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DECA students advance to state competition

DECA students advance to state competition

By Zoe Graves, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

DECA students will be going to the state competition in Downtown Detroit March 10-12. DECA is a non-profit program throughout colleges and high schools for students interested in careers in marketing, hospitality, management and finance. Throughout the school year, members of DECA train for a d...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 20-27

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 20-27

By Gowri Yerramalli, Business Manager

February 19, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Ariana Grande to perform in Madison Square Garden The 23-year-old popstar will perform in Madison Square Garden as a part of her “Dangerous Woman” tour on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Grande will perform a 22-song set from her three albums. The concert will include opening performances from Litt...

KNOTS sponsors second-ever RAKWEEK

KNOTS sponsors second-ever RAKWEEK

By Ritika Sanikommu, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The bright orange showcase by the counseling office that Kids Need Opportunities To Socialize (KNOTS) faculty leader Christine Kuhl constructed marks the beginning of Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAKWEEK). Although hundreds of students walk past this board every day, its significance may not be ful...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 13-19

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 13-19

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Anti-Trump art exhibit closed Shia LaBeouf’s art exhibit was shut down because it was a “serious and ongoing public safety hazard,” according to the Museum of Moving Image. Located in Queens, New York, the exhibit, “He Will Not Divide Us,” was about the election of President Trump....

Link Crew holds activities for freshmen on Monday mornings

Link Crew holds activities for freshmen on Monday mornings

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 13 and March 27, Link Crew will hold activities for freshmen starting at 8 a.m., so the Class of 2020 will not have late start. The event will be filled with many activities and games that aim to challenge and help freshmen create new goals for second semester. Link Crew adviser Andrew Taylor hopes to see...

Choir program hosts movie night fundraiser

Choir program hosts movie night fundraiser

By Lyndsey Kluge, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

To raise money for the choir program, students have been attending a series of movie nights put on by the choir class. The money goes towards the choir’s uniforms and events, such as the upcoming spring concert. All students are welcome to watch movies for free during these movie nights, only p...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 6-12

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 6-12

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Travel Ban suspended President Trump’s controversial travel ban, which prevents citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days, was temporarily suspended on Friday by a federal judge. Then over the weekend, the government appealed to a federal a...

Dance team hosts first official clinic

Dance team hosts first official clinic

By Caitlin Bush and Michal Ruprecht

February 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Jan. 31, kids from around Grosse Pointe danced at the halftime show for the varsity boys basketball game against Roseville High School. This was part of the Dance Team’s first official kids clinic. According to head coach Leslie Genest, the team did a test run clinic last year, but they were more...

German classes celebrate holiday with traditional activities

German classes celebrate holiday with traditional activities

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

One aspect of taking a foreign language class is getting immersed in the traditions surrounding the culture being studied. On Feb. 1, all of the German classes spent their class time learning about German activities that are held during Sylvester—the German New Years. To do this, classes participated in fortune telling, which is a tradition in Germany that is popular during this time. Fortune telling in Germany is done in honor of the upcoming year and is celebrated on Dec. 31. Freshman Uvejs Gerguri, inspired by his aunt who resides in Germany, took German as his foreign language at the start of this year. He enjoyed the fortune-telling activities and was surprised with the outcome.

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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

By Sofia Ketels, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Donald Trump signs “Muslim Ban” At 4:42 on Friday, Jan. 27, President Trump signed an executive order that indefinitely prevented Syrian refugees from entering the country and suspended all refugees from entering the country for 120 days. This order also blocks any citizen of these coun...

Board of Education chooses new leadership

Board of Education chooses new leadership

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Board of Education members elected new officers on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Each trustee was able to nominate a candidate and vote to confirm or deny nominations. After serving the past two years as president and winning her campaign in the fall, Judy Gafa was voted treasurer. Replacing her as president...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 23-29

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 23-29

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Women’s marches bring crowds to Washington D.C., other cities On Saturday, Jan. 21, one day after the presidential inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington drew a crowd of over 500,000, with speakers such as actress America Ferrera and feminist Gloria Steinem. The main march inspi...