The Tower Pulse

20 years at Grosse Pointe South

Navya Chamiraju '20, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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Kit Aro has worked at Grosse Pointe South for 20 years, as an art and formerly German and English teacher. She has taught her students many art and life skills throughout her teaching career and continues to better her students’ work, according to Ada Marotzke ’20, drawing and painting student. ...

Eat, sleep, practice, repeat. South students tackle off-season sports with school work

Eat, sleep, practice, repeat. South students tackle off-season sports with school work

Allison MacLeod '19, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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Wake up at three in the morning, drive for four hours to Indiana, play volleyball for eight straight hours, shower, set alarm, go to sleep, repeat. This is a regular weekend schedule for Cynthia Hogan and Charlotte Brecht, both ’19. They each play at different, but still elite volleyball levels;...

Status Update: relevance, purpose of social media shifts as students transition to college

Status Update: relevance, purpose of social media shifts as students transition to college

Elizabeth Flower '20, Copy Editor

June 2, 2018


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Social media is a highly prevalent form of communication in today’s society, specifically with younger generations such as current high school and college students. Studies conducted by the Pew Research Center in a 2018 survey found 88 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds use some form of social media. ...

The Unknown Benefits of Homework

Bridget Doyle '21, Guest Writer

May 21, 2018


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Stressful. Time-consuming. Exhausting. These are some of the first words that come to many students’ minds when they hear the word “homework.” A poll conducted by ejinsight.com states that “more than seven in 10 schoolchildren have negative feelings toward homework.” For those 70 percent of st...

How students can reduce their carbon footprint

How students can reduce their carbon footprint

Maddie Weekley '21, Guest Writer

May 17, 2018


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Rising seas. Melting glaciers. Frequent heat waves. The release of excess carbon into the atmosphere can come with serious consequences that may hurt our planet. However, each person is capable of reducing their carbon footprint, which is the amount of carbon a person emits into the atmosphere in th...

DECA sets business students ahead

DECA sets business students ahead

Jackson Marchal '21, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


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DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America. It’s a nationwide organization that introduces the vast world of business to high school kids. The club provides skills that might help people beyond their highschool years. Lead by Bill Cayo, an economics teacher at Grosse Pointe South, ...

The class of 2018 seeks a new prom venue

The class of 2018 seeks a new prom venue

Morgan Skaff '21, Guest writer

May 15, 2018


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“Prom”-- a word that causes excitement, stress and planning. Every detail has to be accounted for leading up to the big night. The Grosse Pointe South prom takes place on May 19. It is at a new venue, the Fillmore, from 7-11 p.m. Parts of the planning process extend from the venue to the final...

Stress of the dress

Stress of the dress

Keely Messacar '21, Guest writer

May 15, 2018


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The stress for the perfect dress begins early for the senior girls. Preparation for looking your absolute best at senior prom can be a top priority. Many seniors have been looking forward to this day throughout their high school years and May 19 will be a day to never forget. “I started shoppi...

Out of Darkness Walk Raises Suicide Awareness

Out of Darkness Walk Raises Suicide Awareness

Navya Chamiraju '20, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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The Out of the Darkness Walk is shedding light on  prevalent mental health issues in current society. The fifth annual Out of the Darkness walk on May 20, will raise awareness on  suicide and suicide prevention, according to South counselor Beth Walsh-Sahutske. The resource fair, beginning a...

Teacher of 32 years reflects on Pistons’ Final in Main Gym

Teacher of 32 years reflects on Pistons’ Final in Main Gym

Victoria Gardey '20, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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The year was 1960, there were eight NBA teams, only four TV channels and two basketball teams facing off in the Grosse Pointe High Gymnasium--the Detroit Pistons and the Minneapolis Lakers. After their usual host, The Olympia, was booked for the Ice Capades, the Pistons looked to the University o...

Exploring Finland through a South student’s eyes

Exploring Finland through a South student’s eyes

Navya Chamiraju and Anna Cornell both '20, Staff Writers

May 3, 2018


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While most teenagers look forward to their senior year of making memories with friends, getting accepted to colleges and attending prom, Anna Gleason ’19 is ditching that ideal to spend 11 months immersing herself in the Finnish culture. Through a program called Rotary Youth Exchange, she will graduat...

Blue Devil cheerleader makes South history

Blue Devil cheerleader makes South history

Jacqui Mercier '19, Feature Editor

May 1, 2018


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This past February, Madison Griffin ’18 officially accepted a partial scholarship to cheer for Adrian College next fall, making her South’s first cheerleader to sign with a college. Griffin said that with her gymnastics background and her mother's encouragement, she started cheering at the age of eig...

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