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Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Paul Treder

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Paul Treder

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

For sophomore Paul Treder, history and politics go hand in hand. “I just find it interesting and I like to kind of see how history reflects the world around me,” Treder said. “I like to just read about the two of them and just kind of connect almost to the two of them in a certain sense....

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...

Can soccer save the Motor City?

Can soccer save the Motor City?

By Maxwell Murray
February 11, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Detroit has lived up to its nickname, “America’s Comeback City,” in the last few years. Small businesses such as Detroit Vs. Everybody are thriving, big businesses like Microsoft are settling in the downtown area, the Red Wings and Pistons are gearing up for a new home in Little Caesars Arena and Motow...

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...

Valentine’s Day for the thrifty student

Valentine’s Day for the thrifty student

By Amber Braker, Staff reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the hunt for candy hearts and chocolate has begun. Need to find the perfect gift for that special someone, all while on a budget? Take a look at this infographic for ideas on how to come up with the perfect gift for your significant other, all while saving...

Sophomore breaks 40-year-old basketball record

Sophomore breaks 40-year-old basketball record

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Fall, Showcase, Sports

With just a few seconds left till the buzzer blares, the clock is ticking. Sophomore Julia Ayrault wipes the sweat off her forehead, receives an incoming pass from her teammate and spins the orange basketball in her hands, taking a moment to collect herself. Ayrault lifts her arms, shoots and scores. ...

Lamelo hustles harder

Lamelo hustles harder

By Tommy Teftsis, Assistant Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Possibly the most hyped high school player since Lebron James, I guarantee you will hear about Lamelo Ball in the next week or so if you haven’t already. The sophomore basketball player from Chino Hills, California dropped 92 points on Wednesday night against Los Osos High School. He had 62 points in the second...

‘How to Murder Your Life’ falls flat

‘How to Murder Your Life’ falls flat

By Josie Bennett, Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

Beauty enthusiast Caitlin Marnell, or Cat for short, is a New York-based writer who was formerly the beauty editor of Lucky Magazine but now works with XoJane. She dipped her nails in the autobiography genre with her book “How to Murder Your Life.” At first look the book seems very intriguing, especially with a title that makes readers...

‘I Decided’ gives insight into Big Sean’s life

‘I Decided’ gives insight into Big Sean’s life

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

In his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” Detroit rapper Big Sean reveals exactly why he won’t be taking any losses with a new, motivated outlook on both his life and music. From dropping his previous well-received albums, “Finally Famous,” “Hall of Fame” and “Dark Sky Paradise” t...

Faces in the crowd: Junior Anna Elliott

Faces in the crowd: Junior Anna Elliott

By Sofia Ketels, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Junior Anna Elliott and her horse, Scout have been riding and jumping together since she was 11. Over six years and many competitions, the two have successfully ridden through difficult courses and taught each other how they can best work as a team. To Elliott, jumping provides an adrenaline rush that no other ac...

Recap: Gymnastics team performs in Canton Invitational

Recap: Gymnastics team performs in Canton Invitational

By Anna Post, Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Gymnastics, Showcase, Sports, Winter

On Feb. 4, the combined North and South gymnastics team participated in the annual Canton Invitational. Grosse Pointe United competed against the top 18 gymnastics teams across the state and placed 13th overall. Although the group ranking was low, the team posted their second highest team total, scor...

‘Rings’ proves to be more investigative than horror

‘Rings’ proves to be more investigative than horror

By Emma Brock, Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Following in the shadow of the successful horror flicks “The Ring,” and its sequel, expectations were set high for the newest addition, “Rings.” Viewers would think that recreating an old thriller in today's era would make it a lot more frightening to the modern day person. Unfortunately, that wasn’t...