The Tower Pulse

Students Seek Alternatives to the Traditional College Path

Abigail Wilson '20, Graphics Manager

June 12, 2019


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College isn’t the only choice for students after high school. Even among those with their hearts set on college, there are lots of options, traditional and otherwise. Community college can offer a step into the adult world without going straight in. They can provide cheaper classes and more personal ...

Always in effect

Always in effect

Jackson Jogan '21 and Zach Farrell '21

May 30, 2019


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Students face potential consequences over the summer

Life 360

Life 360

Frances O'Shea and Mary Fannon, Staff Writer and Copy Editor

May 22, 2019


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Imagine being watched all the time; your speed limit, your location, your previous driving paths, etc. Students living with parents enforcing the app ‘Life360’ have to live their everyday life with these precautions. According to the app, “Life360”, it allows parents to track their child at a...

Student Film Fest

Student Film Fest

Anna Cornell, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


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Lights Camera Action. On May 23, everyone is invited to venture to the auditorium to see the student film fest hosted  by film lit teacher Mr. Monaghan, the film lit teacher, and tv production teacher Mr. Geresy. Festivities will start at 7p.m. . where attendees will view the best content produ...

Study calls value of college selectivity into question

Study calls value of college selectivity into question

Ian Foy '21, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019


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With the rise of the College Admissions Scandal involving celebrities bribing elite universities in order for their children to be accepted, some have begun to question if the “eliteness” of universities is really worth it. According to a study done by The National Bureau of Economic research, school se...

Internet journalism emphasizes need for news literacy

Abigail Wilson '20, Copy Editor

April 15, 2019


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Anyone can report the news now that the whole world is connected by the internet and social media.   Professor of Scholastic Journalism at Kent State Candace Bowen said anyone can broadcast their ideas as facts to a huge audience who might not always be fact-checking their sources. News lit...

Beyond ArtFest: How the art department supports students year-round

Beyond ArtFest: How the art department supports students year-round

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

April 11, 2019


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Although ArtFest has come and gone, the opportunities for art students to showcase and share their work are only just beginning. According to art teachers Thomas Szmrecsanyi and Emily Wolfe, the art department works hard to provide students with chances to share their art through things like the Legac...

The wrath of climate change

The wrath of climate change

Elizabeth Flower and Navya Chamiraju '20, Copy Editors

April 4, 2019


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In 50 to 60 years, the world we live in could be entirely different because of climate change. Lisa Bouda, long-time earth science teacher, at South, highly stressed this, emphasizing the importance of immediate action. “If we don’t start doing something about it now, there’s no chance to ...

South girls cross country and track coach has been with the teams for 40 years

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


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Girls Track Coach Stephen Zaranek has been a staple in not only girls track and gym class, but in the South athletic community for the last 40 years. His outgoing personality makes him well-liked among his student athletes and his coaching peers. Zaranek was hired to be the head coach of the first official gir...

AP Photography class offers students ability to express their creativity

AP Photography class offers students ability to express their creativity

Grace Reyes '19, Pulse Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2019


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The Advanced Placement Photography class gives students the opportunity to spend the year creating portfolios, allowing for flexibility of coursework while guiding students to produce college-level quality, artistic investigation and breadth of work, according to the College Board website. “...

Coding the future: alumna discusses career path in tech

Coding the future: alumna discusses career path in tech

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

March 22, 2019


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1010011 1010100 1000101 1001101 That’s binary code for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), the booming field that is rapidly evolving, particularly in the area Gabrielle Nguyen ’13 works: technology and computer science. Although she didn’t take any programming classes during ...

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