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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...

“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...

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”...

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...

My date is fully vaccinated. Why can’t I bring them to Prom?

My date is fully vaccinated. Why can’t I bring them to Prom?

By Editorial Board June 9, 2021

The state is progressing back to normal. Fans are returning to Comerica Park. School is back to near-full capacity. Our graduation has been altered from two separate events to one event.  In the past...

Lessening carbon emissions in a school setting: necessary and attainable

Lessening carbon emissions in a school setting: necessary and attainable

By Editorial Board April 29, 2021

In June 2020, Ford announced their plan to go carbon neutral, meaning the carbon emissions generated by them will be offset by initiatives that reduce carbon in the atmosphere. On March 31, Ford’s first...

Advanced Placement exams: students should have a say

Advanced Placement exams: students should have a say

By Editorial Board April 16, 2021

On March 3, GPPSS released the 2021 Advanced Placement test schedule. Many tests are set to take place online, rather than at school, which has caused panic for many students. The decision for non-traditional...

More options needed for return to full-time school days

More options needed for return to full-time school days

By Editorial Board February 27, 2021

On Feb. 9, the GPPSS school board met to discuss the plan for the final few months of the 2020-21 school year. With a hybrid schedule in place and functioning well, there was a debate about whether to...

Celebrities role in politics is flawed

Celebrities role in politics is flawed

By Editorial Board February 1, 2021

In a world dominated by a personal opinion that constantly spreads throughout social media, people look to celebrities to solidify their opinions and advocate for issues that they consider important.  While...

Cancel culture: a culture behind the curve

Cancel culture: a culture behind the curve

By Editorial Board, Section Editor December 22, 2020

Cancel culture: A complete intolerance towards any social behavior deemed as unacceptable by society. But the ideal-turned-fad promotes the critical inaccuracy that mistakes can, or should be, fatal. In...

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