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Baltimore bridge collapse

Baltimore bridge collapse

By Isabella Boedeker and Lilly Kline May 10, 2024

On March 26, junior Colin Smith watched in shock and confusion as he saw the video recording of the Dali cargo ship colliding with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland. Eight...

ACHIEVING GOALS | As Detroit has evolved throughout the years, Detroit Sports Commission Deputy Director Marty Dobek notes the vitality of hosting the NFL Draft and other sporting events Downtown to showcase the thriving city. “Were on a great win streak right now as a city,” Dobek said. “The momentum is strong, and its continuing to grow. Through our work, were playing a small part by bringing events here and putting Detroit on a platform to tell our new story and showcase our great city that we all know and love.”

Drafting Detroit pride

By Katie Madigan and Kate Kasuba May 9, 2024

As Honolulu Blue flooded the streets of Detroit on April 25-27, one aspect stood out to Detroit Sports Commission Deputy Director Marty Dobek — the sense of community fostered by Lions fans as a result...

Sasha Poradun & Akasha Teel

Thinking out loud

By Sasha Poradun, Donell James, and Akasha Teel April 17, 2024

Introducing the Neuralink chip concept in March 2017, founder Elon Musk, aimed to connect human brains to the internet by devices controlled by thought. On Jan. 29 the developed chip got implanted into...

CALL TO ACTION | To promote school pride, Athletic Director Michelle Davis thinks students should stay engaged in community-based activities. “Kids, they need to go out and represent North every day,” Davis said. “We talk about representing North, protecting this house obviously, is one thing, but when they’re at a concert in the community, on a field, still doing what we believe is true as Norsemen to do, to make sure that people see North the way we see North.”

Investigation into concerns raised by two North administrators

By Isabella Boedeker, Ian DuVernay, and Kate Kasuba April 10, 2024

On the first floor of the B-building lies Principal Dr. Kate Murray’s office. Found within her office, is a vertical wooden sign with white letters spelling the word “home.” It stands as a symbol...

Unlocking potential: How Apple’s $3,500 headset redefines technology

Unlocking potential: How Apple’s $3,500 headset redefines technology

By Mia Schultz, Brandon Eshman, and Eli Kociba March 7, 2024

The pulse of technology quicked on Feb. 2 when Apple unveiled its groundbreaking Vision Pros. The headset combines accessibility and augmented reality into wearable technology that revolutionizes how people...

Snowfall shortage link to climate change

Snowfall shortage link to climate change

By Elly Meteer, Jolie Plewa, and Elissa Singh February 28, 2024

This winter, Michigan has experienced both a decline and delay in snowfall, impacting ski resorts and prompting a need to adjust to climate change. As temperatures continue to rise, ski resorts must work...

THE DIVIDING LINE | Crossing over Detroit’s Alter Road into Grosse Pointe Park, student-teacher Donald Hightower identifies the street as a prominent separation between social status, financial status and safety. “Alter Road is, to me, one of the most defining roads of not only a culture divide, an economic divide, even way back when it was even a racial divide,” Hightower said. “Alter Road is one of the largest, if not the largest wealth divides in the country. And that is very alarming to me.”

Unsafe stigma remains for Detroit

By Katie Madigan, Sasha Poradun, and Donell James February 12, 2024

As someone who grew up in Detroit, student-teacher Donald Hightower remembers the city as his home and his place of comfort. By the time Hightower was 4 years old, he relocated to Grosse Pointe and started...

A NEW ERA OF LEADERSHIP | Expressing commitment to actively engage with all stakeholders and collaborate closely with the Board of Education, the new superintendent, Andrea Tuttle, aims to align efforts towards shared objectives. “I will listen to all stakeholders and work with the Board to ensure we are working toward common goals,” Tuttle said.

Dr. Andrea Tuttle appointed new Superintendent

By Isabella Boedeker, Kenzie Dera, and Ian DuVernay January 24, 2024

Following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Jon Dean on Aug. 23, 2023, the Board of Education has spent the last 3 months carefully choosing a replacement. In a unanimous 7-0 vote on Tuesday, Dec. 12,...

Navigating education finance: FAFSA redesigns aim to simplify application process

Navigating education finance: FAFSA redesigns aim to simplify application process

By Mia Schultz, Brandon Eshman, and Elissa Singh January 24, 2024

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] is a significant document that students complete to request financial assistance for college. This program is designed to support students from lower-income...

Conflict in Gaza impacts youth globally

Conflict in Gaza impacts youth globally

By Elly Meteer, Donell James, and Vinny Wilhelm December 17, 2023

The Israel-Hamas war is a multifaceted challenge, characterized by generational tensions rooted in historical, religious and cultural complexities. The protracted struggle has resulted in diplomatic challenges...

Trustee Collins appointed new board member

Trustee Collins appointed new board member

By Katie Madigan and Sasha Poradun December 13, 2023

After attending and voicing his opinions at the Board of Education meetings over the past few years, Terry Collins was appointed on Oct. 26 as the new Grosse Pointe Public School System trustee following...

Gone with the ruff: Pitbull ban in Grosse Pointe Shores

Gone with the ruff: Pitbull ban in Grosse Pointe Shores

By Sasha Poradun, Allie Mattes, and Molly Lau November 8, 2023

Following several recent dog attacks, the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council met on Sep. 19 and voted 4-3 to ban pit bulls and pit bull mixes in Grosse Pointe Shores. Then, on Oct. 10, the City Council...

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