The Tower Pulse

The Tower Pulse

The Tower Pulse

How South helps students who are struggling

How South helps students who are struggling

Julia Kado '24, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

As mental health has become a prominent issue in the world, the question of how well it has been handled at South has been a hot topic. South has five full time counselors, a licensed psychologist and...

How to boost productivity: less stress more progress

How to boost productivity: less stress more progress

Maddie Turnbull '24, Staff writer January 12, 2022

In a time where stress and anxiety is surrounding us, productivity tends to diminish. With midterms around the corner, students are faced with stress now more than ever. Balancing seven classes worth...

Rewriting midterms: English department pushes for changes to semester exams

Rewriting midterms: English department pushes for changes to semester exams

Julia Kado '24, Staff Writer January 11, 2022

In recent years, arguments have been raised nationally about the credibility of standardized tests. In our own school, many students who consider themselves hardworking and intelligent are devastated...

How the significance of mental health has lead to more days off for staff and students

How the significance of mental health has lead to more days off for staff and students

Maren VanOsdol '22, Staff Writer January 3, 2022

Going on two weeks since the Oxford school shooting, many have raised the question of are we doing enough to change this cycle. Some school districts around us have taken measures such as only allowing...

Student desensitivity towards gun violence

Student desensitivity towards gun violence

Sophia Kapla '23 and Genevieve Boutrous '23 January 3, 2022

After the recent events that have taken place in our home state, anxiety among students regarding gun violence has heightened. The following days after the shooting at Oxford High School on November...

How Christmas tree shortages affected this years sales

How Christmas tree shortages affected this years sales

Chloe Polizzi '23, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

Every year families buy a fresh tree for the holidays. However, this year, a shortage of trees forced some to purchase fake ones. Otherworld is a shop on Mack that sells Christmas trees when in season....

Steps to report a threat at school

Steps to report a threat at school

Julia Kado '24, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

Following the recent school shooting at Oxford High School, South’s administration, teachers, and students struggled with heightened anxiety over the proximity of the incident. South has received...

Social media’s impact on fear within a small community

Social media’s impact on fear within a small community

Caya Craig '23, Social Media Manager December 22, 2021

With the Oxford High School shooting taking place on Nov. 30, 2021, schools throughout Michigan have been receiving various threats on social media. This leads to panic for students, staff and parents...

Amanda Frantz 23 in her online Arabic class.

South student immerses herself in the Arabic language from the comfort of her home

Maggie Quinn , Copy Editor December 20, 2021

During the winter months, many people partake in various activities, from school-related clubs and organizations to extracurricular activities. Amanda Frantz ’23 said she took a hiatus the past few...

Divided Detroit

Divided Detroit

Eleni Tecos '22 and Meghan Wysocki '22 December 15, 2021

Toyia Watts calls it a tsunami. A lifetime Detroit resident of the Islandview neighborhood and president of the Charlevoix Village Association (CVA), Watts has witnessed the effects of gentrification...

Curtis Fisher and Jay Hunter with their labradors, Woody and Angus, at South on a cold November morning. The pair meet up to watch in awe of their young dogs’ daily reunion.

Canines bring companions together

Jane Kuhnlein , Page Designer December 14, 2021

Grosse Pointe South is entertained around 9 a.m. every day as Jay Hunter, a graduate of Austin Catholic Preparatory School ’76, and Curtis Fisher, Grosse Pointe South ’76, are outside with their one...

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