The Tower Pulse

Blinded by mediocrity, not worth watching

Love is Blind was highly anticipated, but has been highly criticized since its release as well.

Anna Cornell '20, Associate Editor in Chief

April 14, 2020

`I had many presumptions about Love is Blind-- I thought this show was just “The Bachelor” with a different name, but after watching, I would say I was only partially correct. Love is Blind started by introducing some random hosts-- Nick and Vanessa Lachey-- who vaguely explained the plot and...

Eternal Atake lives up to the hype

Eternal Atake was released on March 6, 2020, and has set numerous records since.

Charlie Matthews '20, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

On March 13, Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert did something rather unprecedented for an artist of his status-- release a deluxe album with 14 (!) additional songs on top of his highly-anticipated studio album, “Eternal Atake”, which was released a week prior. The deluxe album is titled “Eternal...

Opinion: Study for SAT early, often

Many students rely on prep books, such as this one, to prepare for the SAT. This year the SAT offered to every junior through school day testing has been cancelled, however many are taking time in quarantine to study in anticipation of being able to test in the fall. Photo by Nina Simon 21.

Tre Benson '21, Page Editor

April 12, 2020

Standardized testing is a different experience for anyone pursuing a college career. For some, the test material comes natural to them, and they are able to read, write or calculate the problems in their mind on the spot. For others, preparing for the test requires a little more attention. They may...

Opinion: Senior year in quarantine

Chamiraju on her visit to Cornell University this past year, where she will be attending college.

Navya Charmiraju '20, News Manager

April 11, 2020

With our futures uncertain and a pandemic that has yet to calm down, these are very difficult times. In the past few weeks, a lot of my friends have gotten their college decisions and a lot of us are picking our home for the next four years. Usually, we would be able to see each other and celebrate the...

Post Marvel-movie-marathon reaction

Post Marvel-movie-marathon reaction

Jacob Harris, Web Editor

April 9, 2020

Being stuck in my house these past few weeks has been boring, to say the least. Finding ways to pass the time has proven itself to be very difficult. So, to cure my boredom, what better way to do so than rewatch every single Marvel movie in order? Watching every movie took me about a week. The movies...

Opinion: Impact of cancellations runs deeper than missing out on sports

Jackson Jogan dives in for a race at the Wayne county championships.

Jackson Jogan '21

April 9, 2020

The coronavirus has caused the cancellation of many things important to me, and many other people. Are these necessary cancellations? 100 percent. Does that make it any less frustrating? Not at all. I was on my way to Holland, Michigan, two hours into my drive, for the swimming state meet, when the...

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,...

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