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Women’s Fitness Club to provide girls with workout motivation

Women’s Fitness Club to provide girls with workout motivation

Sarah Stevenson '19, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News, Sports

The Women’s Fitness Club is a new organization this year that will provide women with workouts with other South students. The club is run by presidents Maddie Kolomjec and Madison Bedsworth, both ’18, and is supervised by English teacher, Elizabeth Lulis. The club was created to bring women of South...

Menchie’s review

Menchie’s review

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Located across the street from Grosse Pointe South, Menchie’s has been quite popular in the few weeks that it has been open. Having heard a lot about the new self-serve frozen yogurt place, I decided to try it. To be honest, I was let down by Menchie’s.   When I went to Menchie’s, there weren’t ...

Tower Senior Survey

Tower Senior Survey

The Tower Staff
May 2, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

Click here to fill out the survey if you are a senior. The information recorded is what The Tower collects involving your plans for next year. Make sure you're signed in with your school account.    ...

The blight of Lake St. Clair

The blight of Lake St. Clair

Bianca Pugliesi, Audrey Whitaker, and Claire Koeppen '19, Staff Writers
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The murky green water of Lake St. Clair, a cornerstone of life in Grosse Pointe, is the home to way more than walleye, bluegill and your boat.

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The Hantz Foundation hosts annual Timber Trot in Detroit

The Hantz Foundation hosts annual Timber Trot in Detroit

Jacqui Mercier '19, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The 4th annual tree planting and  2nd annual Timber Trot 5k will be hosted by the Hantz Foundation in Detroit on Saturday, May 6 in honor of Earth Day and unifying the community. Check in for the 9 a.m. race begins at 8 a.m. Following the race, there is a tree planting. The start and finish for the ra...

Girls varsity tennis tournament

Girls varsity tennis tournament

Ray Hasanaj '18, Supervising Page Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Sports, Spring

The girls varsity tennis team played several high seeded teams which included Northville, Troy, and Ann Arbor Pioneer in a tournament this past Saturday. Team co-captain Maddie Paolucci ’17 had positive things to say about the tournament and her team’s performance. “The tournament went pre...

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...

Reflecting on transgender day of silence

Reflecting on transgender day of silence

Erykah Benson '17, Editor in chief
April 24, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

 Ten years ago, South’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) was terminated by administration after students met opposition with the community. Former principal Al Diver said a series of problems arose in the community as a result of the GSA’s actions, including posters that were put in the counsellin...

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...

Volunteer opportunities in Grosse Pointe

Volunteer opportunities in Grosse Pointe

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Another location that is in need of volunteers is the Grosse Pointe Public Library. The specific branch that needs volunteers is located in Grosse Pointe Woods. The description states that the Woods branch needs volunteers to help with accessing information and generally helping those who need assistan...

Gearheads compete in state championship

Gearheads compete in state championship

Sarah Bellovich '19, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

The Gearheads-- the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics competition team comprised of both North and South students-- competed at the State Championship last Friday, April 14. According to South student Ponette Rubio ’18, Safety and Business Captain of the ...

The gentrification issue in Detroit

The gentrification issue in Detroit

Kathleen Carroll '19, Web editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

The city of Detroit, for many who have grown up in the bubble that is Grosse Pointe, used to be much like the distant relatives people visit once or twice every year, if that. Aging, worn around the edges, long past its heyday. A place loved for its traditions, for what it used to be, instead of a pla...

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