The Tower Pulse

Nike supports equality through Kaepernick campaign

Nike supports equality through Kaepernick campaign

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Supervising Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Opinion

Kneeling during the pledge has been a longstanding issue in our country for over a year, grabbing the attention of football fans, activists and patriots alike. Since Colin Kaepernick has starred as the face of a new Nike ad campaign, tensions have heightened once again with many agitators burning the...

The stress to impress: homecoming season uprooting conflicts with students’ self esteem

The stress to impress: homecoming season uprooting conflicts with students’ self esteem

Eva McCord '21, Graphics Manager

September 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

The evening of the annual Homecoming Dance is a teenage sport, characterized by the sucking-in of stomachs and the subsequent exhales once the zipper finally takes.  Toes are bandaged in anticipation of blisters, an overwhelming amount of shiny-faced photos are captured, and groups of friends fantasiz...

Asian-American Students Club: A Cultural Experience For All

Asian-American Students Club: A Cultural Experience For All

Katie Cherven '20, Copy Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

The new Asian-American students club is, in essence, a cultural sharing and exchange program at South. “We talk about pressing topics or, if you are an Asian-American student, what kinds of experiences have you had-any negative ones or positive ones,” teacher advisor Stephen Kim said. “It’s ...

20 years at Grosse Pointe South

Navya Chamiraju '20, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

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


Filed under Featured Content, Features

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


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Final Issue

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


Filed under Featured Content, Features

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


Filed under Featured Content, Features

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


Filed under Featured Content, Features

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


Filed under Featured Content, Features

“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


Filed under Featured Content, Features

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


Filed under Featured Content, Features

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...

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