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Vinsetta Garage keeps history, adds new flavor

Vinsetta Garage keeps history, adds new flavor

By Erin Kaled, Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Restaurants, Reviews, Showcase

Opened at the end of 2011, the restaurant Vinsetta Garage draws people in because of its historic background. While the garage unlocked its doors over 91 years ago, the place now has a new purpose: to serve food like burgers, mac & cheese, noodle bowls and coal-fired pies. From the light seepi...

Syd’s debut solo album makes waves

Syd’s debut solo album makes waves

By Maxwell Murray, Intern
February 6, 2017
Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Syd, lead singer in The Internet, released her debut solo album “Fin.” The sound of the album can be described as a mixture of ‘90s R&B, taking inspiration from artist such as Aaliyah, yet it's still modern enough for today’s listeners. Syd, short for Syd Tha Kyd, started off her career in the altern...

Upcoming games: Feb. 6-12

Upcoming games: Feb. 6-12

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys basketball: On Feb. 7, the team will face Ford II High School at 4 for freshmen, 5:30 for JV and 7 p.m. for varsity. The games on Feb. 10 against Grosse Pointe South High School are postponed. The varsity team is currently 10-4. Girls basketball: On Feb. 6, the teams face Utica High School at 4:30 p.m....

Analysis: Super Bowl 51 ends in a thriller

Analysis: Super Bowl 51 ends in a thriller

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time, the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 for the team's fifth Super Bowl. The game was expected to be a high scoring one as the Falcons and the Patriots ranked 1st and 3rd in scoring offense during the regular season.  Despite th...

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...

The Game Stop: Project X Zone 2

The Game Stop: Project X Zone 2

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

Building on an already good formula, “Project X Zone 2” makes major improvements across the board from its predecessor, cementing it as a vastly superior game. Much like the original, “Project X Zone 2” is a huge crossover between the video game franchises of Namco, Capcom and Sega. Despite...

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...

The Week in Review: Feb. 4

The Week in Review: Feb. 4

By Chloe Ribco, Intern
February 4, 2017
Filed under Audio, Media, Showcase

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Senior commits to college football

Senior commits to college football

By Zoe Graves, Staff Reporter
February 4, 2017
Filed under Fall, Football, Showcase, Sports

Waking up at 5 in the morning and working out twice every day has paid off for senior Jared Jordan, who recently committed to Siena Heights University in Adrian. Football has been a part of Jordan’s life for over a decade. He grew up watching his older brother play, and jumped at it when he got ...

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ keeps charming original features while building on storyline

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ keeps charming original features while building on storyline

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor
February 4, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

The highly anticipated Netflix show, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” became available for streaming on Jan. 13. With high expectations from viewers, the remake proved to be just as interesting yet more entertaining than its predecessors. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” was first a book ...

Live-tweeting through life

Live-tweeting through life

By Abbey Cadieux and Trevor Mieczkowski
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

When watching one of those critically acclaimed teen-angst movies from the 80s, one may come to a very important realization: being a teenager was somewhat simpler back then. In “The Breakfast Club,” a group of unlikely friends were forced to spend hours together in detention, with nothing but their own aw...

Faces in the crowd: Senior Jacob Foulkrod

Faces in the crowd: Senior Jacob Foulkrod

By Tarun Sanikommu, Staff reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Sports are a big part of many people’s lives, and many students play for high school teams. Senior Jacob Foulkrod does something a little different. Foulkrod plays federation baseball. This type of baseball involves travelling around the state or even the country. Foulkrod started the sport wh...