The Tower Pulse

Feeling the pressure to cheat

Feeling the pressure to cheat

Tower Editorial Board

November 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

“Can you send the homework from last night?” “What questions were on the test?” We’ve all heard it, maybe even said or sent it. Cheating on tests and copying homework is becoming more and more prevalent throughout South. Cheating is having an unfair advantage, like using your phone or wo...

Exercise your right: Why voting is important

Exercise your right: Why voting is important

Tower Editorial Board

October 31, 2018


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On the marijuana survey The Tower conducted a few weeks ago, many of the responses we received read as “I don’t care” or “no opinion.” To us, this was a bit alarming. As journalists, we are taught to care and to be educated on topics that we may know nothing about to begin with. While a...

Keeping Students safe, dry, warm, and “controversial:” bond proposal divides students and taxpayers

Keeping Students safe, dry, warm, and “controversial:” bond proposal divides students and taxpayers

October 24, 2018


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On Sept. 12, 2017, Architectural Digest compiled a list of the most beautiful public high schools from every state in America, with a majority of the contenders akin to those of modern castles.  Representing Michigan, South found itself commended for its manicured appearance-- a revival of ever-timeless arch...

Our view: Controversial literature encourages valuable discussion among students

Our view: Controversial literature encourages valuable discussion among students

Tower Editorial Board

October 11, 2018


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As journalists, we understand the power words have to help, hurt or heal. We also know the power of silence and censorship. As students, we understand the diverse population of our school and the multitude of voices we strive to represent. We believe our curriculum should reflect that as well. W...

Our view: The pressures of hooking up

Our view: The pressures of hooking up

Tower Editorial Board

October 3, 2018


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In high school, it is natural to end up in a situation one wouldn’t ordinarily like to be in.  With social pressures to conform to standards that can be uncomfortable for some, like hooking up, many students end up doing things they likely would never do had they not been pressured. According to...

Our view: Don’t let school spirit burn out

Our view: Don’t let school spirit burn out

Tower Editorial Board

September 26, 2018


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We love South. Despite all of our differences, all of our distinct backgrounds, all of our unique perspectives, the students at Grosse Pointe South have one uniting factor: we are Blue Devils. While this week is full of competition between the classes, we at The Tower believe it’s a chance to recogn...

Speak against silence: A need for communication when combatting tragedy

Speak against silence: A need for communication when combatting tragedy

Tower Editorial Board

September 20, 2018


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In 1989, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established a task force on youth suicide, in direct response to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) data showcasing a disturbing increase in suicide rates amongst young adults.  This set off a powder...

Tower strives for the truth, encourages others to keep us in check

Tower strives for the truth, encourages others to keep us in check

Tower Editorial Board

September 5, 2018


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As journalists on The Tower staff this year, our main goal is to be accurate and to find and share the truth. A free press has been a valued facet of American freedom, outlined in the first amendment of our constitution. Recently, though, it seems that the American people have lost sight of the great se...

Senior final exams…optional?

Senior final exams…optional?

Tower Editorial Board

May 31, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content, Final Issue

It’s the end of May, with only a week left in their four years of high school. AP tests have just ended. The seniors have already taken midterms/finals seven times by now. Most of them have already committed to a college, or have plans for the next year which are not dependent on their second semes...

School’s Out? Proposal for school closure has been reviewed by school board

School’s Out? Proposal for school closure has been reviewed by school board

Tower Editorial Board

May 9, 2018


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With the Grosse Pointe Public School district losing approximately 100 students per year, the school board has reviewed a proposal that would require the administration to consider a school closure if that school does not currently meet certain conditions. According to the proposal, these conditions ...

We can make a difference

We can make a difference

Tower Editorial Board

May 2, 2018


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Last Thursday, while Grosse Pointe South students walked out of the building at 10:55, the teachers remained. That afternoon, they went through routine staff development training with an emphasis on an issue that pervades our modern society:about mental and emotional health concerns, and how our staff can...

Improving the new district-wide BYOD plan

Improving the new district-wide BYOD plan

Tower Editorial Board

April 25, 2018


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When some students leave at the end of the school day, they don’t have access to a computer or WiFi at home in order to do their schoolwork.  In order to combat this problem, the school district is implementing a new program called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), which encourages parents to buy their...

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