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#FYP: My attempt at TikTok fame

#FYP: My attempt at TikTok fame

By Amelia Nowicki, Page Editor

May 5, 2020

As it turns out, TikTok stardom is not as simple as doing the “Renegade” in a spray-tan-stained oversized T-shirt with bleach-fried hair wrapped in a velvet scrunchie. Maybe it is the big secret or maybe I was doing it wrong, but making it big was my goal for the last two weeks. Since quarantine ...

The privilege of staying home and staying safe

The privilege of staying home and staying safe

By Hannah Zalewski, Managing Editor

May 5, 2020

As of April 2, due to the Covid-19 pandemic spreading across America, all Michigan schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year unless social distancing restrictions are suspended before then, according to fox2detroit.com. While some of Michigan debates the validity of social distancing measure's extent, I think I can speak for all seniors when I say, this is not what I meant when I wi...

The issue with a “passing” grade

The issue with a

By Michael Hartt, Page Editor

May 4, 2020

On April 13, Rebecca Fannon, the Grosse Pointe Public School System’s Community Relations Specialist, unveiled a new student-centered approach to grading that will take effect until the end of the school year. The grading changes include canceling final exams, combining the third and fourth quarters...

The stay-home battle that shouldn’t be happening

The stay-home battle that shouldn't be happening

By Farrah Fasse, Page Editor

May 4, 2020

Since late February the news cycle has been dominated by one thing: COVID-19. And for good reason, as we are in the midst of a global pandemic involving a deadly disease that has the ability to devastate major organs.  The US has just reached the grim milestone of 60,000 deaths caused by the vir...

The flaw in feminism

By Syeda Rizvi, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2020

When controversial issues arise, it is common for two major perspectives to emerge alongside it: one advocating and one condemning the matter at hand. However, the trend of doing so often ignores the opportunity to truly understand the validity of the issue. With regards to feminism, most either claim ...

What’s the value of a grade?

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

November 20, 2018

When students think of grades, they think of the letters or the percentages associated with them, but what do they amount to besides a marking in the gradebook? Because high school is a critical time for students, with college on the horizon and transcripts that are to be sent out, learning isn’t a...