The Tower Pulse

The Tower Pulse

The Tower Pulse

BACKSTAGE HERO Ella Johnson 24  helps out behind the scenes to make sure the play runs perfectly.

5 minutes with Ella Johnson

Ava Biter '25, Copy Editor November 10, 2022

She Kills Monsters, a play written in 2011 by Qui Nguyen, is making its debut on the South stage this month. Stage manager Ella Johnson ’24, started her South theater journey as a production manager...

New sweet spot pops up in time for the sugary season

New sweet spot pops up in time for the sugary season

Kelly Gavagan '23, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Located in the village in between CVS and Blossom Bottom Baby, Bakehouse 46 snuck themselves in. They officially opened to the public Oct. 1, and are having their grand opening on Nov. 11 and 12. This...

WEIGHTED DOWN According to Penn State, its estimated that nearly 6 percent of the US population is influenced by seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression.

Changing seasons can change moods

Cecile Walsh '24, Page editor October 31, 2022

*The student wished to remain anonymous, so the replacement John Doe was used Pure Michigan: known for its Great Lakes and beautiful sights… and notoriously dreaded winters. Not only are they...

BUELER? The tradition of empty senior classrooms will be broken this year, to the chagrin of students across the school.

Skipping senior skip day

Anthony De Luca '25, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

  Senior skip day is coming to a halt this year. Traditionally, the day after prom, most seniors skip and go out to skip day parties. With prom being the last day of school, there’s no day...

CRAMMING Anna Czech 23 poses at her desk, imitating the classic stress hunch seen in most SAT takers.

Strategic studying: Investigating the value of standardized testing

Anna Czech '23, Editor In Chief October 27, 2022

As students polish up their college applications and press “submit” on the Common Application, the role of standardized testing comes to the forefront of school discussion. Freshmen, sophomores,...

Conner Stafford (featured on the left in a navy shirt and white shorts) poses for a photo with his team after winning gold in first singles in the division two state tournament at Midland Tennis Center on Oct. 15. Photo courtesy of Craig Stafford.

Five Minutes with Connor Stafford

Jacob Ashkar '23, Social Media Manager October 27, 2022

The Boys’ Varsity Tennis team competed in the division two state tournament at Midland Tennis Center, placing eighth in their division overall during the weekend of Oct. 15, 2022. Captain Connor Stafford...

Graphic by Paulina Gallagher 23.

No cash? No cookie

Paulina Gallagher '23, Staff Writer October 25, 2022

In an age where a majority of monetary processes are handled virtually, the concept of cash seems almost archaic. Nearly all of the paid services and events offered to students by the school only accept...

ADMIN HAS BLOCKED THIS SETTING Various settings on computers are limited by administration, matching the fervor theyve taken for enforcing rules around the school building.

Necessary administration restrictions prohibit traditions

Jet Miller '24, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

Several administrative decisions have been made recently, such as the lock-in rule at homecoming, the limiting of classes on the third floor of the main building, and the banning of rushing the field...

Students prepping for standardized tests or working on the college application process can often feel overwhelmed or stressed.

Application participation changes after COVID years

Dylan Schoenfield '23 and Jane VanSyckle '23 October 17, 2022

With the early action deadline approaching quickly for colleges, some South seniors are preparing to submit applications by Nov. 1. The ability to submit to college is now easier than ever thanks to...

Field Hockey captain Natalie Coffey 23 competes at her best against every challenger, pushing her team to achieve greatness.

Five minutes with field hockey captain Natalie Coffey

O'hara Diamond '23, Supervising Page Editor October 13, 2022

In her fourth year of field hockey, Natalie Coffey ‘23 is one of two captains that leads her team on the field. With her kindness, leadership skills, and understanding of the sport, Coffey believes...

STUDENT SAFETY Keeping  all occupied rooms locked is one of the new safety procedures practiced at South.

Shelter in place policy prioritizes student safety

Audrey MacGillis '25 , Staff Writer October 13, 2022

In the past couple years, the country has faced multiple tragedies surrounding guns and threats of violence. Last year at Oxford High School, Michigan faced one of its own. The anxiety and fear students...

BEGINNINGS Newly-elected board member Joseph Herd meets
with the school board for the first time on January 27, 2020.

Looking towards the future of the school board

Kelly Gavagan '23, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

The secretary of state elections isn’t the only election happening this fall. Come November, the Grosse Pointe local school board is having an election between ten candidates with a variety of views...

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