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Lamelo hustles harder

Lamelo hustles harder

By Tommy Teftsis, Assistant Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Possibly the most hyped high school player since Lebron James, I guarantee you will hear about Lamelo Ball in the next week or so if you haven’t already. The sophomore basketball player from Chino Hills, California dropped 92 points on Wednesday night against Los Osos High School. He had 62 points in the second...

Protests push progress

Protests push progress

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I was disheartened when I heard that Donald Trump had won the presidential election almost three months ago. I saw his triumph as a loss for equality and sincerely feared for the future of the United States. Yet even then, the gravity of what had happened still hadn’t quite sunk in yet. Inaugura...

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 ...

Publicity draws attention

Publicity draws attention

By Anna Post, Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

We all remember the Colin Kaepernick incident. Yet again, how could one forget? Although his actions weren’t appropriate, they raised awareness on black inequality within our unjustified society. It wasn't a publicity stunt. It was an action that raised awareness on the societal issues African A...

Pride over prejudice

Pride over prejudice

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Throughout the United States, both Democrats, disillusioned Republicans and media are labeling the 2016 election as a catastrophe of epic proportions. “A failure of the American system,” claimed columnists and political commentators the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9. How could someone with no politic...

Is it December already?

Is it December already?

By Lauren Sexton, Photo Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Ideas

I am out shopping, and I have to check my phone for the date.   Each year, it seems that the holiday season comes earlier and earlier, but has it arrived earlier this year than in years past?  Without question, the holidays are popular. The lights, the gifts, the music, but this is definitely too much...

Closing the Electoral College

Closing the Electoral College

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

November 12, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I woke up Tuesday morning with a newfound vigor. I was excited for the day to come, and the four years ahead. After waking up I checked The UpShot, and saw Hillary Clinton’s face accompanied by her chance of becoming our next president. The morning of the election, she had an 82 percent chance o...

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...

Executive Board: McCabe makes mountain out of molehill

Executive Board: McCabe makes mountain out of molehill

November 7, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Dear Mick McCabe, As the executive board of the North Pointe, the student-run newspaper of Grosse Pointe North High School, we are disappointed in what you wrote regarding the penalties Michigan High School Athletic Association issued after what occurred at girls soccer districts last year. Yo...

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