The Tower Pulse

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...

Mother’s Club Scholarship Night Awards $40,000 to South Students

Mother’s Club Scholarship Night Awards $40,000 to South Students

Ariana Chengges '17, Pulse Editor-in-Chief
June 6, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

The Mothers Club of Grosse Pointe South held their annual scholarship awards night to commemorate deserving seniors on Tuesday, May 23 in Cleminson Hall, according to VP Scholarship Carrie Calcaterra. Each year the Mothers Club designates a portion of its fundraising profits for financial need and...

Rain or shine, the Out of the Darkness walk brings the community together

Rain or shine, the Out of the Darkness walk brings the community together

Riley Lynch '18 & Erykah Benson '17, Graphics Manager and Editor in Chief
June 4, 2017
Filed under Galleries, News

In cooperation with various community organizations, including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Grosse Pointe community came together in support of suicide awareness during the Out of the Darkness Walk. Not even the rain could stop parents, teachers, counselors and students from both Grosse Pointe North and South high schools from participating in the walk on Sunday, June 4.

Read more »

Salsa dancing offers students to engage in Spanish culture

Salsa dancing offers students to engage in Spanish culture

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under News

The Spanish program at South held their fourth annual salsa dancing lessons on May 19 in South’s Boll Center.   “We have invited the dance instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Studio to come to South since 2013,” Spanish teacher Christine Borja said. Borja said students got to experience...

May 22 School Board meeting postpones decision for privatization of custodial staff and hall monitors

May 22 School Board meeting postpones decision for privatization of custodial staff and hall monitors

Ian Dewey '18, Staff Writer
May 29, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

An action item concerning the privatization of custodial staff and hall monitors was brought up to be decided on at the May 22 school board meeting earlier this week, but early in the meeting the school board decided to postpone the decision on the item for a later meeting. However, public commentary late...

Television production wins countless awards

Television production wins countless awards

Lauren Thom, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

Several of South’s Television Production students submitted videos and received awards from the Michigan Student Film and Video competition sponsored by the Digital Arts Film and Television organization (DAFT), Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA), and the Meijer Great Choices PSA contes...

Lunafest Film Festival raises money for community partners

Lunafest Film Festival raises money for community partners

Sylvia Hodges, Copy Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

Lunafest, a film event featuring female filmmakers, took place on May 17 at Windmill Pointe Park.   “(The event was) to raise money for one of our community partners, Tiny Homes Detroit,” Liana Dabir, the Junior League of Detroit (JLD) Recruitment Chair, said. According to Dabir, the Luna...

Bloom into spring for the 40th annual flower sale

Bloom into spring for the 40th annual flower sale

Chloe Yonkers '20, Guest Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

The Grosse Pointe Beautification Commission held their 40th annual flower sale at the Grosse Pointe Woods police station on Friday, May 12 and Saturday May 13, according to member of the Beautification Commission. The flower sale is an event that brings families together and allows people to buy flo...

Screens and teens event at the local Family Center

Screens and teens event at the local Family Center

Solana Bryson, Guest Writer '18
May 12, 2017
Filed under News

A voice in the community is trying to tackle phone addiction through an event located at The Family Center in Grosse Pointe. The event on May 17 at 7 p.m. is titled Teens and Screens: A solution-focused conversation. The event is being held to help students and parents learn to detach from their devices and face t...

Jazz band plays at famous club in Detroit

Jazz band plays at famous club in Detroit

Christa Abar '20, Guest Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under News

Grosse Pointe South Jazz band along with Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra played at the jazz club Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit on May 4. This is the third time that the GPS jazz band has played live at Cliff Bells, starting this tradition in 2014. “Of everything all the bands do, between the ...

Salsa, Swing and Sass:

Salsa, Swing and Sass:

Madeleine Allen '20, Guest Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under News

The class of 2018’s fundraiser brought in big bucks for the class of 2018 this past Friday, May 5. Teachers and dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio partnered together to compete in the charity dance held in the auditorium. “I think that learning to dance and doing it for a good cause ...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Olivia Sheffer '17, Assistant Business Manager
May 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now

Innocent teen murdered by police After 15 year old Jordan Edwards was killed by a police officer, more than 100 of his football teammates prayed and cried for his family as they one by one hugged the family members and wrote messages on his locker. Jordan was a freshman at Mesquite High School in ...

News