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Girls varsity tennis tournament

Girls varsity tennis tournament

Ray Hasanaj '18, Supervising Page Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Sports, Spring

The girls varsity tennis team played several high seeded teams which included Northville, Troy, and Ann Arbor Pioneer in a tournament this past Saturday. Team co-captain Maddie Paolucci ’17 had positive things to say about the tournament and her team’s performance. “The tournament went pre...

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week

2016-2017 Tower Editorial Board

April 26, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content, Opinion

Coming down to the home-stretch of the school year means getting buried in the motions of tests and assignments, leaving little time to just breathe and appreciate the people around you. Staff Appreciation Week is meant to be that little breath, those five reserved days where we as students get to tha...

Reflecting on transgender day of silence

Reflecting on transgender day of silence

Erykah Benson '17, Editor in chief

April 24, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

 Ten years ago, South’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) was terminated by administration after students met opposition with the community. Former principal Al Diver said a series of problems arose in the community as a result of the GSA’s actions, including posters that were put in the counsellin...

Driving awareness, safety should be promoted the entire year, not just April

Driving awareness, safety should be promoted the entire year, not just April

Editorial Board

April 23, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

A buzz, a ding. Look down, and in a single second, your life has just changed forever. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and we at the Tower feel that all readers should be educated on the risks of distracted driving and how to limit distractions while driving on any road. The Nati...

Volunteer opportunities in Grosse Pointe

Volunteer opportunities in Grosse Pointe

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features

Another location that is in need of volunteers is the Grosse Pointe Public Library. The specific branch that needs volunteers is located in Grosse Pointe Woods. The description states that the Woods branch needs volunteers to help with accessing information and generally helping those who need assistan...

Gearheads compete in state championship

Gearheads compete in state championship

Sarah Bellovich '19, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, News

The Gearheads-- the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics competition team comprised of both North and South students-- competed at the State Championship last Friday, April 14. According to South student Ponette Rubio ’18, Safety and Business Captain of the ...

The gentrification issue in Detroit

The gentrification issue in Detroit

Kathleen Carroll '19, Web editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features

The city of Detroit, for many who have grown up in the bubble that is Grosse Pointe, used to be much like the distant relatives people visit once or twice every year, if that. Aging, worn around the edges, long past its heyday. A place loved for its traditions, for what it used to be, instead of a pla...

Fear the phone: the dangers of distracted driving

Fear the phone: the dangers of distracted driving

Piper Eschenburg '18, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features

As Courtney Diehl ’18 rounded the corner in her car, her cell phone fell from its usual resting place in her car’s cup holder.   As she reached down to pick it up, she was going too fast without looking and she slammed into a telephone pole, totalling her car and trapping her inside. “That all happened with...

Q and A with varsity lacrosse player

Q and A with varsity lacrosse player

Evan Theros '18, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Sports, Spring

Joe Boettcher ‘18 Q: When did the lacrosse season start and how often does the team practice? A: The season started in early March and we have already played six games. It has been lots of fun. As far as the practices go, we practice four days a week. Q: How many games will you play this y...

“The Talk”

“The Talk”

Amelia Turco '19, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Features

While growing up, children can be exposed to the idea of sex early on through media, television and gossip. In efforts to make kids feel comfortable, some parents may give their child a “talk” to elaborate sex. “The talk” has arrose to a debate among parents if they should or should not talk...

Coming to Netflix this April

Coming to Netflix this April

Emma Andreasen '17, Multimedia

April 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Coming to Netflix April 1 A Weekend with the Family A Nightmare on Elm Street Across the Universe An American Tail An American Tail: Fievel Goes West An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster Boy Bye Born To Be Free Cool Runnings Good Witch (Season 2) Gremlins On...

Flint Water Drive was a success

Flint Water Drive was a success

Phoebe Miriani '18, Supervising Editor of Photos

April 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, News

The Flint water crisis has lost much of its hype since last year, but it has not yet been resolved. During the week of March 20th, South’s Student Association held a Flint Water Drive, collecting donations and giving bracelets for every five dollar donations and a raffle ticket to tour the Tower for ev...

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