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Underrated Summer Activities

Underrated Summer Activities

By Arei Swain, Staff Reporter May 27, 2021

With the school year ending soon and summer approaching, summer vacation is one of the main things on everyone's mind. After a long year of schooling, relaxing would be an ideal thing to do this summer,...

Mask up or ride the bench

Mask up or ride the bench

By Amelia Nowicki, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

It’s been a year, and some of us still don’t get it. We’ve been over this. Wear. A. Mask. Believe it or not, we’re still in a pandemic, and for those of us in struggling areas (like Michigan),...

The girls lacrosse team leaves space between seats on the bus ride to Troy Athens. “The number of players is lower this season than in past seasons but that's because of a lot of factors,” Nixon said.

Participation pending in spring sports

By Bella Yoakam and Arei Swain April 30, 2021

The 2020-2021 school year has been more abnormal than previous years. Many student athletes have been affected by COVID-19, leaving them with the decision to participate in sports or not.           Junior...

Athletic trainer Kierra Washington says that she and fellow athletic trainer Tara Winton arrive at school early Monday morning in order to set up the tables for athletes to test at. “...Right at seven o'clock, we get started, we have them open up their little testing kit that comes with their nasal swab, and we just direct them literally step by step of what they should do,” Washington said. “So they open up the testing kit, place it on the table, we have the coaches and administrators come over and put the drops in that help read the test, we have them swab their own nose, stick it in a test kit, and then they wait 15 minutes, and then we read the test.”

Mandatory COVID-19 testing for athletes continues

By Farrah Fasse, Section Editor April 30, 2021

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, rapid tests have been administered to traditional and OneGP Virtual spring athletes each Monday before and after school, respectively. The tests only take around...

Senior Logan Ladach agreed with his coach Jaron Nelson, saying that this is not the end of his wrestling career, or at least he hopes not. “My high school wrestling career is over but I’m actively going on college visits to wrestle in college,” Ladach said.

Senior Logan Ladach places sixth at the MHSAA 2021 state wrestling tournament

By Grace Cueter, Section Editor April 30, 2021

On April 3, senior Logan Ladach competed at the individual states wrestling competition, placing sixth in the meet. Ladach said that his qualification for states did not come without lots of practice and...

Lacrosse player Clare Ramsdell said that after a year long hiatus from the sport she is excited to begin playing again. “I’m excited to finally get back on the field for lacrosse since we’ve had so much time off,

Safety protocols required for spring sports season

By Alexa Mazzola, Intern March 29, 2021

With the delays to the beginning of the spring sports season, many athletes are questioning how things will be moving forward.  According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association, spring sports...

Sophomore Paige Spence said that reaching the state-level competition was a major accomplishment for the team because they only had one opportunity to earn the scores that they needed. “In the past few months we have had to cancel two out of our three competitions, so we had one left and whether we made it to states or not was dependent on how we placed in our only competition,” Spence said.

Two of three community figure skating teams advance to the state competition

By Grace Cueter, Section Editor March 22, 2021

Despite experiencing a season of uncertainty and cancellation due to COVID-19, two of the three Grosse Pointe figure skating teams are able to perform at a state-qualifying level. The teams will be taking...

“Hold on, you’ve been scrolling for way too long”

“Hold on, you’ve been scrolling for way too long”

By Amelia Nowicki and Brandon Miller March 19, 2021

Initially launched in 2016, TikTok continues to be among the fastest-growing social media applications available to teens, many of whom have gained popularity on its platform. With over 15,000 followers...

Girl’s hockey coach Emma Yee said one of the biggest reasons the girls were so upset after the quarantine was because they had gone to great lengths to be careful about COVID-19. “They have followed every protocol and have been very safe so it feels very unfair that it is happening because of another team and not because of any actions on our part,” Yee said.

Girl’s hockey quarantined after exposure to COVID-19

By Michael Hartt, Editor in chief March 17, 2021

After playing three full seasons of girls’ ice hockey, senior and varsity team captain Mia Cassar was heartbroken when she was informed her team had to quarantine for 14 days after they were exposed...

As athletes and coaches ease into the delayed winter sports season, many are excited to once again compete in their respective sports.“Now that we've succeeded in the push to have a season, I can say I'm stress free from schedule changes and full of energy to see our Norsemen compete,” head wrestling coach Jaron Nelson said.

Winter contact sports to resume in wake of “Let Them Play” protests

By Amelia Nowicki and Victoria Wittenberg March 4, 2021

Prior to the reintroduction of contact sports in Michigan high schools, sophomore Michael Salvador, along with many athletes and coaches, found himself meeting with the wrestling team and conditioning...

The connection between posture and academic engagement

The connection between posture and academic engagement

By Michael Hartt, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

Although senior Caleigh Murray says that she tries to maintain good posture throughout the school day, she still often goes home with back pain. She attributes this not to herself, but to the wooden desks...

Happy and healthy reinvented

Happy and healthy reinvented

By Gabbi Bielak and Victoria Wittenberg February 1, 2021

In 2021’s version of the winter season, it’s gotten even harder to be health conscious. That being said, it’s still important to dive deeper into the unconventional ways to stay healthy during the...

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