The Tower Pulse

The new Science Olympiad causes a reaction

Ava Mitchell '20, Web editor

February 6, 2019


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A new addition has been recently added to South’s plethora of extra-curricular activities: a Science Olympiad team. Created by Tiffany Nakai ’19, this is the team’s first year together, and their results have exceeded expectations. A Science Olympiad is a national competition for high schoolers ...

Smile and wave; Mr. Blue Devil competition draws large crowd during charity week

Smile and wave; Mr. Blue Devil competition draws large crowd during charity week

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, News

“Girl are you a parking ticket because you have fine written all over you” David Petrouleas ’19, Mr. Blue Devil contestant said.“Number 11 is the stickball special…13 is the original italian,” Jack Coyle ’19, Mr. Blue Devil contestant said. Those who ventured to the auditorium last Tuesday,...

The inside scoop on Mr. Blue Devil

The inside scoop on Mr. Blue Devil

Jacqui Mercier '19, Social Media Manager

February 1, 2019


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Born on January 9th 2001.  A professional orange juice chugger. A gymnastics prodigy. Mr. Blue Devil 2019 is Sean Gates. On the night of Tuesday January 29th, Gates highlighted his abilities which included the splits, a lip sync to Kung Fu Fighting and he shared his best pick up line, in which Gate...

Literary magazine extends deadline due to low submissions

Literary magazine extends deadline due to low submissions

Keely Messcar '21, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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The yearly Looking Glass submission due date is approaching , but postponed until more art, poetry or type of literature is contributed by students according to co-adviser Tarn Laughlin. “The Looking Glass is a literary magazine that is a combination of mostly poetry and art work that accompanies t...

Mr. Blue Devil continues charity week tradition

Mr. Blue Devil continues charity week tradition

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Manager

January 29, 2019


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In the auditorium on  Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m.,  nine candidates from the senior class will take the stage as they compete to be crowned as “Mr. Blue Devil”. Mr. Blue Devil has become a tradition where the boys from the current senior class display their talents and skills in a series ...

Winter choir competition commencing soon

Winter choir competition commencing soon

Tara Cole '21, Staff Writer

January 20, 2019


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In order to kick off their competition season, all of South’s choirs will perform at the “Winter Spectacular” show on Thursday, Jan 31.   The Spectacular takes place at the school’s stage and is the show where the choirs demonstrate what they will be taking to competition this ye...

Snow your spirit: South’s first holiday spirit week is currently underway

Snow your spirit: South’s first holiday spirit week is currently underway

Elizabeth Flower '20, Copy Editor

December 19, 2018


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South’s first holiday spirit week is currently underway. One of the reasons the week was planned was to bring more positivity and student unity to the school, according to Student Association (SA) advisor Claire Sobolak, who came up with the idea. “I noticed that students are just so stressed out, there’s s...

South moves forward in creating a secure entry point

South moves forward in creating a secure entry point

Just-us Welch '20, Photo Editor

December 12, 2018


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As the years go on, the dangers of violence in school is more and more prevalent for students in the modern day. Therefore, the prospects of South installing a secure vestibule in 2019 may be considered a relief for parents and students alike. According to Grosse Pointe South principal Moussa Hamka, a s...

A drop in the bucket: Student enrollment goes down as the board looks to possible school closures

A drop in the bucket: Student enrollment goes down as the board looks to possible school closures

Audrey Whitaker '19, Pulse editor in chief

December 11, 2018


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As enrollment continues to decline throughout the district, district officials, teachers and community members may face major changes due to less state funding. According to Dr. Jon Dean, deputy superintendent of the Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS), enrollment in the district is based on t...

Orchestras prepare to head to North this week for String Extravaganza Concert

Orchestras prepare to head to North this week for String Extravaganza Concert

Ian Foy' 21, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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The Orchestra’s String Extravaganza concert is Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. This year, they have planned quite a bit. Each year, a string extravaganza takes place in which the North and South Orchestra combine to perform various pieces of music at Grosse Pointe North High School. The musicians and condu...

Santa comes early: Grosse Pointe Parade sneak peek

Santa comes early: Grosse Pointe Parade sneak peek

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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The Grosse Pointe Thanksgiving parade will make its annual appearance on Fri. Nov. 23rd to start off the holiday season. The parade will be a family-friendly event with a festive and positive environment. Students, young children and adults are all welcome to attend the parade, and some even participate ...

No Pulitzer Prize necessary to join new Writing Club

No Pulitzer Prize necessary to join new Writing Club

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

November 4, 2018


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Graphic by Eva McCord '21 No Pulitzer Prize is necessary to join South’s newest student group, the Writing club. Club president and founder Trinity McClinton ’20 started the club this year as a way to fill a void in South’s nonfiction writing. “I personally really love writing,” M...

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