The Tower Pulse

Opinion: “Harriet” is an educational and visual masterpiece


Mia Craparotta '22, Staff writer

January 6, 2020

I knew the name Harriet Tubman and some of the amazing accomplishments she made being a conductor in the underground railroad, but I had never learned about in in depth, or about the many risks she took to free almost 300 slaves from Maryland. After watching this breathtaking film I realized that I truly...

Opinon: Uncut Gems shines bright like a diamond

Adam Sandler shines in Uncut Gems in what may be his best career performance. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Andrew Acker '21, Staff Writer

January 3, 2020

Uncut Gems is absolutely fantastic, and is one of the best movies that I have seen in a while. I was honestly surprised because when I first heard about it I thought it was just gonna be another Adam Sandler comedy, but Uncut Gems is anything but that. It’s shocking, suspense-filled and riddled with...

Opinion: “Fine Line” offers unexpected maturity


Paige Evers '22, Web Editor

January 3, 2020

Harry Styles, best known for being a part of British boy band One Direction has released his second studio album since going solo, “Fine Line” reached audiences on Dec. 13, 2019. This album has shown Harry as a solo artist and his advanced ability to immerse himself in the world of soft rock, singer-s...

Opinion: Frozen 2 relies on success of original, lacks depth

Maren VanOsdol, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Six years ago Frozen came out. I was nine years old, the prime age for Frozen. I loved the songs, the story and the two princesses. Now, six years later, I’m a cynical teenager writing a review for the unnecessary sequel of an “instant classic” Disney animated movie. Despite Frozen II being a cartoon...

Newly-opened Poke Burri disappoints with limited menu, early mistakes

The make-your-own burrito sushi roll, pictured here with vegetables and spicy mayonnaise, can be customized to order. Also pictured here is a sushi corn dog. Photos by Nina Simon '21 and Gaby Dulworth '22.

Nina Simon '21 and Gaby Dulworth '22

December 22, 2019

Atlanta-based chain Poke Burri opened a new restaurant in midtown-Detroit on Dec. 11. Walking into the space, we automatically felt an awkward, seedy vibe. The utensils were plastic, shabbily arranged on a collapsible table. The workers were very nice, but the ordering system was not effective. We ...

Opinion: Comfort food in the heart of Corktown

Opinion: Comfort food in the heart of Corktown

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Looking for the perfect place to sit down and indulge in comfort food? Cork and Gabel is the experience for this. It is right in the heart of Corktown, which is a great location. What I really appreciated was the free parking, which is extremely to find in the downtown area. The staff was very po...

Opinion: New bubble tea shop is a bursting experience

Opinion: New bubble tea shop is a bursting experience

Sophia Fowler ’22, Copy Editor

December 18, 2019

As bubble tea has climbed its way onto Instagram feeds and into teenagers’ appetites, more and more boba shops are opening in metro Detroit. The first to make its mark on the Pointes, Bubble Tea Parlour on Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods is worth a try if I do say so myself. This new boba s...

Opinion: Parasite movie offers universal appeal, something to say

Bong Joon-Ho's newest movie, Parasite, is in theaters now. Photo of movie poster by Abi Wilson '20.

Abi Wilson '20, Graphics Manager

December 15, 2019

Parasite is the South Korean movie you’ve heard people talking about all over the internet. I don’t usually listen to what my Twitter timeline says about movies, but I kept seeing this movie everywhere. So I had to know why people were praising this movie so much, and why a foriegn film had gained...

Opinion: new Lebanese restaurant, Leila, offers upscale comfort food in Downtown Detroit

photos courtesy of Leila website

Mary Fannon '21, Copy Editor

December 13, 2019

While arriving at the highly welcoming and warm atmosphere of Leila, located on Griswold St in downtown Detroit, I knew I was going to enjoy the food I was going to eat. Walking into a restaurant with highly diverse smells and hearing the chatter amongst people and the sizzle of the open kitchen is an...

Opinion: West Park Winter Social brings community together during the holiday season

Opinion: West Park Winter Social brings community together during the holiday season

Katie Maraldo '21, Staff writer

December 13, 2019

Grosse Pointe Park held their annual tree lighting event in West Park, located along the border of the Park and Detroit on Saturday, Nov. 30. Kercheval was filled with food trucks, holiday market stands, activities for kids, musical performers, a bar fully equipt with drinks for adults and an enormous...

Opinion: Sounds of the Season does not disappoint

Opinion: Sounds of the Season does not disappoint

Victoria Gardey '20, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2019

Somehow I made it through nearly four years of high school without ever going to a choir concert. What a mistake. Walking into the North Performing Arts Center, I planned to stay and usher for the Sounds of the Season concert for only my required hour for NHS. Nearly three hours later, I left...

Opinion: Viewers should race to see Ford v Ferrari

Photo courtesy of IMDb

Andrew Acker '21, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Ford v Ferrari is an engaging, thrilling movie based on a true story. I would definitely recommend it to everyone, even if they are not fans of racing or racing movies. The film depicts the late 60s rivalry between car companies Ford and Ferrari, as Ford tries to end Ferrari’s five year win streak...