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Parents Club fundraiser garners over $40,000 for library renovation

Parents Club fundraiser garners over $40,000 for library renovation

By Elizabeth Ballinger and Syeda Rizvi
March 4, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Since 1968, the school’s library has not undergone any major updates. The Parents Club took action. To help raise money to renovate its interior, the club held The Norsemen Auction on Saturday, Feb. 11. The student-exclusive event was held in hopes of raising money to make the library a more we...

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Red Wings did at the trade deadline

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Red Wings did at the trade deadline

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

The last season at Joe Louis Arena has been a rollercoaster ride for the Detroit Red Wings, with a majority of it being on the downturn. The Wings’ historic 25 year playoff streak could end this season as the team is the dead last in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. The Red Win...

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Abi Murray

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Abi Murray

By Lyndsey Kluge, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

As a contrast to living through Michigan’s dreary and cold winter, freshman Abi Murray was surrounded by crystal clear water and sandy beaches during this year’s mid-winter break. “We got to relax on the beach. It was really nice to take a break from school,” Murray said. “I went for five d...

Faces in the crowd: Senior Will Fishwick

Faces in the crowd: Senior Will Fishwick

By Ritika Sanikommu, Editor-In-Chief
March 2, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

After he graduates this spring, senior Will Fishwick’s college journey will be an unconventional one. Unlike many students, who will go on to pursue an education at a traditional college or university, Fishwick hopes to study voice and vocal performance at a music conservatory. A music conservat...

Faces in the crowd: Junior Ellie Frame

Faces in the crowd: Junior Ellie Frame

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Instead of going home after school on Thursdays, junior Ellie Frame heads to Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe where she serves as a volunteer. Frame started at the beginning of the school year. She escorts and discharges patients, delivers flowers and directs visitors. “My grandma was a nurse at Beaumont so she...

‘Riverdale’ brings Archie comics to life on screen

‘Riverdale’ brings Archie comics to life on screen

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

From the CW comes a fresh take on a classic comic book series in the form of the new TV show: “Riverdale.” The series is on Thursday nights at 9 and is based on the Archie Comics with some notable differences.  It features the same beloved characters — Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jo...

Upcoming games: Feb. 27-March 5

Upcoming games: Feb. 27-March 5

By Erin Kaled, Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys basketball: On Tuesday, Feb. 28, varsity and JV will be playing against Grosse Pointe South at 7 p.m. To stay updated click here. Girls basketball: The girls varsity basketball team will face an undetermined opponent on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3 is the district finals and...

Student Council members present at regional conference

Student Council members present at regional conference

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Feb. 16, 11 Student Association members, including junior Catie Archambeau, accompanied by adviser Jonathan Byrne and activities director Peggy Bonbrisco attended the Regional Student Council Conference at Detroit Marriott Hotel. Student councils from around the Metro Detroit area showed what ...

Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

By The Editorial Board
February 28, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

It’s been 24 days since President Donald Trump was sworn into office. And we’re 629 days away from the midterm election in 2018, where we’ll vote for a new governor and senator, as well as other representatives. Know your rights. You have the right to vote if you’re over 18, and many of us w...

Immaturity is for elementary schoolers

Immaturity is for elementary schoolers

By Caitlin Bush, Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Three dings ring from the loudspeaker. The teacher stops talking. A monotone voice calls a student in your classroom down to the office. Suddenly, the whole class looks up at the student in question and a huge roar of sayings like “ohhhhh” and “you’re in trouble” erupts. That is what I call bei...

‘A Cure for Wellness’ brings a cure for boredom

‘A Cure for Wellness’ brings a cure for boredom

By Montana Paton, Assistant Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

For those looking for a movie that keeps them on the edge of their seat, wondering how all of the seemingly random scenes connect, “A Cure for Wellness” is the perfect fit. The movie begins when newly-promoted Wall Street stockbroker Mr. Lockhart (Dane Dehaan) travels to a remote location in the Swiss A...

Hobbies have unanticipated effects

Hobbies have unanticipated effects

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase