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Link Crew holds activities for freshmen on Monday mornings

Link Crew holds activities for freshmen on Monday mornings

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 13 and March 27, Link Crew will hold activities for freshmen starting at 8 a.m., so the Class of 2020 will not have late start. The event will be filled with many activities and games that aim to challenge and help freshmen create new goals for second semester. Link Crew adviser Andrew Taylor hopes to see...

Choir program hosts movie night fundraiser

Choir program hosts movie night fundraiser

By Lyndsey Kluge, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

To raise money for the choir program, students have been attending a series of movie nights put on by the choir class. The money goes towards the choir’s uniforms and events, such as the upcoming spring concert. All students are welcome to watch movies for free during these movie nights, only p...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 6-12

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 6-12

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2017
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Travel Ban suspended President Trump’s controversial travel ban, which prevents citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days, was temporarily suspended on Friday by a federal judge. Then over the weekend, the government appealed to a federal a...

Dance team hosts first official clinic

Dance team hosts first official clinic

By Caitlin Bush and Michal Ruprecht
February 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Jan. 31, kids from around Grosse Pointe danced at the halftime show for the varsity boys basketball game against Roseville High School. This was part of the Dance Team’s first official kids clinic. According to head coach Leslie Genest, the team did a test run clinic last year, but they were more...

German classes celebrate holiday with traditional activities

German classes celebrate holiday with traditional activities

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

One aspect of taking a foreign language class is getting immersed in the traditions surrounding the culture being studied. On Feb. 1, all of the German classes spent their class time learning about German activities that are held during Sylvester—the German New Years. To do this, classes participated in fortune telling, which is a tradition in Germany that is popular during this time. Fortune telling in Germany is done in honor of the upcoming year and is celebrated on Dec. 31. Freshman Uvejs Gerguri, inspired by his aunt who resides in Germany, took German as his foreign language at the start of this year. He enjoyed the fortune-telling activities and was surprised with the outcome.

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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

By Sofia Ketels, Staff Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Donald Trump signs “Muslim Ban” At 4:42 on Friday, Jan. 27, President Trump signed an executive order that indefinitely prevented Syrian refugees from entering the country and suspended all refugees from entering the country for 120 days. This order also blocks any citizen of these coun...

Board of Education chooses new leadership

Board of Education chooses new leadership

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Board of Education members elected new officers on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Each trustee was able to nominate a candidate and vote to confirm or deny nominations. After serving the past two years as president and winning her campaign in the fall, Judy Gafa was voted treasurer. Replacing her as president...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 23-29

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 23-29

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Women’s marches bring crowds to Washington D.C., other cities On Saturday, Jan. 21, one day after the presidential inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington drew a crowd of over 500,000, with speakers such as actress America Ferrera and feminist Gloria Steinem. The main march inspi...

Walk to promote unity, solidarity in Grosse Pointe

Walk to promote unity, solidarity in Grosse Pointe

By Caitlin Bush, Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After the presidential election, We GP, which is short for Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe, created a Grosse Pointe Walk for Peace in hopes of unifying the Grosse Pointes. The walk will occur Saturday, Jan. 21 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. It will begin at Cadieux and Kercheval and will end at Wayburn and Ker...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 16-22

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 16-22

By Zoe Graves, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Donald Trump’s inauguration to take place this Friday President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President on Friday, Jan. 20th in Washington, D.C. This is the 58th Presidential inauguration, and will feature performances from the Rockettes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the T...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 9-15

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 9-15

By Lyndsay Kluge, Staff Reporter
January 9, 2017
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

The Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport On Friday, January 6,  26-year-old Esteban Santiago drew a gun from his luggage at Fort Lauderdale airport. The gunman killed five and injured eight. Santiago randomly shot at the civilians passing by. As soon as the event transpired, law enforcers evacua...

Students design holiday dress

Students design holiday dress

By Syeda Rizvi and Elizabeth Ballinger
December 28, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The students in the Advanced Fashion and Fabrics classes had been given a festive assignment: making a holiday dress for display at the Savvy Chic Boutique in Grosse Pointe Park. Lanna Young, the store owner, was looking for something to put on display that would attract the attention of whoever walks by...