The Tower Pulse

Friends find ways to celebrate birthdays in quarantine

Celebrating birthdays in quarantine is difficult, but students have come up with ways such as signs and drive-by parades to celebrate them safely.

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

With quarantine putting birthday celebrations on pause, students are getting more creative with their birthday festivities and not letting COVID-19 put a damper on their day according to Hanna Ottaway ’20. “I woke up on my birthday feeling really bummed knowing my 18th birthday wasn’t going...

Keeping South spirit alive online

The social studies department dressed up together, remotely, as a part of South’s
first ever virtual spirit week. Photo courtesy of Class of '22.

Hope Whitney '21 and Maddie Weekley '21

May 3, 2020

School may be remote now, but that doesn’t mean school spirit has to die. Student council and Student Association (SA) have been working on events to keep students engaged in activities that would happen normally. Student council member Megan DeGrand ’22 said with being away from school, it’s...

Athletic trainer opens pop-up Delray Barbecue in Detroit

MULTI-TASKER South Athletic Trainer Collin Karcher opened Delray Barbecue for curbside pick-up in early April. He serves pork, greens, cornbread and more.

Michael Hamilton '22, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Wrapping ankles, stretching cramps and performing concussion tests are just a small part of the day for Grosse Pointe South’s athletic trainer Collin Karcher. Most students only know him as the friendly face that sells them Gatorade products, but Gatorade is not all that he sells. After Karcher leav...

To die for Tie-dye

SPLATTER Lily Morgan ‘21 poses in one of her handmade pieces. She sells these
via instagram for varying prices, and does contactless pick-up and delivery.

Erin Astfalk '21, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

With the stay at home order extended to May 15, there has never been a better time to try out new hobbies. During this unfamiliar time, many students have taken the opportunity to start a home business. Lily Morgan ’21 is one of the many South students who decided to turn something she enjoys ...

How temporary business closures have left students out of work

Graphic by Eva McCord '21

Lauren Nemeh '20 and Michael Hamilton '22

May 1, 2020

As many businesses close temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic, students are finding themselves without a job. Aidan Walsh ’20, who worked at Crow Law Firm as a clerk analyzing and summarizing records for court cases, chose to stop working for health concerns. “I stopped working to st...

Consciousness of climate change

Consciousness of climate change

Eleni Tecos '22 and Paige Evers '22

April 30, 2020

Throughout the 2000s, the climate change movement has evolved in conjunction with our ever-changing world. However, the perception of climate change differs among many, with approximately 92 percent of polled South students believing in climate change. AP Environmental teacher and Conservation Club...

Where art thou, Artfest?

This piece, from last year's Artfest was by Betsy Oliver '21.

Eva McCord '21, Supervising Editor

April 30, 2020

Where Art Thou, ArtFest? A once bustling display room filled with color and community now dark and empty. Senior boards, commemorating graduating art students’ dedication to their craft, invisible to the public eye. Pieces left untouched, unphotographed and unseen. This is the reality for South’s...

COVID-19 stalls college visits

The coronavirus outbreak has cancelled college visits which, for many, has impacted college choices.

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to make major adjustments and sacrifices. The closings of schools have caused seniors to miss out on their final days and memories in high school. These closings have also closed down colleges and universities, making seniors still visiting and choosing where they...

United by faith: Religious response, outlook to global pandemic

United by faith: Religious response, outlook to global pandemic

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

April 30, 2020

Hana Fakih ’23, a practicing Muslim, has not stepped foot in a mosque in a few months, given that most houses of worship are closed to anyone in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Despite religious gatherings still being allowed, she said she doesn’t go out of precaution. Governor Whitmer’s...

Creating cookie cutter smiles

Kara Shall, owner of local Hen and Chick Cakes and Food Network star has been hosting online baking classes, along with delivering contact-free cookie kits. Photo courtesy of Kara Shall.

Eleni Tecos '22, Copy Editor

April 29, 2020

In light of the current circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, owner of local Hen and Chick Cakes and Food Network star Kara Shall has been hosting online baking classes, along with delivering contact-free cookie kits. According to Shall, following the cancellation of a few in-person baking classes...

The quarantine cut

Due to quarantine, dying your hair is a fun easy way to spend your time and spice things up.

Anna Ludvigsen, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

In the midst of all the pandemonium of the current coronavirus crisis, many girls like Maddie Hurley ‘20, decide to cut or dye their hair while stuck in quarantine. While everyone has their own way of coping with the boredom and isolation during these unsure times, cutting and dyeing hair is a way...

Staying connected during quarantine

Staying connected during quarantine

Caroline Peabody '22, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Quarantine and social distancing due to COVID-19 has presented difficulties for everyone, including rupturing all sorts of relationships. On Friday, April 24, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended her stay-at-home order until May 15, putting a strain on the economy and family life. Aside fro...