The Tower Pulse

Stigmas surround school spirit

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

February 1, 2019

‘Too cool for school.’ This phrase is obviously only used in jest, but it has a ring of truth to it today. There’s a lot of things that seem to be going out of style--they’re not “cool” per say. Think about the Sadie’s dance, for example, which was completely absent last year after such min...

Putting health over ‘success’

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

January 9, 2019

For a high school student, the school day does not end at 3:05 p.m. We know that it doesn't end after rehearsal, practice or a club meeting.  Maybe, on a good day, it ends after dinner. But on most days, it ends when you can't keep your eyes open, grumble “screw it” to yourself and crawl into bed,...

The season of giving

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

December 19, 2018

The holidays are often referred to as the season of giving. We at The Tower believe South students helped make this into a reality. South offered many opportunities to be generous during December. This week’s Holiday Spirit Week run by Student Association and the students councils encouraged studen...

Possible purposes of clubs

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

December 12, 2018

There are over 90 unique clubs at South, spanning from the mock trial team to French club. These clubs range from academic-based clubs, like Mu Alpha Theta and Writing Club, to service-based clubs, such as Key Club and Varsity Club, to other clubs that are centered around a common interest, including Bi...

Special education students are vital to positive environment at South

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

December 5, 2018

You may have seen a special education student working at Farms Market during the school day, or eaten lunch with them for Peer2Peer. You may have a class with one of the students or just be friends with them. In whatever way you have connected with these students, it is clear that what makes South’s...

Diversity plays vital role in our education, community well-being

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

November 14, 2018

Diversity is essential in the distinct and globalized world we live in today as it allows for a deeper and better understanding of the varying perspectives in it. It is more so important regarding the world today. We at The Tower think  recognizing the significance of mixed voices in any issue in o...

Students may be feeling the pressure but cheaters never prosper

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

November 7, 2018

“Can you send the homework from last night?” “What questions were on the test?” We’ve all heard it, maybe even said or sent it. Cheating on tests and copying homework is becoming more and more prevalent throughout South. Cheating is having an unfair advantage, like using your phone or wo...

Exercise your right: Why voting is important

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

October 31, 2018

On the marijuana survey The Tower conducted a few weeks ago, many of the responses we received read as “I don’t care” or “no opinion.” To us, this was a bit alarming. As journalists, we are taught to care and to be educated on topics that we may know nothing about to begin with. While a...

Keeping Students safe, dry, warm, and “controversial:” bond proposal divides students and taxpayers

Keeping Students safe, dry, warm, and

October 24, 2018

On Sept. 12, 2017, Architectural Digest compiled a list of the most beautiful public high schools from every state in America, with a majority of the contenders akin to those of modern castles.  Representing Michigan, South found itself commended for its manicured appearance-- a revival of ever-timeless arch...

Our view: Controversial literature encourages valuable discussion among students

Graphic by Eva McCord '21

Tower Editorial Board

October 11, 2018

As journalists, we understand the power words have to help, hurt or heal. We also know the power of silence and censorship. As students, we understand the diverse population of our school and the multitude of voices we strive to represent. We believe our curriculum should reflect that as well. W...

Our view: The pressures of hooking up

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

October 3, 2018

In high school, it is natural to end up in a situation one wouldn’t ordinarily like to be in.  With social pressures to conform to standards that can be uncomfortable for some, like hooking up, many students end up doing things they likely would never do had they not been pressured. According to...

Our view: Don’t let school spirit burn out

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Tower Editorial Board

September 26, 2018

We love South. Despite all of our differences, all of our distinct backgrounds, all of our unique perspectives, the students at Grosse Pointe South have one uniting factor: we are Blue Devils. While this week is full of competition between the classes, we at The Tower believe it’s a chance to recogn...

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