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...

Social media dominates peoples lives

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....

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....

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...

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...

The importance of activism

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...

Pressures of school can negatively affect mental health

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...

Why a quiet tutorial is not the best bet for students

Why a quiet tutorial is not the best bet for students

Ryan Caldwell '21, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

At South, a tutorial is very similar to a study hall. In my experience, students use it to do homework or just relax on their phones. Teachers can allow students to socialize or not— it’s entirely to their discretion. I believe having a loud tutorial is more productive because in nearly every cl...

Robbie Buhl teen street skills

Robbie Buhl teen street skills

William Simonson '21, Page Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Robbie Buhl’s teen street skills program in Detroit bettered me as a driver and increased my confidence behind the wheel. Although the three-hour class was pushed into one hour for me, I got a taste of every simulation with hands-on experiences that overall increased my driving skills as a newly licens...

Students, it’s time to take the PSAT seriously

Students, it’s time to take the PSAT seriously

Sophia Stann '20, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

The PSAT to me is just a routine assessment I take twice a year. I personally don’t take the PSAT as serious as I need to. Now being an upperclassman, I realize now the benefits of taking these seriously. In fact, when I hear the PSAT is coming up, I get excited for it because I know there will be...

Why a quiet tutorial is the best bet for students

Why a quiet tutorial is the best bet for students

Brad Kemper '21, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Featured, Featured Content, Opinion

I think that having a quiet tutorial is academically beneficial and a person is more inclined to work efficiently with a quiet room. I don't have that much of experience with a tutorial class, as I didn’t take one freshman year. But I did this year, and I have deduced that, for me at least, the...

Sensational potatoes

Sensational potatoes

Mary Fannon '21, Copy Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

A plume of fall memories, cider and donuts walks your way and greets you at the door of Sweet Potato Sensations. The warm and comforting scent draws you closer to the long array of pastries waiting for you to get your hands on. There are too many options to choose from you don't know what to pick. Th...

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