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Opinion: Global pandemic’s ecological effects

Opinion: Global pandemic's ecological effects

Eva McCord '21, Supervising Editor-at-Large

April 27, 2020

“Coronavirus is Earth’s vaccine. We’re the virus.” This tweet, circulating in mid-March, was the response to the combination of the coronavirus’ escalating global reach and the coinciding results of society staying indoors, ranging from a false claim that swans have returned to Italy’s waterways...

Our View: Holding all responsible: recognizing industries’ impact on environmental destruction

Our View: Holding all responsible: recognizing industries' impact on environmental destruction

The Tower Editorial Board

April 27, 2020

Despite the hardships we are currently facing, we can find solace in the small joys our world has to offer. In particular, the environment has made temporary steps forward in regards to pollution. Carbon monoxide levels are down, the water is clearer and general energy emissions have been reduced, as...

Opinion: “Future Nostalgia” creates new rules

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Abi Wilson '20, Graphics Manager

April 27, 2020

Dua Lipa’s second studio album, “Future Nostalgia”, opens with the 80s inspired dance pop title track. In comparison to her previous album, Dua Lipa seems to have gone leaps and bounds in confidence and style. Her album is infused with the nostalgia promised in the title and the tracks follow through...

Apple Music is more compatible than Spotify

Apple Music is more compatible than Spotify

Olivia Bullington '21, Page Editor

April 27, 2020

The big debate of Spotify or Apple Music has been going on for a couple of years now. Spotify and Apple Music have offered different features throughout the years, and many people have switched over and with many different opinions. Throughout my life, I have always used Apple Music. I once tried...

Streamline Spotify is superior to Apple Music

Streamline Spotify is superior to Apple Music

Zach Farrell '21, Photo Editor

April 27, 2020

Throughout my seven years with an iPhone, I have tried almost every music streaming service out there. I’ve cycled through Soundcloud, Tidal and even had a subscription to Apple Music for a year, but time and time again I have gone back to Spotify-- my tried-and-true favorite streaming service. The...

Opinion: Does #SouthCare? How mental health is handled at school

Opinion: Does #SouthCare? How mental health is handled at school

Katie Maraldo '21, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

As the world becomes darker, its inhabitants reflect its aura. Since the emergence of technology into our society, many things that we as teens would not have been exposed to in a classroom or home setting are exposed to us online, like painting a picture-perfect life on an app when you’re deeply suffering...

Opinion: Cable TV is no longer neccessary

Infographic made by Ryan Caldwell '21

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney +, these are just some of the streaming services that have seemingly taken over the marketplace. Cable TV has gone from a household staple to unnecessary in a matter of 10 years. This is due to the reliability of streaming services, the cost-effectiveness of it an...

Opinion: Tweaking my Easter traditions

Opinion: Tweaking my Easter traditions

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Since the middle of March, a lot of milestones have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Easter was this past Sunday and many had to celebrate in solitude or only with immediate family due to social distancing. My day was spent very differently than the past 17 Easters in my lifetime...

Opinion: Learning about COVID-19 from a healthcare worker

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

For the past eight years Jeffery James Cornell, better known as dad, has worked as a physician assistant (PA) primarily in the emergency room. His crazy work stories would always amuse me; sewing someone’s eye lid, getting kicked in the back of the head while trying to hold a patient down, and th...

5SOS delivers calming music in chaotic world

5SOS released their album

Paige Evers '22, Web Editor

April 14, 2020

Last week, on March 27, 2020, Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) dropped their fourth album, “CALM,” coincidentally during a time when we all need a little bit more of it. After their five single releases off the album, fans were ready to experience all 12 songs as a whole. While...

The Weeknd impresses again

After Hours was released on March 20, 2020.

GIa Agosta '21, Page Editor

April 14, 2020

This past Friday, March 20, the Weeknd released his highly-anticipated album “After Hours”. Since his last “big” release of music was in 2018 with “My Dear Melancholy,” fans like me have been waiting for this album drop for a very long time. Let me say that I was not disappointed. “After...

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