The Tower Pulse

Homecoming hype: Students reflect on results of dance changes

Lizzie High and Owen Chen, both '20 are crowned Homecoming queen and king at the football game on Sept. 27. One of the new changes this year to Homecoming was incorporating male members of Homecoming court from every grade. Photo by Zach Farrell '21.

Mairin Heimbuch '21 and Kate Weidig '22, Copy Editor and Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

After declining attendance and a negative stigma surrounding the Homecoming dance, Student Association (SA) worked tirelessly to improve Homecoming this year for all. According to Social Studies teacher Kendra Caralis, the changes that stood out the most to her this year, were the outdoor courtyard, ...

Marching band alumni continue marching in college

Julianna Brenner '19 plays with the other euphoniums as a part of the Michigan State marching band. She said if she ever wants to teach marching band, the best way is to experience the real thing in

Gabriela Dulworth '22, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

To some, the Blue Devil Marching Band is another group, people who just play instruments at halftimes for football games and in the Homecoming parade.  To others, like Tim DeGrand, South alumni class of ‘19, the marching band opened up doors for them they hope will never close. “I kept goin...

Language Clubs: Italian club plans activities around holidays

Graphic by Abi Wilson '20.

Maura Shine '20, Supervising Editor at Large

September 30, 2019

Italian Club is a language club advised by Italian teacher Ms. Amato. The club meets once a month and has a board of chairs that leads the meetings. The board of chairs consists of Gia Agosta, Morgan Palace, Kaya Muisicki and Maya Mirkazemi. The meetings once a month are focused on the time of year and th...

Language Clubs: German club looks to add out-of-school opportunities

Graphic by Abi Wilson '20.

Erin Astfalk '21, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

The start of the school year means the opportunity to get involved with the many clubs South has to offer, and students who take German are encouraged to get involved in German club this year. According to junior and club member Kate Ennis, German club is run by Frau Petrill, and meetings take plac...

Language Clubs: French club seeks to gain new members

Graphic by Abi Wilson '20.

Becca Koch '22, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

In Michigan, students are required to take a foreign language in high school. For many of them, French is a fun way to fulfill the requirement. A wide variety of clubs at South help to enrich students’ foreign language experiences, one is the French club. Club president Katie Cherven ’20 has been ...

Language Clubs: Spanish club looks to continue Pulsera project, connect to culture

Graphic by  Abi Wilson '20.

Grace Whitaker '22, Web Editor

September 30, 2019

High School students in  language classes learn all about culture and customs of the language they are studying. For Spanish students, a good way to immerse yourself in the culture is through Spanish Club.  Genevieve Palazzolo ‘20 has been a part of the Spanish Club since her freshman year. Thi...

Language clubs: Latin club offers platform for study of ancient Rome

Graphic by Abi Wilson '20.

Evie Klepp '22, Copy Editor

September 30, 2019

Providing a forum for Latin students to voice their opinions, make suggestions as to how the Latin program can improve and plan activities for every Latin class, the Latin club contributes an important part to the Latin program at South.  The club is open to anyone who wants to be a participant, whethe...

Beloved Boudas: Retiring teachers selected as Homecoming Grand Marshalls

The Boudas take the field during the Homecoming game on Sept. 28 to be recognized. Photo by Zach Farrell '21.

Mairin Heimbuch '21, Copy Editor

September 29, 2019

Every year, a Grand Marshal is chosen to represent Grosse Pointe South High School as an exceptional staff member and role model. This year, students elected social studies teacher Christopher Bouda and science teacher Lisa Bouda to symbolize South during Homecoming season. The Marshals got to ride in the...

iCreate class offers hands-on experience ‘like no other’

The 3-D printer, pictured here, is a very important tool in the iCreate class. Students use it to create parts that, in turn, help them develop their creations.

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

Although the iCreate class has only been a part of South’s curriculum since last year, it has provided many students who are interested in innovation and modern technology a platform in which they can pursue their passion. The Cotton Innovation Center (CIC) has allowed the iCreate class, a...

Boys’ cross country team is running towards big goals this season

Boys’ cross country team is running towards big goals this season

Maggie Quinn '22, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

The boys’ cross country team has a long tradition of qualifying for the MHSAA cross country state finals, and this year is no different.  With about 85 kids on the team, head coach Mark Sonnenberg believes there is a high chance of making it happen this year. To make this happen, his goal is to w...

Next stop Texas: Solar Car team revitalized after successful fundraising

The Solar car making team proudly stand by their car they made using only solar power.

Eleni Tecos '22, Copy Editor

September 5, 2019

From electrical engineering to design, the Solar Car team must possess a wide range of skills to prepare for the Solar Car Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway in July.  The ultimate goal for the team is to build as effective of a car as possible using only solar power, according to adviser James A...

Float party fun: Preparation begins for Homecoming season

Alice Scott '21, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

For many students, the beginning of August means last vacations, cramming in everything left on the bucket list and overall the hustle and bustle before school starts in September. However, for members of student council, the beginning of August signals the start of getting ready for Spirit Week. In preparation for Homecoming, each class m...