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Seasonal allergies worsen as mask mandates are lifted

Seasonal allergies worsen as mask mandates are lifted

By Kaitlyn Barr and Thomas Jones May 13, 2022

Seasonal allergies are a yearly struggle for many. Across the wide range of possible allergens that cycle throughout the year, seasonal allergies tend to hit their worst in the spring and winter. Reina...

Back in the game: GPPSS changes basketball mask protocols for athletes on the court

Back in the game: GPPSS changes basketball mask protocols for athletes on the court

By Sophia Dragich and Jo Jackson December 20, 2021

The Grosse Pointe Public School System adjusted its mask protocols for basketball games, saying athletes are exempt from wearing masks while playing on the court. However, players on the bench, coaches...

Senior Maddi Yee notices a correlation between cold weather and low motivation. “As the weather gets colder, I start losing motivation to do my work because I feel like I just kind of want to curl up in my bed,” Yee said. “When the warmer weather gets warmer, I feel that I get more motivated, because I can also like go outside, and that makes me want to do my work more.

The cold truth: Temperature’s negative impact on mental health

By Grace Cueter and Kyleigh Egli November 23, 2021

Within the past month, the Grosse Pointes have seen outside temperatures within the broad range of 30 degrees to 60 degrees. A 2020 study finds that inconsistent temperatures can be linked to mental health....

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,...

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 oclock, 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...

“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...

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...

“We try to educate people on whats the risk or benefit of taking the vaccine, said Dr. Marcus Zervos. Hopefully people will do it.”

Development of a COVID-19 Vaccine

By Joleigh Jackson and Sophia Dragich December 22, 2020

Over the past year, scientists and doctors have conducted research to create a COVID-19 vaccine. With a huge number of companies working on it, the vaccine has been produced much quicker than previous...

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