The Tower Pulse

An artist’s legacy

Roger's new mural stands out in the IA building hallway.

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Manager

March 4, 2019

While most spent February break relaxing on a beach or skiing in the mountains, Kristina Rogers ‘19 spent her time in the empty stairwell of South, working hard to paint a new mural in the IA Building bridge. The Legacy Project is a way for art students to give back to the school and to make the sc...

Alumni Spotlight: South graduate appears on Jeopardy

Will Dawson '06 with Alex Trebek during filming. Photo courtesy of Will Dawson.

Victoria Gardey '20, Web Editor

February 27, 2019

From Mr. Maguire’s class to AP U.S. History to running on the cross country and track teams, South appears to have prepared Will Dawson ’06 well for his recent four-day appearance on Jeopardy. Dawson won a total of $71,601 as a three-day champion, eventually ending his run Feb. 6 in third place. ...

Bit by bit new additions are added to CTE classrooms

Bit by bit new additions are added to CTE classrooms

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Page Editor

February 18, 2019

Classroom environments are receiving new updates in order to prepare students for their potential future careers. According to business teacher Erin Moretz, the business classes are all a part of the Career and Technical Education program affiliated with the state of Michigan.   The classroom has made many ...

Personalized Valentines poems bring in revenue for annual trip

Students spend their lunch writing and selling poems for fundraiser.

Isabella Craparotta '19, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a day full of thoughtful, loving gestures, and the advanced creative writing class (ACW) helped spread the love at South this year. But due to the number of snow days received the weeks of January 28 and February 4, the ACW had only days to prepare. The class created a fundrai...

The new Science Olympiad causes a reaction

Ava Mitchell '20, Web editor

February 6, 2019

A new addition has been recently added to South’s plethora of extra-curricular activities: a Science Olympiad team. Created by Tiffany Nakai ’19, this is the team’s first year together, and their results have exceeded expectations. A Science Olympiad is a national competition for high schoolers ...

Smile and wave; Mr. Blue Devil competition draws large crowd during charity week

Smile and wave; Mr. Blue Devil competition draws large crowd during charity week

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

“Girl are you a parking ticket because you have fine written all over you” David Petrouleas ’19, Mr. Blue Devil contestant said.“Number 11 is the stickball special…13 is the original italian,” Jack Coyle ’19, Mr. Blue Devil contestant said. Those who ventured to the auditorium last Tuesday,...

The inside scoop on Mr. Blue Devil

Mr. Blue Devil, Sean Gates '19.

Jacqui Mercier '19, Social Media Manager

February 1, 2019

Born on January 9th 2001.  A professional orange juice chugger. A gymnastics prodigy. Mr. Blue Devil 2019 is Sean Gates. On the night of Tuesday January 29th, Gates highlighted his abilities which included the splits, a lip sync to Kung Fu Fighting and he shared his best pick up line, in which Gate...

Literary magazine extends deadline due to low submissions

Literary magazine extends deadline due to low submissions

Keely Messcar '21, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

The yearly Looking Glass submission due date is approaching , but postponed until more art, poetry or type of literature is contributed by students according to co-adviser Tarn Laughlin. “The Looking Glass is a literary magazine that is a combination of mostly poetry and art work that accompanies t...

Mr. Blue Devil continues charity week tradition

Photo courtesy of Chris Poleski  ’19

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Manager

January 29, 2019

In the auditorium on  Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m.,  nine candidates from the senior class will take the stage as they compete to be crowned as “Mr. Blue Devil”. Mr. Blue Devil has become a tradition where the boys from the current senior class display their talents and skills in a series ...

Winter choir competition commencing soon

South's choir will put on their

Tara Cole '21, Staff Writer

January 20, 2019

In order to kick off their competition season, all of South’s choirs will perform at the “Winter Spectacular” show on Thursday, Jan 31.   The Spectacular takes place at the school’s stage and is the show where the choirs demonstrate what they will be taking to competition this ye...

Snow your spirit: South’s first holiday spirit week is currently underway

Amy Ellis '19 sends holiday wishes to elementary school students in the main hallway during both lunches.

Elizabeth Flower '20, Copy Editor

December 19, 2018

South’s first holiday spirit week is currently underway. One of the reasons the week was planned was to bring more positivity and student unity to the school, according to Student Association (SA) advisor Claire Sobolak, who came up with the idea. “I noticed that students are just so stressed out, there’s s...

South moves forward in creating a secure entry point

The construction at Maire continues over the winter to create a more secure entrance for visitors. This action will eventually trickle to the other schools in the GPPSS district.

Just-us Welch '20, Photo Editor

December 12, 2018

As the years go on, the dangers of violence in school is more and more prevalent for students in the modern day. Therefore, the prospects of South installing a secure vestibule in 2019 may be considered a relief for parents and students alike. According to Grosse Pointe South principal Moussa Hamka, a s...

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