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Screens and teens event at the local Family Center

Screens and teens event at the local Family Center

Solana Bryson, Guest Writer '18

May 12, 2017


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A voice in the community is trying to tackle phone addiction through an event located at The Family Center in Grosse Pointe. The event on May 17 at 7 p.m. is titled Teens and Screens: A solution-focused conversation. The event is being held to help students and parents learn to detach from their devices and face t...

Jazz band plays at famous club in Detroit

Jazz band plays at famous club in Detroit

Christa Abar '20, Guest Writer

May 12, 2017


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Grosse Pointe South Jazz band along with Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra played at the jazz club Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit on May 4. This is the third time that the GPS jazz band has played live at Cliff Bells, starting this tradition in 2014. “Of everything all the bands do, between the ...

Salsa, Swing and Sass:

Salsa, Swing and Sass:

Madeleine Allen '20, Guest Writer

May 12, 2017


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The class of 2018’s fundraiser brought in big bucks for the class of 2018 this past Friday, May 5. Teachers and dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio partnered together to compete in the charity dance held in the auditorium. “I think that learning to dance and doing it for a good cause ...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Olivia Sheffer '17, Assistant Business Manager

May 11, 2017


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Innocent teen murdered by police After 15 year old Jordan Edwards was killed by a police officer, more than 100 of his football teammates prayed and cried for his family as they one by one hugged the family members and wrote messages on his locker. Jordan was a freshman at Mesquite High School in ...

National German Exam at South

National German Exam at South

May 11, 2017


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According to German teacher Lisa Richmond, The National German Exam is administered each year to over 26,500 high school students of German. Grosse Pointe South students (Two of whom are also Pierce students) earned the following 35 medals. "I am extremely proud of them," Richmond said.    ...

Hall monitors vs. security guards

Hall monitors vs. security guards

Emma Russell '17, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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They are parents, coaches, friends, givers of advice, and they are hidden within the halls watching over the students of South; they are the hall monitors. Classroom assistant and hall monitor, Andre Williams, has been working within the halls of South for seven years. He said he loves every seco...

Hairspray

Hairspray

Ella Dipen '19, Staff Writers

May 3, 2017


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Grosse Pointe South’s all school musical “Hairspray” took visitors back in time to enjoy the magic of the Sixties: they experienced happy music, dancing people in colorful dresses and social issues like racism. This year’s Broadway musical was performed on April 27th to 30th at the Christian A...

Women’s Fitness Club to provide girls with workout motivation

Women’s Fitness Club to provide girls with workout motivation

Sarah Stevenson '19, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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The Women’s Fitness Club is a new organization this year that will provide women with workouts with other South students. The club is run by presidents Maddie Kolomjec and Madison Bedsworth, both ’18, and is supervised by English teacher, Elizabeth Lulis. The club was created to bring women of South...

Tower Senior Survey

Tower Senior Survey

The Tower Staff

May 2, 2017


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Click here to fill out the survey if you are a senior. The information recorded is what The Tower collects involving your plans for next year. Make sure you're signed in with your school account.    ...

Gearheads compete in state championship

Gearheads compete in state championship

Sarah Bellovich '19, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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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 ...

Flint Water Drive was a success

Flint Water Drive was a success

Phoebe Miriani '18, Supervising Editor of Photos

April 12, 2017


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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...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor

April 12, 2017


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Neil Gorsuch confirmed as Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th member of the Supreme Court on April 10.  Gorsuch took the seat once occupied by Judge Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.  President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch on Jan. 31, 2017, and the Senate vo...

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