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How to combat mental health during trying times

How to combat mental health during trying times

By Phoenix Archer, Intern

May 31, 2020

During this unfortunate pandemic, many people—including students—are experiencing new, somber feelings in response to this year’s trajectory. To cope with this universal glumness, we should explore healthy living options and mindsets to minimize these feelings. Under quarantine, physical health has defini...

The downside of an online education

By Jo Jackson, Intern

May 29, 2020

My journey through online school during quarantine has been a difficult one. As a person who needs to be in a classroom to keep my routine in line or I lose myself in what I’m doing, I procrastinate a lot. Doing online school can make it harder for me to get up and do work. Sometimes I want to sk...

D&D: The game for everyone

By Robert Maddox, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

“Dungeons and Dragons,” a game created in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, has again spiked in popularity due to its role in modern retro media, like Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” With the addition of the internet, which allows easy access to the handbook, this complex game has also bec...

Advice to students in quarantine

By Victoria Wittenberg, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

Personally, I have found that it is all too easy to fall into languorous habits when you don’t have daily commitments. However, breaking those habits, after a while, is a must. Getting up at a reasonable time and getting ready for each day can give a sense of purpose, and even accomplishment f...

The importance of sports in American culture

The importance of sports in American culture

By Arei Swain, Intern

May 12, 2020

  Sports have always been important to people around the world, specifically, deeply important to American people. Sports like football and baseball have been around since the late 1800s, leading sporting events, professional or recreational, becoming ingrained in American culture. COVID-19 h...

How to stay busy during quarantine

How to stay busy during quarantine

By Marvin Robles, Intern

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many hardships on people's lives, one of which is the widespread lockdown enforced on everyone. A lot of people have also been struggling with what to do during the lockdown. So here are three activities that can help to keep you entertained and positive. Writing During this lockdown, the best thing that you can do ...

The importance of video games during a pandemic

The importance of video games during a pandemic

By Justin Vaughan, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

As a result of  COVID-19, Michigan schools have transitioned to online learning, businesses have shut down, and Americans have been told to stay inside the comfort of their homes to reduce the spread of the virus. In these challenging times, it is essential to protect ourselves and others by wearing...

#FYP: My attempt at TikTok fame

#FYP: My attempt at TikTok fame

By Amelia Nowicki, Page Editor

May 5, 2020

As it turns out, TikTok stardom is not as simple as doing the “Renegade” in a spray-tan-stained oversized T-shirt with bleach-fried hair wrapped in a velvet scrunchie. Maybe it is the big secret or maybe I was doing it wrong, but making it big was my goal for the last two weeks. Since quarantine ...

The privilege of staying home and staying safe

The privilege of staying home and staying safe

By Hannah Zalewski, Managing Editor

May 5, 2020

As of April 2, due to the Covid-19 pandemic spreading across America, all Michigan schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year unless social distancing restrictions are suspended before then, according to fox2detroit.com. While some of Michigan debates the validity of social distancing measure's extent, I think I can speak for all seniors when I say, this is not what I meant when I wi...

Quarantine and chill: how the movie industry is working around coronavirus

Quarantine and chill: how the movie industry is working around coronavirus

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Although renting movies from your home has been a convenience for some time, people have rarely had the opportunity to rent a movie that is still in theaters. Until now. With many movie theaters being closed due to the coronavirus, certain movies are being released much earlier. However, these films a...

The issue with a “passing” grade

The issue with a

By Michael Hartt, Page Editor

May 4, 2020

On April 13, Rebecca Fannon, the Grosse Pointe Public School System’s Community Relations Specialist, unveiled a new student-centered approach to grading that will take effect until the end of the school year. The grading changes include canceling final exams, combining the third and fourth quarters...

The stay-home battle that shouldn’t be happening

The stay-home battle that shouldn't be happening

By Farrah Fasse, Page Editor

May 4, 2020

Since late February the news cycle has been dominated by one thing: COVID-19. And for good reason, as we are in the midst of a global pandemic involving a deadly disease that has the ability to devastate major organs.  The US has just reached the grim milestone of 60,000 deaths caused by the vir...