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Science teacher runs Boston Marathon despite postponement

Over 50 runners joined Michaels in her race through quarantine.

By Gabbi Bielak, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

When the Boston Marathon got postponed due to COVID-19, science teacher Elizabeth Michaels decided she was still going to run the race on April 20th. She ran two miles every hour for 13 hours, finishing with an overall time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.  Michaels has been training for a year and a half a...

Staying in shape during quarantine

By Colin Duffy, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2020

 For many of us, working out is a staple 0f our everyday lives. Whether it’s a 50 year old Grosse Pointe mom going for a run on the treadmill, or a 6'5" Division I athlete hitting some bi's and tri's, the gym can be a second home. Now that we can’t go to the gym to grind, we’ve had to get creative and use ho...

Sophomore “Alleviating Anxiety” with new mental health organization

By Jamison Townsend, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2020

When sophomore Kai Lloyd saw that students at school were struggling with anxiety and mental health, they wanted to help out by showing that one can alleviate anxiety through methods like art. “I saw a need in our community Grosse Pointe schools,” Lloyd said. “I saw how kids weren’t havi...

Senior wins MASC/MAHS Student of the Year Award at state conference

By Hannah Zalewski and Kourtney Walk

April 15, 2020

Senior and Student Association senator Nia Crutcher was glad to attend the 2020 Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies State Conference held Feb. 29 through March 2. There, she won the MASC/MAHS Student of the Year Award. According to Crutcher, students must be nominated by the other members of the ...

Advantage or obstruction?

By Amelia Nowicki and Robert Maddox

April 13, 2020

To many student athletes, sports advantages are anything but new. Whether these assets include cutting-edge equipment or a thought-out game plan, it is apparent that teams and players have various ways of giving themselves the upper hand. For example, “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” ...

5 Minutes with: Kelly Maisel

5 Minutes with: Kelly Maisel

By Ray Jason, Intern

February 4, 2019

Math teacher Kelly Maisel has only ever wanted to make her family proud. Graduating in the top tenth percentile of her high school class, Maisel became the first in her family to go to college. To her, attending college was what would make her family the proudest. “I wanted to make sure I was able to do th...

Review: On the Basis of Sex

Review: On the Basis of Sex

By Sofia Ketels, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019

“On the Basis of Sex” opened in the way any movie about female empowerment might: a hopeful and determined young woman marching towards her future as her heels click against the pavement. That young woman was Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jo...

Positives of athletic trainers

By Abi Murray and Ray Hamilton

January 2, 2019

As a coach for both girls ice and field hockey, english teacher Emma Huellmantel greatly appreciates the provision of athletic trainers. “It's nice to have that reassurance that (an injury is) not a larger problem, because there are cases when you could be pushed,” Huellmantel said. “It's helpf...

Teacher Diane Montgomery named 2018 Regional Coach of the Year

By Sofia Ketels and Brooklyn McWhorter

November 23, 2018

Well into her first year as an English teacher in Georgia, track and cross country coach Diane Montgomery has helped to rebuild the two teams, kicking off her career as a both a teacher and coach. After her first year teaching in 2002, she immediately began coaching, and became the boys and girls head ...

Eminem out for revenge with new album

Eminem out for revenge with new album

By Hannah Zalewski, Page Editor

September 19, 2018

In an attempt to defend his name, Eminem released his 11th studio album, ‘Kamikaze’ on August 31. The album is composed of eleven full length songs and two skits. Following his previous album ‘Revival’, Eminem uses this album as a platform to call out any celebrity who had anything bad to ...

“RFLEX”: intense, high speed quests for high scores

“RFLEX”: intense, high speed quests for high scores

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018

Everything about “RFLEX” screams of a game hellbent on examining the breaking point of a player and their reaction time. Taunting those who wish to surpass old scores, failures can prompt “DEAD” to appear on screen. There is no doubt that the upbeat electronic soundtrack and the super sensit...

“64.0”: an escape from regular, routine repetition

“64.0”: an escape from regular, routine repetition

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018

Growing in intensity and complexity over the course of its challenging modes, “64.0”  is best characterized as a collection of difficult time trials. The levels each have their own styles, with an accelerating pace to handle overtime. Controlling a rotatable square in the center of the scree...