The Tower Pulse

Staying safe on snowy roads

Staying safe on snowy roads

Reis Dempsey '19, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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Although many people love Michigan’s four seasons; it is time to consider the change in road conditions that come along with the snow and ice.  According to Driver’s Education teacher, Mark Avolio, there is a rise in the number of accidents during the winter months. While he does not believe t...

South students reflect on their Thanksgiving experience

South students reflect on their Thanksgiving experience

Maddie Weekley '21, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


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Thanksgiving, the holiday filled with family, fun and food. This day of thanks has already passed and South students reflect on their day of gratitude. Kate Ennis ’21 hosted Thanksgiving at her house this year. Her parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all came together to celebrate...

Coming out for the holidays

Coming out for the holidays

Grey Korejwo '20, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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“Dear Family, As you may or may not know our middle child is transgender. Please understand that while this new may be new to you, we have been on this journey for two years now.”   Troye Aho ’20 recently spent time writing this letter to his extended family about his transgender identity, wh...

Is it Insta-worthy? What really is behind every social media post

Is it Insta-worthy? What really is behind every social media post

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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Nobody ever looks the same as they really do on social media according to Alison Laney ‘20. The standards are very high on looking perfect nowadays Laney proclaimed. Impressions are never the same as meeting someone for the first time on Instagram, Snapchat, or any social media Laney continued to magnif...

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Max Simonson '21, Page Editor

November 2, 2018


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As autumn turns to winter, students playing fall sports begin to experience severe negative effects of Michigan's temperate climate. As the weather takes a turn of the worst, student-athletes need to find new ways to cope. According to JV football player Nick Vandenbrink ’21, wearing layers underneat...

How fluent are students who take a language class?

How fluent are students who take a language class?

Abi Wilson '20, Copy Editor

November 1, 2018


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Students leaving South are equipped to handle the hard work that comes with college language classes, according to Spanish teacher, Cindy Morefield-Pinder. Many language teachers have been contacted by former students raving about how well they were prepared for even their non-entry level classes at ...

“Haunted Garage” Halloween tradition continues

“Haunted Garage” Halloween tradition continues

Tara Cole '21, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


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For 11 years now, Glen Williams has been bringing Halloween smiles and frights from his very own Haunted Garage, at 19520 Mack Ave. On every weekend from Oct. 12 until Halloween, the garage is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday.   Williams had been teaching in the Grosse Poi...

South’s state of disrepair: to bond or not to bond

South’s state of disrepair: to bond or not to bond

Maura Shine '20, Page Editor

October 25, 2018


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Buckets catching dripping water. Broken sinks in bathrooms. Ceiling tiles falling - at least once on to a student. These dripping, crumbling, falling examples of disrepair illustrate why the Grosse Pointe Public Schools district is asking voters to approve an $111 million bond on Nov. 6. Dozens of or...

Students gain first-hand accounts from college visits

Students gain first-hand accounts from college visits

Imran Siddiqui '20, Supervising Copy Editor

October 18, 2018


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From University of Maryland to Williams College, and from Boston University to Wooster College, South hosts more than 80 different college visits for its students, according to Liz Naporano. Naporano, head of the College Resource Center (CRC), said these visits allow Blue Devils to learn more about ...

Ups and Downs of the PSAT

Ups and Downs of the PSAT

Frannie O'Shea '21, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


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According to counselor Beth Walsh, the PSAT is amazing preparation for the SAT because it is the same format for both of the standardized tests, which is a huge pro. “They have it divided up now so 8th and 9th graders take one version and 10th graders take one version and 11th graders take a diff...

Huckleberry Finn in the bin

Huckleberry Finn in the bin

Adrian Doan '19 and Audrey Whitaker '19

October 11, 2018


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Grosse Pointe school district cuts 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' out of the curriculum and searches for replacement After long consideration, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain was removed from the American Literature Curriculum at South last spring, but no replacement ha...

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