The Panther Prowl

Choir hosts spring cabaret

Dinaz kazi, Copy Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under 2017-2018, ET, School, Spring

On Monday, May 14, choir director Christina Collins presented a spring choir cabaret. It was held at 7 pm. The symphonic choir, who receiveda one at MSVMA choral festival, started off the night by singing “Amazing Grace” by Newton. Junior Niyah Caslin sung the song “Listen” from Dreamgirls, written and composed by Krieger, Cutler, and Preven. Seniors Samantha Averitt and Jasmine Zarves sung "Found/Tonight" from Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton, written by Miranda and Platt. Junior Jenna Smalstig sung "On My Own" from Les Miserables, composed by Boublil and Schonberg. Combined treble choirs sung "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music, written and composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein, arr. Huff. Also, junior Caitlin Michael sung "Words Fail" from Dear Evan Hansen, written by Platt. Junior Kaelyn Ko...

Pistons lose first round draft pick

Pistons lose first round draft pick

May 16, 2018

The Detroit Pistons played their hearts out this season but came up short of the playoffs. The team finished ninth in the east and just did not finish the season as strong as they would have liked. However, the Pistons made one of the biggest trades of the year when they traded Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and a protected first round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers. In return for all of that the Pistons received all star Blake Griffin and a new era was born. Before the trade deadline the Pistons were in desperate need of a change. The Pistons were in a ...

Spirit week: day 3 where are you wednesday

Spirit week: day 3 where are you wednesday

May 9, 2018

     On May 9, Students raided their closets and stores to find the perfect gear for today. Some dressed in relatives military uniforms, others dressed in there hunting gear. Keep your eyes on the lookout, the students are hard to find. “I like how this is something different, it was really fun to put together,” senior Kaitlyn Kotelniski said.

Building tradition at Rochester College

Building tradition at Rochester College

May 1, 2018

Senior Jacob Mohn began his wrestling career at the age of 4 and now, 14 years later, Mohn is ready for the next step in his journey and that is at Rochester college. “We are gonna compete at the national level, not just the local level, and that is gonna take a lot of hard work,” coach Paul Holdren said. Mohn is receiving half of his tuition to attend Rochester for youth ministry as his major and business administration as his minor. Mohn is the first wrestler to sign to this first year team from Macomb. “Everything I have ever been taught and learned h...

With the 20th pick in the 2018 draft the Detroit Lions select…

With the 20th pick in the 2018 draft the Detroit Lions select…

April 27, 2018

The Lions took Frank Ragnow with their pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. Ragnow is a center from the University of  Arkansas. Ragnow will look to make a difference in his first year in the NFL. Lions needed a center, however, they might have missed out on talented defensive prospect Harold Landry. With that being said the Lions have now solidified their defense and have got some protection for Matt Stafford. Ragnow was a rising prospect in the draft and has been talked about a lot in the past couple weeks. Ragnow is a former First-Team All-American and was ...

U.S.A places fourth in Olympic medal count

U.S.A places fourth in Olympic medal count

March 12, 2018

The US Winter Olympic team finished fourth in the medal count after starting slow to start off the Olympics. Fourth place is actually where most athletes from the US placed in their events. According to ESPN.com, the US ended with nine gold medals, eight silver, and six bronze. They only had 11 medals going into the last week of the Olympics. They had 23 medals by the end of the Olympics, including a gold in women’s hockey against Canada and a gold in men’s curling. The fourth spot is not where the US wanted to be, they were expected to be at least in the top two ...

Boys’ Panther basketball takes the MAC Red-White Tournament

Boys’ Panther basketball takes the MAC Red-White Tournament

Zane Alexander, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter

        The 2017-2018 MAC Red-White Tournament kicked off with the Panthers matched against the Sterling Heights Stevenson Titans in the first round of the tournament at home Feb. 15. The game went back and forth through six quarters of play finally ending in double overtime. The Panthers proved to be victorious with a final score of 82-79. In the second round, the Panthers hosted Grosse Pointe South on Feb. 21 in another electrifying game that ended with the Panthers coming out on top, winning 55-50 after being down majority of the game, and sending them into the...

Pistons get Blake Griffin in blockbuster trade

Pistons get Blake Griffin in blockbuster trade

Justin Atkinson, Sports Editor

January 31, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Pistons made a huge trade on Monday for one of the best power forwards in basketball. According to ESPN, Blake Griffin was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a first-round and a second-round draft pick. The Pistons will also receive Willie Reed and Brice Johnson from the Clippers. This trade comes after the Pistons lost their eighth straight game. The Pistons started this season optimistic, and were the second best team in the Eastern for a while. At the beginning of the season, they had a lot of hustle. The...

Girls basketball honors parents at annual parents night

Girls basketball honors parents at annual parents night

January 17, 2018

Last night, the lady panthers celebrated their annual parents night in between the junior varsity and varsity games. To start off the occasion, JV secured a win against Madison Heights High School. "They played great and worked as a team! I am very proud of them," junior varsity coach Stasi Earl, said. After the win, both teams lined up single file behind their coaches. They were each handed a rose to give to their families. They were brought up, one by one to speak in the mic and give thanks to their parents for everything they do. "I like seeing the kids with ...

Alabama wins college football National Championship

Alabama wins college football National Championship

January 10, 2018

This year’s National Championship saw the 13-1 Georgia Bulldogs take on the 12-1 Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama was seen as the favorite in the game, even though they were a lower seed than Georgia in the playoff rankings. The National Championship was a hard fought game full of surprises. They might have even created a new monster at Alabama. It was the first game in the CFP era to go to overtime where Alabama pulled through for the victory 26-23 over Georgia. Before we talk about the game, let’s talk about the roads these two SEC team needed to take to get to this ...

Former Detroit hero gets a ring

Former Detroit hero gets a ring

November 6, 2017

The World Series is over and the Houston Astros came out victorious against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now a certain player who had one piece of hardware missing from his mantle has now received his missing piece. Justin Verlander the former ace for the Detroit Tigers has earned a ring with the Houston Astros. The Tigers traded Verlander to the Astros in August for prospects. The Astros were lead by Verlander in the American League Championship. According to Baseball-Reference.com Verlander, who won the ALCS MVP, pitched a five-hitter with 13 strikeouts against the New...

Last meet of the year

Last meet of the year

November 1, 2017

      On Friday, Oct. 27 the cross country team ran their last meet of the season.       The boys varsity cross country squad had a great season. Dylan Johnson, Ryan Charles, Alontae Granville, Bryce Hughes, Cameron Newman, and Brian Nankervis all ran an impressive time as they concluded in the final race of the season. Some team members had set forth some high goals at the beginning of the season, although, not all of them achieved their goals while a few did. Hughes ran a 19:46 time which followed his teammate Granville’s time of 19:43. Leading the t...

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