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COVID-19 impacts more than just the holiday season

COVID-19 has greatly affected family gatherings this year, and is especially impactful during the holiday season.
January 4, 2021

Loss, safety and hardship have become the defining words of 2020 for most. This year, the holidays will look very different for many families, specifically those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and...

Students give back through sandwich drive

Michael Tengler '22 and Doug Tengler '21 making sandwiches for 313 Calling sandwich drive.
December 15, 2020

With all the things going on because of Covid-19, and all of the disappointments 2020 has brought, 313 calling is a bright spot in this bleak time we are living in. Through something as simple as making...

Holiday season shopping tips during uncertain times

Shopping during this Holiday Season looks a lot different than past years. Here are some tips to destress this holiday shopping season.
December 8, 2020

This year has certainly not been a normal year for anyone. As the holiday season arrives, it is only getting harder. With COVID-19 continuing to spread rapidly, online shopping is going to be the best...

Performing through a Pandemic: ‘The Show Must Go On’ for Pointe Players, Despite COVID-Related Challenges

Performing through a Pandemic: ‘The Show Must Go On’ for Pointe Players, Despite COVID-Related Challenges
November 29, 2020

The lights dim. There is a rustle beyond the stage, and the curtain comes up. But the light that dims never returns during the rehearsal: it’s the sun, and it’s 5 p.m. a month away from the shortest...

South prepares for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

A piece by Anna Johnson '21 submitted to the Scholastic Art Fair. Johnson won a Silver Key Award last year.
November 18, 2020

Every year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards bring together talented high school artists from around the country to display their art and celebrate their accomplishments. This year, the contest looks...

Turbulent Transition

Graphic by Eva McCord’21
District navigates extended virtual time, drops proposed schedule
November 18, 2020

After finishing her four required Zooms on Friday, Nov. 6, an email popped up in North student Mia Cassar ’21’s inbox. The message from the district outlined a new, fully-synchronous schedule...

Testing together for Turkery

Graphic by Tower Staff
November 17, 2020

With holidays around the corner, several families are concerned. Some testing before events to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Maryanne Becker,community members testing before the holiday season d to...

Mask up, list of best masks for sports

Mask up, list of best masks for sports
November 4, 2020

As athletic activities amp up this fall and winter, the growing concern for athlete safety has grown exponentially. Masks have been mandated for many sports such as field hockey, ice hockey, basketball...

Water Damage to South’s Tunnels below the Main Building

Photo by Zach Farrell
November 2, 2020

According to Richard VanGorder, Director of Building and Grounds for Public Schools, over the past few months, water damage in the tunnels below the main building has become an issue that needed to...

The uncertain future of winter sports

The uncertain future of winter sports
October 23, 2020

COVID has changed the normal routine of many school events, and winter sports are just another activity to add to the list. With the season approaching, the questions regarding health risks and protocols...

As standardized tests continue to get cancelled, students find other options

As standardized tests continue to get cancelled, students find other options
October 13, 2020

Hundreds of teens throughout America are struggling to take standardized tests to get into college. So is taking the ACT or SAT worth it for college admissions? With tests getting twenty-four hours...

ACT cancellation poses problems for seniors

ACT cancellation poses problems for seniors
October 9, 2020

  On Sept. 12, the ACT offered their September test to students in need of a standardized test score. However, several Grosse Pointe South students showed up to Western International High School...

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