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Top Ten Best Beauty Products for Summer

Top Ten Best Beauty Products for Summer

June 11, 2016
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By Madeleine Glasser '17 | Staff Writer Let me just clarify something first; I am NOT a beauty expert at all, so take this list with a grain of salt. I’ve tried a lot of products and these are the best, and lots of other people agree with me. Go look at the reviews on Sephora if you don’t beli...

Can we all be a little more PC, please?

Can we all be a little more PC, please?

June 11, 2016
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By Maren Roeske '18 | Staff Writer Donald Trump is hailed as a political outsider. His supporters (and sometimes his critics,) praise Trump for being a businessman, a billionaire, an entrepreneur, a reality TV star, an anything-but-a politician. But that is not true of Trump anymore. Maybe at t...

Soccer player shows love of sport through the professional soccer team soon coming to Detroit

Soccer player shows love of sport through the professional soccer team soon coming to Detroit

June 11, 2016
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By William Muawad '17 | Staff Writer According to mlssoccer.com, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber recently announced that the league plans to grow to 28 teams and named Detroit as a city of interest. To help get a MLS team in Detroit, Detroit Pistons owner, Tom Gores, and Cleveland Cavaliers...

Sophomore aspires to increase success of students at South

Sophomore aspires to increase success of students at South

June 11, 2016
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By Arianna Pagenette '18 | Staff Writer During the summer, I will be continuing my summer programs at some of the nation’s highly selective universities, including Brown and Yale University.  One of the programs I attend requires applicants to write an essay from three options. The question I ...

Beyoncé’s Lemonade album stirs the media

Beyoncé’s Lemonade album stirs the media

June 9, 2016
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By Olivia Sheffer '17 | Staff Writer On April 23, 2016, Beyoncé released her controversial “lemonade” album. This being her sixth solo album caused a lot of stir with the public considering its suggestive message of her husband, Jay-Z cheating on her with “Becky with the good hair”. The ...

Junior reflects on mission trip experience to Chicago

Junior reflects on mission trip experience to Chicago

June 9, 2016
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By Mary Grace O'Shea '17 | Staff Writer As the school year draws to a close, the summer that students have been ready for since September has finally come. In order to build up the information to put on that college application next fall, high school kids are always searching for volunteer opport...

With hard work we could become a leader in race relations

With hard work we could become a leader in race relations

June 9, 2016
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By Liam Walsh '18 | Staff Writer Sigh. It’s quite interesting how in this day of change and acceptance we are still talking about an issue that should have died hundreds of years ago. How do I still need to write about this topic? How does my school, that I love so dearly, appear under the micro...

Senior column: Self-sufficiency necessary to build character, learn how to approach issues

Senior column: Self-sufficiency necessary to build character, learn how to approach issues

June 9, 2016
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When preparing to leave for college next year, the perennial question begins to get thrown around: are you excited to leave high school? While it’s easy to overlook, this is somewhat of a loaded question. I know what I will miss. I’ll miss being with all my friends, going home to a home-cooked...

Sophomore reflects on season-ending soccer injury

Sophomore reflects on season-ending soccer injury

June 7, 2016
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By Katherine Bird '18 | Staff writer “She seems to have a complete tear to her Anterior Cruciate Ligament and a slight tear to the Medial Meniscus.” The doctor’s words also known as what I believed to be my death sentence. Tears to the ACL are a temporary sob story to an athlete’s soccer ...

Junior reflects on ligament injury one year later

Junior reflects on ligament injury one year later

June 7, 2016
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By Lily Kubek '17 | Copy editor It was over a year ago when a casual Tuesday night turned into a moment that affected the next nine months of my life. It was a freak accident really, and as I sat in the orthopedic surgeon’s office with my dad while he Googled medical studies of what my injur...

Senior column: Senior reflects on use of hurtful labels, impact of strong support system

Senior column: Senior reflects on use of hurtful labels, impact of strong support system

June 7, 2016
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By Lindsay Stanek '16 | Pulse copy editor My time and reputation at South can be summed up in one word: whore. People don’t realize the effect that word can have. We talk about f** and n***** but we never talk about the words that hurt me. After you hear people call you something enough times, you...

Tower staff says goodbye to beloved adviser

Tower staff says goodbye to beloved adviser

June 7, 2016
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2013 was a rough year. A strenuous year, one like “The Tower” had not seen in the past. Partway through the year, we had seen the death of beloved adviser, Jeff Nardone, and would have a chaotic arrangement for the next year, with multiple advisers of “The Tower” and teachers for the Honor...

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