The Tower Pulse

The life of a high school gymnast uncovered

The life of a high school gymnast uncovered

Hope Whitney '21, Page Editor

March 8, 2019


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Kate Ennis ‘21 has loved gymnastics since the moment she stepped into the Extreme Gymnastics gym, when she was just nine years old.   Ennis said her first gymnastics memory was joining the team and meeting her best friend. “My first day of practice, I had no friends, until we had to do a partner drill a...

Community college: a path to consider

Community college: a path to consider

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


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Community college is a widely-popular alternative to a state college with 5.8 million students enrolled in the U.S. per year, according to statistica.com. This option is less expensive, Statistica said, and serves the same purpose as state college with the additional factor of possibly living at home...

Snowed in

Snowed in

March 4, 2019


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Weather related closings have been the cause of many days off from school in the Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS) recently. From ice storms to freezing temperatures, the start of the second semester has been full of disruptions. While sleeping in or hanging out with friends on an unexpected...

Are you two twins? How LGBT couples navigate Valentine’s Day

Are you two twins? How LGBT couples navigate Valentine’s Day

Eva McCord '21, Graphics Manager

February 14, 2019


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Junior Troye Aho is a self proclaimed “anxious mess.” He’s particular, he’s passionate-- his interview outfit an activism hoodie-- and he’s down-to-earth in such a way that ventures on “a hole in the ground.” His uplifter?  Girlfriend of two and a half years, Jessica Dodge ’19. “We w...

Red light, green light

Red light, green light

Katherine Costello '19, Multimedia Manager

February 13, 2019


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In the front of every classroom lies a familiar image for students: a stoplight. These stoplights can differ from classroom to classroom by showing either a red or green light. 'Red zones,’ commonly referred by teachers and students, are classrooms don’t allow phone usage, while on the other hand, “gr...

Charity Week encourages school spirit in and out of class

Charity Week encourages school spirit in and out of class

Katie Cherven '20, Copy Editor

February 5, 2019


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Though last week’s annual Charity Week at South was interrupted by a slew of snow days-off, many students still found the importance of participation in their school’s spirit-filled events in the face of challenges. “It’s a struggle to get people involved,” chair of Charity Week Joey Burgo...

South teacher shares passion for psychology with students

South teacher shares passion for psychology with students

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

January 10, 2019


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She can teach religion. She can teach physical education. She can teach world history and Middle Eastern history. She can teach government and economics. And now she can teach psychology. Kendra Caralis has moved from teaching underclassmen about Genghis Khan to figuring out the ways ...

Um, like, just spit it out

Um, like, just spit it out

Frannie O'Shea '21, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


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We all use filler words, whether we want to admit it or not. They’re the natural words that just roll off our tongues, and it’s completely normal to use them as a student or adult. Grosse Pointe South Speech Pathologist Amanda Bungard said the most common filler words include “um”, “like”...

Alum pursues passion in and out of the workplace

Alum pursues passion in and out of the workplace

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

January 10, 2019


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She began at South, roaming the hallways, studying in the classrooms and, unknowingly, would be working at a top Detroit company and running a popular “foodie” Instagram account in just a few years. Lyndsey Walworth ’11 currently works in the automotive news department at Crain Communications. ...

The early midterm gets the worm

The early midterm gets the worm

Morgan Skaff '21, Copy Editor

January 6, 2019


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Some classes at South take their midterms earlier than the scheduled date. There are many different reasons for doing this. AP (Advanced Placement) Chemistry is one of those classes.   There are a few different reasons for having the midterm held early. According to Gray Rahm ’20, it ha...

South Students lift spirits through fun socks

South Students lift spirits through fun socks

Jackson Jogan '21, Page Editor

December 28, 2018


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According to The Joy of Socks, a donation foundation in Pennsylvania, socks are one of the most under donated commodities. The National Honors Society at Grosse Pointe South, lead by president Michael Willard ’19, and vice president Kendall Volpe ’19, sought to change that this year, with a school w...

Healthy around the holidays

Healthy around the holidays

Eva McCord '21, Graphics manager

December 20, 2018


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“My brain tells me, ‘oh, if you eat this food, you’ll never crawl out of this hole you’ve created,’” Claire Wininger ’21 said. “That’s my holiday experience.” As the holiday season finally dawns and expectations of winter cheer flood students’ minds, Wininger finds herself with a...

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