The Tower Pulse

“He Named Me Malala”: the voice of her generation

October 13, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Maren Roeske '18//Staff Writer Winning the Nobel Peace Prize at age 17, writing a best-selling book, speaking at the UN, chastising the President of the United States and surviving a death sentence from the Taliban define the public’s view of Malala Yousafzai, but her documentary goes beyond he...

Johnny Depp steps out of comfort zone in “Black Mass”

Johnny Depp steps out of comfort zone in “Black Mass”

October 8, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Opinion

By Jennifer Toenjes '16 | Photo Editor Based on a true story, this action drama tells the account of Irish mafia Godfather, Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp), joining alliances with John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), an FBI agent, in a desperate attempt to exterminate the Italian mafia. Attempting to execute s...

Twenty-One Pilots wows enthusiastic crowd

Twenty-One Pilots wows enthusiastic crowd

October 7, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Galleries, Music, Opinion

By Liz Bigham '18 | Page Editor Twenty One Pilots is a duo from Columbus, Ohio formed in 2009.  Their musical style is hard to categorize, but most can conclude that they are an alternative hip hop, indie pop group.  They incorporate frontrunners Joshua Dun on the drums and Tyler Joseph’s poe...

“The Intern” surpasses expectations with witty humor

“The Intern” surpasses expectations with witty humor

October 7, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Opinion

By William Muawad '17 | Staff Writer I saw “The Intern” over the weekend and it exceeded my expectations. After watching the trailers, I thought that the movie was going to be the typical teenager comedy film, filled with inappropriate jokes.   What I witnessed was a totally different type of comedy...

A girl’s guide to Homecoming

A girl’s guide to Homecoming

October 1, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

By Lily Kubek '17 | Copy Editor A chipped nail and streaky spray tan could be classified as a monstrosity when it comes to the primping, prepping and priming for a homecoming dance. This is exactly why a strict schedule is necessary. Without further adeu: a girl's guide to homecoming. Months bef...

Originality and passion meet in Halsey’s debut album “Badlands”

Originality and passion meet in Halsey’s debut album “Badlands”

September 29, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Music, Opinion

By Scarlett Constand '16 | Opinion Editor Passionate spirit and an in-your-face attitude combine to create impressive tracks on Halsey’s debut album, “Badlands.” Halsey was a previously-unknown supporting act for popular pop artists, such as Imagine Dragons, but the 20-year-old is now hea...

South choir to host sporting fundraiser

September 18, 2015
Filed under Choir, Entertainment

Liz Bigham ‘18//page editor An urban golf fundraiser will be held by South’s choir this Saturday on the front lawn of the school. Urban golf uses a more soft and compact ball compared to regular golf, and instead of a hole, the goal is to hit a certain object. No golf experience is necessa...

Podcast | Mad Max: Fury Road

Podcast | Mad Max: Fury Road

May 21, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Movies, Opinion

By Paul Attard '15 | Staff Writer Have a listen to Paul Attard's '15 opinions on the newest addition to the Mad Max franchise, "Mad Max: Fury Road."    

Drill music fans once again find love for “Sosa”

Drill music fans once again find love for “Sosa”

May 15, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Music, Opinion

By Paul Attard '15 | Staff Writer Things haven't been looking good for Chicago MC Chief Keef. After releasing a slew of mediocre mixtapes, being evicted from his apartment and being dropped from his label, many wonder what will happen next to Keef. Real name Keith Cozart, Keef has never been one...

AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” is electric & captivating

AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” is electric & captivating

May 11, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Opinion

By Scarlett Constand '16 | Staff Writer Set in the revolutionary world of the 1980s technology boom, AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” (“HCF”) is the television network’s newest period piece. Lee Pace stars as the mysterious Joe MacMillan, the sales executive for Cardiff Electric (CE), a...

Senior reflects on final musical theatre performance

Senior reflects on final musical theatre performance

May 8, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Music, Opinion

By Emma Turco '15 | Staff Writer I’ve always had a love for musical theatre. While most kids ran up and down a soccer field or hit tennis balls, I took voice lessons: It was the one hobby I truly enjoyed. I started performing in plays in 4th grade, and every production I have been in since then...

Rejuvenating but nostalgic, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” looks promising

Rejuvenating but nostalgic, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” looks promising

April 18, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Movies, Opinion

By Devlin Francis '15 | Associate Editor In case you missed it, the second official teaser for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was released Thursday, leading to a great amount of excitement amongst Star Wars fans worldwide. I will never shy away from admitting my Star Wars fandom, and to be honest,...

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