The Tower Pulse

Opinion: Constants during ‘Coronacation’

Eleni Tecos '22, Copy Editor

April 6, 2020

We’re entering the third week of remote learning with a lot up in the air. It’s terrifying that no one seems to know what’s really going on or what’s going to happen. As someone who struggles with anxiety, the constant plague of the unknown is particularly unnerving. I don’t like not knowing...

Opinion: Harms of hysteria

Brad Kemper '21, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

Is COVID-19 ‘overblown’? No. I do believe that the concern over the virus is, indeed, warranted. Things such as canceling sporting events, schools and as enacting lockdowns are all sensible solutions to slow the growth of the coronavirus. Some people may point out the fact that the coronavirus...

Opinion: Staying sane while social distancing

Charlotte Parent '21, Supervising Copy Editor

April 6, 2020

This global pandemic has not been kind to my mental health, and I doubt I’m the only one. The spread of COVID-19 is not a brand new thing. It’s been circulating and spreading for a few months now, but as of the last few weeks, it’s grown exponentially, getting closer and closer to home. This itself...

Our View: Reaction to remote learning

Our View: Reaction to remote learning

The Tower Editorial Board

April 6, 2020

Right now, our nation is facing a vast amount of uncertainty, whether it be about our health, our jobs, or simply wondering when life is going to return to normal. Schools are an institution walking on especially new ground, and it’s causing both students and staff to feel the strain on their mental...

Opinion: Masking trying times with memes

Opinion: Masking trying times with memes

Marcus Boddy '20, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

Memes. Typically, a meme is a funny picture and an interesting punchline, but recently, they have become more than just Internet jokes. Memes are the newest form of art; a subculture in its own right. They are a method of communication, just like any other, and with the new standard for “social distancing”...

Opinion: No filters, no lies, no masks: Addressing behavior towards special needs community

Opinion: No filters, no lies, no masks: Addressing behavior towards special needs community

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Associate Editor

April 6, 2020

To put it simply, high schoolers are mean. I don’t intend to insult, nor do I mean all of us at all times, but we’re young and foolish. We stick close to our friends and aren’t accepting of everyone, whether it be of one’s attitude or style or background. And yet, even when we dislike others,...

Opinion: Practicing social distancing, putting others first

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

April 6, 2020

Last Thursday evening, when Governor Whitmer announced our schools would be closed for these next few weeks, I thought online school would take some pressure off of me. I assumed online instruction would involve less work than if I was at school. I am in disbelief at how wrong I was looking back only...

My View: Lowering the sports betting age does not have to be dangerous

Jacob Harris, Web Editor

April 2, 2020

Since the legalization of sports betting by the Supreme Court in 2018, the rise of underaged sports betters has been very noticeable. Many people have their older friends gamble for them because they are too young. As technology continues to advance, it is virtually impossible to catch anybody doing...

Keep on keeping on, through online school

Keep on keeping on, through online school

Sophia Stann, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

The past couple of months have been harsh due to the novel coronavirus spreading globally, which is no secret to anyone. Lives have been put on pause due to quarantine, and for us students, that means online school. Online school was a foreign concept to me, so I had no idea what to expect. I have been...

Review: “Bheeshma” harvests emotions, pulls on viewers’ heartstrings

Review: “Bheeshma” harvests emotions, pulls on viewers’ heartstrings

Navya Charmiraju '20, Feature Editor

March 31, 2020

“Bheeshma” is a Telugu (Indian) movie starring Nithiin and Rashmika Mandanna. The movie follows the story of Bheeshma, a meme-maker who just can’t succeed in love. He falls for a girl named Anitha and the movie portrays how he wins her love, as well as his journey with organic farming. Advertised...

Our View: Selflessness of social distancing

Our View: Selflessness of social distancing

The Tower Editorial Board

March 31, 2020

Social distancing is a term everyone has heard thousands of times since the COVID-19 outbreak. Everyone knows what it means and how to do it; yet, we still see people ignoring the advice of our most knowledgeable doctors and scientists just so they can hang out with their friends. We at The Tower believe...

Opinion: Centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment shows importance of the vote

Eleni Tecos '22, copy editor

March 28, 2020

One-hundred years of suffrage. 2020 celebrates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and thus, the hundredth year of women in the polls. My 18th birthday is coming to theaters near you in December 2021, and I can’t help but appreciate living in a country where everyone has the right...

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