An island in the Detroit River just far away enough from the city to look nice from afar. The place is mostly Caucasian, as of 2000 there were only 40 African American people out of the almost 11,000 people living there. This does not stop the popularity of rap music among local teens, most of which wear A. Eagle and have cell phones that cost more than Queen Elizabeth's closet. While not all people are vastly wealthy, the majority of them are. Those who are not usually hide it, as the wrong clothes can land you a permanent seat in the bus to outcastdom.
The football team is absolutely terrible, but the cheerleaders aren't bad. The band is actually pretty high class, with a large focus on percussion and trumpet players who've toured Europe. Despite the crappiness of the team, football is Grosse Ile's most attended sporting event by the young population. A popular activity is not watching the game, instead talking loudly on cell phones, pranking concession workers, and making out behind the bleachers.
Though thought to be the safest place in Michigan, Grosse Ile has more Minor in Possession charges than most college fraternities. Pot and heroin are also very common and popular drugs used to the Grosse Ile youth, and the police force knows it. In their spare time, teens hang out around Macomb Street. Typical activities usually include stealing, vandalism, and committing other illegal acts, such as destruction of property or the ever popular "Dine'N'Dash". Chances are that if you're a teen living on Grosse Ile, you or someone you know has been kicked out of a store.
Most of the population is Catholic, or some other division of Christianity, as there are only Christian churches and places of worship, and many people are especially prejudiced against Arabic religions. Gay people and homosexuality are typically outlawed, as well as atheists and those who support them. That being said, not all people are bigots; just a majority. Most people originally from the island, save for those below the poverty line, voted for President Bush in both the 2000 and 2004 elections, though more people sided with Obama in this year's race.
The school system is not criticized, except by those who attend it. Recent lay offs have left many in an uproar, with many of the students' favourite teachers being laid off, whilst the school system has kept some of the most unpopular and unproductive teachers on its board. Students who are deemed to be different, or "Not Normal" are often put in separate classes, isolating them from others whom they might contaminate with their weirdness, or so the thinking goes. Some of the most gifted students have been held back do to failure to apply themselves. Tell me though, if the school cannot meet the child's needs, who is at fault here?
In conclusion, there is no war on Grosse Ile but the class war. Oppression is underplayed by those who are on top, and difference is secluded and vastly outlawed.
"This Spring, a Grosse Ile student was suspended on a claim without evidence. The suspected main reason for this suspension
is the fact that the student often stood up against disrespect from teachers."
"Island Fest is coming up, we should leave before the entire town is wasted
"Have you seen that new kid?"
"Yeah, she's poor
, so doesn't belong here in Grosse Ile."
"Like, oh my God, look at that faggot
"Yeah, what a freaking Jew
^No joke, I've heard that used as an insult before.
"I bet she can't even afford Guchi!"
"We'll have her puking her guts out at Island Fest, though!"
Grosse ile is acually a sweet place to live, alot of people complain that there nothin to do, those people are porbably losers whodont get invited to parties. The winter is a rough time but in the summer, i mean we live on the water so its sweet to go out on your boats and shit. And yes, we like to party.
Whattup Mayne? Nothin playboy
Wanna go to a party on Grosse Ile and get on anotha level? Aw Yeah for sure man
Okay, so yeah its true. We are known for MIP's and getting baked. So what else is new? Were just high schoolers who like to have a good time. If there's boo's and friends then it'll get crazy! Summer is the best time since we take the boat out and party on the river. If your up for the best crazy ass time, come here. Dont worry about getting caught for drinking, drugs, or speeding...the popo sucks.
Wanna go to Grosse Ile tonight?
yeah lets get baked and hammered!
Bitch we live on an island!
...you wish you lived on an island!
Grosse Ile is a little island no one cares about. Its just far enough from Detroit to be considered nice, but as we all know everything flows downriver. there is never anything to do there so locals drink and smoke away the day. If you don't have an MIP you're a social outcast who smokes alone in your basement. The detective can turn into a deer. There are more deer then people, and at least a million rabbits. Every year, everyone over the age of 13 goes to "Island Fest" completely wasted. No matter how drunk you are, it's still not fun. Everyone knows there are only 2 police on patrol at a time so if you see them both, you can do whatever you want. Busting mailboxes is a high schoolers pastime. We have 2 bridges but the free ones a piece of shit and constantly needs repairs forcing everyone to pay 3 dollars to get off and back on the island. Our football sucks but people still go to watch it. All the middle schoolers go and stand on a hill during the game and socialize while the high schoolers plan the afterpartys. even though a celebration wont be needed considering they never win. just another excuse to get shwasted. Its a pretty fucked up place and I wouldn't recommend going there.
Have you ever been to grosse Ile?
No, and I never will
I dont want to get drunk and chase around deer, so I dont see a point to going to Grosse Ile
island between canada and michigan downriver. here there are more druggies, smokers, and underage drinkers than anywhere else. the thing is you cant tell they do these things unless they tell you. the parents are more naive than the kids, they think because we live in a small close community we dont have access to these things. island fest is our escape to something different. macomb is where kids hang out and just get into trouble because adults are tired of seeing us. most teenagers here just want to escape unless they are the naive few that are completely straight edge. generally stereotyped to be rich and conceited which is the case for most of those who live here, but a good portion of us are middle class trying to keep up with bills. parents move here because the only good thing are the teachers and our school system. socially there are major fights among social groups
grosse ile is full of underground drug deals
Grosse Ile is a small island in the detroit river. its basically a bubble with a moat around it that blocks all the islanders from the rest of the world. Grosse Ile is known for its many country clubs, golf courses, and kids smoking at the playscape. it is pretty boring. if you dont live there or arent part of the 'high middle class' you're probably not welcome. ~_~
One time, we had a substitute teacher in Global Studies and he said he was disappointed because he "was expecting Grosse Ile to be like the Galapagos....you know....turtles and shit."
A tiny pinprick hunk of floating land, better known as an island
between canada and the rest of michigan. Most of which the kids are secluded and naive. Who have spent countless of hours up on macomb becuase it's the 'cool' thing to do. You won't find any sXe kids here, nope, they steal from their parents liqour cabnets. The highschool consists of one hot ass. principle, and the formally known whitesnake member as the principle. HAH. ROCK ON WHITESNAKE. Theres only one street of civilization surrounded by 100000 sq. ft of "GROSSE ILE OPEN SPACE", no side walks, and a useless airpot and roadkill everywhere else. Most people learn how to drive a boat before their car or bike. Going to sugar island and the cross dykes is a normal summer routine, and you tell your parents you're staying the night at your BFFEAEA friends house when really you're gonig to party over on stout or island blvd. The cops give out more MIPS then the ladies at meijer giving out free sausage samples.
you be goin to the islandgrosse ile
naw man, i ain't paying three bucks to be around non-sXe kids.
A Island in the middle of the Detroit river.
There is an average of one or less blacks in the high school every year.
Here at grosse ile we are all white, we have NO racial diversity at all. We have some brown kids, all of them are rich and there dads are doctors.
There are pot smokers everywhere,why? because there is nothing to do here so they smoke weed, alll the time.
ALL the kids here drink (they think there cool because of it) In someother citys/towns if someone is really blown out on weed and is driving a fucking float you can tell the police and they will take care of it. HERE all the fucking cops grew up on grosse ile AND DID THE SAME THING, so they dont give a shit. The Police and The football team (if you can call it that) are the laughing stock of grosse ile. We loose all the fucking time, but the football players refuse to admit they suck and are going no where in life when it comes to football. there are 3 police cars. So if you see 2 of them go by you can pretty much commit murder and get away with it. Almost all of the high schoolers are stuck up little white kids that have no idea what the REAL world is like, and that when the finally get to the real world if they don't die before there 18 that everything wont be handed to them on a goddamn silver spoon. Everyone here gets there drivers licence at exactly 16 because they whine to there parents about it. . If you live on Grosse Ile and someone from out of town asks where you live you say "detroit"