The Tower Pulse

Debating to work or not to work

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

In the midst of a national emergency, many people are still maintaining their everyday routine. This would include students going to work, even though they’re advised to stay home. Lucy Debrunner ’20 works at Mama Rosa’s, a pizza restaurant that is limiting their business to pick-ups and deliv...

Pastimes for the downtime

Gia Agosta '21 and Kate Skupien '21

April 3, 2020

At a time when there seems to be nothing else to do other than sit around, Lizzy Bellovich ’21 and other members of the community are finding ways to keep themselves engaged and entertained. Bellovich said she has been playing soccer, an old passion of hers that she is revisiting as a result of ...

It takes a village

Grace Whitaker '22, Web Editor

April 3, 2020

The Teranes family house is always full of energy, now more than ever. Mother Kayla Teranes is navigating online preschool with her son Andy and taking care of her youngest daughter, Greta, while her husband works out of the house and daughter Eva Teranes ’22 works through her sophomore year. Kayla...

Staying active can benefit mental health

Staying active can benefit mental health

Frannie O'Shea '21, Photographer

April 2, 2020

During this difficult time of COVID-19 and being cooped up in our homes, rather than having a normal schedule of school and activities, it might seem like there is no reason to be active and maintain a schedule. However, according to the owner of Detroit Body Garage, coach Terra Castro, it is crucial...

Disobeying calls to distance

Davey, up north with a friend, enjoys the outdoors with a walk through trails in the woods. Photo courtesy of Anne Davey

Gabriela Dulworth '22, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

As coronavirus knocked on Michigan’s front door and forced schools and businesses to close, social isolation became what seemed like a curse to highschoolers, dooming any and all plans with friends or events. Some, however, slipped through the cracks and were still allowed outdoors and with others ...

Worldwide staycation and spring break cancellations

Graphic by Elizabeth Wolfe

Marguerite Quinn '22, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to spread throughout the globe, there have been restrictions that have been placed throughout many countries. From travel bans to complete lockdowns in certain countries, it has created many issues for many people as they try to stay safe, including n...

Students benefit from extra resources provided by teachers before school

Ally Strehlke '22, Staff writer

March 16, 2020

Every student has their own way of studying, but sometimes the material is too hard to study on their own. Many teachers come in early every day to make themselves available for students who may need extra help. Math teacher Jenna Roebuck believes that teachers coming in early makes a big difference...

How social media trends affect teenagers

How social media trends affect teenagers

Paige Evers '22, Web Editor

March 13, 2020

In an age where many teenagers have social media, reposting and trends are destined to happen. This causes the sharing of thoughts and ideas to spread easily. Charles Logan ‘22 believes that sharing an opinion on a certain subject on social media is important because it initiates a conversation. He al...

Make new friends but keep the old: Keeping a long distance friendship during college

Make new friends but keep the old: Keeping a long distance friendship during college

Anthony Furtaw '21, Staff writer

March 10, 2020

College is a huge commitment and with more and more kids deciding to go every year, the idea of leaving some of your relationships in the past in exchange for an education is becoming more commonplace. In reference to The Atlantic, with the time and devotion it takes to get through college, a lot...

Second semester AP classes rush students into the test

Second semester AP classes rush students into the test

Cameron Buhler '21, Staff writer

March 10, 2020

There is an incredible amount of class selections at South. Within those available are AP classes. Some AP classes are all year long and others last only a semester. If you choose to take a semester AP, no matter when you have the class, the exam is on the same date in May. This can cause students to...

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