The Tower Pulse

Take time out and pause to embrace homecoming week

Take time out and pause to embrace homecoming week

Katherine Costello '19, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Homecoming 2018, Opinion

Along with the start of a new school year comes a whole lot of homework, stress and lack of sleep. From day one, I spend countless amount of minutes throughout the school day staring at my phone, watching the countdown until Thanksgiving break. The only thing that keeps my spirit somewhat up through...

MY VIEW: Dear fall, love me

MY VIEW: Dear fall, love me

Jacqui Mercier '19, Social Media Manager

September 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

In my humble opinion, Autumn is inarguably the most wonderful season of all. Although it represents a period of death concerning nature, to a teenager fall represents a season of new beginnings and opportunities. And more importantly, there are lots of donuts. Winter in Michigan is like being in a real l...

My view: To all the girls I took to homecoming

My view: To all the girls I took to homecoming

Grey Korejwo '20, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Most people are so excited for homecoming. Me, I dread it. People walk around comfortable in their own gender and look so handsome and beautiful in their suits and dresses, while I’m too ashamed to even stand up straight. I look at my date and I see how uncomfortable she is. I hear the laughing. I ...

Why I won’t fall for fall

Why I won’t fall for fall

Madeline Weekely '21, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The season of sweaters, pumpkin spice, Halloween, cider mills, flannels and colorful leaves is almost upon us. This perfect season is everyone’s favorite time of year, right? Wrong! Fall is by far the worst season on planet Earth. Everyone seems to think that fall has the most beautiful scenery...

I have the Halloween boos: Tower staffer’s opinion on Halloween

Anna Cornell '20, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Dark streets, cold rainy air and sore muscles. These are the first things that come to my mind when I think of Halloween. Now that I’ve turned 16, Halloween has an even less of an appeal to me than it was a couple years ago. Over the past three years, October 31 has gotten progressively colder with ...

Two minutes, too much: South student reacts to new passing time

Two minutes, too much: South student reacts to new passing time

Sarah Stevenson '19, Web Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

120 seconds. It doesn’t seem like much, until you’re practically running through the hallways to get to your next class on time. Last year as I found out the passing time was being changed from seven to five minutes; I didn’t think it would be an issue, considering I seemed to have more than eno...

My view: Norma G’s guarantees an exceptional experience

My view: Norma G’s guarantees an exceptional experience

Jacob Harris '21, Web Manager

September 19, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

From food truck to Detroit Caribbean restaurant, Norma G’s opened up August 16th on Jefferson in Detroit. The restaurant contains an indoor bar, with seating inside and a well-decorated patio outside.   Norma G’s has a great curb appeal, with a colorful inside, fully visible from the si...

My view: Hot classrooms lead to a decrease in learning

My view: Hot classrooms lead to a decrease in learning

Cam Buhler '21, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

The first week of school is in the books and if I’ve noticed one thing so far it has to be the unbearable hot temperatures in a majority of the classrooms. How am I supposed to stay focused during class when all I can think about is trying to somehow not sweat or feel nauseous from dehydration? Teac...

Student reacts to Nike protests in wake of Kaepernick sponsorship

Student reacts to Nike protests in wake of Kaepernick sponsorship

Sylvia Hodges '19, Supervising Copy Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion, Sports

Popular athletic company Nike recently caused yet another uproar in the political world after Colin Kaepernick secured an endorsement deal with the brand.  Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback for the 49ers, has been at the center of great controversy in the last two years since he began to protest...

Free Spirits and the First Amendment

Free Spirits and the First Amendment

Audrey Whitaker '19, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

In May, one rising senior from each state, plus Washington, D.C., was asked the same question: what is your favorite First Amendment freedom? For those who aren't familiar, there are five freedoms: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.  They were drilled into my head during my week in DC re...

I Went Phoneless For a Week This Summer

I Went Phoneless For a Week This Summer

Charlotte Parent '21, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

I went sans-phone for a week this summer. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. At the beginning of August, I decided to put my phone in a cupboard where I couldn't reach it. No Instagram, no YouTube and no Spotify. There was no way I could reach anyone for a week. I had major FOMO-...

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