The Tower Pulse

Opinion: The Grammys are the “Bad Guy”

Opinion: The Grammys are the “Bad Guy”

Abi Wilson '20, Graphics Manager

January 28, 2020

It was a good night to be a Billie Eilish fan. Otherwise, it was about what you expect from the Grammys, maybe worse. The Grammys like to pride themselves on being the leading voice on quality in the music industry. They described themselves as “music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement,”...

Opinion: Stand down Trump

Gabriela Dulworth '22, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

With the start of the new year, news of the possibility of World War III spread like wildfire after various conflicts between the United States and Iran erupted. “ WWIII memes” dominated popular social media like Twitter and TikTok, as well as larger news publications producing articles and TV coverage...

Opinion: Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett shine in not so hidden gem in Uncut Gems

Opinion: Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett shine in not so hidden gem in Uncut Gems

Charlie Matthews '20, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

Many movies that have starred Adam Sandler in recent years have netted primarily negative reviews from critics in recent years. However, Uncut Gems is a different story. The crime thriller film, directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, has received critical acclaim and even got selected by the Nati...

Opinion: New film, “Knives Out”, mixes comedy and mystery in a perfect way

Opinion: New film, “Knives Out”, mixes comedy and mystery in a perfect way

Olivia Buda '22, Staff writer

January 16, 2020

The movie “Knives Out” is a film full of entertainment, mystery, and twists that were captivating and amusing. The story begins with Harlem Thompson, a very successful and wealthy book writer found dead. His housekeeper known as Fran finds him with a slit throat and knife still in hand. It looks...

Opinion: Problems with changing the tobacco age

Julia Ambrozy '20

January 13, 2020

With the recent vaping epidemic on the rise, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to move the legal age of purchasing nicotine products from 18 to 21, which took effect at the start of the new year, 2020. The change in age hopes to crack down on teen and highschool usage of products containing...

Opinion: My 2019 in books

Opinion: My 2019 in books

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Print Associate Editor

January 11, 2020

The Klan - 8/10 Written by Patsy Sims in 1978 with updates up until the 1990s, The Klan follows Sims as she travels around the country, primarily the South, interviewing Klan members and attending their events. Widely-known Klansmen appear in this book, such as David Duke, and they give their own insights...

Opinion: Lumen Detroit warms up guests this winter with heated igloos

Opinion: Lumen Detroit warms up guests this winter with heated igloos

Lauren Nemeh '20, Page Editor

January 10, 2020

Located in Detroit’s Beacon Park on Grand River Avenue, Lumen Detroit allows the city to get in the holiday spirit. This modern upscale American cuisine restaurant offers guests the chance to enjoy the winter scenery with its heated igloo bubbles. Along with its unique seating, Lumen provides guests...

The cons of New Year’s resolutions

Hope Whitney '21 and Bridget Doyle '21, Page Editor and Copy Editor

January 10, 2020

New Year’s resolutions-- everyone makes them, but does anyone really follow them? I know I don’t. Every year I have a new resolution-- eat healthy, be more positive, go to the gym more, etc. Each more unrealistic than the next. While I would like to accomplish those things and I am fully capable...

Opinion: Reflect life skills in curriculum

Opinion: Reflect life skills in curriculum

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

For generations in the past and present, high school curriculum has always remained relatively the same. Science, Math, English, Social Studies and variations of these topics have been the main focus of learning. But how much of this information that we spend years and years studying and retaining is...

Opinion: Moving midterms is a needed change

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Midterms are possibly the most reprehensible week of school for students across the country. At South, this dreaded stretch of tests occurs in late January, contrary to other schools who have them in early January or even before Christmas break in December. With a wide range of opportunities to take...

My View: “Harriet” is an educational and visual masterpiece

My View: “Harriet” is an educational and visual masterpiece

Mia Craparotta '22, Staff writer

January 6, 2020

I knew the name Harriet Tubman and some of the amazing accomplishments she made being a conductor in the underground railroad, but I had never learned about in in depth, or about the many risks she took to free almost 300 slaves from Maryland. After watching this breathtaking film I realized that I truly...

Opinion: Bloomberg, Trump among interesting trend of ultra-rich running for president

Jackson Jogan '21, Supervising Editor

December 22, 2019

Michael Bloomberg entering the 2020 presidential race continues the trend of the ultra-rich running for president, which began with Donald Trump in 2016. These candidates are vastly different than anything we’ve seen across United State’s history. Trump’s peak net worth, 3.1 billion US dollars,...

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