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“The room where it happens”

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I’ve been a fan of Hamilton ever since it became wildly popular a couple years ago. Since I first heard the songs, I instantly knew I liked it because of how it broke musical standards. I’m not huge fan of musicals mostly because I get sick of the repeating melodies and find them boring at t...

My view: thoughts on political civility

My view: thoughts on political civility

Daniel Klepp '20, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

A wisp of hope arose on the House of Representatives floor on March 7, while Democratic Representative Mark Pocan and Republican Representative Rodney Davis debated House bill HR-1, and  had a lighthearted conversation on whether or not the band “Nickelback” was good. Obviously Nickelback is not...

My view: Why the proposed gas tax will benefit the state

Jackson Jogan '21, Page Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

A recently proposed gas tax increase would raise the cost of gas in Michigan by 45 cents by fall 2020. It would raise an estimated 2.1 billion dollars which would be funneled back into the restoration of our roads. According to the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, Michigan drivers pay an estimated 686 do...

My view: Why the proposed gas tax will hurt students

Zachary Farrell '21, Web Manager

March 25, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed tax hike on gasoline, if passed, would increase the tax by 171 percent. This would establish Michigan’s gas tax as the highest in the US,  at an absurd 71.3 cents per gallon according to the American Petroleum Institute. This is simply unacceptable and could p...

Apex Legends Overtakes the Battle Royale Platform

Apex Legends Overtakes the Battle Royale Platform

Zach Heimbuch '19, Tower Radio

March 25, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

With the drastic increase in “battle royale” style video games over the past couple years, “Apex Legends” brings a new light to the seemingly over saturated genre. While each new battle royale game brings in some new aspects to differentiate themselves from the crowd, they all have a few “set...

A letter from the superintendent

A letter from the superintendent

March 25, 2019


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Dear Tower Staff,   Let me start by saying I admire and respect The Tower as a student newspaper. The South Tower has a long history of outstanding student journalism and provides many opportunities to practice real world skills such as thinking critically, writing to educate our community, ...

A letter from The Tower editors

A letter from The Tower editors

Alyssa Czech '19 and Bianca Pugliesi '19

March 25, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

A letter from the editors,   We appreciate the letter to The Tower from Dr. Gary Niehaus, and encourage others with strong opinions to reach out too. We hope administration at all levels, staff, parents, students and community members are all participating in the opportunity to listen and reflect...

My view: student reflects on the pressures of attending a well-known undergraduate school

My view: student reflects on the pressures of attending a well-known undergraduate school

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

March 24, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

“How are you still deciding? You have to go there.” As a senior in high school, it’s a given to be asked about college plans, but after I state the two very different schools I’m between, the remarks have seemed to sound the same. I’ll mention the large, public school I’m interested ...

How Lent’s Meaning has Changed

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

When spring begins to thaw the icy winter in Grosse Pointe, many students might begin to plan for spring break. Yet, most of the Christian students at South start to think of what they are going to give up for lent. Lent can be thought of in one of two ways: a time to sacrifice something to praise...

My view: Basketball players should be able to go to the NBA as soon as they’re ready

My view: Basketball players should be able to go to the NBA as soon as they’re ready

Jackson Jogan '21, Page Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

For as long as I can remember, entering the NBA directly out of high school has been a subject of much debate. At one point you could, but as of 2006, the NBA rules state you must be at least 19 years old to enter the league, or the one and done rule, referring to the single year you must wait. This...

My view: Black History Month is not celebrated correctly

Anne Muawad '20, Page Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

For the past three years  I have been at South, every time February rolls around I find myself sitting in math class being given the same speech, the same assignment and,  often times, the same person to research as a way of celebrating Black History Month. To me, this seems like a sad and pathetic wa...

My view: Black history is for white students

Kathryn Cherven '20, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Black History Month doesn’t feel all that special for me, as a black student; “Everyday is Black History Month” rings pretty true. But that’s not the way most students at South, nor most students in the country, probably approach life because they’re not black. I appreciate the concept...

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