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Students, staff reflect on COVID-19 school closures

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2020

For many, time off from school in March and April means spring break. Unfortunately, the circumstances for the time off now may not be as enjoyable.  In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, all K-12 schools in Michigan, including GPPSS, have been closed for the rest of the school year.  English teacher Kristen Alles believes that while school closures were the rig...

Schools continue teaching through online programs

By Grace Cueter, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

In the midst of global school closures, students, teachers and parents are transitioning to online learning. For students, this can mean video meetings with teachers or completing work that has been posted for them online.  Math teacher Kelly Maisel thinks that there are both pros and cons to the s...

KIB: Week of 5/27

KIB: Week of 5/27

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

May 28, 2018

1)Senior Exams begin on Tuesday, May 29. There will be two exams each day, with the last exam on Friday, June 1st. During Senior exams, all underclassmen will have two 90 minute class periods on Tuesday through Thursday, and one extended period on Friday before continuing the rest of their classes like ...

KIB: Week of 4/22

KIB: Week of 4/22

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

April 23, 2018

On Thursday April 26th, there is a half day for all students due to afternoon staff development. Students will report to class at regular time and will be dismissed at 10:55 A.M. All classes will be attended during the half day for a shorter period of time. For my information on half days click h...

KIB: Week of 4/16

KIB: Week of 4/16

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

April 19, 2018

“Super Troopers 2” will premiere in theaters Friday, April 20. The movie is not yet rated, but it is a comedy/mystery movie. The first “Super Troopers”  got a 90 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating from the audience. You can buy tickets to the movie here. Echosmith will be in Detroit on Wed...

KIB-Week of April 9

KIB-Week of April 9

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

April 9, 2018

Juniors will have Workkeys testing on the morning of Wednesday, April 11th in the gym. All other grades will be attending class as normal, and continue with a regular school day during testing. For more information about all test scheduling, click here. Students in grades nine through eleven will either...

KIB- March 14-23

KIB- March 14-23

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

March 19, 2018

“Love, Simon” premiered Friday, March 16 and earned a 90 percent rating in Rotten Tomatoes. It is about a teenage boy named Simon who is done living by the world’s rules and is ready to come out as gay after talking to a secret person on the internet. Buy tickets here. “Midnight Sun” ...

Keeping it Brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 4 -10

By Amelia Nowicki and Halle Pepper

February 15, 2018

The outcome of Super Bowl LII has given the Philadelphia Eagles their first Super Bowl win in the team’s history. The final score was 41-33, putting the Eagles above the New England Patriots The long awaited announcement of Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi Webster, came in the form of an 11-mi...

Keeping it Brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-chief

January 29, 2018

State of the Union Address - President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. The annual speech will outline the President’s agenda and points of attention for the 2018 term. Listen to this podcast to find out what to hear from the President this wee...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 21-28

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 21-28

By Charles Bernas, Intern

January 24, 2018

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, was served a subpoena by the FBI to testify before grand jury about possible Russian interference in the election.   Convicted child molester and former Olympics gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, has so far been sentenced to 6...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 15-22

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 15-22

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large

January 22, 2018

1. Government shutdowns At midnight on Friday, Jan. 19, the U.S. government shut down. Although the House of Representatives passed a short-term spending bill, lawmakers weren’t able to pass the bill in the Senate because there wasn’t a section on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program....

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 8-14

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of  Jan. 8-14

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

January 8, 2018

Michigan and other states’ Macy’s stores to close Macy’s announced that it would close 11 stores throughout 2018, including one at Birchwood Mall, located near Port Huron. While saving money through this, the chain can now focus more attention to its online store. For more information on the chain’s dwindling n...