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Student rankings are the proactive measure for an advantage in college

Student rankings are the proactive measure for an advantage in college

Staff
May 17, 2017
Filed under Editorial

We at the Tower believe class rankings could give the competitive motivation needed for students to realize their full grade potential and lead to further success beyond their high school years. Grosse Pointe South currently doesn’t offer class rankings, in which students receive placement based on the...

Privatized security should not replace our valued, community-oriented hall monitors

Privatized security should not replace our valued, community-oriented hall monitors

Editorial Board
May 3, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

They provide guidance, emotional support and love to students. They deliver attendance sheets, packages and other items for teachers. They are family-oriented individuals who are part of the South community. They have invested years of hard work and dedication to South. Our hall monitors love being at...

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week

2016-2017 Tower Editorial Board
April 26, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content, Opinion

Coming down to the home-stretch of the school year means getting buried in the motions of tests and assignments, leaving little time to just breathe and appreciate the people around you. Staff Appreciation Week is meant to be that little breath, those five reserved days where we as students get to tha...

Driving awareness, safety should be promoted the entire year, not just April

Driving awareness, safety should be promoted the entire year, not just April

Editorial Board
April 23, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

A buzz, a ding. Look down, and in a single second, your life has just changed forever. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and we at the Tower feel that all readers should be educated on the risks of distracted driving and how to limit distractions while driving on any road. The Nati...

Increased South community support of the fine arts will bring out student talent, recognition

Increased South community support of the fine arts will bring out student talent, recognition

Editorial Board
March 29, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

It doesn’t take much to notice the true talent South possesses in its student body. Our athletic hall of fame is running out of room. The choir constantly brings back awards from trips abroad. We are proud to have a student with a perfect score on the ACT. One area that lacks attention h...

We need to have a talk

We need to have a talk

Editorial Board
March 22, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

Given that in today’s society a certain number of high school students engaging in sexual activity seems unavoidable, we believe that students should be properly educated about the decisions they may choose to make, and what measures can be taken to prevent against sexually transmitted infections and unwa...

The school district can’t do this alone. Students need to get involved.

The school district can’t do this alone. Students need to get involved.

Editorial Board
March 15, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

The Grosse Pointe Public School System is starting to get the ball rolling on addressing issues of diversity in the school system, and it is not going unnoticed. We would like to recognize the fact that diversity initiatives are being put in place, but also note that there is room for improvement, and th...

Adequate infrastructure is crucial for a healthy student body

Adequate infrastructure is crucial for a healthy student body

March 10, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

Wallpaper is peeling. Ceilings are leaking. Tiles are missing. While South’s infrastructure is falling apart, some elementary schools in the district are enjoying luxurious 21st century styled classrooms. We believe that the district should abridge the gap between the Grosse Pointe schools by f...

We need to talk, let’s take a break

We need to talk, let’s take a break

Editorial Board
February 15, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

As high school students, we’re expected to perform a continuous, near-impossible balancing act. In addition to roughly 35 hours of school every week, we have to make time for homework, friends, family and numerous extracurricular commitments. Breaks from school are a rare source of relief from these hectic...

South hopes to integrate more black history throughout the year, not just the month

South hopes to integrate more black history throughout the year, not just the month

February 10, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

It’s finally February, and you know what that means: it’s Black History Month, otherwise known as our annual attempt to cram more than 400 years of history into 28 short days. Black History Month is an integral fixture in American culture. It is our time to celebrate and recognize the achievem...

Course selection: More students find themselves overburdened

Course selection: More students find themselves overburdened

Editorial Board
January 20, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

It’s midnight on a Tuesday. Your eyes and thoughts begin to blur as sleep’s dreaded grip takes hold. A combination of sports and extracurriculars has just now allowed you to make a considerable dent in your homework. If you stay up, your brain will be as good as mush tomorrow. On the other ha...

A late winter break means less time for holiday prep

A late winter break means less time for holiday prep

Editorial Board
December 16, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

The best part of the holiday season is the anticipation leading up to the big day; the days before where kids are stress free and out of school, families are reunited and in preparation mode and everyone gets into the holiday spirit by watching movies on ABC Family. Luckily, this year South students...

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