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Upcoming games: March 20-26

Upcoming games: March 20-26

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys lacrosse: Varsity and JV will play Notre Dame Prepatory on Monday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. Varsity will play away, while JV will play at home. On Thursday, March 23, JV and varsity face Rochester High School at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively. Girls lacrosse: Ann Arbor Huron High School will p...

Activist group We GP creates high school board of directors

Activist group We GP creates high school board of directors

By Katelynn Mulder and Amber Braker

March 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After last year’s divisive election, some in the Grosse Pointe community decided to reject polarization and instead focus on combating civil and human rights issues that they feel affect everyone regardless of party affiliation. So, they started the organization We GP. “It doesn’t matter whether ...

NCAA March Madness Tournament Predictions

NCAA March Madness Tournament Predictions

By Sonny Mulpuri and Tommy Teftsis

March 15, 2017


Filed under Audio, Ideas, Media, Showcase

https://soundcloud.com/north-pointe/ncaa-tournament-podcast Jump to 21:45 to listen to our Round of 32. Jump to 28:56 to listen to our Sweet Sixteen choices. Jump to 33:23 to listen to our Elite Eight choices. Jump to 36:00 to listen to our Final Four choices. Jump to 38:00 to listen to...

Upcoming tryouts

Upcoming tryouts

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

All spring sports tryouts will be held on Monday, March 13. Girls tennis has an additional tryout on Tuesday, March 14.   Baseball: The varsity team will have tryouts at 6 a.m. in the main gym, while the JV and freshman team tryouts will start at 3:15 p.m. Softball: Tryouts for upperclassmen r...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 13-19

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 13-19

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

“Get Out” creator Jordan Peele makes history “Key and Peele” actor Jordan Peele made history with his debut film, “Get Out” that he both directed and wrote. The film has made more than $100 million at the box office, which makes Peele the first African American writer/director to h...

Why some students chose, or chose not to, attend Ivy League schools as the acceptance rates continually drop and the tuition costs continually rise

Why some students chose, or chose not to, attend Ivy League schools as the acceptance rates continually drop and the tuition costs continually rise

By Alex Harring and Lindsey Ramsdell

March 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Becoming the picture of a refined, successful Ivy League graduate is the goal of many high-reaching students. However, it's not easy to achieve, and may not be as pristine as it seems. Students apply for and attend Ivy League schools for varying reasons. But no matter how you get there, once in, you joi...

It’s just a few extra days

It’s just a few extra days

By Lyndsay Kluge, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

For the past several years, the Grosse Pointe Public School System has had approximately 175 days of school each year. However, the state of Michigan has chosen to add extra days to the required amount of school days per year. The teacher’s current collective bargaining agreements, negotiated between ...

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“Pitch Perfect”’s Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, in the romantic, comedic and dramatic film, “Table 19.” Eloise, the ex-maid of honor, struggles to decide whether or not to attend the wedding of her oldest friend after her brother, and best man, dumped her over text. She eventually decides...

Innovations Classroom adds extension for iStudy courses

Innovations Classroom adds extension for iStudy courses

By Elizabeth Ballinger and Syeda Rizvi

March 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Originally created for the iDesign class, the newest addition to the Innovation Lab, the Makershop, gives students the opportunity to experiment with their prototypes in an open environment.   The goal is for students to create prototypes of their inventions and test if they will work successfully...

Taste the difference

Taste the difference

By Anna Post, Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

An American lunch consisting of a fruit cup, tater-tots, mash potatoes and a side of peas isn’t like a lunch consisting of sauteed shrimp, brown rice and fresh peppers from Spain. In the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has doubled in child...

Upcoming games: March 6-12

Upcoming games: March 6-12

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Girls varsity hockey: On Monday, March 6, the team will play South at 8:15 p.m.     Boys varsity basketball: The opponent for the game on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. will be announced soon. To stay updated click here. Girls varsity basketball: The team will play at Marian High School on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:15...

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

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

By Mora Downs, Managing Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Republicans announce Obamacare replacement Republicans in the House of Representatives have revealed their alternative to the current Affordable Healthcare Act. The bill aims to still help those with pre-existing conditions and would keep children on their parent’s health insurance unti...