The Tower Pulse

Searching for the solution: Improving communication, tackling issues at South

Searching for the solution: Improving communication, tackling issues at South

Elizabeth Flower, Supervising Editor at Large

November 9, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, administration meets with each grade for a class period to not only inform students of policies but also address important issues affecting South. Mental health and cyberbullying, along with vaping and drug use, were among the topics discussed in this year’s meet...

Young, depth-oriented girls’ swim eyes states

Young, depth-oriented girls’ swim eyes states

Victoria Gardey '20, Online Editor in Chief

October 31, 2019

Moving into the end of their season, the girl’s swim team is working as hard as ever to qualify more swimmers to the state finals. With ten swimmers qualified with state-cut times right now, the team hopes to add even more at the MAC Red division championship the weekend of Nov. 9, according to assistant coach...

“The Game’s Afoot” with the Pointe Players: Sneak peek at the Fall play

“The Game’s Afoot” with the Pointe Players: Sneak peek at the Fall play

Kyle Harrison '22, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

“The Game’s Afoot” this weekend in the auditorium. South’s Pointe Players will be performing The Game’s Afoot, a murder mystery starting Nov. 7 and going on through Nov. 9. The Fall play is directed by teacher  Meaghan Dunham who is molding this play to perfection with the hard work and effo...

Millage in the Village: District hopes to renew the fund to maintain safety, other spending

Millage in the Village: District hopes to renew the fund to maintain safety, other spending

Evie Kuhnlein '20, Business Manager

October 31, 2019

On Nov. 5, the school district will seek to renew the operating restoration and extension millage and the sinking fund. The millage, which makes up 25 percent of the GPPSS annual budget, as well as the sinking fund, which makes up 3 of 10 million dollars the district, are needed to keep buildings sa...

Penalty of politics at school

Penalty of politics at school

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Supervising Page Editor

October 31, 2019

Stars and stripes decorated the student section. Red, white and blue radiated with Blue Devil pride. The unity of South was as strong as ever, until a Trump flag began waving in the wind.  On Friday, Oct. 18, administration confiscated a “Trump 2020” flag from a group of students after it was waved bo...

My View: Flags and football: The need to keep political statements out of school settings

My View: Flags and football: The need to keep political statements out of school settings

Katie Cherven '20, Copy Editor

October 30, 2019

Our democracy is founded on free speech-- in and out of the classroom. But the blatant promotion of a political campaign undermines this principle wholly. When a flag bearing the words ‘Trump 2020’ and ‘Keep America Great’ was flown at the North v. South football game on Oct. 18, not only were ...

My View: Flag confiscation goes against principle of First Amendment

My View: Flag confiscation goes against principle of First Amendment

Jackson Jogan '21, Supervising Editor

October 30, 2019

To begin, I am deeply disturbed and upset at the disappointing action taken by our administration at the Friday night North v. South football game. Two of our administrators took a Donald Trump 2020 campaign flag from a group of students who were following the U.S.A. themed student section. Th...

Science Olympiad to start bagel sales Friday mornings

Science Olympiad to start bagel sales Friday mornings

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Print Associate Editor

October 30, 2019

Science Olympiad will be selling bagels every Friday morning for the rest of the year in order to raise money for the club’s expenses, according to adviser Shelley Rothenbuhler. The profits raised from the sales will go towards competitions, tournaments and any additional costs they may experien...

JV football ends 7-2 season with loss to Romeo

JV football ends 7-2 season with loss to Romeo

Matthew Kornmeier '21, Section Manager

October 30, 2019

 The JV Football squad lost their last game of the season against Romeo High School Thursday Oct. 24, ending with a 7-2 record. According to Captain Jack Hall ‘22, the JV squad has had a good season despite the setbacks they have been faced with and their dreaded loss against Utica Ford Hig...

Band and Orchestra prepare for annual Pops and Pastries concert

Band and Orchestra prepare for annual Pops and Pastries concert

Katie Maraldo '21 and Grace Whitaker '22, Staff Writer and Web Editor

October 29, 2019

Every year the Grosse Pointe South Band and Orchestra performs in their biggest fundraising concert, “Pops and Pastries.” It is held in South’s main gym on Saturday, Nov. 2. This event is band and orchestra’s first major performance for the school year in front of friends and family, violin...

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