The Tower Pulse

Opinion: Practicing social distancing, putting others first

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

April 6, 2020

Last Thursday evening, when Governor Whitmer announced our schools would be closed for these next few weeks, I thought online school would take some pressure off of me. I assumed online instruction would involve less work than if I was at school. I am in disbelief at how wrong I was looking back only...

Opinion: Lowering the sports betting age does not have to be dangerous

Jacob Harris, Web Editor

April 2, 2020

Since the legalization of sports betting by the Supreme Court in 2018, the rise of underaged sports betters has been very noticeable. Many people have their older friends gamble for them because they are too young. As technology continues to advance, it is virtually impossible to catch anybody doing...

Opinion: Keep on keeping on, through online school

Opinion: Keep on keeping on, through online school

Sophia Stann, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

The past couple of months have been harsh due to the novel coronavirus spreading globally, which is no secret to anyone. Lives have been put on pause due to quarantine, and for us students, that means online school. Online school was a foreign concept to me, so I had no idea what to expect. I have been...

Review: “Bheeshma” harvests emotions, pulls on viewers’ heartstrings

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Navya Charmiraju '20, Feature Editor

March 31, 2020

“Bheeshma” is a Telugu (Indian) movie starring Nithiin and Rashmika Mandanna. The movie follows the story of Bheeshma, a meme-maker who just can’t succeed in love. He falls for a girl named Anitha and the movie portrays how he wins her love, as well as his journey with organic farming. Advertised...

Our View: Selflessness of social distancing

Our View: Selflessness of social distancing

The Tower Editorial Board

March 31, 2020

Social distancing is a term everyone has heard thousands of times since the COVID-19 outbreak. Everyone knows what it means and how to do it; yet, we still see people ignoring the advice of our most knowledgeable doctors and scientists just so they can hang out with their friends. We at The Tower believe...

Opinion: Centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment shows importance of the vote

Eleni Tecos '22, copy editor

March 28, 2020

One-hundred years of suffrage. 2020 celebrates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and thus, the hundredth year of women in the polls. My 18th birthday is coming to theaters near you in December 2021, and I can’t help but appreciate living in a country where everyone has the right...

Opinion: Not so stylish: Brandy Melville promotes unhealthy body image in girls

Opinion: Not so stylish: Brandy Melville promotes unhealthy body image in girls

Maren VanOsdol '22, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Brandy Melville has made a monumental impact on teenage fashion: 90’s t-shirts, crop tops and plaid mini skirts is something almost every teenage girl (including me) can get behind. I say almost because it seems as Brandy Melville only caters to women under 100 pounds. Their clothes only come in...

Opinion: Warren leaves race, but leaves her mark on Democratic party

Graphic by Kyle Harrison '21.

Kyle Harrison '21, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

Throughout these nail-biting debates to see which presidential candidate will be representing the Democratic Party, Mike Bloomberg dropped out at the last minute after a riveting debate with fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren. Bloomberg ended his presidential campaign on March 4, but many say his campaign...

Our View: Weathering the same storm

Our View: Weathering the same storm

The Tower Editorial Board

March 22, 2020

We are in uncharted territory right now. On Thursday, March 12, rumors began to circulate among students. School would be closed the following day for professional development as teachers began to plan remote learning curriculum in the off chance that it would be necessary. Later that night, Governor...

Opinion: Bloomberg learns that money can’t buy everything

Opinion: Bloomberg learns that money can't buy everything

Kyle Harrison ’21, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Throughout these nail-biting debates to see which presidential candidate will be representing the Democratic Party, Mike Bloomberg dropped out at the last minute after a riveting debate with fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren. Bloomberg ended his presidential campaign on March 4, but many say his camp...

Our View: Appreciating artistic ability

Graphic by Caroline Peabody '22

The Tower Editorial Board

March 11, 2020

Education and the arts have gone hand in hand in preparing students to succeed in the real world. The arts, in particular, have allowed students to better express themselves and become more well-rounded. This is shown in schools around the country, and Grosse Pointe South is no exception. While there...

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