The Tower Pulse

ACL tears leave athletes sidelined, fighting to recover passions

ACL tears leave athletes sidelined, fighting to recover passions

Bridget Doyle '21, Copy Editor

December 6, 2019

Emma Naporano was running down the basketball court and stopped abruptly, causing her left knee to hyperextend. This extension would ultimately result in surgery, therapy and months with a knee brace-- all because of a tear to one ligament. Orthopedic Doctor Christopher Lee of St. Clair Orthopedics...

Balancing act: Junior juggles work, sports, school

Balancing act: Junior juggles work, sports, school

Victoria Gardey '20, Online Editor in Chief

September 18, 2019

For Abbey Homminga ’21, getting a parking spot in the J lot every day is no problem.  Homminga gets to school every day by 6:45 a.m. to start work at Hydrangea Kitchen. Her full schedule doesn’t stop when she gets off work, or even after a rigorous day of classes. It’s only after cross count...

Falling for fashion

Victoria Gardey '20, Online Editor in Chief

September 16, 2019

School board votes to close two elementaries, reconfigure grades

Imran Siddiqui '20, Editor in Chief

June 28, 2019

The school board voted to close Trombly and Poupard Elementary Schools and chose the K-4 and 5-8 grade reconfiguration during the board meeting on Monday, June 24. These changes will affect the 2020-2021 school year. From Blue Ribbon Committee meetings, Town Halls at all the schools and 12 public...

District investigates students using racial slurs in video

District investigates students using racial slurs in video

Imran Siddiqui '20, Editor in Chief

June 24, 2019

A tweet portraying two South students using derogatory language, including the N-word, was posted on Twitter last Saturday, June 22, by another student. The two white students were seen arguing in the video calling each other the N-word four times and used the term slave twice. One student said “Y...

Slushie Culture: the unknown culture of GP

Slushie Culture: the unknown culture of GP

Max Simonson and Sophia Stann, Page Editor and Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Grosse Pointe is home to multiple slushie hotspots students can visit at their leisure. In doing so, a “slushie culture” has formed. From winter to summer, students purchase slushies at gas stations and convenience stores such as BP and Jerry’s.   Driving down to the local gas station to get...

Drowning in stress

Drowning in stress

Tower Editorial Board

March 6, 2019

According to South’s time commitment guidelines, a student’s life is sectioned into three categories: academics, family time and sleep. With every passing year, these values become diluted, with additional time needed for sports, extracurriculars, personal endeavors and jobs. The school has stepped ...

An artist’s legacy

An artist’s legacy

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Manager

March 4, 2019

While most spent February break relaxing on a beach or skiing in the mountains, Kristina Rogers ‘19 spent her time in the empty stairwell of South, working hard to paint a new mural in the IA Building bridge. The Legacy Project is a way for art students to give back to the school and to make the sc...

Snowed in

Snowed in

March 4, 2019

Weather related closings have been the cause of many days off from school in the Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS) recently. From ice storms to freezing temperatures, the start of the second semester has been full of disruptions. While sleeping in or hanging out with friends on an unexpected...

Hitting the slopes

Sophia Stann '21, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Varsity Cheer team’s work pays off at recent competitions

Varsity Cheer team’s work pays off at recent competitions

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

February 15, 2019

         The Varsity Competitive Cheer team won the Wayne County championship Feb. 2 at the Tri-County Competition. The 16-member team has steadily improved all season before earning their highest scores yet on both the first and third rounds of the competition which was hel...

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