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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 ...

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...

Coming to Netflix this April

Coming to Netflix this April

Emma Andreasen '17, Multimedia
April 14, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Coming to Netflix April 1 A Weekend with the Family A Nightmare on Elm Street Across the Universe An American Tail An American Tail: Fievel Goes West An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster Boy Bye Born To Be Free Cool Runnings Good Witch (Season 2) Gremlins On...

Second semester AP classes

Second semester AP classes

Evan Theros '18, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

It's the second semester and AP students and teachers are on the clock for the exam once again. A year's worth of content fit into three months of instruction. “We’re not able to do some of the simulations because we have to fit lots of things into a short amount of time,” AP Government teach...

“Logan” review

“Logan” review

Alex Acker '18, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Logan stars the Wolverine as he makes his way to a place in North Dakota that he knows nothing about while protecting a little girl he knows nothing about. More is revealed throughout his travels, including a few major plot twists that involve the 11-year-old girl he is protecting from evil forces na...

Snapchat Spectacles review

Snapchat Spectacles review

Staff Writer, Margot Baer '18
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

On Nov. 10, 2016 Snapchat released a new product unlike anything the tech industry has seen before,the Snapchat Spectacles. This new and riveting product is a pair of sunglasses that takes videos from your point of view. When first released, Snapchat made it very difficult for the everyday person to o...

Drake’s “More Life” review

Drake’s “More Life” review

Jack Holme '17, Associate Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

  ‘Drake’s new playlist “More Life” is the real ‘ting’....except for when it’s not.   The “More Life” playlist isn’t called an album or even a mixtape. I don’t really know why; with 22 songs on it, it sure sounds like an album, but it doesn’t matter what you ...

Chamomile, Canada and Congress

Chamomile, Canada and Congress

Maren Roeske '18, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

I tried to swim to Canada the other day. Well, not really. But I was seriously considering it. If I hadn’t seen that last chunk of ice float by I might have even tried. I had to settle for gazing longingly across the lake, close enough to at least get damp from the spray. I wanted to be in Canada. ...

How to get ahead during spring break

How to get ahead during spring break

Erica Fossee '19, Web Manager
March 31, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Spring break is associated with travelling, parties and, most of all, escaping from school. Despite it seeming like an escape, spring break will end and school will begin. Coming back to school can be difficult, but there are multiple ways for students to get a head start on their studies over break, ...

Moving forward: Student looks into the future

Moving forward: Student looks into the future

Audrey Whitaker, Copy Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Every junior I have talked to has told me that next year, I’m in for a shock.  Any senior will tell you that junior year is by far the worst of the four. With great “seniority!!” comes lots of stress and hard work. So what can I, now a lowly underclassmen, do to make the transition and the nex...

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast review

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast review

Blair Cullen '18, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Disney's remake of the beloved Beauty and the Beast hit the theaters last weekend and has made over 350 million dollars worldwide. After showing up to three sold out showings, I was finally able to attend the film, and to be quite honest, I found it to be overrated and lacking in many key aspects the...

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