The Tower Pulse

Opinion: Tutorial teachers unfairly regulate their free periods.

Opinion: Tutorial teachers unfairly regulate their free periods.

Ella Houting '22, Staff writer

November 14, 2019

Tutorial is not taken for a credit and is solely taken as a period to complete work or a free hour for a handful of students . I believe since this option was made for students and is not a class, students should be able to decide what they do in the given hour. However, certain tutorial teach...

My View: All sports should receive equal treatment

My View: All sports should receive equal treatment

Hope Whitney '21, Page Editor

November 1, 2019

It is no secret that most male sports get precedent over female sports- especially football. As an athlete, on the girls’ field hockey team and the lacrosse team, I believe my teams have been impacted by this.  During game day for football, we have not been able to practice on the field, despi...

My view: “Breaking Bad” movie “El Camino” stays true to original five seasons

Ally Bearman '20, staff writer

November 1, 2019

After 5 seasons of a drama/action tv show, ‘Breaking Bad’, main character Jesse Pinkman experiences another chapter in his drug-dealing life in ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’. The netflix original follows the story of previously imprisoned Jesse after he escapes and kills the entire gang ...

My View: National Champion choir deserves varsity letters

My View: National Champion choir deserves varsity letters

Becca Koch '22, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

When you think of varsity letters, most people think of football, track, baseball. So imagine my surprise when I saw discovered that varsity letters can also be awarded to certain choir groups. In my mind it made perfect sense that an incredible time commitment and necessary work ethic would be deserving o...

My View: Flags and football: The need to keep political statements out of school settings

My View: Flags and football: The need to keep political statements out of school settings

Katie Cherven '20, Copy Editor

October 30, 2019

Our democracy is founded on free speech-- in and out of the classroom. But the blatant promotion of a political campaign undermines this principle wholly. When a flag bearing the words ‘Trump 2020’ and ‘Keep America Great’ was flown at the North v. South football game on Oct. 18, not only were ...

My View: Flag confiscation goes against principle of First Amendment

My View: Flag confiscation goes against principle of First Amendment

Jackson Jogan '21, Supervising Editor

October 30, 2019

To begin, I am deeply disturbed and upset at the disappointing action taken by our administration at the Friday night North v. South football game. Two of our administrators took a Donald Trump 2020 campaign flag from a group of students who were following the U.S.A. themed student section. Th...

My View: Getting involved outside of school leads to greater productivity

My View: Getting involved outside of school leads to greater productivity

Aaron Vyletel '21, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Being involved in school activities has always been important to me and a lot of the people I surround myself with. How I define my involvement depends on after school activities. Playing two sports for the school requires investing a lot of my time out of school, so my free time is very limited. This...

My view: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” satisfies Disney fans with a prequel to the original “Maleficent”

Erin Astfalk '21, Staff writer

October 30, 2019

As the years go on, it seems you can always count on Disney to remake live action versions of beloved childhood tales. While the public often has had mixed emotions over the remakes of original movies, there is something so tempting about experiencing childhood favorites in a different light. Disney re...

iPhone 11 not worth the steep price

iPhone 11 not worth the steep price

Jackson Marchal '21, Business Manager

October 23, 2019

Apple released its latest technology to the public on September 20: the iPhone 11. It came with upgraded cameras, displays, software and new colors. Some people are upgrading to the iPhone 11 because they truly think that the spec improvements are worth getting a new phone, but in my opinion, the iPhone 8...

My View: Tall Girl fails to live up to its height

My View: Tall Girl fails to live up to its height

Katie Cherven '20, Copy Editor

October 20, 2019

“You think your life is hard? I’m a high school junior wearing size 13 Nikes. Mens’ size 13 Nikes. Beat that.” These are perhaps the most quotable lines from this fall’s newest Netflix Original teen rom-com. But does the humorous, almost-iconic ring of these lines represent the quality of t...

My view: Trump impeachment inquiry is a waste of valuable time

Jackson Jogan '21, Supervising Page Editor

October 17, 2019

The impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Donald J. Trump has shaken up the political world and caused great unrest amongst the parties. It has shown the great divide in our country, the fine line between violating the laws in our constitution and the inability of our government to functio...

My view: “Living Undocumented” series sheds light on the life of undocumented Americans

October 16, 2019

“Living Undocumented,” a Netflix original, tells stories of the horrific occurances that foreign families have to endure while  trying to illegally enter the United States. The show follows eight undocumented families, all of which display their heart-wrenching life. The purpose of this docum...

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