The Tower Pulse

Apex Legends Overtakes the Battle Royale Platform

Apex Legends Overtakes the Battle Royale Platform

Zach Heimbuch '19, Tower Radio

March 25, 2019

With the drastic increase in “battle royale” style video games over the past couple years, “Apex Legends” brings a new light to the seemingly over saturated genre. While each new battle royale game brings in some new aspects to differentiate themselves from the crowd, they all have a few “set...

A letter from the superintendent

A letter from the superintendent

March 25, 2019

Dear Tower Staff,   Let me start by saying I admire and respect The Tower as a student newspaper. The South Tower has a long history of outstanding student journalism and provides many opportunities to practice real world skills such as thinking critically, writing to educate our community, ...

A letter from The Tower editors

A letter from The Tower editors

Alyssa Czech '19 and Bianca Pugliesi '19

March 25, 2019

A letter from the editors,   We appreciate the letter to The Tower from Dr. Gary Niehaus, and encourage others with strong opinions to reach out too. We hope administration at all levels, staff, parents, students and community members are all participating in the opportunity to listen and reflect...

My view: student reflects on the pressures of attending a well-known undergraduate school

My view: student reflects on the pressures of attending a well-known undergraduate school

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

March 24, 2019

“How are you still deciding? You have to go there.” As a senior in high school, it’s a given to be asked about college plans, but after I state the two very different schools I’m between, the remarks have seemed to sound the same. I’ll mention the large, public school I’m interested ...

How Lent’s Meaning has Changed

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

When spring begins to thaw the icy winter in Grosse Pointe, many students might begin to plan for spring break. Yet, most of the Christian students at South start to think of what they are going to give up for lent. Lent can be thought of in one of two ways: a time to sacrifice something to praise...

My view: Basketball players should be able to go to the NBA as soon as they’re ready

My view: Basketball players should be able to go to the NBA as soon as they’re ready

Jackson Jogan '21, Page Editor

March 7, 2019

For as long as I can remember, entering the NBA directly out of high school has been a subject of much debate. At one point you could, but as of 2006, the NBA rules state you must be at least 19 years old to enter the league, or the one and done rule, referring to the single year you must wait. This...

My view: Black History Month is not celebrated correctly

Anne Muawad '20, Page Editor

March 4, 2019

For the past three years  I have been at South, every time February rolls around I find myself sitting in math class being given the same speech, the same assignment and,  often times, the same person to research as a way of celebrating Black History Month. To me, this seems like a sad and pathetic wa...

My view: Black history is for white students

Kathryn Cherven '20, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019

Black History Month doesn’t feel all that special for me, as a black student; “Everyday is Black History Month” rings pretty true. But that’s not the way most students at South, nor most students in the country, probably approach life because they’re not black. I appreciate the concept...

My view: the pressure of college decisions on seniors

My view: the pressure of college decisions on seniors

Claire Koeppen '19, Supervising Editor at Large

March 4, 2019

With the college decision date fast approaching, the pressure is on more than ever for seniors to make a decision on where they will be attending next year. As a second semester senior myself, I’m no stranger to this process, and while most of my college decision process is coming to a close, I still f...

Detroit restaurant Fort Street Galley offers a unique dining experience

Detroit restaurant Fort Street Galley offers a unique dining experience

Maura Shine '20, Page Editor

February 28, 2019

Agreeing on one place to eat can be a struggle for a group with different paletes and choosing one restaurant to please everyone can almost feel impossible. With four restaurants to choose from at Fort Street Galley  located in downtown Detroit, you can satisfy everyone’s hungry appetite. There’s ...

Iggy’s Impresses: New downtown diner serves up a great breakfast

Iggy’s Impresses: New downtown diner serves up a great breakfast

John Kirtley '19, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

At the epicenter of the Detroit, evolution lies Campus Martius, Midtown, and Capitol Park. Capitol Park is home to a variety of venues such as Cannelle Patisserie, Prime + Proper, Eatori. Now there’s a new kid on the block, and they’re sporting a unique personality. Iggy’s Eggies, a catch-...

My view on toxic relationships: Speak up to end the silence

My view on toxic relationships: Speak up to end the silence

Grey Korejwo '20, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Love is a fickle thing. It can be beautiful and amazing, but also damaging and terrible. Most high schoolers can say that they have been in a toxic relationship, yet some won’t admit it. With one in three high school students in the U.S. being a victim of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, acc...

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