Humans of GPN: Feb. 28

March 2, 2014

The first installment of a little series called Humans of Grosse Pointe North, a place where just a few quotes and a photo can describe different details about the students in the hallways.

Mora Downs and Emma Brock, freshmen:

“What are some things that scare you?”

Almost simultaneously: “Spiders.”

“What’s one of the freakiest moments you guys have had with these spiders?”

“I just hate spiders, okay?” Brock replied. “Some of them crawl in your mouth throughout the years. You’ve actually swallowed an average of five spiders, just so you know. They could be like hatching little babies in there.”

Downs continued. “Yeah, and when I was a kid I went to like this zoo thing with my mom and we accidentally went into the insect room and there was a bunch of huge spiders, so ever since then I’ve been traumatized about spiders.”

“CENTIPEDES,” Brock remembered. “centipedes make me want to pass out and die. I have arachnophobia of centipedes…Centiphobia?”

“Centiphobia’s probably the fear of one hundred.” Downs said.


Nicole Fazekas’ selfie.

Nicole Lovely Fazekas, freshman:

“Is it really Lovely?”


“Wait, you’re kidding.”

“No, it’s like really my middle name.”

“Whoa, that’s interesting. Have people ever asked you about that?”

“No one ever believed me–it’s like okay ask the teacher or my parents or something or look at my birth certificate.”


Sydney Benson in mid-laugh.
Sydney Benson in mid-laugh.

Sydney Benson, sophomore:

“What’s the first thing you notice about people?”

“Oh, boy. Probably either how they talk or the way they dress.”

“Do you look for someone with good style?”

“If it’s unique, I guess, yeah.”

“What’s one of your favorite questions to ask new friends or to get a conversation going?”

“Oh god, I’m too shy. What do they like to do in their spare time? I don’t know.”



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