The Tower Pulse

Music festival takes a deadly turn in Las Vegas

Music festival takes a deadly turn in Las Vegas

Riley Lynch '18, Supervising Editor of Visuals

October 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now, News

The Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country music event near Las Vegas, was interrupted by a downpour of gunshots late Sunday night. Amidst the shooting, 58 people were killed and around 515 were injured, according to Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, making it one of the most deadly mass shootin...

Student Association makes history with the addition of a homecoming king

Student Association makes history with the addition of a homecoming king

John Bellamy '19, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


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On September 29th, a Homecoming King will be crowned for the first time in South's history during halftime at the Homecoming game. Crowning a Homecoming Queen has been a tradition at Grosse Pointe South for decades. However, this year our Student Association decided to change it up.  In the past tw...

A king will be crowned at homecoming

A king will be crowned at homecoming

Lauren Thom '18, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


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After much support was shown last year for the nomination of a homecoming king, Student Association (SA) has included boys to the homecoming court ballot this year for the senior class. This year, students from the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes will all vote for two girls from their grade that h...

The clock tower rings in the new year

The clock tower rings in the new year

Riley Lynch '18, Supervising Visuals Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, News

The first day of school rung with more than just seven-minute bells and one-minute warnings this year after the renovation of South’s historic clock tower, which now chimes every hour and half-hour.   Prior to the recent renovation, the clock’s time, bells and backlighting weren’t functioning.  Ho...

Dissections tread a thin line as budgets are in limbo

Adrian Doan '19, Page Editor

September 21, 2017


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Dissecting, a core component of Grosse Pointe South’s biology classes, is at risk of being scrapped due to budget cuts, according to biology teachers James Adams and Shelly Rothenbuhler. The addition of new classes to the science department has stretched the budget thin; unless the department can ob...

Rock Wars

Rock Wars

Ian Dewey, Copy Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, News

Back and forth, back and forth. Over the course of the preceding summer vacation, the rock in front of South became the home of unapproved Pro-Trump messages, along with those of gay pride--a minor political battle took place in the form of anonymous attempts of painting over the other’s message. ...

The new hall pass policy

The new hall pass policy

Elizabeth Flower '20, Copy Editor

September 18, 2017


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To increase the safety of South and keep students from roaming the halls, a new  school-wide hall pass policy was implemented for the school year by Assistant Principal Cindy Parravano along with South’s administration. “It (the policy) is to keep more order and to keep people more safe,” Pa...

Parents meet the teachers at Back to School Night

Parents meet the teachers at Back to School Night

Blair Cullen '18, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Parents will have the opportunity to meet their students’ teachers while shadowing their daily schedule. Back to School Night will take place this Thursday, Sept. 14. "Parents will have 12 to 15 minutes with each of their students’ teachers to learn the daily rules and expectations and what's in store for ...

Ready; set; sail

Ready; set; sail

Audrey Whitaker '19, Section Editior

September 7, 2017


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The morning of July 22, 206 sailboats awaited starting signals for Bayview Yacht Club’s 92nd annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island race.   According to a statement from Tricia Smotherland, the 2017 race chair, all boats had finished by mid-Monday morning.   83 boats finished Sunday night between 6 ...

A new era of Farms: local owners exceed expansion goal

A new era of Farms: local owners exceed expansion goal

Ray Hasanaj '18, Supervising Editor

September 6, 2017


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After twenty years of owning Fresh Farms Market, business owners Steve and Larry Najjar have accomplished their goal of expanding the grocery store into something larger. “In 1997, we purchased the business here, and that was our plan all along was to some day buy the property and expand the sto...

War Memorial Hosts Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil

War Memorial Hosts Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil

Adrian Doan '19, Page Editor

August 30, 2017


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Plagued by foul weather and organized within a few days, the GP/Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil to support the Charlottesville community still managed to fill the War Memorial Auditorium to standing room only, another success for the community group, Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe (WEGP).  ...

History in the Making: Grosse Pointe holds its first Pride march

History in the Making: Grosse Pointe holds its first Pride march

Riley Lynch '18, Graphics Manager

June 12, 2017


Filed under Featured, Featured Content, Galleries, News

After nearly a year in the making, the first Pride March in Grosse Pointe was held on Sunday, June 11.  The march was organized by Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe (WEGP), which aims to include members of any group into the Grosse Pointe community and provide an open environment.   The marc...

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