The Tower Pulse

My view: why not this bond?

My view: why not this bond?

Audrey Whitaker '19, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

On my way to school, lawns are dotted with signs. Some are for Senate, some for the Governor and some simply let other people know they aren't hated there. These signs have been standing around all summer. A new sign caught my eye last week, black and red in the middle of an empty lawn.  “NOT THI...

My view: Movie messages miss the mark

My view: Movie messages miss the mark

Bridget Doyle '20, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Director of “Chicken Run” and “Charlotte’s Web” Karey Kirkpatrick has now brought home another family-friendly film aimed for all audiences “Smallfoot”, a movie about the discovering of humans from a yeti’s perspective and the adventures that follow. Although this overall lighthearted musical d...

Lumen serves up a tasty, comfortable and chic experience

Lumen serves up a tasty, comfortable and chic experience

Hope Whitney '21, Page Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

From its bold architecture to its chic design, Lumen has everything to make your experience enjoyable. The restaurant, located in Beacon Park, Detroit, opened on May 27. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, along with a savvy rooftop opened in the summer months. My favorite part of the res...

Rocco’s: regretfully mediocre

Rocco’s: regretfully mediocre

Daniel Klepp '20, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Featured Content, Opinion

Photos by Daniel Klepp Rocco’s Italian Deli is a New-York corner style deli with a modern twist which opened in June, specializing in sandwiches and salads.  Once walking in, you can tell that it is more focused on the modern aspect than the retro. A place like Zingermann’s feels much more like a new-age classic style deli than Rocco’s. ...

My view: Where to get your spook on this Halloween

My view: Where to get your spook on this Halloween

Charlie Matthews '20, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Fall, Opinion

As I stepped out of my car and walked towards the recently opened Azra Chamber of Horrors Haunted House, a multitude of thoughts pondered in my head, as I hadn’t stepped foot inside of a haunted house in a long time. Would my heart really be racing for the entire duration of the attraction? Woul...

My view: unique cuisine in a unique space

My view: unique cuisine in a unique space

Sumner Verlinden '20, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

I recently heard of a food court made out of shipping containers. How crazy does a building made out of shipping containers that are always on the boats we see on the lake sound? I did some research and found out there was a variety of places to eat at inside of this building. I decided to g...

The motivational imperfections behind American protests

The motivational imperfections behind American protests

Jackson Jogan '21, Page Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Many protests in the United States are no longer about fighting for lasting reform. We have often protested over single incidents; mere demonstrations of the deeper problems. We have switched from protesting for change, to protesting to feel like we changed something, when the deeper issue lives on....

My view: Cheerleaders misrepresented

My view: Cheerleaders misrepresented

Anne Muawad '20, Page Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

As my third year of sideline cheerleading comes to a close I cannot help but notice that something has changed-- it is subtle yet something that I am entirely grateful for. I am glad to say that I have seen a new wave of appreciation from the boys on the football team that was not there before. ...

Why Nike’s Just-Do-It Ad is Bad for the Company and our Country

Why Nike’s Just-Do-It Ad is Bad for the Company and our Country

Matthew Kornmeier '21, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Featured, Featured Content, Opinion

In recent weeks, the release of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” advertisement campaign featuring former NFL player, Colin Kaepernick, has proven to be a loss for the company and an embarrassment to the values that we should all hold as Americans. The most prominent loss Nike has faced since...

Nike supports equality through Kaepernick campaign

Nike supports equality through Kaepernick campaign

Elizabeth Wolfe '20, Supervising Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Features, Opinion

Kneeling during the pledge has been a longstanding issue in our country for over a year, grabbing the attention of football fans, activists and patriots alike. Since Colin Kaepernick has starred as the face of a new Nike ad campaign, tensions have heightened once again with many agitators burning the...

Comparing albums: Logic’s YSIV vs Lil Wayne’s Carter V

Comparing albums: Logic’s YSIV vs Lil Wayne’s Carter V

Zach Heimbuch '19, Tower Radio

October 8, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Following the releases of hit rap albums from Travis Scott, Kanye West and Eminem, both Lil Wayne and Logic had a lot of pressure to keep up the streak. Wayne’s album, “Carter V” and Logic’s “YSIV” were released to all platforms on Sept. 28, 2018. While the two albums had their own great ...

The effects of homework: is it too much?

The effects of homework: is it too much?

Keegan Spitz '20, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Seven hours a day, five days a week, and 180 days a year.  School seemingly never ends. School is the most stressful thing in my life. It seems as though I never get a break, and that has to do with something I dread every single day starting from September all the way until June: homework. Now, I...

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