The Tower Pulse

Tis the season: Winter in Grosse Pointe

Tis the season: Winter in Grosse Pointe

Maura Shine '20, Page Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Winter is a season that most people despise. The frigid temperatures, icy sidewalks and heavy jackets are not what most people look forward to when entering the winter season. Many of my friends will say they want to move somewhere warm, where there is no snow and it’s warm all year long. One of my f...

My View: Why social media dominates peoples lives

My View: Why social media dominates peoples lives

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Supervising Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I wake up in the morning and go on Instagram. I walk through halls between classes and go on Instagram. I go to lunch and go on Instagram. I get home from school and go on Instagram. I go to bed-- but first, I go on Instagram. Since I first downloaded this app, Instagram has dominated my life....

My view: all about the caravan

My view: all about the caravan

Matthew Kornmeier '21, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As many may know, in recent days a migrant caravan from Central America has reached the U.S. border, causing violence between members of the caravan and the U.S. Border Patrol. The interactions between the agents and the migrants at the San Ysidro port of entry have caused liberals to lash out against Pr...

The time isn’t right for Christmas lights

The time isn’t right for Christmas lights

Maddie Weekley '21, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

When I look outside my window I see Christmas lights strung across houses, trees being dressed in ornaments and stars and Santa themed decorations planted atop lawns. With all of these Christmas festivities you’d think the holiday is just days or weeks away, but the truth is… It’s November....

New features of the Apple update

New features of the Apple update

Katherine Costello '19, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Apple launched their most recent iOS update on October 30, 2018, following the release of the iPhone XR. The company has been marketing several new features that the update will include, but is it really worth all this excitement? Let’s start with the highly anticipated group FaceTime feature. At first gla...

Trader Joe’s foods to fall over this season

Trader Joe’s foods to fall over this season

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Manager

November 20, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Spiced Cider: This is my favorite fall drink and one of my favorite drinks from Trader Joes. The spiced cider from Trader Joes is a nice fall drink that has a unique taste and in my opinion is better than some of the other ciders that you can find at other stores during the fall season. This drin...

When the “roast-er” becomes the “roast-ee”

When the “roast-er” becomes the “roast-ee”

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

In recent years, popular late night comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) has come under fire for its political sketches and other touchy topics it satirizes. I have been a fan of the show for a while, and in the past, I have seen it become borderline unacceptable, and for me, it never really crossed...

Wayne’s new album is ‘boomin’ with success

Wayne’s new album is ‘boomin’ with success

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Featured Content, Opinion

Leland Tyler Wayne, otherwise known as famous rap producer Metro Boomin, dropped a new album called ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’. It was released Nov. 2, 2018 and includes many notable features. This album’s songs have a lot of similarity, but overall it is a good album. Some features inc...

The bread, the butter and why saving pays off

The bread, the butter and why saving pays off

Olivia Mlynarek '19, Web Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

When I was eight years old I bought my very own bike. As soon as I saw it in the store, with its blue pattern and white base I saved every penny, I knew I had to get that bike. When I went to the bike store counter with bags full of crinkled dollar bills and loose change I was proud of what was to  th...

My view: The importance of activism

My view: The importance of activism

Ava Mitchell '20, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Sitting at the dinner table with my family a few nights ago, an old memory resurfaced. At the beginning of October last year, my family and I took a trip to Grand Rapids. One morning while out walking around, an elderly man carrying a clipboard and a pen stopped my parents and told them: “sign this pet...

My view: Pressures of school can negatively affect mental health

My view: Pressures of school can negatively affect mental health

Anna Ludvigsen '20, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Many parents and teachers are disappointed, and some even mad, when their high school students get below a C on their tests. It's time for parents and teachers to understand the kind of pressure students are under today.   The mental health of teens has worsened in the past years, and the root of...

“First Man” impresses

“First Man” impresses

Morgan Skaff '21, Copy Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Opinion

"First Man" is a new movie about the story of how the first man made it to the moon. It showed what the trip was like as one of the astronauts, so it felt as if the viewer had experienced the trip. It came out on Oct. 12, and followed Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling)’s story about what it was like fo...

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