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Our school, our voice: The importance of student input

Our school, our voice: The importance of student input

By Editorial Board January 13, 2023

If school is for the students, should we not have a say in what goes on in the building? Despite students being the ones to experience firsthand what occurs in the classrooms, our opinion is often overlooked...

Post surgery road to recovery

Post surgery road to recovery

By Gabe Goode, Staff Reporter January 10, 2023

“Under the knife” is a phrase that refers to an event that not many have experienced. It refers to the act of surgery, and for me, the act of surgery brings about unpleasant thoughts and feelings. ...

Thrift trip treasures: An expert’s guide to finding hidden thrift store gems

Thrift trip treasures: An expert’s guide to finding hidden thrift store gems

By Gianna Roux, Intern January 5, 2023

Four years ago, my mom and I were digging through bins in the basement, when we found some of her old college clothes. That was the day that I decided to reimagine my style. Since then I have been...

How to: Start your own student business

How to: Start your own student business

By Troy Lipscomb, Intern December 8, 2022

Starting your own business can be very challenging, as it is difficult to manage and work for your own company. However, it can also be very rewarding. In 2017, I started my own landscaping business. Since...

“Woke” is a joke: Instagram activism promotes a false narrative

“Woke” is a joke: Instagram activism promotes a false narrative

By Editorial Board December 5, 2022

Swipe after swipe, Instagram is flooded with current event “activism” posts by numerous celebrities and students alike. Days later these “activists” are no longer advocating for their cause demonstrated...

Healthy competition: Local rivalries unite our community

Healthy competition: Local rivalries unite our community

By Madi Lucido, Copy Editor December 4, 2022

Michigan vs. Michigan State and North vs. South are Grosse Pointe’s most familiar rivalries. Rivalry game days for Grosse Pointers result in full green and white or maize and blue outfits. Whether you’re...

Three decades later: Roles reversed in rival wealth debate

Three decades later: Roles reversed in rival wealth debate

By Editorial board November 11, 2022

“You’ll probably never get the same treatment the Norsemen do,” 1994 South graduate Chris Jefferies told readers in volume 65, issue 9 of the Tower. His main argument was that South did not receive...

Spooky season debate: How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

Spooky season debate: How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

By Bella Yoakam, Gabe Goode, and Jamie Wallace October 11, 2022

Pro  While trick-or-treating is usually enjoyed by children under the age of 13, it can also be a celebration for us young adults that equally love Halloween. As a teenager who looks forward to dressing...

One extreme to the other: New phone rules shock students

One extreme to the other: New phone rules shock students

By Editorial Board October 5, 2022

When we experienced the extent of the new phone regulations on the first day of school, we felt a bit surprised. Not having phones at all seemed a bit extreme compared to the “off and out of sight”...

Why I’m a bird truther

Why I’m a bird truther

By Bee Bielak, Section Editor June 3, 2022

We have all been victims of mass surveillance. Walking through a park, a trip to the local pet store, even in your own home with the windows open and telephone wire in sight: they are always watching....

The struggles with my health really weighed me down

The struggles with my health really weighed me down

By Jo Jackson, Web Editor May 9, 2022

For most of my time in elementary school, I was very thin. So thin in fact, I could hardly fit in a children's size small. When I was nine years old, I only weighed about 70 pounds.  Once I was ten,...

GIVING GRATITUDE | On the left is Jim Fattore, one of the many hardworking custodians that cleans our school.  On the right is Scarlett Greet, the director of the custodial staff. Both of these people, along with many others, work so hard to keep our school clean. Thank you so much for all that you do!

Showing appreciation around the building

By Allie McIntyre and Kate Bania March 25, 2022

Custodial Staff The cleanliness of our school is maintained by the hard work of our custodial staff. They work long hours and do many vital jobs to keep our school running. In return, they get little...

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