The Tower Pulse

Coping with changes as a community

Ally Bearman '20, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

If you asked me where I would be today when I was a freshman, my answer would be far from reality. When I started high school four years ago, I had no idea what would be in store. My goals were simple; make friends, have fun and get good grades. Little did I know, there would be so much more to learn...

Advice from Tower past

Julia Ambrozy '20, Page Editor

June 11, 2020

As my time here at South and being a member of The Tower comes to an end, I have had plenty of time to think about all the memories. Especially the things I learned from being a part of something so fun. I want to thank Tower as a whole for giving me an experience throughout my time at high school that...

Message to the GIRLZ

Message to the GIRLZ

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

When I think of my years spent at South, I go straight to memories with friends. As cliche as it sounds, I seriously would not have been able to make it through high school without each and every one of them. Having a group of friends to confide in and share everything with during these past four years...

Lifetime of memories

Student takes test.

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

Before even stepping foot in the halls of Grosse Pointe South, I remember my parents, other parents and older cousins telling me how high school is some of the best years of your life. In the summer before freshman year, at one of the soccer captain’s practices, one of the seniors said to me, “Embrace...

Finding strength in numbers

Finding strength in numbers

Anna Ludvingsun '20, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

There is a common fear among individuals associated with having to adapt to a new environment. In a stable setting, we become increasingly comfortable with the people and places around us. Over time, we feel free to express ourselves without barriers. Being yanked out of that environment can trigger...

Seventeen years of consistency come to an end

Seventeen years of consistency come to an end

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

June 10, 2020

For the past 17 years of life, few things changed. For 17 years I have lived in the same city, despite the change of location in fifth grade (my family simply moved from one part of Grosse Pointe to another). For 17 years I have been, at most, five minutes away from my aunts, uncles, cousins and frie...

A thank you to Tower

A thank you to Tower

Lauren Nemeh '20, Page Editor

June 10, 2020

For my past four years at South, each year has always been a bit different. My schedule was different, the people in my classes were different, my teachers were different, but one thing always remained the same, and that is my involvement in The Tower staff. It all started with taking honors journa...

Cmatt out: Reflecting on Tower experience

Charlie Matthews '20, Staff Writer

June 10, 2020

I entered Grosse Pointe South as a boy, and four years later, I’m leaving as a man. I entered South measuring in at about 5 feet 2 inches, wearing Vineyard Vines, khakis and Yeezys, and leaving measuring just under 6 feet with a much more refined sense of style and personality. I’d be lying if I...

Confronting discomfort

Confronting discomfort

Just-us Welch '20, Copy Editor

June 10, 2020

When my family moved from Flint to Grosse Pointe seven years ago, none of us thought the adjustment would be easy. From the outside, the homes in my old neighborhood didn’t look too different from the ones surrounding my new school. But the opportunity was different. I could go to the park and swim ...

Giving thanks in face of adversity

Giving thanks in face of adversity

Navya Charmiraju '20, Section Manager

June 10, 2020

I remember writing my future self a letter in eighth grade. I filled it with my hopes and dreams for high school. The memories I wanted to make, the people I wanted to know, the goals I wanted to accomplish and oh so many more things. I wanted a high school musical or any other cheesy coming-of-age movie...

Zelda and some things I have learned

Zelda and some things I have learned

Daniel Klepp '20, Section Manager

June 10, 2020

While pulling into a pothole-ridden Arby’s on a slushy November Sunday, the last thing I expected was for me to learn more about myself. I didn’t realize that getting a kitten would result in an emotional metamorphosis. Especially as someone who had lived with cats for 14 years, who really would? Wh...

Remembered for kindness

Remembered for kindness

Abi Wilson '20, Graphics Manager

June 10, 2020

When I was little and thought about going to high school, I always pictured myself with a pink Barbie flip-phone. Not only was that item the epitome of cool, but also a functional investment of a future veterinarian; ballerina; pro soccer player. I planned to adorn my pink room with a bright purple bo...

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