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Television production wins countless awards

Television production wins countless awards

Lauren Thom, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

Several of South’s Television Production students submitted videos and received awards from the Michigan Student Film and Video competition sponsored by the Digital Arts Film and Television organization (DAFT), Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA), and the Meijer Great Choices PSA contes...

Lunafest Film Festival raises money for community partners

Lunafest Film Festival raises money for community partners

Sylvia Hodges, Copy Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

Lunafest, a film event featuring female filmmakers, took place on May 17 at Windmill Pointe Park.   “(The event was) to raise money for one of our community partners, Tiny Homes Detroit,” Liana Dabir, the Junior League of Detroit (JLD) Recruitment Chair, said. According to Dabir, the Luna...

Bloom into spring for the 40th annual flower sale

Bloom into spring for the 40th annual flower sale

Chloe Yonkers '20, Guest Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

The Grosse Pointe Beautification Commission held their 40th annual flower sale at the Grosse Pointe Woods police station on Friday, May 12 and Saturday May 13, according to member of the Beautification Commission. The flower sale is an event that brings families together and allows people to buy flo...

Screens and teens event at the local Family Center

Screens and teens event at the local Family Center

Solana Bryson, Guest Writer '18
May 12, 2017
Filed under News

A voice in the community is trying to tackle phone addiction through an event located at The Family Center in Grosse Pointe. The event on May 17 at 7 p.m. is titled Teens and Screens: A solution-focused conversation. The event is being held to help students and parents learn to detach from their devices and face t...

Jazz band plays at famous club in Detroit

Jazz band plays at famous club in Detroit

Christa Abar '20, Guest Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under News

Grosse Pointe South Jazz band along with Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra played at the jazz club Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit on May 4. This is the third time that the GPS jazz band has played live at Cliff Bells, starting this tradition in 2014. “Of everything all the bands do, between the ...

Salsa, Swing and Sass:

Salsa, Swing and Sass:

Madeleine Allen '20, Guest Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under News

The class of 2018’s fundraiser brought in big bucks for the class of 2018 this past Friday, May 5. Teachers and dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio partnered together to compete in the charity dance held in the auditorium. “I think that learning to dance and doing it for a good cause ...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Olivia Sheffer '17, Assistant Business Manager
May 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now

Innocent teen murdered by police After 15 year old Jordan Edwards was killed by a police officer, more than 100 of his football teammates prayed and cried for his family as they one by one hugged the family members and wrote messages on his locker. Jordan was a freshman at Mesquite High School in ...

National German Exam at South

National German Exam at South

May 11, 2017
Filed under News

According to German teacher Lisa Richmond, The National German Exam is administered each year to over 26,500 high school students of German. Grosse Pointe South students (Two of whom are also Pierce students) earned the following 35 medals. "I am extremely proud of them," Richmond said.    ...

Hall monitors vs. security guards

Hall monitors vs. security guards

Emma Russell '17, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, News

They are parents, coaches, friends, givers of advice, and they are hidden within the halls watching over the students of South; they are the hall monitors. Classroom assistant and hall monitor, Andre Williams, has been working within the halls of South for seven years. He said he loves every seco...

Hairspray

Hairspray

Ella Dipen '19, Staff Writers
May 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

Grosse Pointe South’s all school musical “Hairspray” took visitors back in time to enjoy the magic of the Sixties: they experienced happy music, dancing people in colorful dresses and social issues like racism. This year’s Broadway musical was performed on April 27th to 30th at the Christian A...

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...

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.    ...

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