The Tower Pulse

Learning how to fall

Learning how to fall

Evelyn Kuhnlein '20, Business Manager

June 10, 2020

“Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry.” Those were the words that spiraled around my brain as I fell off a Razor scooter in front of the whole school at the 2018 pep assembly. They were also the words that went through my head when I found out in March that I would not be returning to a school I so pu...

Finding satisfaction through the silent hustle

Finding satisfaction through the silent hustle

Brooklyn Northcross '20, Supervising Editor

June 10, 2020

My days at Grosse Pointe South were, hands-down, the best time of my life. From the first day of freshman year, I knew this school would be everything I hoped and wished it would. The students whom I have encountered in the past three and a half years have been nothing but friendly, supportive and all-a...

It’s okay to be afraid

It's okay to be afraid

Libby Flower '20, Supervising Editor at Large

June 10, 2020

I’ve only felt real fear a few times in my life. Most are defined by split-second moments: you blink and you miss it. The aftermath, actually, is almost worse than the moment itself. Shaken up, freaking out and questioning mortality-- like the perpetual state of a dystopian-novel protagonist. When...

Tricks for high school

Tricks for high school

Maura Shine '20, Supervising Editor at Large

June 10, 2020

Every semester of high school I always capped my absences and I even went above. Did I miss tests on purpose? Frequently. To the teachers who gave me harder versions when I came back, I appreciate the challenge. Did I take extended lunches because I wanted more time to eat? I’ll admit it. Did I almost...

Confidence through clubs, cheerleading

Confidence through clubs, cheerleading

Ava Mitchell '20, Online Associate Editor

June 10, 2020

As I was brainstorming ideas for this column, I’d been forced to reflect on my past four years at South, so instead of doing it myself I decided to reach out to those closest to me and see what they thought. It took some prodding, but the most common response I got was that I’ve become a more confident...

The Coronacation I never wanted

The Coronacation I never wanted

Victoria Gardey '20, Online Editor in Chief

June 10, 2020

“What if this was our last day of high school ever?” When I said it out loud it sounded even more outlandish than in my head. I didn’t really believe it when I questioned our Tower adviser that random Thursday in March if I would ever come back to high school. Afterall, June felt awfully far off...

Dear Elizabeth: My notes of wisdom

Dear Elizabeth: My notes of wisdom

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Associate Editor

June 10, 2020

In a commencement poem by Maya Angelou, she tells the readers, “Look beyond your tasseled caps and you will see injustice. At the end of your fingertips, you will find cruelties, irrational hate, bedrock sorrow and terrifying loneliness. There is your work.” The first time I read this, I suffered...

Defining ‘success’

Defining 'success'

Imran Siddiqui '20, Editor in Chief

June 10, 2020

Four years of work culminating to this. Wack. I entered this school, like many, completely terrified. I did not know what to expect from the gargantuan school with three separate buildings, hundreds of kids I had never talked to before and tons of new classes, clubs and opportunities to be a part of....

‘Dyeing’ to be different

'Dyeing' to be different

Anne Muawad '20, Editor in Chief

June 10, 2020

“You have a new hair color every week— I can never recognize you!” was what one of the security guards told me when I was heading to the attendance office on my way to get one of my many tardies resolved (I wouldn’t consider myself a very punctual person, per se) and was sporting a new blue...

Opinion: A U.S.A. homecoming theme is not so controversial

Evie Klepp '22, Copy Editor

June 5, 2020

On May 20, a post was made to the Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS) Community Discussion page on Facebook about the rising sophomore class’s 2020 Homecoming theme. 385 comments later, several adults and students from the district argued with each other on whether the original sophomore theme...

Dark Lane Demo Tapes: a different side of Drake

Drake's Dark Lane Demo Tapes featured a lot of emotion and different vibes throughout the album.

Cam Buhler '21, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

On May 1, famous rapper Drake released his newest mixtape entitled Dark Lane Demo Tapes. The mixtape was announced only a day before it’s release, and was promised to include “a lot of the songs people have been asking for (some leaks and some joints from SoundCloud and some new vibes),” according...

Opinion: The privilege of being able to stay home during a global pandemic

Opinion: The privilege of being able to stay home during a global pandemic

Maren VanOsdol '22, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

All of a sudden we find ourselves living in a world where, for about two months now, we have been housebound, unable to see our friends or family outside of family members in your house that you’re probably sick of. Normally mundane tasks like grocery shopping are now the most exciting part of yo...

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