The Tower Pulse

School board votes to close two elementaries, reconfigure grades

Imran Siddiqui '20, Editor in Chief

June 28, 2019

The school board voted to close Trombly and Poupard Elementary Schools and chose the K-4 and 5-8 grade reconfiguration during the board meeting on Monday, June 24. These changes will affect the 2020-2021 school year. From Blue Ribbon Committee meetings, Town Halls at all the schools and 12 public...

My View: We must work together to end cycle of racism

My View: We must work together to end cycle of racism

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Supervising Page Editor

June 28, 2019

“You’re a f---ing n----r.” To my ears, these words are filled with agony, devastation and misery. But to some, they can be used so impetuously, without a single thought of pain. As a person of color in a predominantly white community, I have encountered and witnessed many instances involvi...

District investigates students using racial slurs in video

District investigates students using racial slurs in video

Imran Siddiqui '20, Editor in Chief

June 24, 2019

A tweet portraying two South students using derogatory language, including the N-word, was posted on Twitter last Saturday, June 22, by another student. The two white students were seen arguing in the video calling each other the N-word four times and used the term slave twice. One student said “Y...

Students Seek Alternatives to the Traditional College Path

Abigail Wilson '20, Graphics Manager

June 12, 2019

College isn’t the only choice for students after high school. Even among those with their hearts set on college, there are lots of options, traditional and otherwise. Community college can offer a step into the adult world without going straight in. They can provide cheaper classes and more personal ...

Boys track sets new school records at State Finals

Boys track sets new school records at State Finals

Spencer Rajewski '21, Staff Writer

June 7, 2019

Thanks to their success in this year's regionals, the boys track team took on states on June 1 in Grand Rapids, and performed very well. This year the team got to send 10 of their qualifying runners along with two alternates and set two new school records while there. “I would 100 percent call this year's states a success considering me and my fr...

Baseball wins senior night, looks to state playoffs

Baseball wins senior night, looks to state playoffs

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

June 7, 2019

Thursday, May 30 was the varsity baseball team’s last home regular season game. The team  played Detroit Edison Public School Academy, hoping to improve their below .500 record. Cody Shook ’19 started on the mound for the Blue Devils on a beautiful day to commemorate the seniors. Shook st...

New album, IGOR, lacks in many areas

New album, IGOR, lacks in many areas

Daniel Klepp '20, Staff Writer

June 7, 2019

Humanity is cursed with imperfection, and overcoming imperfections is what makes life worthwhile. Imperfection creates diversity in society and art, and it differentiates us as individuals. While imperfection is a necessity and something we should be proud of, it should only be embraced to an extent. ...

From the future Online Editor in Chief: Continue tradition, embrace change

From the future Online Editor in Chief: Continue tradition, embrace change

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

June 5, 2019

For 91 years, The Tower has established itself as a beacon of student journalism. For 91 years, we have held ourselves to the highest standards in service to our community. For 91 years, we have given students a voice. Within those 91 years, our world has also changed immensely. With the rapid a...

My View: how the abortion ban protects the rights of a fetus

My View: how the abortion ban protects the rights of a fetus

Ian Foy '21, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

Even after almost two weeks since the Alabama abortion ban, the topic of abortion bans remains popular with the mainstream media. Although there are some things on the bill that I would have personally changed, I do agree with the overall premise of the bill. The Alabama abortion bill basically states t...

My View: how the abortion ban can be detrimental to women’s health

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

One step forward, and two steps back for women's rights as Ohio and Alabama pass new laws banning legal abortions. An 11 year old rape victim from Ohio who is being forced to keep her baby has sparked national tension on social media. This case, and many others moving forward, are being handled the ...

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