The Tower Pulse

The Stroh’s Bros: a timeless friendship

The Stroh’s Bros: a timeless friendship

Riley Lynch '18, Supervising Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under 90th Issue, Featured Content, Features

High school cliques become forms of lifelines for students across the world, and Grosse Pointe South has never been an exception. Some groups shift and change over time, and some have remained constant since youth. One of those long-lasting groups claims to have brought fame to their name: the Stroh’s...

Eight pages: alumni creates his own version of Tower at Chicago school

Eight pages: alumni creates his own version of Tower at Chicago school

Liz Bigham, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2018


Filed under 90th Issue, Featured Content, Features

Three years ago, past Tower alum and current Jones College Prep High School AP Government teacher, John Lund ’03, was marking up his school’s newspaper. His department chair looked over his shoulder, saw the red marks he scribbled on the page and offered Lund to take over advising their paper. ...

An unfinished tradition; celebrating the legacy of South’s weekly newspaper

An unfinished tradition; celebrating the legacy of South’s weekly newspaper

John Francis '18 and Liam Walsh '18

January 24, 2018


Filed under 90th Issue, Featured Content, Features

Bob Button walks into room 142, a classroom with walls painted an institutional green. The door handle has the original knobs from Grosse Pointe High. The blackboard is crowded with messages scribbled in chalk, Button said this is how students would communicate between the different hours. It’s...

The Tower celebrates 90 years with bash

The Tower celebrates 90 years with bash

Margot Baer '18, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under 90th Issue, Featured Content, Features

This coming spring, The Tower will host a party to celebrate 90 years of publication. The party  will take place on March 23 at the Blossom Heath Inn in St. Clair Shores, with tickets priced at $100. “The 90th issue party was an idea that we had in order to celebrate 90 years of Tower and also t...

Community landscaping company explains the craziness of winter snowfall

Community landscaping company explains the craziness of winter snowfall

Chase Clark '18, Page Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

It’s ten p.m. on a cold Tuesday night in the winter. Most peoples’ evenings are ending, and they are heading off to sleep in their warm, comfortable beds. However, for Morgan Mathews, his night is just beginning. Mathews, the owner of his own landscaping business, Morgan’s Landscaping, browses...

Nine books to read before they become movies in 2018

Nine books to read before they become movies in 2018

Ally MacLeod '19, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


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  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle   This book was first published in 1960 and is being released as a movie on March 9, 2018. The story follows Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace. Their father left them five years prior when he discovered a new planet. Meg...

Senioritis: a disease spreading throughout the senior class

Senioritis: a disease spreading throughout the senior class

JD Standish '18, Page Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

Senioritis can be looked at as both the best and the worst part of senior year. Urban Dictionary defines senioritis as “a crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and ...

South student tries new CrossFit training

South student tries new CrossFit training

Isabella Craparotta '19, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

CrossFit training is one of the newest trends in fitness, and it has now spread to the Grosse Pointe South community. Charlotte Brecht ’19 has joined this movement. Brecht began training in the summer with her sister and has continued her love for working out with this difficult regime. Accordi...

University hopeful seeks independence amidst parents’ indifference

University hopeful seeks independence amidst parents’ indifference

Eva McCord '22, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

Late nights, long days, and the ever-open Microsoft Word window with a blank but  almost-due admissions paper.  For most seniors, the college application process is littered with the stress of deadlines, time consuming essays, and the desperate grabs for scholarships.  However, senior Lydia Beaton...

Wanderlust: South students and their hope to leave Michigan after high school

Wanderlust: South students and their hope to leave Michigan after high school

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

January 8, 2018


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As high school students begin to think, apply and decide on which college to attend, they can be influenced to attend an out-of-state college due to a lack of opportunity or too much comfort in their hometown, according to Julia Rapai ’18. “I applied to five schools, and four of them are out of state,...

A student’s love for animals drove them to fostering over hundreds of cats and dogs

A student’s love for animals drove them to fostering over hundreds of cats and dogs

Ally Macleod '19, Staff Writer

January 4, 2018


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Lilly Weekley ‘19 has been fostering animals since the day she was born and does not plan on stopping. She has fostered over hundreds of cats and dogs according to Weekley. “My mom works for an animal rescue and has volunteered there for the past 24 years,” Weekley said. Mary Weekley works at...

The best Netflix shows to binge-watch

The best Netflix shows to binge-watch

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features

The Crown With two seasons ready to binge on Netflix, “The Crown” is the perfect show to watch this winter.  It chronicles Queen Elizabeth II’s, played by Claire Foy, rise to power and her relationship with her family, as well as her several political figures, one being Winston Churchill, who...

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