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Orchestra director Noah Zogas encourages new students to get involved in the band and orchestra programs.

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 school students. This program is for advanced band and orchestra...

Councilwoman Vicki Granger says that throughout his tenure as mayor, Novitke always tried to proactively and kindly solve any conflicts or issues with anyone in the city government. “That's just the kind of person he was, he just cared about other people,” Granger said. “... He wanted people to do their best.”

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 a public servant spanned over 40 years. Before he became a part...

“Our competition season last year was very brief, we attended one competition at Milford High School, and I remember at the end the top teams would usually go up and shake hands with the judges, but we were only allowed to bump elbows,” Barber said.

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 about. However, this year’s Gearheads competitions look...

The meme that has become the symbol of “WallStreetBets” and other young investing groups, representing a risk worth taking, influencing an investment although it may not be a logical one. “People have greater access to information in real time and depending upon which media outlet they are listening to or reading,” financial advisor Michael Wharton said. “Information disseminated is not always factual.”

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 become a nightmare for hedge fund managers and Wall Street...

Cookie crisis

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 the scouts from selling cookies as they normally do. This...

Senior Elliot Millican has always been a creative person who prefers handmade goods. “I kinda like to have a thing where I need to make my own stuff instead of buying other people's stuff,” Millican said.

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 to sell jewelry, they decided to hop on the trend, creating...

Lauren Huizdos, a public relations officer of the student association was a part of Jake’s toy drive. “North students and the community along with the Student Association did such an amazing job,” Huizdos said.

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, who lost his battle with cancer. The toy drive was hosted...

peer-to-peer

Peer-to-peer program launches

By Alyssa King, Intern February 8, 2021

The stigma surrounding mental health has been an ongoing issue for a long time, especially among young teens. With immense amounts of stress and pressure, it comes as no shock that teens are more likely...

Choir class copes with remote learning

Choir class copes with remote learning

By Arei Swain and Drew Lovell February 2, 2021

Choir class has always been interactive for students, with concerts and competitions. However, the class has not been that way recently due to Covid-19. The virtual school environment has forced the...

Many students, including senior Mia Cassar, believe that the impacts of Covid-19 on standardized testing and college admissions may not be confined to the 2020-2021 application year. “I think that (test-optional) might change the way that they look at college applications in regards to standardized tests in the future,” Cassar said.

Pandemic test prep

By Amelia Nowicki, Editor in Chief January 29, 2021

While spending her Saturday in a half-empty classroom, senior Mia Cassar sat at one of the few desks in the building, hunched over a thick packet. As a sophomore, Cassar began her journey of standardized...

Infectious disease specialist Mia Taormina says that one of the biggest risks of gathering for the holidays is eating around a table with family or friends outside of your household. She doesn’t advise anyone to gather at all, however, if some still do insist on getting together, she asserts the importance of taking extra precaution around eating dinner together. “...People need to be eating in every room in the house, basically not gathered around a table, having your own plate and your TV tray and whatnot to stay away from each other,” Taormina said. “So you're not, you know, breathing into each other's faces while you're eating and drinking, and that's why I do not encourage eating around a table at all at this time.”

Handling the holiday season while considering COVID-19

By Farrah Fasse and Kaitlyn Barr December 22, 2020

As the cold-weathered winter months approach, there has been a concerning surge in cases of COVID-19, with Michigan currently having over 400,000 coronavirus cases, according to the New York Times. Experts,...

Student Association gives back during the holiday season

Student Association gives back during the holiday season

By Grace Cueter, Section Editor December 22, 2020

As GPPSS continues through online schooling, it has proven hard to continue regular activities, but the Student Association has found a way to spread joy and safely give back to the community. The group...

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