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How to stay busy during quarantine

How to stay busy during quarantine

By Marvin Robles, Intern

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many hardships on people's lives, one of which is the widespread lockdown enforced on everyone. A lot of people have also been struggling with what to do during the lockdown. So here are three activities that can help to keep you entertained and positive. Writing During this lockdown, the best thing that you can do ...

Science teacher runs Boston Marathon despite postponement

Over 50 runners joined Michaels in her race through quarantine.

By Gabbi Bielak, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

When the Boston Marathon got postponed due to COVID-19, science teacher Elizabeth Michaels decided she was still going to run the race on April 20th. She ran two miles every hour for 13 hours, finishing with an overall time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.  Michaels has been training for a year and a half a...

#FYP: My attempt at TikTok fame

#FYP: My attempt at TikTok fame

By Amelia Nowicki, Page Editor

May 5, 2020

As it turns out, TikTok stardom is not as simple as doing the “Renegade” in a spray-tan-stained oversized T-shirt with bleach-fried hair wrapped in a velvet scrunchie. Maybe it is the big secret or maybe I was doing it wrong, but making it big was my goal for the last two weeks. Since quarantine ...

The privilege of staying home and staying safe

The privilege of staying home and staying safe

By Hannah Zalewski, Managing Editor

May 5, 2020

As of April 2, due to the Covid-19 pandemic spreading across America, all Michigan schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year unless social distancing restrictions are suspended before then, according to fox2detroit.com. While some of Michigan debates the validity of social distancing measure's extent, I think I can speak for all seniors when I say, this is not what I meant when I wi...

Relatable and relaxing: “PARTYMOBILE”

Relatable and relaxing:

By Kourtney Walk, Intern

May 5, 2020

Canadian Singer PARTYNEXTDOOR has recently dropped an album called “PARTYMOBILE,” four years after he dropped his latest album. On this new album, PARTYNEXTDOOR’s music is ushering in a new era of moody and relaxing R&B/Soul. He also has collaborations with featured artists, including Drak...

Disney’s greatest disappointment: the Sorcerer’s Arena

Disney’s greatest disappointment: the Sorcerer’s Arena

By Syeda Rizvi, Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2020

“Disney Sorcerer’s Arena,” an app released on March 24, has an average of 4.7 stars on the app store. I hoped this game would prove to be a worthy activity that would eat up some time during my quarantine. However, like many things in life, the best thing about this app is the way it looks—and ...

Quarantine and chill: how the movie industry is working around coronavirus

Quarantine and chill: how the movie industry is working around coronavirus

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Although renting movies from your home has been a convenience for some time, people have rarely had the opportunity to rent a movie that is still in theaters. Until now. With many movie theaters being closed due to the coronavirus, certain movies are being released much earlier. However, these films a...

The issue with a “passing” grade

The issue with a

By Michael Hartt, Page Editor

May 4, 2020

On April 13, Rebecca Fannon, the Grosse Pointe Public School System’s Community Relations Specialist, unveiled a new student-centered approach to grading that will take effect until the end of the school year. The grading changes include canceling final exams, combining the third and fourth quarters...

The stay-home battle that shouldn’t be happening

The stay-home battle that shouldn't be happening

By Farrah Fasse, Page Editor

May 4, 2020

Since late February the news cycle has been dominated by one thing: COVID-19. And for good reason, as we are in the midst of a global pandemic involving a deadly disease that has the ability to devastate major organs.  The US has just reached the grim milestone of 60,000 deaths caused by the vir...

Sophomore “Alleviating Anxiety” with new mental health organization

By Jamison Townsend, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2020

When sophomore Kai Lloyd saw that students at school were struggling with anxiety and mental health, they wanted to help out by showing that one can alleviate anxiety through methods like art. “I saw a need in our community Grosse Pointe schools,” Lloyd said. “I saw how kids weren’t havi...

Counseling staff to assist students with mental health amid tragedy

Senior Emily Widgren thought the intent of the wellness week was good, but believed some of the activities didn’t fit the circumstances. She said the wellness week was too far after the incident to have been helpful for students’ initial grief. “Everything was more for stress relief,” Widgren said. “But, I think the situation was so much bigger than that.”

By Farrah Fasse and Michael Hartt

April 15, 2020

Following the death of a student, North’s building crisis team immediately began working to support students through the process of grieving. Counselor Jennifer Sherman assisted in the process of creating a suitable environment for students that sought out extra mental health assistance. The build...

Senior wins MASC/MAHS Student of the Year Award at state conference

By Hannah Zalewski and Kourtney Walk

April 15, 2020

Senior and Student Association senator Nia Crutcher was glad to attend the 2020 Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies State Conference held Feb. 29 through March 2. There, she won the MASC/MAHS Student of the Year Award. According to Crutcher, students must be nominated by the other members of the ...