The Tower Pulse

Our View: Valuing your vote and voice

Graphic by Caroline Peabody '22

The Tower Editorial Board

March 10, 2020

The year 2020 does not only bring a new decade and new graduating class, but perhaps most importantly, it brings a presidential election. For most seniors and some juniors, this will be our first time voting, which falls at a crucial time in our country’s history. We’ve already seen the high-stakes...

Straying away from religious roots on St. Patrick’s Day

Aaron Vyletel '21, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

St. Patrick’s day is a holiday that has been celebrated for over a thousand years, based on the Christian religion. The celebration has started to lose its traditions and become modernized, as its original intent was to celebrate the life of Saint Patrick and the arrival of the church of Ireland...

Our View: Meeting needs of menstruation

Graphic by Just-Us Welch '20

The Tower Editorial Board

February 19, 2020

For a planet that is 49.6 percent female, there is an overwhelming level of contention regarding the natural process of menstruation. Many people have periods, yet everyone has access to period products, nor are they all comfortable addressing and discussing period problems. We at The Tower believe...

Opinion: Vacations help shape worldview

Becca Koch '22, Staff writer

February 13, 2020

The world around us grows smaller the more we travel, and yet simultaneously grows larger every time. It’s a bit of a paradox. Once you begin to travel, the sheer amount of things to do in the world expands. Travel helps bind everyone and everything together. I have been very lucky to have traveled...

Our View: Importance of diversifying our curriculum

Graphic courtesy of Caroline Peabody '22

The Tower Editorial Board

February 9, 2020

Multiculturalism exists to support the variety of ethnicities in our increasingly diverse country. According to the Census Bureau, Grosse Pointe has steadily become more racially diverse, with minority demographics increasing by 5.8 percent in the last 20 years. With initiatives such as curriculum review,...

Our View: How to initiate an intersectional future

Graphic courtesy of Abi Wilson '20

The Tower Editorial Board

February 9, 2020

After a decade of tumultuous politics surrounding women’s rights to cap the end to a monumental century of feminism, the future of the movement stands at the precipice between maintaining the progress made and designing an even more beneficial future. This very balance is embodied in what is now referred...

Opinion: Stand down Trump

Gabriela Dulworth '22, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

With the start of the new year, news of the possibility of World War III spread like wildfire after various conflicts between the United States and Iran erupted. “ WWIII memes” dominated popular social media like Twitter and TikTok, as well as larger news publications producing articles and TV c...

Our View: Focused on rehabilitation, in search of a more sympathetic view on addiction for students

Our View: Focused on rehabilitation, in search of a more sympathetic view on addiction for students

The Tower Editorial Board

January 14, 2020

“Crap belongs in the bowl, not in your lungs.” For the past few years, anti-smoking and anti-vaping ads containing slogans like this have been hung in bathrooms and hallways around the school. We at the Tower believe that this type of preventative action is ineffective and displays a lack of understanding...

Opinion: Problems with changing the tobacco age

Graphic by Eva McCord '21.

Julia Ambrozy '20

January 13, 2020

With the recent vaping epidemic on the rise, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to move the legal age of purchasing nicotine products from 18 to 21, which took effect at the start of the new year, 2020. The change in age hopes to crack down on teen and high school usage of products containing...

Opinion: Cons of New Year’s resolutions

Hope Whitney '21 and Bridget Doyle '21, Page Editor and Copy Editor

January 10, 2020

New Year’s resolutions-- everyone makes them, but does anyone really follow them? I know I don’t. Every year I have a new resolution-- eat healthy, be more positive, go to the gym more, etc. Each more unrealistic than the next. While I would like to accomplish those things and I am fully capable...

Opinion: Reflect life skills in curriculum

Graphic by Ally Bearman '20.

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

For generations in the past and present, high school curriculum has always remained relatively the same. Science, Math, English, Social Studies and variations of these topics have been the main focus of learning. But how much of this information that we spend years and years studying and retaining is...

Opinion: Moving midterms is a needed change

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Midterms are possibly the most reprehensible week of school for students across the country. At South, this dreaded stretch of tests occurs in late January, contrary to other schools who have them in early January or even before Christmas break in December. With a wide range of opportunities to take...