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German classes celebrate holiday with traditional activities

German classes celebrate holiday with traditional activities

By Syeda Rizvi, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Walk to promote unity, solidarity in Grosse Pointe

Walk to promote unity, solidarity in Grosse Pointe

By Caitlin Bush, Editor

January 18, 2017


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After the presidential election, We GP, which is short for Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe, created a Grosse Pointe Walk for Peace in hopes of unifying the Grosse Pointes. The walk will occur Saturday, Jan. 21 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. It will begin at Cadieux and Kercheval and will end at Wayburn and Ker...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 16-22

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 16-22

By Zoe Graves, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2017


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Donald Trump’s inauguration to take place this Friday President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President on Friday, Jan. 20th in Washington, D.C. This is the 58th Presidential inauguration, and will feature performances from the Rockettes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the T...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 9-15

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 9-15

By Lyndsay Kluge, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2017


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The Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport On Friday, January 6,  26-year-old Esteban Santiago drew a gun from his luggage at Fort Lauderdale airport. The gunman killed five and injured eight. Santiago randomly shot at the civilians passing by. As soon as the event transpired, law enforcers evacua...

Students design holiday dress

Students design holiday dress

By Syeda Rizvi and Elizabeth Ballinger

December 28, 2016


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The students in the Advanced Fashion and Fabrics classes had been given a festive assignment: making a holiday dress for display at the Savvy Chic Boutique in Grosse Pointe Park. Lanna Young, the store owner, was looking for something to put on display that would attract the attention of whoever walks by...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1

By Montana Paton, Assistant Editor

December 26, 2016


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The pop industry has lost yet another star. On Sunday, December 25, George Michael died. He was a musician, having written songs such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.” His cause of death is not yet known. To read more about this, click here.   2. Welcome 2017 On Saturday, December 31 t...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 19-25

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 19-25

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2016


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Electoral College officially elects Donald Trump as next president The 538 members of the Electoral College casted their final votes to determine the president and vice president. Electors met and voted in their states on Dec. 19 to finalize the election. Despite much protest and the loss of...

First annual Chemistry Club election showcases the future

First annual Chemistry Club election showcases the future

By Zoe Graves, Intern

December 19, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Last week from Dec. 5-8, the Grosse Pointe North Chemistry Club held elections for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Because of the students’ enthusiasm, this was the first year they’ve held elections. “It seemed like there was a much higher level of interest, and we had more...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 12-18

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 12-18

By Sofia Ketels, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2016


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Military Activity in eastern Aleppo ceases as Syrian regime takes control. On Tuesday, December 13, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin informed the United Nations that the Syrian government had taken over the eastern portion of the Aleppo.  Sources have told CNN that an evacuation and ceas...