The Tower Pulse

Our View: Reaction to remote learning

Our View: Reaction to remote learning

The Tower Editorial Board

April 6, 2020

Right now, our nation is facing a vast amount of uncertainty, whether it be about our health, our jobs, or simply wondering when life is going to return to normal. Schools are an institution walking on especially new ground, and it’s causing both students and staff to feel the strain on their mental...

Our View: Selflessness of social distancing

Our View: Selflessness of social distancing

The Tower Editorial Board

March 31, 2020

Social distancing is a term everyone has heard thousands of times since the COVID-19 outbreak. Everyone knows what it means and how to do it; yet, we still see people ignoring the advice of our most knowledgeable doctors and scientists just so they can hang out with their friends. We at The Tower believe...

Our View: Weathering the same storm

Our View: Weathering the same storm

The Tower Editorial Board

March 22, 2020

We are in uncharted territory right now. On Thursday, March 12, rumors began to circulate among students. School would be closed the following day for professional development as teachers began to plan remote learning curriculum in the off chance that it would be necessary. Later that night, Governor...

Our View: Appreciating artistic ability

Our View: Appreciating artistic ability

The Tower Editorial Board

March 11, 2020

Education and the arts have gone hand in hand in preparing students to succeed in the real world. The arts, in particular, have allowed students to better express themselves and become more well-rounded. This is shown in schools around the country, and Grosse Pointe South is no exception. While there...

Our View: Valuing your vote and voice

Our View: Valuing your vote and voice

The Tower Editorial Board

March 10, 2020

The year 2020 does not only bring a new decade and new graduating class, but perhaps most importantly, it brings a presidential election. For most seniors and some juniors, this will be our first time voting, which falls at a crucial time in our country’s history. We’ve already seen the high-stakes...

Our View: Meeting needs of menstruation

Our View: Meeting needs of menstruation

The Tower Editorial Board

February 19, 2020

For a planet that is 49.6 percent female, there is an overwhelming level of contention regarding the natural process of menstruation. Many people have periods, yet everyone has access to period products, nor are they all comfortable addressing and discussing period problems. We at The Tower believe...

Our View: Importance of diversifying our curriculum

Our View: Importance of diversifying our curriculum

The Tower Editorial Board

February 9, 2020

Multiculturalism exists to support the variety of ethnicities in our increasingly diverse country. According to the Census Bureau, Grosse Pointe has steadily become more racially diverse, with minority demographics increasing by 5.8 percent in the last 20 years. With initiatives such as curriculum review,...

Our View: How to initiate an intersectional future

Our View: How to initiate an intersectional future

The Tower Editorial Board

February 9, 2020

After a decade of tumultuous politics surrounding women’s rights to cap the end to a monumental century of feminism, the future of the movement stands at the precipice between maintaining the progress made and designing an even more beneficial future. This very balance is embodied in what is now referred...

Our View: Focused on rehabilitation, in search of a more sympathetic view on addiction for students

Our View: Focused on rehabilitation, in search of a more sympathetic view on addiction for students

The Tower Editorial Board

January 14, 2020

“Crap belongs in the bowl, not in your lungs.” For the past few years, anti-smoking and anti-vaping ads containing slogans like this have been hung in bathrooms and hallways around the school. We at the Tower believe that this type of preventative action is ineffective and displays a lack of understanding...

Our View: Acting on the past

Our View: Acting on the past

The Tower Editorial Board

December 10, 2019

Acknowledging the past is the key to understanding the present and shaping the future. The traditions we practice, the institutions with we associate and the languages we speak derive from a time in history where many injustices were committed. As time passes and the culture around us changes, it is...

Our View: Cultivating correctness, growth

Our View: Cultivating correctness, growth

The Tower Editorial Board

November 21, 2019

South’s environment has become increasingly inclusive. We have become more open and accepting of others at South with activities like Wellness Week, along with our intersectional feminists, GSA, Patriots Club and SEEDS organizations. We at The Tower commend these efforts being made to make sure everyone...

Our View: The value of various viewpoints

Our View: The value of various viewpoints

The Tower Editorial Board

November 7, 2019

On Oct. 22, President Donald Trump canceled the delivery of the New York Times and the Washington Post to the White House and subsequently canceled the delivery of these publications to several other federal agencies. This comes after more than two years of accusations that these left-leaning publication...

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