The Tower Pulse

Schools in, guns out

Schools in, guns out

Elizabeth Flower '20, Copy Editor

December 11, 2017


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Michigan Senate passes bills to allow guns in schools, bars and churches   The Michigan Senate passed three bills on Nov. 8 that, if put into effect, would allow licensed gun owners with an enhanced Concealed Pistol License (CPL) to carry concealed guns in places which normally ban them, such...

Grosse Pointe election ends with incumbent overthrown

Grosse Pointe election ends with incumbent overthrown

Erica Fossee '19, Multimedia editor

December 1, 2017


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Students had the day off on November 7 so Grosse Pointe residents could vote in this years city elections. In the city of Grosse Pointe, the incumbent Dale Scrace was beaten out by Christopher Boettcher for a two year term as mayor. The election results show Boettcher earning around 200 more vote...

Pistols in public: Board of education weighs in on concealed weapons

Pistols in public: Board of education weighs in on concealed weapons

Grace Reyes '19, Pulse editor in chief

December 1, 2017


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The Michigan Senate passed a pro-gun bill on Nov. 8 that would allow any individual who has a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) to carry concealed weapons in what are currently considered “gun-free” zones, such as Grosse Pointe South. The bill passed on a 25-12 vote through the Senate and moves to ...

The South “snitch” trials

The South “snitch” trials

Riley Lynch '18 and Elena Rauch '18, Art editor and page editor

November 11, 2017


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Whispers began floating through the halls of South last Thursday, summarized by two words: Snitch Society. What began as a helpful way to give students and administrators alike insight into South’s policies has become lost in translation. Following an incident regarding school involvemen...

Upcoming events in Detroit during the month of November

Upcoming events in Detroit during the month of November

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


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Turkey Trot: The annual Turkey Trot will take place downtown on Thanksgiving Day. This race will start in take runners through the streets of downtown Detroit and finish on the riverwalk along the Cobo Center. There are several races to compete in including the mashed potato mile, a 5k run, and a ...

Maire receives 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award

Maire receives 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award

Elizabeth Flower '20, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Maire elementary school earned the 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award on Sept. 28, one of only 13 schools in Michigan to receive this honor. This award can honor any type of school at any level; public and private elementary, middle and high schools are all eligible to be bestowed the National B...

Diversity, Discussion and Awareness

Diversity, Discussion and Awareness

Adrian Doan, Page Editor

November 8, 2017


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Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe (WEGP) hosted three prominent figures from Grosse Pointe and Detroit to share their stories and begin a conversation about diversity. The Understanding Our Differences, Sharing Our Stories event included speakers Reverend Georgia Hill, University of Detroit Mercy A...

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


Filed under Featured Content, News

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


Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now, News

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...

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