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Writing the next chapter


“A tradition in print since 1928”—Although it’s written at the top of every edition of The Tower, it doesn’t force you to stop and consider how to go about carrying on the legacy of a 96-year-old publication, a publication that has covered everything from Homecoming to national debates.

With the year winding down, the question of how to best move into another season of The Tower newspaper has been at the forefront of our minds. As the next Editors-in-Chief, we would like to continue South, and The Tower’s tradition of excellence while fostering a community in which truth and integrity are at the forefront. Being gifted the platform of student journalism during our high school careers means also inheriting the responsibility of using it in a way our school can be proud of.

While these past three years of journalism at South have meant something different to each of us, they’ve been significant steps in carrying us to this upcoming senior year:

For me, Julia Roeder, it has been one of the most fulfilling and rewarding classes I have ever taken. I have enjoyed every sports event, school board meeting or school play I have attended. While writing for Tower, I have recognized my love for writing—something I continue to evolve in. I am looking forward to leading this publication while still learning every day.

For me, Charlotte Glasser, my two years of writing for The Tower have allowed me to fulfill my passion for writing while discovering new creativity through page editing. Most significantly, I’ve found the environment I needed to grow out of my shell and develop the skills I will carry into my new role as I continue to grow and learn more about just how impactful being a part of The Tower can be.

For me, Omar Siddiqui, writing and editing for The Tower has not only broadened my horizons when it comes to journalism but has also allowed me to learn new, innovative skills that I can apply when maintaining and adding new features to the website. It has allowed me to grow not only as a student but as a person. I have met incredible people and have had the opportunity to learn from some of the most driven and knowledgeable students. As I take this new role, I hope that I can be the inspiration that my predecessors were for me.

As we finish out the rest of this year, we are looking forward to learning and adapting to our new roles that we are proud to hold and continuing to build the legacy we are so grateful to have been passed on.

Right Over Left,

Julia Roeder
Charlotte Glasser
Omar Siddiqui

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Omar Siddiqui '25
Omar Siddiqui '25, Associate Web Editor
Omar Siddiqui ’25 is a second-year staffer with an immense passion for journalism who has taken on the role of associate web editor this year. Siddiqui believes that The Tower is making a difference in Grosse Pointe by writing bold and impactful stories. “I feel as if I’m doing my due diligence as a member of the community by writing for The Tower,” Siddiqui said. Outside of school, Siddiqui plays varsity soccer and participates in Science Olympiad. He also volunteers as a therapy aid at a mental health clinic in his free time. When asked to state something about him that no one knows, Siddiqui said he would like the world to know he can do a backflip. “It’s really impressive in person,” Siddiqui said. “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication that I put into all my goals in life.”
Julia Roeder '25
Julia Roeder '25, Supervising Web Editor
Whether it’s The Rolling Stone, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, or Tyler the Creator, Julia Roeder ’25 is guaranteed to have seen them in concert. All eyes envy her as she walks into the journalism classroom wearing merchandise she bought from the concert the night before. When she’s not listening to her favorite artists, she spends most of her time jamming out on her own guitar, being your average aspiring popstar. Besides her still-amounting popstar career, Roeder is also the Supervising Web Editor of The Tower. This is Roeder’s second year on staff and she is looking forward to continuing her role and being involved in the community and school. “I love Tower because you’re informing the community of what’s going on and also getting to know people on staff,” Roeder said.
Charlotte Glasser '25
Charlotte Glasser '25, Supervising Page Editor
When she’s not baking or watching Gilmore Girls, second year staffer and Supervising Copy Editor Charlotte Glasser ’25 is behind the computer making The Tower newspaper come alive. Glasser takes French through University of Detroit Mercy, her goal is to become fluent; she was inspired this year after her trip to France in July, this past summer.“I think that French is such a beautiful language and I have always wanted to be bilingual,” Glasser said. Both of Glasser’s siblings have been on The Tower in years prior—her sister enjoyed it so much that Glasser decided to follow in her footsteps. She said that one of the reasons she loves Tower is that journalism is its style of writing.“If essay writing or creative writing isn’t your thing, maybe this is and I love how Tower has something for everyone,” said Glasser.

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