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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Henry Ayrault, Pulse Section Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Movies, Opinion

NOTE: Don’t read this review if you haven’t seen the first Guardians of the Galaxy.   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 attempts to be visually beautiful, action-packed, and humorous.  And for the most part, it’s successful at living up to all three of these aspects. The film is excit...

Overcoming obstacles on ice

Overcoming obstacles on ice

Caitlin Miller '18, Guest Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

A moment cannot define you, but it can have a big influence on the way you look at things.  Everyone's experienced, or will experience, a bump in the road every now and then, and it may have a huge impact or leave you without a scratch. This year I had the unfortunate burden of breaking my wrist afte...

Menchies takes on Grosse Pointe

Menchies takes on Grosse Pointe

Claire Sheeren '20, Guest Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Menchies: The great national chain finally comes to Grosse Pointe It’s been open for a little over a month now and it’s the new place for frozen yogurt. This is Menchies, a self-serve frozen yogurt store conveniently located across from South. With ten flavors that rotate fairly often and lot...

Cornwall Bakery: Small Town Grosse Pointe

Cornwall Bakery: Small Town Grosse Pointe

Victoria Gardey '20, Guest Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

The rain pours on a cool afternoon while inside steam rises off the surface of a hot latte. The hustle and bustle of the busy bakery seems softened by the small town feel inside.   This is Cornwall Bakery in Grosse Pointe Park on Kercheval. This little known bakery offers a new kind of Grosse Pointe....

Healthy and local restaurants in Metro Detroit

Healthy and local restaurants in Metro Detroit

Sarah Stevenson '19, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Seva Located on 66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, Seva is a great place to stop at when downtown. They have indoor and outdoor seating, so there is plenty of room for all customers. The restaurant is vegetarian and vegan friendly and offers a wide variety of fresh food and the prices are quite reasonable and the f...

Should Advanced Placement classes be rethought?

Should Advanced Placement classes be rethought?

JD Standish, Page Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Everyone has been grinding hard for the numerous Advanced Placement (AP) tests these past two weeks. I personally had two tests, AP psychology and AP U.S. history, so I know the stress that is involved with AP tests. South students take AP tests very seriously as I do, and it angers me when I have a f...

Five best fitness apps to help you get fit

Five best fitness apps to help you get fit

Claire Koeppen, Copy Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Health and Fitness, Opinion

Staying fit during the offseason and the summer may seem difficult, but with these apps, getting daily exercise in is a breeze. Here are the top five fitness apps to keep students active: Seven This app is a great way to challenge yourself and get a daily, seven minute workout in at home. With no equipment needed, Seven is an easy way to exercise a...

“This Old Dog” album review

“This Old Dog” album review

Ian Dewey '18, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

In 2009, Mac DeMarco released his EP “Heat Wave,” initiating a whole new era of music; lo-fi, a subgenre of the psychedelic rock genre.  And now on May 5, DeMarco released his new album, “This Old Dog,” his first LP release since the critically acclaimed “Salad Days” in 2014. “This Old ...

How a dance performance helped me connect to another culture

How a dance performance helped me connect to another culture

Audrey Whitaker '19, Copy Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Galleries, Opinion

Bharatanatyam is a classical dance style from southern India that focuses on Hindu religious themes and spiritual ideas.

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The Circle Review

The Circle Review

Ian Dewey, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

The abhorrent atrocity known as the “The Circle” recently came to theatres last weekend.  Although the novel had a special charm to it, giving a more modern and reasonable dystopian forecast than more outlandish settings as depicted in many classic dystopian novels such as “1984” or “Fahren...

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...

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