The Tower Pulse

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Layer up, athletes; fall is here

Max Simonson '21, Page Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, News, Sports

As autumn turns to winter, students playing fall sports begin to experience severe negative effects of Michigan's temperate climate. As the weather takes a turn of the worst, student-athletes need to find new ways to cope. According to JV football player Nick Vandenbrink ’21, wearing layers underneat...

Band and orchestra to present their first performance this year with their annual Pops and Pastries concert

Band and orchestra to present their first performance this year with their annual Pops and Pastries concert

Spencer Rajewski '21, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Featured, Featured Content, Happening Now, News

The band and orchestra take on their first concert this year with their Pops and Pastries event. It takes place on November 3, at 7 p.m. in the main gym. Pops and Pastries is the band and orchestra’s biggest event and fundraiser all year and a great opportunity to watch them play some of this year’s new music. “...

Latin teacher leaves South

Adrian Doan '19, Supervising Editing at Large

October 29, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

An incident that included yelling and drawers slamming occurred on October 11 in one of the Latin Rooms and ended with the police being called and former Latin Teacher Grant Schafer being escorted off school premises. Before the incident, Schafer had expressed his desire to quit but was asked by th...

There is fungus among us

There is fungus among us

Riley Ptashnik '21 and Claire Koeppen '19

October 25, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

You can read the summary of mold related activities at Grosse Pointe South here With nearly a month until the bond is voted, Grosse Pointe South principal Moussa Hamka is cautiously optimistic to find out what the outcome will be. One area of the bond will help fix the  leaks from the roof that ...

Poetry slam welcomes everyone to celebrate Halloween with them

Poetry slam welcomes everyone to celebrate Halloween with them

James Ulku '19, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

South’s poetry slam will be taking place Oct. 29 at the Ewald Library right off Jefferson and Lakepointe. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and there will be refreshments and prizes. “Poetry slam is a competitive poetry reading in which contestants have three minutes with a 10 second grace period to perfor...

SEEDS of change at Grosse Pointe South

SEEDS of change at Grosse Pointe South

Just-Us Welch '20, Photo Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

Jordan Connally ’20 views SEEDS as a safe outlet for students of all identities to express themselves freely in a way they might not be able in a different environment.

Meet the candidates: who’s running and why you should care

Katie Cherven '20, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

On Nov. 6, thousands of Grosse Pointe residents will vote on seven candidates to decide which three will begin a four-year term on the Grosse Pointe Public School System school board. While the debate over policy has been a focal point of the election, each of the candidates sees themselves adding s...

New balloon club blows up at South

New balloon club blows up at South

Jackson Marchal '21, Copy Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

They say there is a club for everyone at Grosse Pointe South. This even goes for people who have a niche for making balloon animals. Whether you enjoy balloon art or just spreading joy among children, this club might be the perfect one for you. Run by Ryan Wheaton, a math teacher at South, the balloon club m...

School building ends up in troubled waters

School building ends up in troubled waters

Hope Whitney '21, Page Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

Last week on Tuesday, Sept. 25, Grosse Pointe experienced major storms, and with this came heavy rainfall and flooding outside and inside South. Water had seeped into classrooms and the basement along with a few students’ lockers. “We had approximately 21 areas where water had come in,” pri...

BREAKING: Gun threat under investigation at Grosse Pointe high schools

BREAKING: Gun threat under investigation at Grosse Pointe high schools

Sylvia Hodges, Supervising Copy Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

Two potential shooting threats were reported Sunday night to the Grosse Pointe South administration, the first incident regarding a group chat where a photo of an individual holding a gun was sent. A parent brought the incident to the attention of South principal Moussa Hamka, according to deputy ...

New dance team enters South with a twirl

New dance team enters South with a twirl

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Manager

September 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

The dance team is new to South this year. After their first public performance at the varsity football game this past Friday, Sept. 7, the team is already gaining a lot of popularity and positivity from their peers. “I think that (the team) brings a huge opportunity to dancers,” coach Adam Ga...

Redlin appeals summary judgement in favor of Grosse Pointe Public Schools

Redlin appeals summary judgement in favor of Grosse Pointe Public Schools

Alyssa Czech ‘19, Editor in Chief

June 30, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, News

Following a motion to dismiss the case in favor of Grosse Pointe Public Schools on May 10, 2018, Parcells assistant principal, Debra Redlin, filed an appeal on June 1, to the U. S. Court of Appeals. Redlin filed a lawsuit against the district on Nov. 15, 2016 for alleged gender discrimination and re...

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