The Tower Pulse

My View: We must work together to end cycle of racism

My View: We must work together to end cycle of racism

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Supervising Page Editor

June 28, 2019

“You’re a f---ing n----r.” To my ears, these words are filled with agony, devastation and misery. But to some, they can be used so impetuously, without a single thought of pain. As a person of color in a predominantly white community, I have encountered and witnessed many instances involvi...

My view: Excitement of summer comes with need for balance

My view: Excitement of summer comes with need for balance

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Page Editor

June 7, 2019

While many students would love to spend the ten weeks of summer out on the pool deck, tubing in the lake or road-tripping across the country, there is an increasing pressure to use this time with a much more challenging activity: studying. After June 14, the term ‘studying’ is far from what students...

To the seniors: Amidst celebrations of future, don’t forget your family

To the seniors: Amidst celebrations of future, don’t forget your family

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

June 5, 2019

It feels like just yesterday I watched as my sisters threw their caps and walked out of high school for the last time. Before I knew it, the summer was over and they were gone. As senior year arrived for my siblings, we got so wrapped up and excited about the opportunities and future that awaited...

From the future Online Editor in Chief: Continue tradition, embrace change

From the future Online Editor in Chief: Continue tradition, embrace change

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

June 5, 2019

For 91 years, The Tower has established itself as a beacon of student journalism. For 91 years, we have held ourselves to the highest standards in service to our community. For 91 years, we have given students a voice. Within those 91 years, our world has also changed immensely. With the rapid a...

My View: how the abortion ban protects the rights of a fetus

My View: how the abortion ban protects the rights of a fetus

Ian Foy '21, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

Even after almost two weeks since the Alabama abortion ban, the topic of abortion bans remains popular with the mainstream media. Although there are some things on the bill that I would have personally changed, I do agree with the overall premise of the bill. The Alabama abortion bill basically states t...

My View: how the abortion ban can be detrimental to women’s health

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

One step forward, and two steps back for women's rights as Ohio and Alabama pass new laws banning legal abortions. An 11 year old rape victim from Ohio who is being forced to keep her baby has sparked national tension on social media. This case, and many others moving forward, are being handled the ...

My View: 2020 elections will be a testament to America’s values

My View: 2020 elections will be a testament to America’s values

Matthew Kornmeier '21, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

The race for the 2020 Democratic Primary is well under way. Currently, there are 23 democrats contending for the nomination, only 13 of which hold any percentage at all in the RCP poll average. The front-runners of those 13 include: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete But...

An open letter to every confused or stressed high school student

An open letter to every confused or stressed high school student

Nicole Sceglio ’19, Guest Writer

May 17, 2019

January 2018, I stared at the class selection course. None of the senior English electives appealed to me, except journalism. I kept getting reminded that it’s a “freshman class”, but it offered a balance of analytical writing with creative elements that many of my past classes didn’t. I was excited for jo...

My View: ‘Old-Fashioned’ Market Tour at the Newly Renovated Village Market

Emma Rowady, Guest Writer

May 15, 2019

The ‘Village Market’, previously known as the ‘Village Food Market,’ offers a several old-fashioned, delivery, and specialized products with its new, progressing, and definitely improved renovation.     Located on Mack Ave in Grosse Pointe Farms, the market that has been in business since...

My view: Avengers Endgame is a must-watch for 2019

My view: Avengers Endgame is a must-watch for 2019

Gabriela Dulworth '21, Guest Writer

May 13, 2019

With the way Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” ended, it is no surprise the amount of anticipation for this movie was high. Fans were horrified leaving the theaters after “Avengers: Infinity War” about a year ago as many had lost their favorite characters. Out of the dust of disappointment came high ...

My view: how the Mueller report pushes a new importance

Eva McCord '21, Graphics Manager

May 10, 2019

Upon the release of the redacted Mueller report on April 18th, the collective political climate has found itself in the metaphorical port of the storm, raising questions about the legitimacy of our government and the role of authority.  The report, spawned from controversy regarding President Trump’s p...

Burns be gone: a review of multiple sunscreens

Burns be gone: a review of multiple sunscreens

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

As summer approaches, half of the world gets excited about their long overdue tan while the other half ponders about what the minimum amount of clothes they can wear without getting a sunburn. Thus bringing up the discussion on which sunscreen the paler half should use to prevent them from receiving ...

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