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The Importance of Staying Focused at the End of the School Year

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As summer approaches, it becomes harder to focus in school. All students can focus on is the thought of summer and no more school. Warm weather distracts students from homework because students want to spend time outside instead of being inside studying or finishing a worksheet. Senioritis is c...

How to get a 36 on the ACT

How to get a 36 on the ACT

Erica Fossee '18, Multimedia Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Most students dread the early Saturday mornings spent answering ambiguous questions for five hours on the ACT. The score students receive on the ACT is reviewed by colleges during the admissions process, so it is vital to get a good score. Students are often confused about how to study for the ACT becau...

“Life of The Party” is predictable, but entertaining

“Life of The Party” is predictable, but entertaining

Erica Fossee '18, Multimedia Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

“Life of The Party” is a new comedy starring Melissa McCarthy that was released May 11, 2018. The movie is predictable, but is very funny and enjoyable to watch. McCarthy is known for her humor and outrageous jokes, and she does not disappoint in this film. She plays a newly divorced mom who d...

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...

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