The Tower Pulse

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High levels of E. Coli in Michigan lakes

Alyse Jones and Lillian Brieden , Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Michigan is best known for having the longest freshwater coastline in the world and thousands of inland lakes. But recently, high levels of E. Coli in Michigan's lakes have become a more prominent issue,...

Reaching out for help: when to talk to counselors about college

Reaching out for help: when to talk to counselors about college

Katie Hamilton '24, Web Editor June 2, 2022

College is a big thing. People are anxious about getting accepted or getting rejected. When students don’t know how to apply, that's where counselors come in. Counselors not only help students with their...

What will happen to Mix-Grade Classes?

What will happen to Mix-Grade Classes?

Maddie Kitchen '24, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

In many electives and specialized academic courses, seniors make up a significant portion of the class, leaving their junior and underclassmen peers with three weeks of reduced-capacity learning. As South’s...

 Latin Teacher Mr. Smith has previously done project finals

First of the last finals

Olivia McDougall '23, Copy Editor May 31, 2022

With finals around the corner, many questions arise from students. While juniors and seniors are familiar with finals at South, they still may not know what to expect. According to social studies teacher...

Four after-school adventures to add to your summer bucket list

Four after-school adventures to add to your summer bucket list

Fiona Lacroix '22, Page Editor May 19, 2022

1. Go camping Escape from Grosse Pointe into the dunes, shores, or woods of Michigan! There’s a wide range of camping experiences available, all with varied amenities to fit the experience one’s...

High school sweethearts v. college love

High school sweethearts v. college love

Lauren Griffin , Staff Writer May 19, 2022

  As the class of 2022’s senior year comes to a fast close, couples attending different colleges are wondering whether or not their relationship will be able to withstand the distance. A...

Top 6 graduate worthy party gifts

Top 6 graduate worthy party gifts

Becca Koch '22, Web Editor May 13, 2022

As the end of the school year approaches, graduation parties are about to begin. It can be difficult to find a gift for someone, especially if you don't know them very well or what they want.  As a current...

Kate Ozar 24 plays with a child she babysits.

Student side hustles

Julia Kado '24, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Summer is approaching fast and a plethora of newfound time is on the hands of South’s students. One way to use this time efficiently is to pick up a side hustle. The convenient thing about side hustles...

Expanding the talk in classrooms

Expanding “the talk” in classrooms

Lydia McNanney '23, Business Manager May 4, 2022

*Denotes a student who, for safety reasons, chose to stay anonymous Societal obsession with purity has influenced young individuals to feel pressure to keep their innocence by practicing abstinence...

Tackling sexual assault through awareness

Tackling sexual assault through awareness

Caya Craig '23, Social Media Manager May 4, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. In the United States alone, over 463,634 people aged 12 and over are sexually assaulted, abused or raped yearly, according to nonprofit organization RAINN....

Locker room talk

Locker room talk

Paulina Gallagher '23, Staff Writer May 4, 2022

Nowadays, teen sex is so normalized that it’s almost become expected. Not to say that teens exploring their sexualtiy is a bad thing, but when they are only doing so to seek validation from their...

Five minutes with Mrs. Westfall

Five minutes with Mrs. Westfall

Olivia McDougall '23, Copy Editor May 2, 2022

Learning healthy habits related to diet, routine and relationships is crucial for high school students. According to health education teacher Nicole Westfall, this is one of the main lessons she teaches....

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