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Limits on LGBTQ+ instruction in the classroom

Limits on LGBTQ+ instruction in the classroom

By Jo Jackson, Katie Madigan, and Christina Shea May 18, 2022

According to the newspaper Education Week, over the last six months, there have been over 30 bills originating in 15 different state legislatures placing new restrictions and guidelines on the discussion...

QUESTIONS ANSWERED | The event allowed a panel of students from the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods to ask Dr. Kendi questions regarding the topic of racism and “The Other America”. Senior attendee Maelisa Watkins expresses her gratitude for Dr. Kendi’s advice and the sense of community that was created at the event. “It was truly an amazing experience, just to see all these students coming together for the same cause, to see [Dr. Ibram X. Kendi] being able to answer their questions and to see the discussion that was going on, it was awesome,” Watkins said.

Bestselling author and professor visits Ford House

By Farrah Fasse, Grace Cueter, and Ella McCarthy April 7, 2022

March 14 marked the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Grosse Pointe South, where he delivered his “The Other America” speech to 3,000 spectators. This was one of King’s...

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League of Women Voters holds voter registration drive

By Farrah Fasse and Anneliese Lechner March 25, 2022

On April 29, the Grosse Pointe chapter of the League of Women Voters will be hosting their annual voter registration drive outside the Student Union, the first in-person one since 2019.  According...

Biden nominates first Black female Supreme Court Justice

Biden nominates first Black female Supreme Court Justice

By Farrah Fasse and Shannon Kane March 10, 2022

Following the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, President Joe Biden has nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson, a Black woman, to fill Breyer’s spot on the Supreme Court of the United States,...

Wayne County mask mandate lifted

Wayne County mask mandate lifted

By Katie Madigan, Staff Reporter February 17, 2022

On Feb. 17, the Grosse Pointe Public School System declared that the COVID-19 mask mandate was lifted. As a result, GPPSS buildings will be mask optional for staff, students and visitors.  This week,...

New strategic plan soon to be rolled out

New strategic plan soon to be rolled out

By Alyssa King and Gabe Goode February 8, 2022

The Grosse Pointe Public Schools Strategic Plan has been in the planning process since September 2021, and was recently presented to the Board of Education. 50 members of the community, including staff...

District announces changes to midterms

District announces changes to midterms

By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2022

On Jan. 7, following backlash from many in the Grosse Pointe community, Grosse Pointe Public Schools announced changes to midterm exams in light of COVID-related absences and stress.  Traditionally,...

Proposal to defy mask mandate tabled

Proposal to defy mask mandate tabled

By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2021

On Nov. 18, Board Trustee Lisa Papas withdrew her resolution to implement a mask-optional policy in Grosse Pointe Public Schools from the board’s voting agenda. If approved, the resolution would have...

Give it a shot: New COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11

Give it a shot: New COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11

By Arei Swain and Savannah Seabrooks November 23, 2021

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the FDA on Dec. 11, 2020 and the Moderna vaccine approval followed only a week later. At the time, the approval was for anyone that was 16 or older. As of now,...

Parent-teacher conferences both virtual and in-person

Parent-teacher conferences both virtual and in-person

By Farrah Fasse and Katie Madigan November 5, 2021

Oct. 27 and 28, North hosted parent teacher conferences. For the first time ever, parents were given the option to attend conferences in person or virtually by making an appointment. English teacher Sarah...

On the day following the sick out, students showed their support for their teachers by wearing black. Social studies teacher Sean McCarroll said he was happy to know that his students understood their concerns. “It was great to see students who were supportive and on board,” McCarroll said.

Board votes to loosen quarantine restrictions, teachers express their discontent

By Farrah Fasse and Grace Cueter June 4, 2021

On April 26, the Board passed a resolution that aimed to improve students’ and teachers’ mental health by lowering the contract tracing radius from six feet to three feet and reducing the quarantine...

Senior Emily McCloskey, sophomore Isabella Yoakam and senior Eliza Ellery don different denim clothes to participate in Denim Day. Ellery said that the purpose of wearing denim was to spread awareness of important issues in the community. The purpose of denim day was to spread awareness of and take a stand against sexual assault harassment, Ellery said.

Denim Day garners support against sexual harassment

By Michael Hartt and Drew Lovell May 10, 2021

Diversity Club’s first annual Denim Day took place on Wednesday, April 28 as part of a national event spreading awareness of sexual harassment and assault.   The event consisted of students wearing...

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