The Tower Pulse

Towergate – A gathering turned scandal sweeps the school, leading to a lesson learned

Towergate – A gathering turned scandal sweeps the school, leading to a lesson learned

Victoria Gardey '20 and Elizabeth Flower '20

November 3, 2017


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Last week, administration investigated the attendees of a student-led “Tower party” with underage drinking, which occurred on Sept. 23 and was uncovered the week of Oct. 16. The party was hosted by a Tower student and included about 25 staff members.It was advertised as a “Tower party” but wa...

New Tropical Smoothie Cafe on mack opening November 14

New Tropical Smoothie Cafe on mack opening November 14

Caitlin Miller '18, staff writer

November 1, 2017


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Tropical Smoothie Cafe is opening a new establishment on nine mile and Greater Mack, the new cafe’s projected opening date is Nov 14. According to Caleb Fletcher, a closing manager for the location on Harper Ave. The Cafe doesn’t only sell smoothies, but offers a wide range of food that is promoting...

Preview of the Blood drive on Nov. 3.

Preview of the Blood drive on Nov. 3.

Caitlin Miller '18, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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South’s annual Red Cross blood drive is being held on Friday, Nov. 3. It will be an all day event set up in the gym so all students, 16 years or older, may participate If a student would like to donate, they should sign up online with a parent, or talk to Lisa Kline, head of National Honors Society ...

Five things of the week of 10/23

Evan Skaff '18, Buisiness Editor

October 23, 2017


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Earl Watson Fired after Three Games The Phoenix Suns NBA franchise have fired their head coach Earl Watson after an 0-3 start. His lifetime record is 87-142. Suns Point guard Eric Bledsoe tweeted “I Don't wanna be here” after two losing seasons and a 0-3 start. The associate head coach Jay Trian...

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


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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


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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


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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 ...

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