The Tower Pulse

It’s okay to be afraid

It's okay to be afraid

Libby Flower '20, Supervising Editor at Large

June 10, 2020

I’ve only felt real fear a few times in my life. Most are defined by split-second moments: you blink and you miss it. The aftermath, actually, is almost worse than the moment itself. Shaken up, freaking out and questioning mortality-- like the perpetual state of a dystopian-novel protagonist. When...

Tricks for high school

Tricks for high school

Maura Shine '20, Supervising Editor at Large

June 10, 2020

Every semester of high school I always capped my absences and I even went above. Did I miss tests on purpose? Frequently. To the teachers who gave me harder versions when I came back, I appreciate the challenge. Did I take extended lunches because I wanted more time to eat? I’ll admit it. Did I almost...

Confidence through clubs, cheerleading

Confidence through clubs, cheerleading

Ava Mitchell '20, Online Associate Editor

June 10, 2020

As I was brainstorming ideas for this column, I’d been forced to reflect on my past four years at South, so instead of doing it myself I decided to reach out to those closest to me and see what they thought. It took some prodding, but the most common response I got was that I’ve become a more confident...

The Coronacation I never wanted

The Coronacation I never wanted

Victoria Gardey '20, Online Editor in Chief

June 10, 2020

“What if this was our last day of high school ever?” When I said it out loud it sounded even more outlandish than in my head. I didn’t really believe it when I questioned our Tower adviser that random Thursday in March if I would ever come back to high school. Afterall, June felt awfully far off...

Dear Elizabeth: My notes of wisdom

Dear Elizabeth: My notes of wisdom

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Associate Editor

June 10, 2020

In a commencement poem by Maya Angelou, she tells the readers, “Look beyond your tasseled caps and you will see injustice. At the end of your fingertips, you will find cruelties, irrational hate, bedrock sorrow and terrifying loneliness. There is your work.” The first time I read this, I suffered...

Defining ‘success’

Defining 'success'

Imran Siddiqui '20, Editor in Chief

June 10, 2020

Four years of work culminating to this. Wack. I entered this school, like many, completely terrified. I did not know what to expect from the gargantuan school with three separate buildings, hundreds of kids I had never talked to before and tons of new classes, clubs and opportunities to be a part of....

‘Dyeing’ to be different

'Dyeing' to be different

Anne Muawad '20, Editor in Chief

June 10, 2020

“You have a new hair color every week— I can never recognize you!” was what one of the security guards told me when I was heading to the attendance office on my way to get one of my many tardies resolved (I wouldn’t consider myself a very punctual person, per se) and was sporting a new blue...

Spreading love with chalk art

St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church pictured with the chalk art of Maddy Campbell '20.

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

May 20, 2020

Pink, yellow, blue, purple. The sound of chalk scraping against the path as she draws. The cool lakeside breeze brushes away the dust from the concrete canvas. The goal? Spread love. Maddy Campbell ‘20 met six feet apart with her youth minister and two other parishioners at St. Paul on the ...

College committed athletes staying active in lockdown

Cam Mallegg '20 officially committed to play baseball for Butler last November.

Jacob Harris '21, Web Editor

May 20, 2020

With spring sports being cancelled due to COVID-19, college committed athletes are faced with a lot of adversity before their first seasons at the next level. Spring sport athletes especially face this challenge with the cancellation of their final season. According to Butler baseball commit Cam...

These local businesses are still open during COVID-19

Savvy Chic is open all days of the week for anyones safe shopping pleasure. Photo courtesy of Asher Heimbuch '22.

Asher Heimbuch '22, Web Editor

May 15, 2020

Cornwall Bakery, like many other local businesses, has been hit hard during the coronavirus outbreak. However, they have made efforts to keep working and serve customers through uncertainty. “We felt very strongly about supporting the quarantine and are proud and thankful for all the busine...

Michigan Stay at Home order extended to May 28: what it means

Governor Whitmer's order is now extended to May 28. Photo used with permission from the Gerald R. Ford School at the University of Michigan.

Becca Koch '22, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Michigan’s stay at home order, which was due to expire on May 15, was extended to May 28 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on May 7. Whitmer also announced a 6 phase plan to help reopen Michigan’s economy and day to day activities. Currently, Michigan is in the third phase of the plan, after uncontrolled...

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