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Limits on LGBTQ+ instruction in the classroom
Limits on LGBTQ+ instruction in the classroom
By Jo Jackson, Katie Madigan, and Christina Shea May 18, 2022

According to the newspaper Education Week, over the last six months, there have been over 30 bills originating in 15 different state legislatures placing new restrictions...

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Bestselling author and professor visits Ford House
By Farrah Fasse, Grace Cueter, and Ella McCarthy April 7, 2022

March 14 marked the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Grosse Pointe South, where he delivered his “The Other America”...

League of Women Voters holds voter registration drive
By Farrah Fasse and Anneliese Lechner March 25, 2022

On April 29, the Grosse Pointe chapter of the League of Women Voters will be hosting their annual voter registration drive outside the Student...

Biden nominates first Black female Supreme Court Justice
By Farrah Fasse and Shannon Kane March 10, 2022

Following the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, President Joe Biden has nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson, a Black woman, to...

Wayne County mask mandate lifted
By Katie Madigan, Staff Reporter • February 17, 2022

On Feb. 17, the Grosse Pointe Public School System declared that the COVID-19 mask mandate was lifted. As a result, GPPSS buildings will be mask...

New strategic plan soon to be rolled out
By Alyssa King and Gabe Goode February 8, 2022

The Grosse Pointe Public Schools Strategic Plan has been in the planning process since September 2021, and was recently presented to the Board...

District announces changes to midterms
By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-Chief • January 8, 2022

On Jan. 7, following backlash from many in the Grosse Pointe community, Grosse Pointe Public Schools announced changes to midterm exams in light...

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Seasonal allergies worsen as mask mandates are lifted
Seasonal allergies worsen as mask mandates are lifted
By Kaitlyn Barr and Thomas Jones May 13, 2022

Seasonal allergies are a yearly struggle for many. Across the wide range of possible allergens that cycle throughout the year, seasonal allergies tend to hit their worst in...

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Blue Dolphins synchronized swimming team gears up for their routine season
By Grace Cleary and Kate Bania March 1, 2022

As the Grosse Pointe United Blue Dolphins gear up for their routine season, they set goals for themselves to improve from figure season, where...

Basketball in their blood: Ayrault twins dominate the game
By Grace Cueter and Olivia Dodenhoff January 31, 2022

This year’s basketball season has brought on excitement for fans watching the Ayrault twins’ successes on the court. Juniors Annabel...

Back in the game: GPPSS changes basketball mask protocols for athletes on the court
By Sophia Dragich and Jo Jackson December 20, 2021

The Grosse Pointe Public School System adjusted its mask protocols for basketball games, saying athletes are exempt from wearing masks while...

The cold truth: Temperature's negative impact on mental health
By Grace Cueter and Kyleigh Egli November 23, 2021

Within the past month, the Grosse Pointes have seen outside temperatures within the broad range of 30 degrees to 60 degrees. A 2020 study finds...

Senior night stalls due to COVID-19
By Arei Swain, Social Media Editor • November 9, 2021

Senior night is a tradition in school where a game is dedicated to honoring the seniors who participate in sports. The 2021-2022 varsity football...

Norsemen tide doesn't come to play
By Christina Shea and Olivia Dodenhoff October 29, 2021

Over the last year, Norsemen Tide has dominated the student section at North sporting events.  Norsemen Tide is a group that aims to support...

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ALL A-BOUT WINNING | Following the first heat junior Lauryn Rendzikowski celebrates with her teammates after securing the first win of the day. “We all didn’t know if it was actually going to float,” Rendzikowski said. “The fact that it floated and we got first place [is] a really great feeling.”
Pictured from left to right: Lauryn Rendzikowski, Charlie Bomgaars, Brendan Burney, Olivia Dodenhoff, Eryn Cosgrove
Whatever floats your boat
By Katie Madigan and Elly Meeter June 8, 2022

A loud pool filled with students cheering on the boat they think will win, physics students frustrated that their boats didn’t float, all of...

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Saving lives together: Peer2Peer Club is hosting a suicide prevention walk
By Kate Bania, Staff Reporter • May 2, 2022

The Peer2Peer club, along with Kevin’s Song, is having a suicide prevention walk on Sunday, May 15 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The club’s...

Field trips return as mandates are lifted
By Grace Cueter, Elly Meteer , and Gabe Goode March 24, 2022

When the pandemic began in March 2020, field trips and group conferences were prohibited. However, 2022 has brought change, as mandates are being...

Root for trees: Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day
By Madi Lucido, Staff Reporter • March 22, 2022

The tree planters holiday, known as Arbor Day, began 150 years ago. Starting in Nebraska on April 10, the holiday was proposed to inspire the...

Michigan Trans Student Union accepting anyone and everyone
By Grace Cueter and Anneliese Lechner February 18, 2022

Many transgender students face challenges when it comes to changing their name on attendance, or responding to criticism regarding their gender...

Don’t call it a comeback: The return of the winter concerts
By Arei Swain and Parker O’Neill January 14, 2022

Last year, we adapted to online school and extracurriculars in an attempt to maintain some sense of tradition and normalcy for students and for...

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