The Tower Pulse

Should midterms be before or after Christmas break?

Tre Benson '21, Page Editor

January 28, 2020

Winter break is a time that is unanimously valued by South students and faculty alike. It gives students an opportunity to put down their textbooks and enjoy the holidays with their friends and family. However, students also dread the moment they have to come back to school and face their midterm exams. Many...

Lunch go-to at South

Keely Messacar, Web Editor

January 2, 2020

With South’s open campus for lunch many students go out to lunch or right across the street, according to Owen Chen ’20. Buying lunches every day from our school’s neighboring restaurants and market can become a bit pricey, but Chen thinks it’s a great way to get lunch. “My lunch usually...

ACL tears leave athletes sidelined, fighting to recover passions

Keely Conlan '21 shouts in pain moments after tearing her ACL. Conlan had to be helped off of the court and would spend the next week in the hospital due to her injury. Photo courtesy of Conlan.

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

Abbey Homminga '21 assisting a customer during her morning shift at Hydrangea Kitchen.

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

The video shows South students using derogatory slurs. The original tweet amassed over 10,000 views in the first 48 hours. Photo by Imran Siddiqui ‘20.

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...

A slushie for the season

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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

Roger's new mural stands out in the IA building hallway.

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

Icy roads led to days off school throughout the month of January.

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...