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Lack of caution on social media diminishes school reputation

Lack of caution on social media diminishes school reputation

By The Editorial Board

March 26, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial

We live in a world where a simple click of a button is a catalyst. What we post could completely alter our lives, and we need to make sure that we are more responsible when it comes to social media. Snapchat stories and live videos on Instagram are supposed to showcase our lives to others, but we shou...

Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

By The Editorial Board

February 28, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

It’s been 24 days since President Donald Trump was sworn into office. And we’re 629 days away from the midterm election in 2018, where we’ll vote for a new governor and senator, as well as other representatives. Know your rights. You have the right to vote if you’re over 18, and many of us w...

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...

Our Editorial: DeVos’ plans for vouchers, school of choice don’t make the grade

Our Editorial: DeVos’ plans for vouchers, school of choice don’t make the grade

By The Editorial Board

January 13, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

In 1974, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act ended segregation in schools at the federal level, even though educational operations were long seen within the jurisdiction of cities and states. Now, in 2017,  President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has...

Letter from the editors

Letter from the editors

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Ritika Sanikommu

January 9, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

While writing the front-page story on fake news, we received an alert that the Washington Post is admitting that their “Russian Propaganda Fake News” story may be fake. As journalists, it is extremely disappointing to learn that one of the biggest news corporations has strayed from the ethics tha...

Our Editorial: Refreshing the tech bond

Our Editorial: Refreshing the tech bond

By The Editorial Board

December 14, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

All elections usher in new ideas and opportunities for growth. As we welcome the new School Board members and look towards the future, we must reflect and focus on the changes that could be made to keep our school system excellent. In order to do so, the Editorial Board would like to propose the idea ...

Our Editorial: On the right side of things

Our Editorial: On the right side of things

By The Editorial Board

November 9, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

Getting a license on one’s 16th birthday is a rite of passage. It marks a time of liberation. Parental control seems obsolete, and the ability to control where one goes and does is powerful. Licenses offer freedom—but they also bring responsibility. In light of accident rates increasing in...

Our Editorial: Caught between a vacation and a hard place

Our Editorial: Caught between a vacation and a hard place

By The Editorial Board

October 27, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

As high school students, we already have to deal with the pressure of homework, rigorous classes, hours of standardized testing and completing college applications. The only thing that keeps us trekking through month after month of the same schedule and heavy workloads is the promise of an approachin...

Our Editorial: Turning a new leaf

Our Editorial: Turning a new leaf

By The Editorial Board

October 12, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

Each year, teachers from a specific department from both North and South form a committee to review their curriculum, and their proposed changes are then analyzed by the Board of Education. This year, the English department falls under inspection, and the North Pointe Editorial Board has a few suggestions. In pr...

Our Editorial: An honest look at cheating

Our Editorial: An honest look at cheating

By The Editorial Board

May 28, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

There is always a deadline to meet. In school, at work and in one’s personal life, the pressure to complete a task within a time period is always present. However, students may feel like this strain affects them the most. This has led to many resorting to drastic measures to maintain their grades. With ...

Our Editorial: Closed lunch becomes real possibility

By The Editorial Board

May 11, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial

In order to make sure the district is as safe as possible, the School Board hired a security company to examine the schools and identify any potential security issues. After concluding its investigation, the company pointed out that an open campus lunch is an important security breach, leading the Bo...

Our Editorial: Despite issues, dress code is still important

Our Editorial: Despite issues, dress code is still important

By The Editorial Board

April 27, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

With warmer weather’s arrival, students are trading in their winter coats for T-shirts and short shorts. Crop tops on an Urban Outfitters rack turn into dress code violations. But instead of protesting the guidelines set in place to keep us covered, we should realize we are fortunate to have the ...