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

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

By Mora Downs, Managing Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Republicans announce Obamacare replacement Republicans in the House of Representatives have revealed their alternative to the current Affordable Healthcare Act. The bill aims to still help those with pre-existing conditions and would keep children on their parent’s health insurance unti...

Parents Club fundraiser garners over $40,000 for library renovation

Parents Club fundraiser garners over $40,000 for library renovation

By Elizabeth Ballinger and Syeda Rizvi

March 4, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Since 1968, the school’s library has not undergone any major updates. The Parents Club took action. To help raise money to renovate its interior, the club held The Norsemen Auction on Saturday, Feb. 11. The student-exclusive event was held in hopes of raising money to make the library a more we...

Student Council members present at regional conference

Student Council members present at regional conference

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Feb. 16, 11 Student Association members, including junior Catie Archambeau, accompanied by adviser Jonathan Byrne and activities director Peggy Bonbrisco attended the Regional Student Council Conference at Detroit Marriott Hotel. Student councils from around the Metro Detroit area showed what ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 27-March 5

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 27-March 5

By Erin Kaled, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Planned Parenthood is temporarily protected A judge has temporarily lifted a ban by Texas authorities that withheld Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood. Their funding cuts were made two months ago after being lead to believe that the medical center was selling fetal body parts. Read more here. ...

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...