The Tower Pulse

Saving pays off

Saving pays off

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

When I was eight years old I bought my very own bike. As soon as I saw it in the store, with its blue pattern and white base I saved every penny, I knew I had to get that bike. When I went to the bike store counter with bags full of crinkled dollar bills and loose change I was proud of what was to  th...

Feeling the pressure to cheat

Feeling the pressure to cheat

Tower Editorial Board

November 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content

“Can you send the homework from last night?” “What questions were on the test?” We’ve all heard it, maybe even said or sent it. Cheating on tests and copying homework is becoming more and more prevalent throughout South. Cheating is having an unfair advantage, like using your phone or wo...

No Pulitzer Prize necessary to join new Writing Club

No Pulitzer Prize necessary to join new Writing Club

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Featured, Featured Content, News

Graphic by Eva McCord '21 No Pulitzer Prize is necessary to join South’s newest student group, the Writing club. Club president and founder Trinity McClinton ’20 started the club this year as a way to fill a void in South’s nonfiction writing. “I personally really love writing,” M...

Senior athletes take the next step

Senior athletes take the next step

Navya Chamiraju '20, Copy Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Sports

No matter what sport it is, hard work and dedication are what make an excellent athlete, according to Charlotte Brecht ’19. Being an athlete is a full-time job in college, but according to Camryn Teranes ’19, the opportunities and experience are worth it. “I went into the sport knowing abou...

Volleyball season recap

Volleyball season recap

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News, Sports

Many students, parents and teachers have spent the past two months on the edge of their seats watching the girls varsity volleyball season play out. Although the ambitious team is not ending this season undefeated, their dedication and hard work shine through. “We just played North and I saw the ...

My view: The importance of activism

My view: The importance of activism

Ava Mitchell '20, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Sitting at the dinner table with my family a few nights ago, an old memory resurfaced. At the beginning of October last year, my family and I took a trip to Grand Rapids. One morning while out walking around, an elderly man carrying a clipboard and a pen stopped my parents and told them: “sign this pet...

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Max Simonson '21, Page Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, News, Sports

As autumn turns to winter, students playing fall sports begin to experience severe negative effects of Michigan's temperate climate. As the weather takes a turn of the worst, student-athletes need to find new ways to cope. According to JV football player Nick Vandenbrink ’21, wearing layers underneat...

How fluent are students who take a language class?

How fluent are students who take a language class?

Abi Wilson '20, Copy Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

Students leaving South are equipped to handle the hard work that comes with college language classes, according to Spanish teacher, Cindy Morefield-Pinder. Many language teachers have been contacted by former students raving about how well they were prepared for even their non-entry level classes at ...

My view: Pressures of school can negatively affect mental health

My view: Pressures of school can negatively affect mental health

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Many parents and teachers are disappointed, and some even mad, when their high school students get below a C on their tests. It's time for parents and teachers to understand the kind of pressure students are under today.   The mental health of teens has worsened in the past years, and the root of...

“First Man” impresses

“First Man” impresses

Morgan Skaff '21, Copy Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Opinion

"First Man" is a new movie about the story of how the first man made it to the moon. It showed what the trip was like as one of the astronauts, so it felt as if the viewer had experienced the trip. It came out on Oct. 12, and followed Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling)’s story about what it was like fo...

Detroit favorites: a glimpse into the multitude of Detroit’s activities

Detroit favorites: a glimpse into the multitude of Detroit’s activities

Claire Koeppen and Sarah Stevenson both '19, Supervising Page Editor and Web Manager

November 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Opinion

Lime/Bird Scooters Electric Scooters are a new hit around the county, and Detroit is no stranger to this phenomena. Detroit has both Bird and Lime scooters that are easy to access around the city. Some of the places that they are featured at include Midtown, Corktown, Lafayette Park, and east Riverfront, according to detroit.curbed.com. In addition...

New CIC classroom offers students chance to innovate

New CIC classroom offers students chance to innovate

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured, Featured Content

There is a new classroom that has been just added to Grosse Pointe South, it is called the CIC room and the class taught there is innovative technology. This is taught by different South teachers, one of them being James Adams. The room is located down the stairs under the gym, it was formerly an old ...

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