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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...

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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Protests push progress

Protests push progress

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I was disheartened when I heard that Donald Trump had won the presidential election almost three months ago. I saw his triumph as a loss for equality and sincerely feared for the future of the United States. Yet even then, the gravity of what had happened still hadn’t quite sunk in yet. Inaugura...

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...

Our Editorial: Proof-reading the Constitution

Our Editorial: Proof-reading the Constitution

By The Editorial Board
January 26, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

In Grosse Pointe Public Schools, children are taught to read in kindergarten, and there are programs for struggling students. Literacy is considered such a fundamental skill that it is instilled in children from a young age. For us, it is something we are taught, and don’t have to fight for. Unfortuna...

‘La La Land’ lives up to the hype

‘La La Land’ lives up to the hype

By Emma Brock, Digital Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

While some may easily rise to stardom, others have to take the long road. The 1960s-style movie musical, “La La Land,” puts a romantic twist on the classic tale of aspiring artists in Hollywood. Mia (Emma Stone), a budding actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), an enthusiastic jazz musician, ...

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...

Q&A with athletic trainer Lizzy Landa

Q&A with athletic trainer Lizzy Landa

By Sonny Mulpuri, Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Editor's note: New athletic trainer Lizzy Landa started on Jan. 2. We sat down with her to learn about her first few weeks in the new job. North Pointe: What was the reason for you to leave East Detroit and come here? Lizzy Landa: It was really based off the health system I was working for. Hones...

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...

Sheeran bounces back

Sheeran bounces back

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter
January 22, 2017
Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After an agonizing year-long sabbatical, Ed Sheeran has returned to the world of music, releasing two singles on Jan. 6.  The new singles, “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You,” offer a taste of what will be on his new album “Divide,” which comes out March 3.   “Castle on the Hill...

New app dies on the grapevine

New app dies on the grapevine

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter
January 21, 2017
Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Vine, the popular social media network for shareable six-second videos, announced in October of 2016 that the app was closing its doors. Vine launched stars such as Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly and Ruth B, the singer of the popular song “Lost Boy,” into their careers. Now that Vine is officially shu...

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...