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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.    ...

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 ...

Flint Water Drive was a success

Flint Water Drive was a success

Phoebe Miriani '18, Supervising Editor of Photos
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

The Flint water crisis has lost much of its hype since last year, but it has not yet been resolved. During the week of March 20th, South’s Student Association held a Flint Water Drive, collecting donations and giving bracelets for every five dollar donations and a raffle ticket to tour the Tower for ev...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now

Neil Gorsuch confirmed as Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th member of the Supreme Court on April 10.  Gorsuch took the seat once occupied by Judge Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.  President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch on Jan. 31, 2017, and the Senate vo...

Skating Through Barriers: Fisher Halfpipe Unites Community

Skating Through Barriers: Fisher Halfpipe Unites Community

Audrey Whitaker, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Galleries, News

Everard Findlay, Brooklyn-based branding consultant and philanthropist and with The Platform, a real estate development agency working to revitalize Detroit, sponsored the building of a halfpipe in the Fisher Building lobby from Monday, April 3 to Thursday, April 6.

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ArtFest shows off South’s student talent

ArtFest shows off South’s student talent

Ella Diepen '17, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

From March 22-25, students, parents, teachers and community members could see students’ artwork in South’s annual ArtFest that took place in the multi-purpose room. “ArtFest is very significant because it is that one time a year where people get to see what art students are doing, otherwise ...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Alex Acker '18, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

The Oakland Raiders are approved by the NFL to move to Las Vegas The Oakland Raiders were approved by NFL team owners with a vote of 31-1 to move their team from Oakland to Las Vegas. Sin City has been trying to get a team for years, but the NFL has repeatedly avoided the largest legal gambling city...

Inside “Hairspray” rehearsals

Inside “Hairspray” rehearsals

Kaitlin Nemeh '18, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, News

South students have begun to prepare for the this year's spring musical, “Hairspray”. Meaghan Dunham, the drama director at South, is in charge of picking the show and cast, acting and directing, as well as putting all of the technical elements together, along with Chris Pratt, the choral directo...

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