The Tower Pulse

Students Choose Between Hybrid and Virtual Learning As Face to Face School Approaches

Sophia Kapla '23, Staff writer

October 16, 2020

There is now having the choice for students to either go hybrid or staying online, which gives students the choice on how they want to learn. It helps students who don't feel it is right to go back in person to stay online with COVID-19still around. The school has opened for students to go back in...

Neighborhood Club reopens with new safety measures

Infographic by Patrick Koeppen '23.

Patrick Koeppen '23, Web Editor

October 14, 2020

After nearly five months, the Neighborhood Club has reopened its facility located on Waterloo Rd. The gym has officially reopened, with 25 percent capacity allowed inside. The gym has reopened with new rules and regulations to limit the exposure from COVID-19. According to frequent gym users, ...

ACT cancellation poses problems for seniors

ACT cancellation poses problems for seniors

Bridget Doyle '21, Copy Editor

October 9, 2020

  On Sept. 12, the ACT offered their September test to students in need of a standardized test score. However, several Grosse Pointe South students showed up to Western International High School to take the test, only to find the test was cancelled. According to Liam Kaiser ’21, he ...

The more secure the better

The more secure the better

Frannie O'Shea '21, Social Media Manager

October 2, 2020

Ever since we have been online for the last several months, finding new ways to make online learning easy and reliable has been a must. This year, there have been a few mishaps that have led to a new level of security that has special features to support the online learning experience. According to...

School Clubs Adjust To Online Format Amidst COVID-19 Restrictions

Poll taken from our Instagram @thetowerpulse

Tara Cole '21, social media manager

October 1, 2020

The start of this year’s virtual school year has called for patience and adaptation not only with academics, but within clubs as well. School clubs have been researching and developing different ways to connect virtually and are still perfecting their methods. According to Link Crew Adviser Todd...

These local businesses are still open during COVID-19

Savvy Chic is open all days of the week for anyones safe shopping pleasure. Photo courtesy of Asher Heimbuch '22.

Asher Heimbuch '22, Web Editor

May 15, 2020

Cornwall Bakery, like many other local businesses, has been hit hard during the coronavirus outbreak. However, they have made efforts to keep working and serve customers through uncertainty. “We felt very strongly about supporting the quarantine and are proud and thankful for all the busine...

Michigan Stay at Home order extended to May 28: what it means

Governor Whitmer's order is now extended to May 28. Photo used with permission from the Gerald R. Ford School at the University of Michigan.

Becca Koch '22, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Michigan’s stay at home order, which was due to expire on May 15, was extended to May 28 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on May 7. Whitmer also announced a 6 phase plan to help reopen Michigan’s economy and day to day activities. Currently, Michigan is in the third phase of the plan, after uncontrolled...

Presidential Q&A: Conversations with newly elected student representatives

South has been utilizing online learning this week after Governor Whitmer's order last week to close all public schools in Michigan. Photo by Victoria Gardey '20.

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

May 3, 2020

SA President, Keely Messacar Why did you run for president? I’ve been a member of SA since freshman year and I always loved being part of the different committees-- in each year, I would try out a new one and love it. When I started to chair committees, I loved bringing new ideas to the event I...

Prepping for AP testing

Prepping for AP testing

Ava Mitchell '20, Online Associate Editor

May 3, 2020

Due to the recent changes in learning environments around the country, the College Board has changed the format of its Advanced Placement (AP) exams in order to accommodate stay-at-home orders and social distancing norms. This year, all AP exams will be taken online. In addition to this change, the exa...

5 things you may have missed this week

5 things you may have missed this week

Becca Koch ’22, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

1. Detroit testing for all essential workers The State of Michigan will begin to test all essential workers such as grocery store clerks and first responders for coronavirus regardless of symptoms according to Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. This announcement came on April...

Keeping traditions alive: Senior class launches virtual decision day

Keeping traditions alive: Senior class launches virtual decision day

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

May 1 is a day seniors eagerly await. To others, it’s just an ordinary day, but for the graduating class of 2020, this is the day where they discover their classmates’ plans for the next chapter of their lives. Due to the global pandemic and the shelter-in-place order, students are not able to ...

Run, Walk, n Rolling through setbacks

The race drew over 550 participants last year and was able to raise over $46,000 to donate to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital's Palliative Care.

Aleena Siddiqui '22, Page Editor

April 28, 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the second annual Run, Walk n Roll was cancelled. However, according to race director Claire Sheeren ’20, a page was put together for online donations to continue the run’s purpose of raising money for palliative care. The 5K race was started last year by Shee...