The Tower Pulse

Working out is one of many stress-reducing strategies for students

Working out is one of many stress-reducing strategies for students

Grace Reyes '19, Pulse Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Health and Fitness

Balancing work and other extracurricular high school activities can be overwhelming. Finding a healthy coping strategy to battle stress can be a great outlet for busy students. Working out is one of many ways to reduce stress, according to South’s school psychologist, Lisa Khoury. Carly Orhan ’...

How Lent’s Meaning has Changed

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

When spring begins to thaw the icy winter in Grosse Pointe, many students might begin to plan for spring break. Yet, most of the Christian students at South start to think of what they are going to give up for lent. Lent can be thought of in one of two ways: a time to sacrifice something to praise...

Cannelle, a Detroit bakery, attracts new customers with stellar pastries

Cannelle, a Detroit bakery, attracts new customers with stellar pastries

Sumner Verlinden '20, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Uncategorized

I recently visited Cannelle by Matt Knio located at 45 West Grand River, just one block from downtowns shopping district on Woodward. My first thought when I arrived there was shock. The outside of the building is so grand but simple, which I assume pulls many customers inside. The inside of the ...

Basketball student manager reminisces on the past four years on the team

Basketball student manager reminisces on the past four years on the team

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Sports

There has not been a student manager position open for the boys Varsity Basketball team in four years because John Weglarz has spent his years at South in that position. “Each year I have the opportunity to go through the ups and downs of the season with a stellar group of guys and personalities...

Student finds enjoyment in numerous sports

Student finds enjoyment in numerous sports

Bridget Doyle '21, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Sports

Practices. Games. Tournaments--A constant cycle for Jen Crowley ’21. Crowley plays four sports; a mix of travel and high school athletics. She participates in JV basketball, varsity and travel soccer, and varsity golf during the school year as well as swimming for the Country Club of Detroit in the ...

South has a voice, it’s time to listen

South has a voice, it’s time to listen

Tower Editorial Board

March 12, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

“We have a voice, and we are speaking.” “You have a voice, and we are listening.” These words, the focus of a mural upon entrance to the IA building, are meant to show that students have an opportunity to speak up, but, unfortunately, these complaints aren’t usually, truly heard.   We...

Candid about culture: The Tower investigates a change in environment at South

Candid about culture: The Tower investigates a change in environment at South

Alyssa Czech '19, Editor in Chief and Bianca Pugliesi '19, Associate Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Features

Based on the 2017-2018 Employee Engagement Survey, which The Tower obtained through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act), over half of the staff at South say they are not satisfied with the culture of their workplace. Over the past several months, The Tower has conducted over 35 interviews and obtained multi...

New movie displays the importance of female empowerment in the workplace

New movie displays the importance of female empowerment in the workplace

Julia Ambrozy '20, Page Editor

March 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content

What Men Want is a classic twist on the original film What Women Want released in the 2000. It is a romantic comedy that takes the viewers through a journey of a successful business woman and her struggles of being the only woman in a workplace full of men. The main character Ali Davis, played by...

The life of a high school gymnast uncovered

The life of a high school gymnast uncovered

Hope Whitney '21, Page Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Features

Kate Ennis ‘21 has loved gymnastics since the moment she stepped into the Extreme Gymnastics gym, when she was just nine years old.   Ennis said her first gymnastics memory was joining the team and meeting her best friend. “My first day of practice, I had no friends, until we had to do a partner drill a...

Community college: a path to consider

Community college: a path to consider

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Features

Community college is a widely-popular alternative to a state college with 5.8 million students enrolled in the U.S. per year, according to statistica.com. This option is less expensive, Statistica said, and serves the same purpose as state college with the additional factor of possibly living at home...

My view: Basketball players should be able to go to the NBA as soon as they’re ready

My view: Basketball players should be able to go to the NBA as soon as they’re ready

Jackson Jogan '21, Page Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

For as long as I can remember, entering the NBA directly out of high school has been a subject of much debate. At one point you could, but as of 2006, the NBA rules state you must be at least 19 years old to enter the league, or the one and done rule, referring to the single year you must wait. This...

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