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My date is fully vaccinated. Why can’t I bring them to Prom?

My date is fully vaccinated. Why can’t I bring them to Prom?

By Editorial Board June 9, 2021

The state is progressing back to normal. Fans are returning to Comerica Park. School is back to near-full capacity. Our graduation has been altered from two separate events to one event.  In the past...

The biggest struggles of being left-handed

The biggest struggles of being left-handed

By Joleigh Jackson, Section Editor May 24, 2021

Left-handedness only makes up 10 percent of the world's population, so I feel very fortunate to be a part of the left-handed community. While I am so lucky to be left-handed, the things we face on a daily...

Lessening carbon emissions in a school setting: necessary and attainable

Lessening carbon emissions in a school setting: necessary and attainable

By Editorial Board April 29, 2021

In June 2020, Ford announced their plan to go carbon neutral, meaning the carbon emissions generated by them will be offset by initiatives that reduce carbon in the atmosphere. On March 31, Ford’s first...

Woman’s world: how women are treated in a sports world full of men

Woman’s world: how women are treated in a sports world full of men

By Kaitlyn Barr, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

Recently, 2021’s March Madness basketball tournament sparked a lot of debate about the inequities between women and men in sports. During the tournament, many female players came forward on social media...

 According to a study from the University of Saskatchewan, “Too much exposure to hydrogen peroxide could lead to respiratory, skin, and eye irritation.” These health effects can be avoided by using soap and water instead of disinfectants for COVID-19 sanitation.

Pros and cons of COVID-19 sanitation

By Sophia Dragich, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

In the era of COVID-19, cleaning and sanitation have become much more intrinsic to our daily lives. Students across the district have been required to sanitize their desks, chairs and desk shields with...

Advanced Placement exams: students should have a say

Advanced Placement exams: students should have a say

By Editorial Board April 16, 2021

On March 3, GPPSS released the 2021 Advanced Placement test schedule. Many tests are set to take place online, rather than at school, which has caused panic for many students. The decision for non-traditional...

My first makeup look of the challenge, I did the most voted-for look.

Making up my make-up

By Bella Yoakam, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021

I hated the idea of makeup my whole childhood, all I wanted to do was play in the dirt and hang out with my friends, until the seventh grade when I stole my mom’s mascara and my mother told me I was...

Go gamer girls

Go gamer girls

By Gabbi Bielak, Section Editor March 16, 2021

The Dream smp (a survival multiplayer Minecraft world) is perhaps the fastest growing internet craze at the moment.  However, the looming male gamer presence isn't only in the Minecraft industry. The...

I must not be a hipster after all

I must not be a hipster after all

By Amelia Nowicki, Editor in Chief March 8, 2021

So, I was wrong. I was so, so wrong. Just under two years ago, I published a column titled “Not to be a hipster, but modern music sucks,” and I hope you see as much of an issue with the headline alone...

More options needed for return to full-time school days

More options needed for return to full-time school days

By Editorial Board February 27, 2021

On Feb. 9, the GPPSS school board met to discuss the plan for the final few months of the 2020-21 school year. With a hybrid schedule in place and functioning well, there was a debate about whether to...

Say NO to the the N-word

Say NO to the the N-word

By Bella Yoakam, Intern February 26, 2021

Progress isn’t possible without discussion. Social issues that our country and the world face are not going to change overnight, but progress can be made one conversation at a time.  One issue in...

How cell phones have changed learning for high schoolers

How cell phones have changed learning for high schoolers

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter February 22, 2021

Cell phones are the subject of a lot of scrutiny when it comes to their effects on highschool students. It’s constantly been stated that cell phones are a distraction and a nuisance that do nothing but...

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