The Tower Pulse

Millage in the Village: District hopes to renew the fund to maintain safety, other spending

Graphic by Abi Wilson '20.

Evie Kuhnlein '20, Business Manager

October 31, 2019

On Nov. 5, the school district will seek to renew the operating restoration and extension millage and the sinking fund. The millage, which makes up 25 percent of the GPPSS annual budget, as well as the sinking fund, which makes up 3 of 10 million dollars the district, are needed to keep buildings sa...

Penalty of politics at school

During the North versus South football game on Oct. 8, students brought at Trump 2020 flag. The flag was confiscated by administration after halftime. Photo by Zach Farrell '21.

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Supervising Page Editor

October 31, 2019

Stars and stripes decorated the student section. Red, white and blue radiated with Blue Devil pride. The unity of South was as strong as ever, until a Trump flag began waving in the wind.  On Friday, Oct. 18, administration confiscated a “Trump 2020” flag from a group of students after it was waved bo...

Science Olympiad to start bagel sales Friday mornings

Science Olympiad to start bagel sales Friday mornings

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Print Associate Editor

October 30, 2019

Science Olympiad will be selling bagels every Friday morning for the rest of the year in order to raise money for the club’s expenses, according to adviser Shelley Rothenbuhler. The profits raised from the sales will go towards competitions, tournaments and any additional costs they may experien...

Band and Orchestra prepare for annual Pops and Pastries concert

Graphic by Grace Whitaker '22.

Katie Maraldo '21 and Grace Whitaker '22, Staff Writer and Web Editor

October 29, 2019

Every year the Grosse Pointe South Band and Orchestra performs in their biggest fundraising concert, “Pops and Pastries.” It is held in South’s main gym on Saturday, Nov. 2. This event is band and orchestra’s first major performance for the school year in front of friends and family, violin...

Coming together to #FinnItForward

Photos by Charlotte Parent and Zach Farell, both '21.

Daniel Klepp '20 and Evie Klepp '22, Section Manager and Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

Unfair. That’s the only word that seemed fitting to students and faculty after tragedy struck the family of Finn Huston and the community as a whole. Following the news of the tragedy, many were quick to act, whether or not they had a close relationship with him. From painting the rock in...

A scary amount of fun

A scary amount of fun

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Varsity Club does many service projects throughout the course of the year. However, their biggest event is Halloween In The Park. Halloween In The Park allows kids and their families to go trick-or-treating at the Grosse Pointe Park Park where Varsity Club members volunteer by passing out candy.  ...

Stratford trip offers chance to see Shakespeare outside of the classroom

Natalie Boehmer, Anna Abundis, and Maddy Campbell, all '20, enjoy time in the park during last year's trip to Stratford.  Photo courtesy of Boehmer.

Ben Farber '22, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

The Shakespeare Club will be going on it’s annual trip to the Stratford Theatre on Oct 22. The trip will take students to Stratford, Ontario to see one of Shakespeare's classic plays. Shakespeare in classes is read but never truly performed like how it is intended to be. This trip is a way for ...

Namaste: how yoga club is changing the student body

Students flock to Cleminson Hall every Wednesday to unwind with yoga and snacks. Photo courtesy of Laine Johnson.

Maura Shine '20, Supervising Editor at Large

October 14, 2019

South’s Yoga Club allows students to de-stress and re-center at weekly meetings. The club meets in Cleminson Hall every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. It was founded two years ago with the idea to help South students relax. Since South has a limited number of clubs focused on wellness, the formation of Yoga...

New Welcome Wagon program helps welcome transfer students

Graphic by Peabody.

Caroline Peabody ’22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The community at South can be intimidating and hard to fit into, especially for transfer students at South that could benefit from a program that familiarizes them with the school, and a way for them to get to know other students while they’re at South. Mia Neumen ’22, is a German exchange student wh...

The college crusade: students getting a jump on their search

Students listen attentively during their lunch hour as the representative from University of Michigan Ann Arbor talks about college life.

Andrew Acker '21, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

The start of the school year means colleges are beginning to visit South, and students are signing up in hopes of learning more about different schools. Some students think these college visits are extremely helpful, but students like Re'mi Faussie ’21 think college visits take away from class tim...

Science Olympiad looks to rebuild, make it to states

The Science Olympiad team stands with their medals and ribbons after the Perry Invitational on Jan. 12, 2019. Their goal this year is to make it states again this year. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Nikai '19.

Eva McCord '21, Supervising Editor at Large

October 6, 2019

Following the graduation of team founder Tiffany Nakai ’19 and the rest of the leadership team, the Science Olympiad team is looking at the 2019-2020 competition season as an opportunity for more planning, more team building, and more success. “We made it all the way to the state competition last year, an...