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How bad is the dark net?

How bad is the dark net?

Ella Diepen '17, Staff Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Do your parents ever warn you not to go to dangerous parts of Detroit or to hang out with shady people? This is comparable to what the darknet supposedly is-- the dark side of the internet. And once you are on it, this seems to be confirmed by offers to buy illegal drugs, weapons and get hacker services...

Senior bucket list

Senior bucket list

Mia Turco, Staff Writer
June 4, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Final Issue, Opinion

Over years of high school graduating classes, it’s natural for students to develop their own traditions for completing all four years. Some senior customs have been spread nationwide and have created a common senior checklist for students during their last year. Senior, Carson Dennis ‘17, described some ...

Senior Column: Jack Holme, Associate Editor

Senior Column: Jack Holme, Associate Editor

Jack Holme '17, Associate Editor
June 4, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Final Issue, Opinion

You learn a lot from your own mistakes. This column won’t be a “Survival Guide to High School.” That book or article doesn’t exist-- if it did, all of us would’ve read it. Instead of focusing on my “great” four years here at South, this will be a letter to all the teachers, parents and people that have had the greatest impact on my life during my high school career and people I strive to be like.

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From your future Editor in Chief: Help us help you.

From your future Editor in Chief: Help us help you.

Liz Bigham '18, Editor in Chief
June 4, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Final Issue, Opinion

This has been a year of change, nationally and locally. Throughout it all, journalists have been there to tell the story. Yes, I’m aware that people typically read the news off of Twitter’s explore page or Snapchat’s discover page. I do the same. However, if you are reading this column right ...

From your future Editor in Chief: Tower is more than a legacy.

From your future Editor in Chief: Tower is more than a legacy.

John Francis '18, Editor in Chief
June 4, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Final Issue, Opinion

90 years. This upcoming year, The Tower will be nearly a century old. Taking the helm of this publication is a daunting task, without a doubt. With the tools and mentors I’ve had the pleasure to utilize and learn from, both Liz Bigham and I are ready for the task.

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Senior Column: The final sendoff is harder than I thought it would be

Senior Column: The final sendoff  is harder than I thought it would be

Erykah Benson '17, Editor in Chief
June 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Final Issue, Opinion

Reveling in the final days of Tower means for the first time in three years, life will truly be uncertain. While the life of a student journalist means on any given day anything can happen, I knew I could always rely on the weekly routine of Tower. I have found comfort in seeking out stories for the ...

Senior Column: Emma Russell

Senior Column: Emma Russell

Emma Rusell '17, Staff Writer
June 2, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Final Issue, Opinion, Uncategorized

I’m loved, supported and have created an amazing world for myself. Within all that was something I’ve been fighting-- depression.

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10 things to bring to the beach

10 things to bring to the beach

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

All photos from Google Images. Headphones: Listening to music on the beach is one of the most relaxing things to do, but not when everyone has to hear only your music.  Bring headphones to keep the relaxed vibe for everyone. Books/Magazines: The beach is the perfect place to relax and fin...

Instagram Detroit: Best photo-ops downtown

Instagram Detroit: Best photo-ops downtown

Bianca Pugliesi ’19, Copy Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Out of the 143 miles that Detroit covers, here are the most photogenic spots in the Motor City Dequindre Cut Greenway Lined with murals and graffiti, Dequindre Cut is a great place for an artsy photo shoot. The half-mile extension that runs from Gratiot Ave. to Mack Ave. was previously a Grand ...

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” review

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” review

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor
May 30, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Marketed as the final installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is a stellar ending to one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. Released on May 26, the fifth “Pirates” movie brings in new characters with connections to the beloved origina...

Review: Dequindre Cut Greenway

Review: Dequindre Cut Greenway

Sarah Stevenson, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, Opinion

An outstanding greenway that was once an old railroad line captures the attention of many Metro Detroiters and adds to the special impact that Detroit has on people. The Dequindre Cut Greenway, located between Mack Avenue and Atwater Street in Detroit, is a two-mile pathway full of graffiti art that used ...

Chance the Rapper gives an impressive performance at the Palace

Chance the Rapper gives an impressive performance at the Palace

Katherine Bird, Page Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Music, Opinion

Chicago born artist, Chance the Rapper, performed live at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Chance began his “Be Encouraged Tour” in September and will perform his last show of the tour at the end of October. This tour is dedicated to his release of his third mixtape, “Magnificent Coloring Book.” I attended...

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