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Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

By The Editorial Board

February 28, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

It’s been 24 days since President Donald Trump was sworn into office. And we’re 629 days away from the midterm election in 2018, where we’ll vote for a new governor and senator, as well as other representatives. Know your rights. You have the right to vote if you’re over 18, and many of us w...

Immaturity is for elementary schoolers

Immaturity is for elementary schoolers

By Caitlin Bush, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Three dings ring from the loudspeaker. The teacher stops talking. A monotone voice calls a student in your classroom down to the office. Suddenly, the whole class looks up at the student in question and a huge roar of sayings like “ohhhhh” and “you’re in trouble” erupts. That is what I call bei...

Black History Month is more than just a month

Black History Month is more than just a month

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2017


Filed under Ideas

Black History Month began in 1915 as Negro History Week. It was founded by black historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland as a way to spread awareness of African Americans’ achievements. As its modern-day name suggests, in the following decades it grew into an entire month celebr...

Medicine over narcissism

Medicine over narcissism

By Erin Kaled, Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

With all the media’s focus on President Donald Trump’s new administration, media outlets are slipping on their coverage of new and improved pharmaceutical studies. Breakthroughs are continually being made in the scientific community, yet barely any are covered on the news across the country. Te...

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Pistons need to accomplish at the trade deadline

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Pistons need to accomplish at the trade deadline

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Many fans can agree that the Detroit Pistons’ season has been subpar at best. Some may even go as far as to call it a disappointment. As of Feb. 14, the Pistons hold on to the eighth seed with a record of 26-30, a game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks, but also three and a half games behind the Indiana...

Can soccer save the Motor City?

Can soccer save the Motor City?

By Maxwell Murray

February 11, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Detroit has lived up to its nickname, “America’s Comeback City,” in the last few years. Small businesses such as Detroit Vs. Everybody are thriving, big businesses like Microsoft are settling in the downtown area, the Red Wings and Pistons are gearing up for a new home in Little Caesars Arena and Motow...

Lamelo hustles harder

Lamelo hustles harder

By Tommy Teftsis, Assistant Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Possibly the most hyped high school player since Lebron James, I guarantee you will hear about Lamelo Ball in the next week or so if you haven’t already. The sophomore basketball player from Chino Hills, California dropped 92 points on Wednesday night against Los Osos High School. He had 62 points in the second...

Protests push progress

Protests push progress

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I was disheartened when I heard that Donald Trump had won the presidential election almost three months ago. I saw his triumph as a loss for equality and sincerely feared for the future of the United States. Yet even then, the gravity of what had happened still hadn’t quite sunk in yet. Inaugura...

Our Editorial: Proof-reading the Constitution

Our Editorial: Proof-reading the Constitution

By The Editorial Board

January 26, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

In Grosse Pointe Public Schools, children are taught to read in kindergarten, and there are programs for struggling students. Literacy is considered such a fundamental skill that it is instilled in children from a young age. For us, it is something we are taught, and don’t have to fight for. Unfortuna...

Our Editorial: DeVos’ plans for vouchers, school of choice don’t make the grade

Our Editorial: DeVos’ plans for vouchers, school of choice don’t make the grade

By The Editorial Board

January 13, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

In 1974, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act ended segregation in schools at the federal level, even though educational operations were long seen within the jurisdiction of cities and states. Now, in 2017,  President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has...

Letter from the editors

Letter from the editors

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Ritika Sanikommu

January 9, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

While writing the front-page story on fake news, we received an alert that the Washington Post is admitting that their “Russian Propaganda Fake News” story may be fake. As journalists, it is extremely disappointing to learn that one of the biggest news corporations has strayed from the ethics tha...

Our Editorial: Refreshing the tech bond

Our Editorial: Refreshing the tech bond

By The Editorial Board

December 14, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

All elections usher in new ideas and opportunities for growth. As we welcome the new School Board members and look towards the future, we must reflect and focus on the changes that could be made to keep our school system excellent. In order to do so, the Editorial Board would like to propose the idea ...