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Opinion: Taylor Swift Vs. Ginny and Georgia Drama

Opinion: Taylor Swift Vs. Ginny and Georgia Drama

Fiona Lacroix '22, Page Editor March 19, 2021

I’m part of the target audience for Netflix’s new series Ginny and Georgia: Mid-teens, in high school, a girl. Yet the entire time viewing, I was physically cringing, having to exit Netflix in order...

Two types of practice SAT books students use to study. Photo by Paige Evers '22

Standardized testing a thing of the past

Paige Evers '22, Associate Editor of Pulse March 16, 2021

Standardized testing, a common practice which started between 1840 and 1875, kicking off in 1875 as a widespread practice, has been used to determine how well a student is prepared for college. Today,...

Our responsibility against racism

Our responsibility against racism

Our View March 11, 2021

In early February, a flag displaying the symbols of the Ku Klux Klan was hung up and displayed towards Grosse Pointe Park resident JeDonna Dinges’ home. A few weeks later, on Feb. 21, the community rallied...

Recognizing hard work

Recognizing hard work

Our View February 12, 2021

The return to hybrid learning has taken a large effort from teachers and our custodial and engineering staff. There are many things to consider when bringing kids back to school with sickness spreading...

Will hybrid school be beneficial?

Will hybrid school be beneficial?

Xavier Prater '21, Photographer February 5, 2021

As we return to school in the month of January, many of us are excited to reunite with friends, have the ability to connect with administrators in a face-to-face environment and finally get back into that...

Trump's second impeachment brings a fresh start

Trump’s second impeachment brings a fresh start

Genevieve Boutrous '23 and Sophia Kapla '23 February 5, 2021

On January 13, 2021, history was made. It was the first time in US history that a president had been impeached more than once. The House of Representatives chose to file an impeachment against the 45th...

Graphic by Maren VanOsdal' 22

OPINION: COVID-19 vaccine is safe

Maren VanOsdol '22, Page Editor January 22, 2021

One year ago life was normal (mostly) then in mid-March everything was turned upside down as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly swept across the United States. Before long, it became clear that the only way...

Taking proactive steps

Taking proactive steps

Our View January 22, 2021

There is no clever lead that will describe Jan. 6, as well as the week that followed, better than the following: the insurrection that occurred on the steps and inside the very halls of the U.S. Capitol...

Zoom into a seniors perspective on first semester

Zoom into a seniors perspective on first semester

Ben Farber '21, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

Wakeup. Zoom. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. When I came to South my freshman year, I didn’t expect my daily senior year routine to look anything like this. I expected to get my school I.D. with a goofy picture...

Mid-winter break needs to stay

Andrew Isaacs '23, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

Con: https://thetowerpulse.net/34496/opinion/safecation-for-the-win/ The month of February is near the midpoint of our school year, and for some students, it means 4 more months of school. For most students,...

Safecation for the win

Safecation for the win

Paige Evers '22, Associate Editor of Pulse January 20, 2021

Pro: https://thetowerpulse.net/34499/opinion/mid-winter-break-needs-to-stay/ Midwinter Break is arguably one of the best times of the year. It’s a break between the first semester and second-semester...

CON: Midterms should take place regardless of the learning environment

CON: Midterms should take place regardless of the learning environment

Grace Wininger '23, Copy Editor January 20, 2021

The upcoming semester’s end is typically a time of study groups and flashcards; midterms just around the corner means study mode for everybody. But at the dawn of the face-to-face year, these annual...

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