The Tower Pulse

School board votes to close two elementaries, reconfigure grades

Imran Siddiqui '20, Editor in Chief

June 28, 2019

The school board voted to close Trombly and Poupard Elementary Schools and chose the K-4 and 5-8 grade reconfiguration during the board meeting on Monday, June 24. These changes will affect the 2020-2021 school year. From Blue Ribbon Committee meetings, Town Halls at all the schools and 12 public...

District investigates students using racial slurs in video

The video shows South students using derogatory slurs. The original tweet amassed over 10,000 views in the first 48 hours. Photo by Imran Siddiqui ‘20.

Imran Siddiqui '20, Editor in Chief

June 24, 2019

A tweet portraying two South students using derogatory language, including the N-word, was posted on Twitter last Saturday, June 22, by another student. The two white students were seen arguing in the video calling each other the N-word four times and used the term slave twice. One student said “Y...

Physics classes put theory into action at Cedar Point

South teachers take on the Valravn at Cedar Point. Photo courtesy of Troy Hernandez.

Brad Kemper '21, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

On May 22, the physics students were exposed to centrifugal force as they loaded onto the coasters at Cedar Point for their yearly field trip. The yearly field trip is designed to take the things that physics students have learned throughout the entire year and apply it to the real world. The three p...

Flower Day brings an abundance of Metro Detroiters downtown

An interaction between a vendor and a buyer. One vendor, Antonia Evers, has been selling for around 50 years.

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

May 26, 2019

On Sunday, May 19, the Eastern Market Corporation held its annual Flower Day in downtown Detroit. Flower Day occurs the Sunday following Mother’s Day, and the popular event can draw as many as 200,000 people downtown, according to Attendees have the opportunity to choose from nea...

Heading out of state: Senior to pursue violin performance at Peabody Institute

Anna Jarboe '19 practices her violin. She heads to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University to study violin performance this Fall. Photo courtesy of Jarboe.

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

May 22, 2019

After a fall full of learning etudes and concertos to perform during the grueling audition season for music schools, Anna Jarboe ’19 has finally decided to attend the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. For those few students each year that decide to pursue music in college, the app...

Construction of new track to begin June 3

The new plans for the track. Administration is also working to create consistency with the mascot and school colors with the new construction. Photo by Spencer Rajewski '21.

Spencer Rajewski' 21, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Starting on June 3, construction for the new track will begin in hopes of creating a much safer running environment for the sports teams. With the track being over three decades old, the top layer of the track has started to crack and has created a hazard for some of the runners. “This track hol...

Recap of the NHL second round playoffs

Photo courtesy of the NHL

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

May 9, 2019

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes After taking down the 2018 Stanley Cup champions in the first round, the Carolina Hurricanes swept the New York Islanders in round two in front of a 19,345-strong home crowd. The Islanders, who swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round, became the ninth t...

Out of the Darkness Walk continues commitment to mental health

Graphic by Brad Kemper '21.

Brad Kemper '21, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

To help raise awareness about suicide, the Out of the Darkness Walk will take place at Grosse Pointe North on May 5. The event’s purpose is to raise awareness and help normalize mental health. The event is being organized by both adults and students. “Out of the Darkness Walk is a walk that br...

Spanish Club brightens school, supports Central American artists with Pulsera Project

Graphic by Elizabeth Wolfe '20.

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Supervising Page Editor

April 11, 2019

South’s halls got a little brighter the week of March 29 with the Spanish Club’s fundraiser. The club sold bracelets called pulseras to raise money for the Pulsera Project, which is a non-profit organization that provides Fair Trade employment to about 200 artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala,...

Grosse Pointer brings Detroit deep dish pizza to Wayne State

The outside of Shields Pizza in Midtown. Photo by Craparotta.

Salvatore Craparotta '20, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

What goes around, comes around. One of Detroit’s favorite deep dish pizzerias, dating back to the 1950s, is coming to Midtown Detroit on the Wayne State Campus. Norman Mourad, a Grosse Pointer, bringing back to where it all started. “We think it is really unique. We are right on the corner of W...

Mock trial team prepares for state competition

Jessica Dodge '19 practices in the courtroom for the upcoming state competition. Photo courtesy of Dodge.

Just-Us Welch '20, Photo Editor

March 21, 2019

The South Mock Trial is preparing for the Michigan State Level competition in Lansing on March 23rd. This year will be the schools 10th year competing in the Mock Trial competition and second time any South team has been inviting to advanced onto the state competition, according to history teacher a...