The Tower Pulse

My view: the importance of MLK Day

My view: the importance of MLK Day

Spencer Rajewski '22, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

When I was younger, I would spend Martin Luther King day at the Detroit Auto Show. All I cared about was that we got a day off from school, but now that I have matured I understand why this man has his own day. MLK day is seen as a day to recognize and promote equal rights among all American citizens reg...

My view: “Aquaman” sinks to sea floor

My view: “Aquaman” sinks to sea floor

Max Simonson '21, Page Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content

Once again, a DC movie disappoints me and fails live up to the anticipation and excitement of the DC universe. "Aquaman" was filled with corny one-liners, unrealistic special effects and terrible graphics. The costumes were too cartoonish for liking, but the fight scenes were action packed and suspense...

South teacher shares passion for psychology with students

South teacher shares passion for psychology with students

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Features

She can teach religion. She can teach physical education. She can teach world history and Middle Eastern history. She can teach government and economics. And now she can teach psychology. Kendra Caralis has moved from teaching underclassmen about Genghis Khan to figuring out the ways ...

My view: Juice that goes above and beyond

My view: Juice that goes above and beyond

Reis Dempsey '19, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Beyond Juicery and Eatery is a new restaurant in Grosse Pointe Woods.  Located at 21110 Mack Avenue at the corner of Roslyn it is well positioned to attract a large number of visitors.  Even on the busy opening day, it was easy to find parking due to the large number of parking spaces. Upon walk...

Um, like, just spit it out

Um, like, just spit it out

Frannie O'Shea '21, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Features

We all use filler words, whether we want to admit it or not. They’re the natural words that just roll off our tongues, and it’s completely normal to use them as a student or adult. Grosse Pointe South Speech Pathologist Amanda Bungard said the most common filler words include “um”, “like”...

Alum pursues passion in and out of the workplace

Alum pursues passion in and out of the workplace

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Features

She began at South, roaming the hallways, studying in the classrooms and, unknowingly, would be working at a top Detroit company and running a popular “foodie” Instagram account in just a few years. Lyndsey Walworth ’11 currently works in the automotive news department at Crain Communications. ...

My view: “Vice” impresses at the theatres

My view: “Vice” impresses at the theatres

Daniel Klepp '20, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content

Vice starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney directed by Adam McKay, is a “comedy” about the life of Dick Cheney, the infamous Vice President to George W. Bush. I place comedy in quotes because Vice does not feel like it is written like a comedy; it feels like a semi-accurate portrayal of events that plays ...

Do we ever really get a “break”?

Hope Whitney '21, Page Editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Just imagine, you’re sitting on the couch, hot cocoa in hand, watching “Elf”. Life is good. Then, you hear a ring erupt from your phone. You expect a joyous holiday text from a friend or family member, but as soon as you glance at the notification, the happiness fades from your eyes… &nbs...

GPPSS culture/environment survey

GPPSS culture/environment survey

January 3, 2019


Filed under Featured Content

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSds0b0dyx5m4Hd0zVk2PExQor1mwhgatkksCodMa6UuyD6HDQ/viewform?usp=sf_link   The Tower is conducting a survey about the culture/environment in the Grosse Pointe Public School district and how it has changed, if at all, over the past several years. As community memb...

South Students lift spirits through fun socks

South Students lift spirits through fun socks

Jackson Jogan '21, Page Editor

December 28, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

According to The Joy of Socks, a donation foundation in Pennsylvania, socks are one of the most under donated commodities. The National Honors Society at Grosse Pointe South, lead by president Michael Willard ’19, and vice president Kendall Volpe ’19, sought to change that this year, with a school w...

My View: “The Princess Switch” puts a unique twist on the Classic Holiday Movie

My View: “The Princess Switch” puts a unique twist on the Classic Holiday Movie

Imran Siddiqui '20, Supervising Copy Editor

December 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Movies, Uncategorized

Simple yet enjoyable, ‘The Princess Switch’ captivates audience Every year there is an influx of new Christmas movies around the holiday time. What once was the Hallmark channel's job now rest on the shoulders of Netflix. This December, there are many new Netflix original movies to celebrate the ...

Tower’s holiday fashion picks

Tower’s holiday fashion picks

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

December 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content

Patterned socks This accessory can add color or pattern to any outfit. These socks can be anywhere from ankle to crew, and are perfect to wear with any simple clothing pieces. They are great to pair with boots or a solid-colored pair of sneakers. Fun, patterned socks can be found almost anywhere; s...

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