The Tower Pulse

The conflicted reality of diversity between Grosse Pointe, the stigma behind the N-Word

The conflicted reality of diversity between Grosse Pointe, the stigma behind the N-Word

Tower Staff

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

From the horrors of slavery to the pages of Mark Twain novels to the lyrics of today’s rap music, the N-word has deeply rooted itself into American history and, following suit, Grosse Pointe. Flipping through South yearbooks, it’s easy to point out a lack of melanin.  According to the 2010 ce...

Tower offers support to survivors of sexual assault

Tower offers support to survivors of sexual assault

Tower Staff, Editorial

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Larry Nassar will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Never again will he be a free man.  Never again will he be a practicing doctor.  And, in turn, never again will he be given an opportunity to molest young girls.   The former United States Gymnastics Team doctor has been sentenced to 40 to 175 yea...

Persevering through the changes: The Tower’s adaptation with a shrinking budget

Persevering through the changes: The Tower’s adaptation with a shrinking budget

Tower Editorial Board

January 24, 2018


Filed under 90th Issue, Editorial, Featured Content

The district budget has a deficit. Everyone knows it. The Tower has written about it and its effects enough times to know this: science department has had to cut down on experiments, middle school elective teachers have become part time and the addition of security guards in lieu of hall monitors...

Our view: Students, internet users at risk without net neutrality

Our view: Students, internet users at risk without net neutrality

Tower Editorial Board

December 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

The internet is amazing; it has completely changed the way we live. We spend hours every day browsing the internet on our phones, and school curriculums have been overhauled to take advantage of the internet. We often forget how revolutionary the internet was as it has become an essential aspect of m...

Clearing the smoke: addressing a national debate and how a proposed bill will impact the district

Clearing the smoke: addressing a national debate and how a proposed bill will impact the district

Tower Editorial Board

December 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

Las Vegas music festival shooting. Texas church shooting. Northern California elementary school shooting. Detroit Noel Night shooting. Just two months after the Las Vegas mass shooting and a few weeks after the mass shooting in Texas, the Michigan Senate committee approved bills to allow gun own...

The long haul: Amount of school before Thanksgiving break causes stress to students and faculty alike

The long haul: Amount of school before Thanksgiving break causes stress to students and faculty alike

November 9, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

Week one: exciting. New teachers, new classes, new classmates.   Week two: enlightening. Introductions to new, intriguing material. (Or not so intriguing, as shown by the continuous line of frustrated students weaving out of the counseling center’s doors).   Weeks three and ...

An open letter to the teaching staff at south

The Tower Editorial Board

October 26, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

Dear Teachers, The art of teaching is not one easily mastered over the course of a single day, night, month or even year. Teaching is something that calls out the best of society to pour their efforts into tending the garden of youth; a job never appreciated enough and only for the strong of heart...

Remaining true to our roots: Recognizing a history of journalism excellence, to protect the future.

Remaining true to our roots: Recognizing a history of journalism excellence, to protect the future.

The Tower Editorial Board

October 18, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

It would be an understatement to say journalism has the same public integrity it did 20 years ago. This lack of trust isn’t unwarranted; in professional journalism today, articles and stories come out with angles to satisfy a specific audience and get paid based off of ratings, not objectivity. Th...

Administration responds harshly to vaping situation

Administration responds harshly to vaping situation

October 4, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

The electronic cigarette was first invented by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik in 2003; they were first available for sale in 2004.  Originally intended as a device to help people kick the habit of smoking traditional cigarettes, the modern “vape” has now gained notoriety as a recreational activity, and...

Thank you, Edge

Thank you, Edge

June 4, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Final Issue

The Tower staff has been through a lot in the past four years. It hasn’t been a traditional high school journalism paper by any means.

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Student rankings are the proactive measure for an advantage in college

Student rankings are the proactive measure for an advantage in college

Staff

May 17, 2017


Filed under Editorial

We at the Tower believe class rankings could give the competitive motivation needed for students to realize their full grade potential and lead to further success beyond their high school years. Grosse Pointe South currently doesn’t offer class rankings, in which students receive placement based on the...

Privatized security should not replace our valued, community-oriented hall monitors

Privatized security should not replace our valued, community-oriented hall monitors

Editorial Board

May 3, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

They provide guidance, emotional support and love to students. They deliver attendance sheets, packages and other items for teachers. They are family-oriented individuals who are part of the South community. They have invested years of hard work and dedication to South. Our hall monitors love being at...

Editorial