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Although a return to in-person learning has brought a sense of normalcy back to many students' lives, classrooms look very different from what students are used to. Senior Maddie Kohler believes that some of these changes are preventing her from getting the most she can out of school. “I’m collaborating with other students, so not being able to come close to one another within the classroom can be upsetting and inhibit my own learning,” Kohler said.

Secondary schools resume in-person class instruction

By Michael Hartt, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2021

Senior Sarah Shanley, after months of being subjected to an online school environment as a result of COVID-19, is very relieved that she returned to school in person instruction at North on Jan. 28. “I...

The psychological impact of Covid-19

The psychological impact of Covid-19

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

While Covid-19 is a dangerous health concern within itself, research has found that there is another risk involved in being separated and quarantined from one another that cannot be ignored. In recent...

“...my goal is to try to get everyone to kind of create connections with other people,

Wellness Wednesday seminars offered for mental health support among students

By Brandon Miller December 17, 2020

New amidst remote learning, Wellness Wednesday seminars are a new opportunity for students to connect with their peers and teachers that they may not otherwise get a chance to see, as well as offer a forum...

New remote learning plan takes effect on Dec. 7

New remote learning plan takes effect on Dec. 7

By Amelia Nowicki, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2020

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, the district introduced the altered remote learning schedule for students. The plan, taking effect Monday, Dec. 7, implemented a new schedule structure and set of virtual guidelines,...

On November 6, GPPSS announced the hybrid learning plan for when in-person school resumes. Deputy Superintendent Jon Dean explained that changes may be made to both plans in the future, and he urged everyone to keep a look out for further information.
“Just at this time, keep paying attention to what’s going on. Obviously, things are always changing,” Dean said.

Proposed remote learning plan removed, future plans for face-to-face learning

By Farrah Fasse and Sophia Dragich November 24, 2020

Return to school postponed, midterms canceled On Nov. 6, GPPSS announced the postponement of the return to in-person learning for high school students to the tentative date of Jan. 25. Since the entirety...

Senior Amelia Schock has been feeling overwhelmed since she started online school in the fall.

Overwhelmed students and faculty seek solutions

By Michael Hartt, Editor-In-Chief November 16, 2020

Senior Amelia Schock says that the online school format implemented at the start of the school year has caused her to be more overwhelmed with class work than ever before. An overabundance of what Schock...

The future of face to face learning

The future of face to face learning

By Joleigh Jackson and Areion Swain November 1, 2020

On March 30, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released an executive order that put Michigan on lockdown due to an increased number of Covid-19 cases, meaning students were no longer able to attend school. While...

Contentious school board elections raises concern among students

Contentious school board elections raises concern among students

By Michael Hartt, Alyssa King, and Drew Lovell October 30, 2020

Senior Joe Mieczkowski believes that the current school board election is the most contentious one of his lifetime. He attributes the tension not only to the political polarization of the country, but...

Lesson planning for students during online school

By Jamison Townsend, Intern May 5, 2020

As the year progresses, more and more information about the COVID-19 pandemic comes out. Life has changed for many Americans as restaurants, bars and offices have closed down in Michigan. Most importantly...

COVID-19’s impact on anxiety sufferers

By Abi Murray, Page Editor May 5, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, economic downturn and international quarantine, the mental health of Americans is a growing public concern.  To help alleviate students’ negative feelings, School...

Staying in shape during quarantine

By Colin Duffy, Staff Reporter May 4, 2020

 For many of us, working out is a staple 0f our everyday lives. Whether it’s a 50 year old Grosse Pointe mom going for a run on the treadmill, or a 6'5" Division I athlete hitting some bi's and tri's,...

District switches to Google Hangouts after Zoom privacy concerns

By Grace Cueter, Staff Reporter May 4, 2020

As schools around the world are transitioning to online schooling, most are turning to Zoom, an app that allows teachers, students, board members and more to connect through video chat. While Zoom is the...

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