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Defying the odds

Defying the odds

By Tommy Teftsis, Assistant Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

The English Premier League is the highest watched soccer league in the entire world, so the competition is always relevant. This year, the competition came out of nowhere. A true underdog story erupted. Leicester City was ranked 14 out of 20 teams last year, and wasn't even in the league the year...

Busy bees no longer fly

Busy bees no longer fly

By Anu Subramaniam, Senior Assistant Editor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

You lay in the bed you make. Or in my case, it’s an unused bed with books strewn across it and pencil marks staining the sheets. We all create our own situations. I chose the busy life. I chose the AP classes, the extracurriculars, the sports and I accept that some nights my bed does not get us...

Golden State Warriors complete historic season

Golden State Warriors complete historic season

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor
May 1, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Oakland, California’s Golden State Warriors went an astounding 73-9 during this past regular season to break the National Basketball Association’s single season wins record. The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls held the previous record at 72-10. Reigning league MVP Steph Curry and the revolutionary three-poin...

Sonny’s Side Note: Farewell to a legend

Sonny’s Side Note: Farewell to a legend

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

The era of Kobe Bean Bryant came to a close on April 13 after two decades of unforgettable plays and memories. Bryant was only the sixth player in the National Basketball League’s (NBA) history to declare for the draft straight out of high school, when he made his announcement in 1996, then burst onto the na...

Our Editorial: Despite issues, dress code is still important

Our Editorial: Despite issues, dress code is still important

By The Editorial Board
April 27, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

With warmer weather’s arrival, students are trading in their winter coats for T-shirts and short shorts. Crop tops on an Urban Outfitters rack turn into dress code violations. But instead of protesting the guidelines set in place to keep us covered, we should realize we are fortunate to have the ...

Our Editorial: State proposal should pass, will strengthen personal freedoms

Our Editorial: State proposal should pass, will strengthen personal freedoms

By The Editorial Board
April 13, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

From legal marriage to adoption rights, our generation has seen some of the most dramatic changes concerning the personal liberties of the LGBTQ community. But, as the government adapts to accommodate for all people—regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation—local institutions, like sc...

Sonny’s Side Note: Back to the top

Sonny’s Side Note: Back to the top

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
March 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

In 2015, the Detroit Tigers did not make it to the playoffs and were below a .500 win-loss average. Since then, the team has been clawing their way back up to the top. “Four Central Division titles, three league championship trips and one World Series appearance” was plastered onto every ad b...

Grey’s Anatomy: heartbreak since 2005

Grey’s Anatomy: heartbreak since 2005

By Erin Kaled, Digital Editor
March 24, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I hope Shonda Rhimes is proud that she ruins every Grey’s Anatomy fan’s life every Thursday.   Disclaimer: spoilers lie ahead. Ever since the first season, I knew we were all prepared for a downward spiral of emotion, but I didn’t expect it to be like this. It’s like every season the writer...

Our Editorial: Political war continues online as well as off

Our Editorial: Political war continues online as well as off

By The Editorial Board
March 13, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial

While the Democratic and Republican debates for the Michigan primary have come and gone, the political war rages on on social media. What used to be a place for posting selfies, travel pictures and connecting with those around you has turned into a battleground for politics. Timelines are flooded...

Bless the Fourth Amendment

By Alex Harring
March 3, 2016
Filed under Ideas

https://issuu.com/mygpn/docs/issue_10_all/8

Hoverboards aren’t worth the fall

Hoverboards aren’t worth the fall

By Trevor Mieczkowski, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Sorry Back to the Future, we don’t have automatic serving restaurants, we can’t answer our calls using special glasses and we don’t have those fancy, curvey cars like the year 2015 was predicted to bring. But what we do have is “hoverboards.” Although they might not actually hover above the g...

Domestic trips prove appealing

Domestic trips prove appealing

By Anna Post, Assistant Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Ideas

You’re on your phone, scrolling through your feed one minute, and finding yourself on accounts like “Luxury Vacations” or “European Getaways” the next. You see pictures of the white sand beaches of Bora Bora and the luxury oceanside houses of celebrities and can only dream of going on such an exoti...