me.

My goals: I plan to continue the persistent work that Student Association has undertaken over the past few years. 

Why me: My drive to help others can translate into how I lead Student Association. It will motivate me to continue to be involved, leading others to also enjoy providing for the school.
2021 Elections
By Grace Rossman and Annabelle Julien April 19, 2021

Student Association Student Council Class of 2022 Student Council Class of 2023 Student Council Class of 2024  

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District to cancel final exams to close out 2020-2021 school year
By Amelia Nowicki, Editor-in-Chief • April 19, 2021

On March 23, district administration announced the cancellation of second semester exams for both virtual and in-person high school students....

The search for Niehaus' successor
By Colin Duffy, Social Media Editor • March 22, 2021

With summer on the horizon — and the end of the 2020-2021 school year — the search for superintendent Dr. Gary Niehaus' successor is well...

Full house: back at full capacity after a year
By Arei Swain, Staff Reporter • March 22, 2021

Despite many doubts that it would work, the hybrid schedule was mostly successful, but many think that the school board is being even more...

Keeping up with COVID-19
By Kaitlyn Barr and Sophia Dragich March 22, 2021

Junior Anneliese Lechner was one of the many students who volunteered to participate in the free COVID-19 testing offered to all North students...

Bring your own device program allows expanded use of technology in classrooms
By Alexa Mazzola, Intern • March 17, 2021

The altered school year came along with a new medium of learning. Students now bring their own devices to school, improving the chance of fully...

Board votes on return to face-to-face learning
By Grace Cueter and Farrah Fasse March 3, 2021

On Feb. 8, after two hours of public comments from parents, students and teachers, the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the district...

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Lacrosse player Clare Ramsdell said that after a year long hiatus from the sport she is excited to begin playing again. “I’m excited to finally get back on the field for lacrosse since we’ve had so much time off," Ramsdell said. "It’ll definitely be difficult to get back in the swing of things, but I am just happy we are able to play."
Safety protocols required for spring sports season
By Alexa Mazzola, Intern • March 29, 2021

With the delays to the beginning of the spring sports season, many athletes are questioning how things will be moving forward.  According to the Michigan High School Athletic...

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Two of three community figure skating teams advance to the state competition
By Grace Cueter, Section Editor • March 22, 2021

Despite experiencing a season of uncertainty and cancellation due to COVID-19, two of the three Grosse Pointe figure skating teams are able to...

“Hold on, you’ve been scrolling for way too long”
By Amelia Nowicki and Brandon Miller March 19, 2021

Initially launched in 2016, TikTok continues to be among the fastest-growing social media applications available to teens, many of whom have...

Girl's hockey quarantined after exposure to COVID-19
By Michael Hartt, Editor in chief • March 17, 2021

After playing three full seasons of girls’ ice hockey, senior and varsity team captain Mia Cassar was heartbroken when she was informed her...

Winter contact sports to resume in wake of “Let Them Play” protests
By Amelia Nowicki and Victoria Wittenberg March 4, 2021

Prior to the reintroduction of contact sports in Michigan high schools, sophomore Michael Salvador, along with many athletes and coaches, found...

The connection between posture and academic engagement
By Michael Hartt, Editor-in-Chief • March 4, 2021

Although senior Caleigh Murray says that she tries to maintain good posture throughout the school day, she still often goes home with back pain....

Happy and healthy reinvented
By Gabbi Bielak and Victoria Wittenberg February 1, 2021

In 2021’s version of the winter season, it’s gotten even harder to be health conscious. That being said, it’s still important to dive deeper...

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Orchestra director Noah Zogas encourages new students to get involved in the band and orchestra programs. "It is never too late to start playing," Zogas said. "If you are motivated, reach out to me, a counselor, or a friend in the instrumental music program, and you can experience the excitement of music, too."
Honors orchestra program extended to high school students
By Gabbi Bielak, Section Editor • March 24, 2021

The honors band and orchestra programs have existed for students in grades 5-8 for many years, however this year they have been extended to high...

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Grosse Pointe Woods mayor dies at 74
By Farrah Fasse, Section Editor • March 24, 2021

Grosse Pointe Woods mayor Robert Novitke died on March 14 following a battle with emphysema. Novitke was mayor since 1990, and his career as...

Robotics team goes digital
By Annabelle Julien and Drew Lovell March 24, 2021

Sophomore and part fabricator Tegan Barber joined the robotics team her freshman year to expand her knowledge about a subject she is passionate...

The emergence of Gen-Z investors
By Colin Duffy, Social Media Editor • March 1, 2021

The stock market is no longer just a game for boomers. The recent drastic involvement of teenagers and young adults in the stock exchange has...

Cookie crisis
By Sophia Dragich and Annabelle Julien February 24, 2021

Juniors Stephanie Westrick and Dani Lubienski have been participating in Girl Scouts and selling cookies for 11 years, but Covid-19 has prevented...

Senior’s small business
By Kaitlyn Barr, Staff Reporter • February 24, 2021

Senior Elliot Millican has always been very interested in art and making their own things. So, when Millican saw Instagram accounts beginning...

Student Association organizes toy drive
By Grace Rossman, Staff Reporter • February 22, 2021

This past week, students donated toys to be given to The Children’s Hospital of Michigan in honor of Jake Pennar, a Monteith Elementary student,...

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