The Tower Pulse

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...

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 ...

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