The Tower Pulse

College committed athletes staying active in lockdown

Cam Mallegg '20 officially committed to play baseball for Butler last November.

Jacob Harris '21, Web Editor

May 20, 2020

With spring sports being cancelled due to COVID-19, college committed athletes are faced with a lot of adversity before their first seasons at the next level. Spring sport athletes especially face this challenge with the cancellation of their final season. According to Butler baseball commit Cam...

Keeping athletes motivated in quarantine

With spring sports being cancelled, South coaches are still striving to keep players on their game during lockdown.

Andrew Acker '21, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Though high school sports seasons were supposed to be well on their way at this time, due to the COVID-19, all MHSAA sports were canceled. These cancellations brought new challenges for spring sports coaches as they tried to keep their players motivated, and stay in contact with them during the absence...

Opinion: Addressing inequalities, advantages

Opinion: Addressing inequalities, advantages

Navya Chamiraju ’20, Section Manager

May 3, 2020

Almost my entire high school career has been defined by one activity-- rowing. As I evolved through the years, rowing remained constant in my life. Fortunately, I had the privilege of being able to be a part of the team through South and the Detroit Boat Club, and I have come to realize what a g...

Privileged to participate

Privileged to participate

Julia Gebeck '22 and Olivia Buda '22

May 3, 2020

While watching high school sports, the costs and behind the scenes of the game may not be the first thing that comes into your mind. Many South students play sports without knowing the costs that go into playing. In the case of ice hockey, skates can cost from $150-800, with the rest of the ge...

Four-legged friends ride out quarantine

Four-legged friends ride out quarantine

Grace Whitaker '22, Web Editor

May 3, 2020

During these strange and uncertain times, most people have put themselves into self isolation without too much difficulty-- they’ve stopped going out, going to work or seeing the people they love. But for horse owners, following the state-mandated Stay-At-Home order has been a little difficult. Sophie ...

Technology helps athletes connect

Graphic by Ella Houting and Kate Wiedig, both '22.

Ella Houting '22 and Kate Wiedig '22

April 30, 2020

Athletes competing in spring sports have found new ways to workout from home despite the coronavirus pandemic putting a hold on games and group practices. South athletes have turned their focus on alternative ways to stay in shape and motivate themselves and their teammates during this time of uncertainty....

Opinion: Pandemic puts pause on professional sports

The Red Wings hype the crowd up before a game earlier this season before the NHL suspended their season. Photo by Julia Gebeck '22.

Mike Hamilton '22, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The first time many people, myself included, began to take the threat of the COVID-19 seriously wasn’t when thousands died in China or in Italy. It wasn’t when they said groups of 1,000 or more couldn’t congregate. It was when the world lost one of the most cherished forms of entertainment, competition...

Sporting seasons on standby

The NHL has suspended their season until further notice, including the Detroit Red Wings. Photo by Julia Gebeck '22.

Cam Buhler '21, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

At this point in time, the Coronavirus has affected almost everything. School has been cancelled, jobs are now enforcing a “stay at home” protocol, but for many, the worst news of all was hearing how many professional and college sports have been affected due to this pandemic. So far, the NBA, NHL...

Spare time spawns gaming surge: Video games offer stress relief, social opportunity during quarantine

Photo by Victoria Gardey '20.

Ben Farber '21, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

Students have turned to video games to bond with friends as they reach the end of the third week of school closures. With excess free time and no ability to leave the house, sports are an easy way to connect with friends. A lot of students have little to do during these unfortunate events, according...

Opinion: Putting a pause on senior year expectations

Missed opportunity: Victoria Gardey '20 passing the baton to Jenna Clark '20 during the 4X800 meter relay. Seniors who run track this year may not get the opportunity to do what they love because of the stay-at-home initiative.

Victoria Gardey '20, Online Editor in Chief

April 6, 2020

As my feet hit the pavement it seems quiet. Something is missing. On the familiar Moross loop and laps of the track, I am alone. Fisher is eerily empty even as I pass by at 8 a.m. on a Wednesday morning. Just a week ago, I was surrounded by 100 of my best friends every day after school. Leaving practice...

Stepping stones to staying fit while social distancing

Stepping stones to staying fit while social distancing

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor

April 6, 2020

Walking Outside Taking walks around the neighborhood for at least 30 minutes a few times a day is one great way to maintain your health while social distancing. Make sure to keep at least six feet away from any passersby! These walks not only help to burn calories, but also to exercise muscles. Walks ...

Springing into season of uncertainty

Up in the air: The baseball team is just one of many South sports teams who have had their spring season postponed. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of their season.

Mike Hamilton '22, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

When the news came out that all spring sports would be canceled until further notice, many questions immediately arose. What will happen to juniors who are being recruited this season? What about seniors who are missing the final season of their spring sport? How long are teams not allowed to meet? Although...

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