The Tower Pulse

Editorial: South open house will display school’s advantages

Editorial: South open house will display school’s advantages

November 8, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Illustration by Grace Martinez '14 The Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS) is hosting an Open House at all of the schools this Sunday from 1-3 p.m. The purpose of this event is to attract new students by showcasing the districts' many opportunities and accomplishments. The Open House is a...

Washington soars in ‘Flight’

Washington soars in ‘Flight’

November 8, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Opinion

By Sam Kuhna '13 | Staff Writer Drugs, alcohol and no sleep would seem to be the ingredients for a disaster in just about any situation. Denzel Washington does it while piloting a plane in the thriller "Flight". Washington, known as "Whip Whitaker" in the film, plays a drunken pilot who has little...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ impresses

Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ impresses

November 1, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Opinion

In her most recent album, “Red”, Taylor Swift steps away from her country roots to find her footing in the world of mature music. Along the journey, Swift impresses both her diehard fans as well as a broader audience with more diverse tunes. The record begins with “State of Grace”, which sounds...

Sharing isn’t caring: A letter to my fellow Facebook users

Sharing isn’t caring: A letter to my fellow Facebook users

October 28, 2012


Filed under Opinion

T. A. Keating '13| Executive Web Editor Dear Friends: I know I don’t say it enough, but I love you all. But you have a bad habit, and you and I both know it. I’ve tried to ignore it to avoid embarrassing both of us, but it’s time we finally talked about this. I know it will be difficult--some...

Editorial: Why you should join a club

Editorial: Why you should join a club

October 17, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content, Opinion

From chess to charity work, South provides students with many opportunities to get involved and explore new interests outside of the classroom. With all the organizations available, students should make an effort to join some of the clubs South has to offer. There is such a large variety of clubs...

‘Once Upon A Time’ starts second season off strong

‘Once Upon A Time’ starts second season off strong

October 11, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, News, Opinion

Price Zimmer '14 | Staff Writer After a strong start to its second season, “Once Upon a Time” delivered an impressive second episode, “We Are Both”, in which everything seemed to click. After the two major leads Snow White/Mary Margaret and Emma Swan, played by Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer...

Macklemore’s ‘The Heist’ steals the show

Macklemore’s ‘The Heist’ steals the show

October 11, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Opinion

Olivia Lang '15 | Features Editor Debuting their first studio album, “The Heist,” rapper-producer duo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rose to the iTunes’ top album download on Tuesday. Seattle-born songwriter Ben Haggerty, better known as Macklemore, first established his name in the music industry...

Season 5 of ‘Breaking Bad’ impresses, leaves viewers eager for more

Season 5 of ‘Breaking Bad’ impresses, leaves viewers eager for more

October 11, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Luke Kirtley '15 | Staff Writer In the hit television show “Breaking Bad”, Walter White struggles to make money and provide for his family with his low paying job as a chemistry teacher. As a result, he starts to cook methamphetamine with his ex-student Jesse Pinkman. As he struggles with the...

South GSA must be recognized by administration

South GSA must be recognized by administration

October 11, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Uncategorized

Removing the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) posters by the administration was a surprising act. But the poster’s removal has brought up a few more questions regarding non-school sanctioned clubs, teachers’ roles in these clubs and overall acceptance. First off, the decision to remove the GSA posters...

Senior offers advice on applying to college

Senior offers advice on applying to college

October 9, 2012


Filed under News, Opinion

Kiera Valente '13| Staff Writer My need to find where I belonged started freshman year with Northwestern University. The following year it was DePaul, then College of Charleston. Now I’m a senior and finding a college is all anyone talks about. There are so many questions to be answered, so man...

New Green Day Album Neither Inspires nor Disappoints

New Green Day Album Neither Inspires nor Disappoints

October 5, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

T.A. Keating ‘13| Executive Web Editor Following two high-concept albums and a Broadway musical, Green Day has returned to their roots. In their newest album, “Uno,” the pop-punk trio has stripped down their sound substantially, creating an album that is solid, but not without its flaws. “Gonna...

“Teacher shopping” needs to stop

“Teacher shopping” needs to stop

October 3, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Featured Content, Opinion

Even though the issue of “teacher shopping” has been a problem for the counseling department in the past, this year the counseling department has cracked down to make sure students don’t drop classes because of the teacher. This practice is known as teacher shopping, and the administration and...

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