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Closures affecting Michigan winter sports

Closures affecting Michigan winter sports
January 7, 2021

In football, the risk of head injuries has loomed large over the sport for decades. The NFL constantly looks into how they can advance helmet technology, and make the game safer for players. Now imagine...

Adopt-a-family adapts to online learning

Adopt-a-family adapts to online learning
December 18, 2020

Adopt-a-Family, an annual tradition at both North and South, is in the process of spreading joy and holiday spirit in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both schools’ Student Associations (SA) are...

New skateboarding club starts up

New skateboarding club starts up
December 16, 2020

Amidst this unfamiliar school year, a group of Grosse Pointe South students have come together to create the Skateboard Club as a space for students to not only express their love for skating, but encourage...

Remote schedule change due to community backlash

Remote schedule change due to community backlash
December 9, 2020

During the most recent Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, Board members confirmed the originally-proposed schedule change to seven hours of synchronous class is postponed until further notice. According...

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...

Turkey Trot will run virtually this year

Graphic by Tower Staff
November 13, 2020

The turkey trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition in Detroit for many years, the first race of its kind being run in New York, Buffalo, more than a century ago, according to runnersworld.com. However,...

Hockey teams prepare for upcoming season amidst uncertainties

Picture from left to right, Gia Cavaliere '23, Reagan Sherry '21, Julia Gebeck '22, Ellie Smith '23, and Liv Livington '22 celebrate a win against University of Liggett last season.
November 11, 2020

Winter sports have started. Tryouts were being held last week to gather the newest teammates for the hockey season. According to Grosse Pointe South’s girls hockey coach, Hailee Craig, the season...

MHSAA to allow 30% fans back into outdoor Stadiums

MHSAA to allow 30% fans back into outdoor Stadiums
October 20, 2020

   The MHSAA has just announced they will allow 1000 fans per sporting event at upcoming games. This announcement came last week as more fans want to see their teams play ahead of the playoffs. The...

Students Choose Between Hybrid and Virtual Learning As Face to Face School Approaches

Students Choose Between Hybrid and Virtual Learning As Face to Face School Approaches
October 16, 2020

There is now having the choice for students to either go hybrid or staying online, which gives students the choice on how they want to learn. It helps students who don't feel it is right to go back in...

Neighborhood Club reopens with new safety measures

Infographic by Patrick Koeppen '23.
October 14, 2020

After nearly five months, the Neighborhood Club has reopened its facility located on Waterloo Rd. The gym has officially reopened, with 25 percent capacity allowed inside. The gym has reopened with...

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...

The more secure the better

The more secure the better
October 2, 2020

Ever since we have been online for the last several months, finding new ways to make online learning easy and reliable has been a must. This year, there have been a few mishaps that have led to a new level...

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