The Tower Pulse

Intersectional Feminist Club celebrates March as Women’s History Month

Eva McCord '21, Supervising Editor at Large

March 28, 2020

Though overshadowed by recent world events, March’s designation as Women’s History Month stands as a testament to not only the accomplishments and bravery of women throughout time, but the progress made by women in reshaping the face of society on a global scale. Abandoning the restrictive ideals of the late 1900's, the ideas of womanh...

Students benefit from extra resources provided by teachers before school

Ally Strehlke '22, Staff writer

March 16, 2020

Every student has their own way of studying, but sometimes the material is too hard to study on their own. Many teachers come in early every day to make themselves available for students who may need extra help. Math teacher Jenna Roebuck believes that teachers coming in early makes a big difference...

How social media trends affect teenagers

How social media trends affect teenagers

Paige Evers '22, Web Editor

March 13, 2020

In an age where many teenagers have social media, reposting and trends are destined to happen. This causes the sharing of thoughts and ideas to spread easily. Charles Logan ‘22 believes that sharing an opinion on a certain subject on social media is important because it initiates a conversation. He al...

Make new friends but keep the old: Keeping a long distance friendship during college

Make new friends but keep the old: Keeping a long distance friendship during college

Anthony Furtaw '21, Staff writer

March 10, 2020

College is a huge commitment and with more and more kids deciding to go every year, the idea of leaving some of your relationships in the past in exchange for an education is becoming more commonplace. In reference to The Atlantic, with the time and devotion it takes to get through college, a lot...

Second semester AP classes rush students into the test

Second semester AP classes rush students into the test

Cameron Buhler '21, Staff writer

March 10, 2020

There is an incredible amount of class selections at South. Within those available are AP classes. Some AP classes are all year long and others last only a semester. If you choose to take a semester AP, no matter when you have the class, the exam is on the same date in May. This can cause students to...

Underutilized, underappreciated: A look at teachers who come in early

Marcus Boddy '20, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Students have developed many different methods to succeed in class and in school-- from studying to working with peers, there is something for everyone. Yet there is another underutilized tool students can use-- teachers who come in early before school to help students such as Nico Kosmas ’20. “When I come in earl...

Celebrating black history month inside and outside of the classroom

Ally Strehlke '22, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

After being slammed last year for not doing enough for Black History Month, the Social Studies Department is working avidly to acknowledge black history this February. According to social studies department chair Peter Palen, each teacher makes a commitment to do something to acknowledge black history. ¨Some...

Keepin’ it black and white

Keepin’ it black and white

Imran Siddiqui '20 and Katie Cherven '20

February 12, 2020

Representation takes many forms: from who is on a TV screen, to the makeup of the government, to local leadership, the identities built into daily life can greatly affect the way a society functions. Suburban organizer for the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Dez Squire said lack of diversity,...

About the director: Andrew Fleming

About the director: Andrew Fleming

Jackson Marchal '21, Assistant Business Manager

January 8, 2020

Imagine a theatrical play. Condense the time frame to 15 to 30 minutes, but still make sure that it encompases an entire story while getting to the point. According to Andrew Fleming ’20, this is what to expect from any One Act performance. In fact, Fleming is working on directing his own to present...

Teens battle winter weather

Teens battle winter weather

Anthony Furtaw '21, Staff writer

January 6, 2020

For many teens, a new license and car is an exciting thing, but it can also be very hazardous when dangerous weather such as snow and ice is thrown in the mix. Teens who are newer to the driving experience and haven’t driven in winter weather yet aren’t really sure what to expect or what precautions...

A diet of change over time

A diet of change over time

Anna Ludvigsen ’20, Staff Writer

January 5, 2020

Dieting has been a huge part of society for a long time, and has drastically changed over the past decade, but no one is really sure what the best diet is and if we are going in the right direction today. According to Health teacher Westfall, it was popular to cut out an entire food group a decad...

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