The Tower Pulse

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...

Our View: Coping as a community

Our View: Coping as a community

The Tower Editorial Board

October 24, 2019

On October 11, 2019, the people of Grosse Pointe suffered a tragic loss. Finn Huston ’22 was declared in critical condition following a collision with another student while riding a bicycle the night before. It was later found out that Huston passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13 in the hospital, surrounded ...

Our View: Historic rivalry inspires healthy competition, united community

Our View: Historic rivalry inspires healthy competition, united community

The Tower Editorial Board

October 17, 2019

When Homecoming season has come to pass and the routine of school life sets in, both North and South students are reminded of the familiar, year-round event: the North-South rivalry.  For some students, this competition is an opportunity to truly show their Blue Devil-- or Norsemen-- pride. We don our...

Our View: Slacktivism to activism

Our View: Slacktivism to activism

Tower Editorial Board

October 10, 2019

Youth activism is typically framed by media outlets as outbursts from passionate, angsty kids, somewhat naive in nature and brushed off as a cry for attention. Teenagers enter into high school and early adulthood with a critical eye of the world, a view of its needs and pain and a sense of hope concer...

Our View: Instilling respect onto everyone: discussing harassment, exclusion of special education students

Our View: Instilling respect onto everyone: discussing harassment, exclusion of special education students

The Tower Editorial Board

October 3, 2019

At The Tower, we strive to include all voices within the school. As the first month of school draws to a close, we believe now is an important time to address the behaviors and relationships of general education students toward special education students. We believe there are some within the school ...

Our View: Open communication: Creating an explicit dialogue to promote destigmatization around mental health

Our View: Open communication: Creating an explicit dialogue to promote destigmatization around mental health

Tower Editorial Board

September 26, 2019

From last year’s Mental Health Week fundraiser to the incorporation of the zero hour, the discussion of mental health is slowly becoming more and more normalized. While this progress is great and needs to be continued, we at The Tower believe there is still work to be done if we wish to completely d...

Caring for the community

Caring for the community

Tower Editorial Board

April 17, 2019

Homework, tests, practices, rehearsals, work, you name the activity, there so many things to do and so little time. Adding another demand to the list is likely the last thing South students are thinking of, but it’s well worth finding the time to do community service. Not because it’s required or ...

South has a voice, it’s time to listen

South has a voice, it’s time to listen

Tower Editorial Board

March 12, 2019

“We have a voice, and we are speaking.” “You have a voice, and we are listening.” These words, the focus of a mural upon entrance to the IA building, are meant to show that students have an opportunity to speak up, but, unfortunately, these complaints aren’t usually, truly heard.   We...

Drowning in stress

Drowning in stress

Tower Editorial Board

March 6, 2019

According to South’s time commitment guidelines, a student’s life is sectioned into three categories: academics, family time and sleep. With every passing year, these values become diluted, with additional time needed for sports, extracurriculars, personal endeavors and jobs. The school has stepped ...

Reacting to reconfiguration

Reacting to reconfiguration

Tower Editorial Board

February 13, 2019

As South students, you look back to your times in elementary and middle school nostalgically. As community members who grew up here, you love remembering the schools you used to attend. As parents, you take pride in the renown school system we have, and don’t want it to change. The thought of t...

Recognizing racism, still room for growth

Recognizing racism, still room for growth

Tower Editorial Board

February 6, 2019

Walking through the halls of South, it’s clear to see that a majority of our students are white. Yet many of these students may not feel the need to be conscious of their own race and identity, because it isn’t something that weighs on their minds when they’re at school. In large part, these st...

Stigmas surround school spirit

Stigmas surround school spirit

Tower Editorial Board

February 1, 2019

‘Too cool for school.’ This phrase is obviously only used in jest, but it has a ring of truth to it today. There’s a lot of things that seem to be going out of style--they’re not “cool” per say. Think about the Sadie’s dance, for example, which was completely absent last year after such min...

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