The Tower Pulse

South lacks diversity in national rankings, but do students truly feel it?

South lacks diversity in national rankings, but do students truly feel it?

Adrian Doan '19, Page Editor

February 15, 2018


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Renee Liu ’19 started the Chinese Culture Club at South primarily to spread the culture of her family roots and its long history with anyone who was interested, but in a school where she can count the number of people of Asian descent with both hands, it was also to promote diversity and acceptanc...

Slang at South

Slang at South

Grace Reyes '19, Pulse Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018


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It’s heard everyday bro. It’s used highly amongst young adults. Slang. According to Urban Dictionary, slang is the ever-changing use and definition of words in informal conversation, generally using references as a means of comparison. “My understanding of slang is words that come into popularity ...

Reading books on own can make a big impact on students

Reading books on own can make a big impact on students

Audrey Whitaker, Managing entertainment editor

February 9, 2018


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Reading is a part of school for everyone, like it or not.  And, like it or not, making reading a part of life outside of English class can be extremely beneficial to students academic performance. South English teacher and department head Danielle Peck said that while she can’t tell just by looking at...

Students reflect on South’s first ever charity week

Students reflect on South’s first ever charity week

Just-us Welch '20 and Brooklyn Northcross '20, Both staff writers

February 7, 2018


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South coaches share secrets of how to lead successful teams

South coaches share secrets of how to lead successful teams

Dominic Dulac, Web Section Editor

February 6, 2018


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South’s athletic program has a diverse group of coaches who are critical to the success of its teams. However, coaching high school sports is about more than just bossing around student athletes during competitions. According to girls cross country and track coach Steve Zaranek, it takes total c...

South alumni look back on the 1968 MLK visit to South

South alumni look back on the 1968 MLK visit to South

Julia Ambrozy '20, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under 90th Issue, Featured Content, Features, Opinion

Streets filled with protesters, police cars coming down the streets and excited and respectful people filling the area were all a part of the day when Martin Luther King Jr. came to speak at Grosse Pointe South High School. The mood in Grosse Pointe at that time was very high and energetic, accord...

The Stroh’s Bros: a timeless friendship

The Stroh’s Bros: a timeless friendship

Riley Lynch '18, Supervising Editor

January 24, 2018


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High school cliques become forms of lifelines for students across the world, and Grosse Pointe South has never been an exception. Some groups shift and change over time, and some have remained constant since youth. One of those long-lasting groups claims to have brought fame to their name: the Stroh’s...

Eight pages: alumni creates his own version of Tower at Chicago school

Eight pages: alumni creates his own version of Tower at Chicago school

Liz Bigham, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2018


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Three years ago, past Tower alum and current Jones College Prep High School AP Government teacher, John Lund ’03, was marking up his school’s newspaper. His department chair looked over his shoulder, saw the red marks he scribbled on the page and offered Lund to take over advising their paper. ...

An unfinished tradition; celebrating the legacy of South’s weekly newspaper

An unfinished tradition; celebrating the legacy of South’s weekly newspaper

John Francis '18 and Liam Walsh '18

January 24, 2018


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Bob Button walks into room 142, a classroom with walls painted an institutional green. The door handle has the original knobs from Grosse Pointe High. The blackboard is crowded with messages scribbled in chalk, Button said this is how students would communicate between the different hours. It’s...

The Tower celebrates 90 years with bash

The Tower celebrates 90 years with bash

Margot Baer '18, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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This coming spring, The Tower will host a party to celebrate 90 years of publication. The party  will take place on March 23 at the Blossom Heath Inn in St. Clair Shores, with tickets priced at $100. “The 90th issue party was an idea that we had in order to celebrate 90 years of Tower and also t...

Community landscaping company explains the craziness of winter snowfall

Community landscaping company explains the craziness of winter snowfall

Chase Clark '18, Page Editor

January 24, 2018


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It’s ten p.m. on a cold Tuesday night in the winter. Most peoples’ evenings are ending, and they are heading off to sleep in their warm, comfortable beds. However, for Morgan Mathews, his night is just beginning. Mathews, the owner of his own landscaping business, Morgan’s Landscaping, browses...

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