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Brick by brick, The Lego Movie 2 just falls short

Brick by brick, The Lego Movie 2 just falls short

Imran Siddiqui '20, Supervising Copy Editor

March 7, 2019

The second installment of the Lego Movie franchise tried to capture the same whimsy and humor as its predecessor but falls short in many categories. While there were many merits of the film, it ultimately did not reach the same standard. What worked for the original Lego Movie was the fact that it was...

Breaking the glass: new horror movie grabs viewers’ attention

Breaking the glass: new horror movie grabs viewers’ attention

Lauren Nemeh '20, Page Editor

February 11, 2019

Shyamalan’s latest production to the film series: Unbreakable, terrifies audiences yet at the same time pulls them in, and leaves them wanting more. With a recent release date of January 18, 2019, Glass stays in the spotlight of upcoming movies. The movie follows three characters: David Dunn, Elijah Price, kn...

Smile and wave; Mr. Blue Devil competition draws large crowd during charity week

Smile and wave; Mr. Blue Devil competition draws large crowd during charity week

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

“Girl are you a parking ticket because you have fine written all over you” David Petrouleas ’19, Mr. Blue Devil contestant said.“Number 11 is the stickball special…13 is the original italian,” Jack Coyle ’19, Mr. Blue Devil contestant said. Those who ventured to the auditorium last Tuesday,...

Better Health gets an upgrade

Better Health gets an upgrade

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Walking into a spacious area with fresh aromas and clean produce gives shoppers a reason to come back to a grocery store. This is exactly what the new Better Health store offers to its customers, and it doesn't stop there. Better Health, a Novi-based health food store, allows people the opportunity ...

Why 2018 was “the year of music”

Why 2018 was “the year of music”

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Page Editor

January 24, 2019

I can confidently say the year of 2018 fully delivered when it comes to new music. Starting the year off strong, Migos released their third studio album “Culture II” on Jan. 26, 2018. With features such as Nicki Minaj, Drake and Post Malone, the rap group provided songs that would last througho...

Aquaman sinks to sea floor

Aquaman sinks to sea floor

Max Simonson '21, Page Editor

January 11, 2019

Once again, a DC movie disappoints me and fails live up to the anticipation and excitement of the DC universe. "Aquaman" was filled with corny one-liners, unrealistic special effects and terrible graphics. The costumes were too cartoonish for liking, but the fight scenes were action packed and suspense...

Juice that goes above and beyond

Juice that goes above and beyond

Reis Dempsey '19, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Beyond Juicery and Eatery is a new restaurant in Grosse Pointe Woods.  Located at 21110 Mack Avenue at the corner of Roslyn it is well positioned to attract a large number of visitors.  Even on the busy opening day, it was easy to find parking due to the large number of parking spaces. Upon walk...

Vice impresses at the theaters

Vice impresses at the theaters

Daniel Klepp '20, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Vice starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney directed by Adam McKay, is a “comedy” about the life of Dick Cheney, the infamous Vice President to George W. Bush. I place comedy in quotes because Vice does not feel like it is written like a comedy; it feels like a semi-accurate portrayal of events that plays ...

The Princess Switch puts a unique twist on the Classic Holiday Movie

The Princess Switch puts a unique twist on the Classic Holiday Movie

Imran Siddiqui '20, Supervising Copy Editor

December 26, 2018

Simple yet enjoyable, ‘The Princess Switch’ captivates audience Every year there is an influx of new Christmas movies around the holiday time. What once was the Hallmark channel's job now rest on the shoulders of Netflix. This December, there are many new Netflix original movies to celebrate the ...

Tower’s holiday fashion picks

Tower’s holiday fashion picks

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

December 22, 2018

Patterned socks This accessory can add color or pattern to any outfit. These socks can be anywhere from ankle to crew, and are perfect to wear with any simple clothing pieces. They are great to pair with boots or a solid-colored pair of sneakers. Fun, patterned socks can be found almost anywhere; s...

New downtown shop satisfies sweet tooth

New downtown shop satisfies sweet tooth

Sumner Verlinden '20, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

A new dessert shop opened up in Downtown Detroit in Midtown close to Wayne State University called For the Love of Sugar. The menu includes a variety of cakes, macarons, cookies and coffee. When I first heard of this shop I was very curious about what they had to offer because I’m not a sweet fo...

WingSnob is the answer to lack of quality local food

WingSnob is the answer to lack of quality local food

Daniel Klepp '20, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

WingSnob is a takeout-style wing restaurant on Cadieux that shares a border with East English Village High School. It has two locations, Detroit and Livonia, and plans to open two more in the near future. With its proximity to Grosse Pointe and quality food, it is nothing short of a godsen...

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