The Tower Pulse

Ready; set; sail

Ready; set; sail

Audrey Whitaker '19, Section Editior

September 7, 2017


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The morning of July 22, 206 sailboats awaited starting signals for Bayview Yacht Club’s 92nd annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island race.   According to a statement from Tricia Smotherland, the 2017 race chair, all boats had finished by mid-Monday morning.   83 boats finished Sunday night between 6 ...

A new era of Farms: local owners exceed expansion goal

A new era of Farms: local owners exceed expansion goal

Ray Hasanaj '18, Supervising Editor

September 6, 2017


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After twenty years of owning Fresh Farms Market, business owners Steve and Larry Najjar have accomplished their goal of expanding the grocery store into something larger. “In 1997, we purchased the business here, and that was our plan all along was to some day buy the property and expand the sto...

War Memorial Hosts Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil

War Memorial Hosts Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil

Adrian Doan '19, Page Editor

August 30, 2017


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Plagued by foul weather and organized within a few days, the GP/Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil to support the Charlottesville community still managed to fill the War Memorial Auditorium to standing room only, another success for the community group, Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe (WEGP).  ...

History in the Making: Grosse Pointe holds its first Pride march

History in the Making: Grosse Pointe holds its first Pride march

Riley Lynch '18, Graphics Manager

June 12, 2017


Filed under Featured, Featured Content, Galleries, News

After nearly a year in the making, the first Pride March in Grosse Pointe was held on Sunday, June 11.  The march was organized by Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe (WEGP), which aims to include members of any group into the Grosse Pointe community and provide an open environment.   The marc...

Mother’s Club Scholarship Night Awards $40,000 to South Students

Mother’s Club Scholarship Night Awards $40,000 to South Students

Ariana Chengges '17, Pulse Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2017


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The Mothers Club of Grosse Pointe South held their annual scholarship awards night to commemorate deserving seniors on Tuesday, May 23 in Cleminson Hall, according to VP Scholarship Carrie Calcaterra. Each year the Mothers Club designates a portion of its fundraising profits for financial need and...

Rain or shine, the Out of the Darkness walk brings the community together

Rain or shine, the Out of the Darkness walk brings the community together

Riley Lynch '18 & Erykah Benson '17, Graphics Manager and Editor in Chief

June 4, 2017


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In cooperation with various community organizations, including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Grosse Pointe community came together in support of suicide awareness during the Out of the Darkness Walk. Not even the rain could stop parents, teachers, counselors and students from both Grosse Pointe North and South high schools from participating in the walk on Sunday, June 4.

Salsa dancing offers students to engage in Spanish culture

Salsa dancing offers students to engage in Spanish culture

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor

June 1, 2017


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The Spanish program at South held their fourth annual salsa dancing lessons on May 19 in South’s Boll Center.   “We have invited the dance instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Studio to come to South since 2013,” Spanish teacher Christine Borja said. Borja said students got to experience...

May 22 School Board meeting postpones decision for privatization of custodial staff and hall monitors

May 22 School Board meeting postpones decision for privatization of custodial staff and hall monitors

Ian Dewey '18, Staff Writer

May 29, 2017


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An action item concerning the privatization of custodial staff and hall monitors was brought up to be decided on at the May 22 school board meeting earlier this week, but early in the meeting the school board decided to postpone the decision on the item for a later meeting. However, public commentary late...

Television production wins countless awards

Television production wins countless awards

Lauren Thom, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Several of South’s Television Production students submitted videos and received awards from the Michigan Student Film and Video competition sponsored by the Digital Arts Film and Television organization (DAFT), Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA), and the Meijer Great Choices PSA contes...

Lunafest Film Festival raises money for community partners

Lunafest Film Festival raises money for community partners

Sylvia Hodges, Copy Editor

May 24, 2017


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Lunafest, a film event featuring female filmmakers, took place on May 17 at Windmill Pointe Park.   “(The event was) to raise money for one of our community partners, Tiny Homes Detroit,” Liana Dabir, the Junior League of Detroit (JLD) Recruitment Chair, said. According to Dabir, the Luna...

Bloom into spring for the 40th annual flower sale

Bloom into spring for the 40th annual flower sale

Chloe Yonkers '20, Guest Writer

May 16, 2017


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The Grosse Pointe Beautification Commission held their 40th annual flower sale at the Grosse Pointe Woods police station on Friday, May 12 and Saturday May 13, according to member of the Beautification Commission. The flower sale is an event that brings families together and allows people to buy flo...

Screens and teens event at the local Family Center

Screens and teens event at the local Family Center

Solana Bryson, Guest Writer '18

May 12, 2017


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A voice in the community is trying to tackle phone addiction through an event located at The Family Center in Grosse Pointe. The event on May 17 at 7 p.m. is titled Teens and Screens: A solution-focused conversation. The event is being held to help students and parents learn to detach from their devices and face t...

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