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Summer Jobs to Build Your College Application

Summer Jobs to Build Your College Application

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Manager

May 14, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

The school year is winding down, summer is about one month away, and you may be scrambling to find a job for this summer vacation.   Whether you want to get a head start on a career, earn spending money, or you’re being forced to find an activity during the summer, here are some ways to fi...

Yodeling “Walmart Boy” releases a new catchy song that is true to country

Yodeling “Walmart Boy” releases a new catchy song that is true to country

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Mason Ramsey's rise to fame is something out of the ordinary. Ramsey was caught on camera yodeling at a Walmart in Harrisburg Illinois and someone happened to record him and post it on the internet. Instantly, Ramsey became known as the “Walmart Boy,” as this simple video became a hit. People foun...

“The Hate U Give” displays the current racial issues in America today

“The Hate U Give” displays the current racial issues in America today

Elizabeth Flower '20, Copy Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Opinion

“The Hate U Give” is a poignant novel, important within today’s society and a story which everyone, no matter how old, should read. Personally, I read the book in a span of two days, unable to put down this raw, emotional story that was so close to the actual realities of racial injustice in present-...

Controversy Arises with Kanye West’s Political Views

Controversy Arises with Kanye West’s Political Views

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Happening Now, Opinion

Ultralight Beam was once one of my favorite songs; Kanye’s musical brilliance within the lyrics, the rhythm and the vocals made it a timeless song that I could always play. However, due to his recent comments, it will never be one of my favorites again. The frenzy began when Kanye tweeted a pictur...

New record store allows music lovers to look back at the past

New record store allows music lovers to look back at the past

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Music is something that many people enjoy. Over the last couple of years, tangible music like vinyls is making a comeback and is inspiring people to take a trip into the past and explore what music used to be like. There is something about going to pick out your music that is an experience like no other. ...

Tower’s Guide on how to study for AP exams

Tower’s Guide on how to study for AP exams

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are right around the corner. Exams begin the week of May 7th, and exam times are varied throughout the week. AP exams often cause larger amounts of stress to students. AP exams can count for college credit, so it is important that you take them seriously and be as prep...

My view : the new school safety policies

My view : the new school safety policies

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Last year, security guards replaced the hall monitors at south because many felt that safety would be maintained at the school if these professionals were assigned to supervise the halls of the school. With recent increased hostility and threats in school districts nationwide, and in light of recent eve...

The five best spots to get your study on

The five best spots to get your study on

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion, Uncategorized

If you’re looking for some study locations, here are the best spots in the GP and downtown Detroit area: One of the most obvious places to study is one of the Grosse Pointe Public Libraries. The three branches are Central (on Kercheval Avenue), Ewald Branch (on Jefferson Avenue) and Woods (on Mack Av...

Fashion trends of Spring 2018

Fashion trends of Spring 2018

Claire Koeppen '19 and Sarah Stevenson '19, Section Editor and Web Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion, Uncategorized

Here are some of  the trendiest items of Spring 2018: The Fjällräven Kånken was designed in the 1960s, and ever since it has been a popular backpack to allow people to carry essentials and add an extra touch to their outfit. It comes in a variety of colors, such as ochre, sky blue, plum and fr...

My View: Tower staff visits Cass Community to help those less fortunate

My View: Tower staff visits Cass Community to help those less fortunate

Zach Heimbuch '19, Assistant to Tower Radio

March 15, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Helping others in need has always been a big part of my life, so when I was informed that The Tower was going to take a trip to Cass Community Service Center to make mud rugs, my decision to participate was instant. The mud rugs produced at Cass are made of shredded tires that have been found either on the stree...

Irony behind Melania Trump’s anti-bullying agenda

Irony behind Melania Trump’s anti-bullying agenda

Griffin Jones, Graphics Manager

March 9, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

President Donald Trump is known for his eager and aggressive demeanor as well as his very public opinions and criticisms, many of which have made their debut through his Twitter feed. Many people  his behavior to be too aggressive, non-presidential, and/or harassing. This conceptually brings out a ...

The truth behind what a long distance relationship is really like

The truth behind what a long distance relationship is really like

Audrey Whitaker '19, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Long distance relationships of any kind can get crazy.  It's hard being away from your best friend for any amount of time, no matter how far. My best friend is in college in grand rapids.  We were dating for about a year beforehand and had known each other for 2 years at that point. Breaking up never ...

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