The Tower Pulse

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...

Putting health over ‘success’

Putting health over ‘success’

Tower Editorial Board

January 9, 2019

For a high school student, the school day does not end at 3:05 p.m. We know that it doesn't end after rehearsal, practice or a club meeting.  Maybe, on a good day, it ends after dinner. But on most days, it ends when you can't keep your eyes open, grumble “screw it” to yourself and crawl into bed,...

The season of giving

The season of giving

Tower Editorial Board

December 19, 2018

The holidays are often referred to as the season of giving. We at The Tower believe South students helped make this into a reality. South offered many opportunities to be generous during December. This week’s Holiday Spirit Week run by Student Association and the students councils encouraged studen...

Possible purposes of clubs

Possible purposes of clubs

Tower Editorial Board

December 12, 2018

There are over 90 unique clubs at South, spanning from the mock trial team to French club. These clubs range from academic-based clubs, like Mu Alpha Theta and Writing Club, to service-based clubs, such as Key Club and Varsity Club, to other clubs that are centered around a common interest, including Bi...

Special education students are vital to positive environment at South

Special education students are vital to positive environment at South

Tower Editorial Board

December 5, 2018

You may have seen a special education student working at Farms Market during the school day, or eaten lunch with them for Peer2Peer. You may have a class with one of the students or just be friends with them. In whatever way you have connected with these students, it is clear that what makes South’s...

Diversity plays vital role in our education, community well-being

Diversity plays vital role in our education, community well-being

Tower Editorial Board

November 14, 2018

Diversity is essential in the distinct and globalized world we live in today as it allows for a deeper and better understanding of the varying perspectives in it. It is more so important regarding the world today. We at The Tower think  recognizing the significance of mixed voices in any issue in o...

Students may be feeling the pressure but cheaters never prosper

Students may be feeling the pressure but cheaters never prosper

Tower Editorial Board

November 7, 2018

“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...

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