The Tower Pulse

Working out while on lockdown

Gia Agosta and Kate Skupien, both '21, Page Editor and Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

This unprecedented time has put people’s schedules, like student Olivia Frye ’22, out of order, especially when it comes to staying active. Luckily, social media outlets such as YouTube and TikTok have been showing ways to workout while stuck at home. “I play soccer for South so we were just...

Running the Pointes

Evie Klepp '22, Copy Editor

April 28, 2020

Concurrent with the shutdown of school and inter-school extracurriculars was the shutdown of all the gyms in Grosse Pointe, leaving many students and student-athletes without a median to workout and stay in shape. To counteract this loss, many students have taken up running, as they can no longer...

Recruiting roadblocks with COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, many college recruiters have shifted their plans for the class of 21.

Kyle Harrison '21, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Student athletes have had dual struggles during this pandemic, with both their chances of being noticed next year growing thinner and their spring seasons fading away. Although many students have shown great athletic potential, four students in particular have been either noticed and/or planned on attending...

Teenagers write, record, produce their own music

Teenagers write, record, produce their own music

April 28, 2020

Balancing schoolwork, friends and family are all struggles most students face while going through high school. However, having a creative outlet, such as creating music, has provided many students at South to thrive. Ian Plansker ’20 has been composing music since the fifth grade, after picking...

8 ways to get involved to help the enviornment

Maria Maraldo, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

  Reduce Food Waste According to the New York Times, Americans throw out about 40 percent of the food they purchase every year on average, which is more than enough food to cure world hunger. This food usually ends up in landfills and emits a greenhouse gas called methane. There are man...

What’s at stake at Great Lakes’ state

Elizabeth Wolfe, Associate Editor

April 27, 2020

In 2017, World Atlas calculated that Michigan was the 12th state with the most industrial air pollution, and the Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor area is currently the 12th worst area in the country in year-round particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association. While the 2018 Annual Air Quality...

The Pet Effect: How animals can help alleviate transition-induced stress

Roraff’s dog, Queen Gracie, shows off her new
hairstyle. Roraff said her dogs provide her with comfort during
stressful times. Photo courtesy of Lucy Roraff '21.

Alice Scott '21, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

Around the globe, the lives of billions of people have been turned upside down by the coronavirus. The stay-at-home order has caused a major change in daily lives, and according to, the “difficulty, challenges and conflict that come along with these life changes can contribute t...

BINGO through the phone: A trendy way to stay connected through quarantine

The Tower Pulse created a bingo card for self-care. Many have taken to Instagram to make bingo cards for entertainment during quarantine. Photo from The Tower Pulse.

Mairin Heimbuch '21 and Katie Maraldo '21

April 26, 2020

During quarantine, students from around the world have been inventing new ways to stay entertained. One such method is creating and completing social media bingos that pertain to a particular group. North student Connor Lefebvre ’21 said he has been filling his time by posting bingos on his social...

Music classes toil major modifiications

MUSIC THROUGH THE SCREEN Students have been using SmartMusic, a website that allows the
students to play a song with a recording and submit it to their teachers. “Unfortunately, it isn’t a perfect substitute for real-life ensembles, but it’s probably the best we have under these circumstances,”
alto-saxophone player Emilia Cywinski ’22 said. Photo Courtesy of Emilia Cywinski.

Maren VanOsdol '22, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

Being able to practice as a group is one of the key characteristics of choir and band, but due to social distancing that is no longer possible. Despite this setback, choir and band have been practicing through quarantine even though they're not together as a group. New ways to practice and keep in ...

Award winning oil paintings

THOUGHT PROVOKING Titled “The Proverbial Moccasin,” this
painting depicts Nathan Philips wearing a MAGA hat and was
recognized nationally. Phot o Courtesy of Kyra Futz '20.

Marcus Boddy '20, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

Recently, Kyra Fultz ’20 won three gold keys and one silver key, along with two national gold medal awards. She won by using oil paints to make two portraits. “In the regional level, I received three gold keys and one silver key,” Fultz said. “My three gold keys continued to nationals and I...

Art from afar

creative liberty to ‘revise and experiment’ with my work is now limited because of my lack
of materials at home,” Lauren Reno ’20 said. “So many for my pieces will be made of the 4 main supplies I have watercolor,
marker, graphite, and acrylic.” Photo Courtesy of Lauren Reno '20.

Ava Mitchell '20 and Anna Cornell '20

April 26, 2020

With the current situation regarding COVID-19, the way students are learning has drastically changed in an unprecedented way. Without access to the classroom and its supplies, art students are one group that has been forced to adapt in order to remain inspired and continue creating. Normally, stude...

Definition of school differs across districts

Imran Siddiqui '20, Co-Editor in Chief

April 21, 2020

Synchronous block schedules. Enrichment learning. Minimal communication. Across the state, school districts are handling closures in many different ways. Before Thursday, March 12, when Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the closure of all K-12 school buildings, the impact of the coronavirus felt more...