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Upcoming tryouts

Upcoming tryouts

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

All spring sports tryouts will be held on Monday, March 13. Girls tennis has an additional tryout on Tuesday, March 14.   Baseball: The varsity team will have tryouts at 6 a.m. in the main gym, while the JV and freshman team tryouts will start at 3:15 p.m. Softball: Tryouts for upperclassmen r...

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

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

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

“Get Out” creator Jordan Peele makes history “Key and Peele” actor Jordan Peele made history with his debut film, “Get Out” that he both directed and wrote. The film has made more than $100 million at the box office, which makes Peele the first African American writer/director to h...

Why some students chose, or chose not to, attend Ivy League schools as the acceptance rates continually drop and the tuition costs continually rise

Why some students chose, or chose not to, attend Ivy League schools as the acceptance rates continually drop and the tuition costs continually rise

By Alex Harring and Lindsey Ramsdell

March 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Becoming the picture of a refined, successful Ivy League graduate is the goal of many high-reaching students. However, it's not easy to achieve, and may not be as pristine as it seems. Students apply for and attend Ivy League schools for varying reasons. But no matter how you get there, once in, you joi...

It’s just a few extra days

It’s just a few extra days

By Lyndsay Kluge, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

For the past several years, the Grosse Pointe Public School System has had approximately 175 days of school each year. However, the state of Michigan has chosen to add extra days to the required amount of school days per year. The teacher’s current collective bargaining agreements, negotiated between ...

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“Pitch Perfect”’s Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, in the romantic, comedic and dramatic film, “Table 19.” Eloise, the ex-maid of honor, struggles to decide whether or not to attend the wedding of her oldest friend after her brother, and best man, dumped her over text. She eventually decides...

Innovations Classroom adds extension for iStudy courses

Innovations Classroom adds extension for iStudy courses

By Elizabeth Ballinger and Syeda Rizvi

March 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Originally created for the iDesign class, the newest addition to the Innovation Lab, the Makershop, gives students the opportunity to experiment with their prototypes in an open environment.   The goal is for students to create prototypes of their inventions and test if they will work successfully...

Taste the difference

Taste the difference

By Anna Post, Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

An American lunch consisting of a fruit cup, tater-tots, mash potatoes and a side of peas isn’t like a lunch consisting of sauteed shrimp, brown rice and fresh peppers from Spain. In the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has doubled in child...

Upcoming games: March 6-12

Upcoming games: March 6-12

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Girls varsity hockey: On Monday, March 6, the team will play South at 8:15 p.m.     Boys varsity basketball: The opponent for the game on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. will be announced soon. To stay updated click here. Girls varsity basketball: The team will play at Marian High School on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:15...

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...

Gaudino’s serves classic Italian dishes at a high price

Gaudino’s serves classic Italian dishes at a high price

By Caitlin Bush, Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Restaurants, Reviews, Showcase

The original Gaudino’s Italian Market opened in the early 1940s on the corner of Mack and Drexel in Detroit by Peter Gaudino. On Feb. 2, over 77 years after the original, the restaurant reopened. The restaurant has been in the Gaudino family for generations. Now his granddaughter, JoMarie and her ...

Defeat dampens varsity boys basketball team’s senior night

Defeat dampens varsity boys basketball team’s senior night

By Billy Moin, Editor

March 5, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In its final home and regular season game of the year, the varsity  boys basketball team found itself in a hole for most of the matchup. The team almost managed a comeback against Detroit-Loyola High School, but faltered in the final minutes, leading to a final score of 71-65. After several fail...

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...