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New driving laws give teens time to develop safer skills

January 12, 2011
Filed under Editorial, Features

In March, teenagers receiving their licenses will be subject to much stricter driving regulations than ever before. A new state law tightens the restrictions on phones, hours and passengers for drivers under the age of 18. This should not be seen as punishment, but as a positive step in creating be...

Students celebrate New Year all over the world

January 12, 2011
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By: Meghan Flanagan '12, Staff writer   Flying into a new year from more than 4,000 miles away, Christine Naber ‘12 spent her New Years across the Atlantic in Barcelona, Spain. Departing Dec. 26, Naber said she and her family were in Paris, France for four days and in Barcelona for the last...

South’s Monumental Moments

South’s Monumental Moments

January 7, 2011
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Round I voting is closed, click here for Round II The students and faculty of South experienced many changes in 2010.  Teachers picketed a school board meeting to renew their contract and drug dogs scoured the school, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. Over the next couple weeks, The Tower P...

Senior finds money doesn’t talk for financial aid

Senior finds money doesn’t talk for financial aid

January 5, 2011
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By: Aly Hryciuk '11, Online Features Editor   Just like the rest of the seniors at South, I am waiting to hear from the many colleges I applied to and exploring my options from the colleges I have heard from. But almost immediately after I sent off all my applications, my heart dropped and reality sunk in. Even with my parents helping me out, how am I going to ...

Foreign exchange student finds differences in new country

December 29, 2010
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By: Ali Ciaffone '12, Staff Writer For Hugo Vergel Riascos ’11, joining the Rotary Youth Exchange program and traveling to different countries has become a family tradition. Vergel Riascos’ grandpa started the tradition. And before he came to Grosse Pointe, his sister and brother came and had...

Sophomore celebrates religion during holiday season

December 22, 2010
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By: Alexis DeBrunner '12, Staff writer Eight days and eight nights beginning on Dec. 1 are filled with gifts, lights and family for people of the Jewish faith celebrating Hanukkah. The traditional holiday of Hanukkah consists of lighting the menorah each night and saying the light blessing along wi...

Q&A: Interview with ‘Detroit 1-8-7’ extra, former student

Q&A: Interview with ‘Detroit 1-8-7’ extra, former student

December 15, 2010
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By: Ted Berkowski '12, Staff writer Lauren Youngblood '05 is currently attending Wayne State University. In an interview with the "Tower Pulse," Youngblood spoke of her experience as an extra on "Detroit 1-8-7." Though her scene has not aired as anticipated, she is hopeful that it will at some poin...

SERVE one-of-a-kind resource to help those who volunteer

December 15, 2010
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Taking time to volunteer for those less fortunate has always been recommended at South, but now doing acts of kindness is more convenient and appealing than ever for students. With the help of the newly introduced Students Electing to Respond to Volunteerism through Education (SERVE), students are offered an easier way to find volunteer opportunities. But whil...

National Honor Society holds blood drive

National Honor Society holds blood drive

December 8, 2010
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By Caitlin Moore '12, Staff Writer   Along with the season of giving comes the National Honor Society's annual blood drive. The blood drive will occur this Friday, December 10 in Cleminson Hall, NHS sponsor Lou Cook said. More than 150 students signed up to donate blood during their lun...

Junior Prom removal takes decision out of students’ hands

Junior Prom removal takes decision out of students’ hands

December 8, 2010
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Sorry Junior guys. Unless you’re lucky enough to already have a Senior girlfriend, you will have to wait a year to ask a girl to Prom. Amid concerns of dropping attendance and asso­ciated costs, the administration overreacted and has cancelled Prom for the Class of 2012. Although low attendance gave reason to be con­cerned, outright canc...

Students create new identities on Facebook

Students create new identities on Facebook

December 1, 2010
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Graphic by Max Tkacz '11. Maddie Ethridge ’12, Staff Writer   Can’t find your friends? They might just be hiding under a different name. Recently, many South Facebook users have been altering their names on the site to prevent colleges or other groups from seeing their personal information. With ...

Low turnout at pep assembly reflects poorly on spirit

Low turnout at pep assembly reflects poorly on spirit

November 24, 2010
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South’s underdog victories on the way to the state semi-finals were bound to raise support from the school com­munity. Students proved this by attending the games in huge numbers, ready to cheer the Blue Devils on to victory. With this show of support, it’s puzzling that when South’s admin­istration and Student Association proposed a pep assembly to be held the day b...

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