The Tower Pulse

2019-2020 Staff

Charlotte Parent ’21

Supervising Copy Editor

Charlotte Parent is a Supervising Copy Editor and a junior. She’s a writer for the Tower because she strongly giving everyone a voice is important. She participates in many clubs, and is the team manager for the girls’ varsit...

Jackson Jogan ’20

Supervising Page Editor

Jackson Jogan ‘21 is in his second year on staff and is a Supervising Page Editor.  He enjoys journalism because of all the great friends he has made. Something you may not know about Jackson is that he looks up to 6 ‘4 g...

Brooklyn Northcross ’20

Supervising Page Editor

Brooklyn Northcross is a senior at Grosse Pointe South. She is the Supervising Page Editor and this is her third year on the staff. She does journalism because she believes that there are a lot of different voices at our scho...

Elizabeth Wolfe ’20

Associate Editor

Elizabeth Wolfe ’20 is a third year staffer and Associate Editor for Tower. Since she was ten she wanted to be a writer but fell in love with the design aspects of the newspaper when she was in Honors Journalism. She has stuc...

Mary Fannon ’21

Copy Editor

Mary fannon is a junior, a second year staff member and will be a page editor this year. Her life is quite typical for the average teen. She spends time with her friends and plays volleyball and lacrosse for south. She is exci...

Mairin Heimbuch ’21

Copy Editor

Mairin Heimbuch is a junior at Grosse Pointe South, and a first year copy editor for The Tower. She loves to write and is following in her brother’s footsteps, who was once in Tower. On the weekends you may get to see her walking ...

Sophia Fowler ’22

Copy Editor

Sophia Fowler is a sophomore at Grosse Pointe South High school. She is excited to be a first year on The Tower staff as a copy editor. Over the summer, Fowler took a three week vacation. “It was a lot, but I had a good tim...

Bridget Doyle ’21

Copy Editor

Bridget Doyle is a junior and a second year copy editor at the Tower. She enjoys journalism because she loves to write. An interesting fact about her is that she loves to play chess. Her chess career began at the young age of six. ...

Meghan Wysocki ’22

Copy Editor

Meghan Wysocki is in her sophomore year at South, and this is her first year as a copy editor. She loves journalism because it gives her the ability to have a voice and seek out stories from others. Something most people don’t k...

Eleni Tecos ’22

Copy Editor

Sophomore Eleni Tecos is a first-year copy editor with a passion for staying involved in the community.  “Staying in the know with people and events is really important to me,” Tecos said. “I’m also really interested...

Evie Klepp ’22

Copy Editor

Evie Klepp is a sophomore copy editor who feels passionate about writing and sharing her opinions through articles in the Tower. Evie has an interesting background since she has lived in the Philippines. She is also an avid swimmer and...

Maddie Weekley ’21

Copy Editor

Maddie Weekley ‘21, a copy editor, loves cats. There has never been a day in her life where she has lived without one. Currently, she has a beautiful tabby named Benny and another cat named Maxwell. She is fostering two kittens an...

Just-Us Welch ’20

Copy Editor

Just-Us Welch ‘20 is a copy editor in a class of her own. When she isn’t spending her time drinking bubble tea, she can be found listening to music or working at the library. As a third year veteran of the Tower, she says ...

Katie Cherven ’20

Copy Editor

Katie Cherven is a Senior at Grosse Pointe South. She is a 2nd year Copy Editor on The Tower. Katie enjoys the art of theatre, student council and SEEDS. Katie is involved with French Club and hopes everyone has the chance to lear...

Julia Ambrozy ’20

Page Editor

Julia Ambrozy ‘20 is a senior, a third-year Tower staff member, and is also a page editor. She decided to join the staff because her sister had previously worked on the Tower and had a great time. 

Hope Whitney

Page Editor

Hope Whitney a junior at South and a second year page editor on staff. Originally she had no clue why she signed up for journalism, but now she has a passion for it. Hope likes to consider herself to be very cultured because she...

Asher Heimbuch ’22

Web Editor

Asher is a sophomore web editor who feels obligated to share today’s problems with the world through journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports and going to Lions games.

Keely Messacar ’21

Web Editor

Keely Messacar ’21 is a second year staffer, she is a web manger this year. She likes Tower because it informs Grosse Pointe South and the people that read the Tower. Something most people don’t know about her is that she was ...

Grace Whitaker ’22

Web Editor

Grace Whitaker is a sophomore and it is her first year on staff. Her current position is web editor. You can thank Grace’s sister for encouraging her to take journalism. Outside of the Tower room, Grace spends most of her time c...

Paige Evers ’22

Web Editor

Sophomore Paige Evers is a first year web editor for the Tower. She’s always liked journalism and confesses she likes to think she is good at it. She runs cross country, enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, and adm...

Jacob Harris ’21

Web Editor

After his first year of being a web editor, Jacob Harris ’21 continues to write for the Tower because he believes “we need real news up in here”. Jacob is well known throughout the community for his achievements in sports....

Abi Wilson ’20

Graphics Manager

Abi Wilson is a senior, and the current graphics manager for the Tower here at South. She has always loved writing, and she believes it is important to study all the forms and styles of writing. She enjoys particularly critiqu...

Aaron Vyletel ’21

Staff Writer

Aaron Vyletel is a Junior and first year staffer on the Tower. He is a staff writer who loves to read and write everyday. He is interested in journalism and enjoys talking to people during interviews. Aaron plays hockey and lacrosse...

Kate Skupien ’21

Staff Writer

Kate Skupien is a first year staff writer in the junior class of ’21. Kate loves all of her friends dearly and they were a big inspiration in the start of her journalistic career. Kate considers herself to be a pretty open boo...

Alice Scott ’21

Staff Writer

Alice Scott is a first year staff writer for the Tower. Her passion for journalism is a result of it’s unique writing style and ability to “Inform people of what’s going on in the real world,” Scott said. In her freetime, Al...

Keely Messacar ’21

Staff Writer

Keely Messacar ’21 is a second year staffer, she is a web manger this year. She likes Tower because it informs Grosse Pointe South and the people that read the Tower. Something most people don’t know about her is that she was ...

Maria Maraldo ’21

Staff Writer

Maria has always loved to write and read and thought it would be fun to join journalism in high school. She has  a fraternal twin who is also in Tower. Most people don’t realize they’re twins. She is a swimmer. She also play...

Katie Maraldo ’21

Staff Writer

Katie Maraldo feels that voices are drowned out in society, but journalism allows her to fully express her voice. Journalism is not the only way she showcases her beautiful voice. Maraldo sings for the South’s women’s sho...

Brad Kemper ’21

Staff Writer

Brad Kemper is a junior at Grosse Pointe South and is a second year Staff Writer on The Tower. He writes on the Tower because he loves being part of a team and having his opinions heard. Some interesting facts about him are that he lov...

Kyle Harrison ’21

Staff Writer

Kyle Harrison is a first year Staff Writer in his Junior year. He likes to write and runs cross country. He is a self described “open book” and is a science fanatic.

Anthony Furtaw ’21

Staff Writer

Anthony Furtaw is a junior who thinks as tower as a “break from all the other hard classes” This is his first year at tower, as a staff writer. Furtaw once even went to Germany and Switzerland in the same week. Outside of to...

Cameron Buhler ’21

Staff Writer

Cameron Buhler ‘21 is a second year staff writer for the Tower. He uses his writing skills to tell interesting stories that have a meaning. Outside of Tower, Cameron enjoys spending time with friends and family when he’s ...

Erin Astfalk ’21

Staff Writer

Erin Astfalk is a first year staff writer and is in journalism because she believes journalism is better suited for her than fictional writing. She likes writing about things that affect her life. Most people don’t know that E...

Andrew Acker ’21

Staff Writer

Andrew is a junior and is looking forward to his first year on Tower. He enjoys staying updated on current events in the news, and wants to help share the news with the South community. An avid sports fan, Andrew’s favorite...

Ben Farber ’21

Staff Writer

Ben Farber is a staff writer, and this is his first year on staff. Ben is a junior, “I am very passionate about writing and I love to write, and Journalism is a really fun class.” Ben can also solve a Rubix Cube in a whoppin...

Mia Craparotta ’22

Staff Writer

 Mia Craparotta ‘22, is a first year staffer on Tower. Her position on staff is a staff writer. She enjoys writing and sharing her ideas and opinions on topics. She is a picky eater and in her free time, she plays hockey and...

Julia Gebeck ’22

Staff Writer

Julia Gebeck is a sophomore and a staff writer. This will be her first year on Tower. She is passionate about creative writing. Julia joined the Tower in hopes of becoming more connected to the community. Ironically, she does...

Gabriela Dulworth ’22

Staff Writer

Gabriela Dulworth is a sophomore in highschool. This is her first year on the staff, and she is a staff writer. Gabriela does journalism because she really enjoys to write and prefers the journalistic style of writing over creative ...

Olivia Buda ’22

Staff Writer

When not writing as a first year staff writer for the Tower, Oliva Buda ‘22 likes to spend her time running around Grosse Pointe and playing her ukulele. Olivia also admits that she is oddly enough, terrified of butterflies!...

Charlie Matthews ’20

Staff Writer

Senior Charlie Matthews is a third year staff writer who enjoys writing columns for The Tower. Charlie was debating whether or not he would stay on staff for his senior year, but said that he felt obligated to keep doing it. Som...

Anna Cornell ’20

Staff Writer

Senior Anna Cornell is a staff writer entering what is, as she puts it, practically her third year on The Tower staff. Cornell sees journalism as a form of writing that allows her to actually enjoy English. “You get to create ...

Sophia Stann ’20

Staff Writer

Sophia Stann ’20 is a staff writer and second-year staffer on Tower.  She is a part of the Tower because she enjoys writing and interacting with people, especially hearing their story and getting the facts from them.  She beli...

Marcus Boddy ’20

Staff Writer

Marcus Boddy is a first year staff writer for the Tower newspaper. He hopes to be an “agent for change” with his journalism skills. He used to live in Shanghai, China, for around three years, and even spoke Chinese. He woul...

Ally Bearman ’20

Staff Writer

Ally Bearman is a senior and a second-year staff writer on Tower. Her passion for journalism- and love for Tower-  is built on her belief that, “it’s really important for our school to be informed and know the truth. I like the ...

Eva McCord ’21

Supervising Editor at Large

Junior Eva McCord ’21 is a third-year staffer and supervising editor-at-large on Tower. McCord joined Tower because she wants to “keep everyone connected” through the diverse views that the newspaper brings. She also is p...

Libby Flower ’20

Supervising Editor at Large

Elizabeth (Libby) Flower enjoyed reading and writing when she was in elementary school, so she took journalism in middle school and in high school as well and is now the Supervising Editor at Large.  Many people don’t know that s...

Ava Mitchell ’20

Online Associate Editor

Ava Mitchell is a senior and the Online Associate Editor. Outside of Tower she is a cheerleader and works at Coldstone. She also likes to hang out with her friends and bake.

Victoria Gardey ’20

Online Editor in Chief

Victoria Gardey is in her senior year and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the web. She has a passion for writing, photography, and loves to be involved. Outside of Tower you can find her running on the cross country and track ...

Anne Muawad ’20

Print Editor in Chief

For Co-Editor-in-Chief Anne Muawad ’20, the power of the pen fuels her passion for journalism. She has a lot of opinions, and likes having a place to express herself. When she’s not organizing each issue of the Tower, she’...

Imran Siddiqui ’20

Print Editor in Chief

Imran Siddiqui is a senior and third year staff member at Tower. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief. Imran enjoys spending time between home and extracurriculars. He is the student council president for class ‘20, and a delegate for the M...

Julianna Tague ’22

Photographer

Julianna Tague is a sophomore staff writer and photographer. This is her first year on staff and Tague is eager to use her journalism skills to allow the voiceless to be heard while also empowering those who are unable to do so t...

Frannie O’Shea ’21

Photographer

Frannie O’Shea ‘21 is a second year staff writer and this is her first year being a photographer. Frannie does journalism because she really likes being part of an amazing community and loves writing and taking photographs....

Ryan Caldwell ’21

Photographer

Ryan Caldwell ‘21 is a second-year Tower staff member, and is also a photographer. He joined Tower because he was interested in the writing process and how journalism can spread information. Outside of school, Ryan likes to play s...

Jackson Marchal ’21

Assistant Business Manager

Jackson Marchal is a 16 year old junior who is in his second year in Tower. He has always been interested in finding out the truth and share it with the public. Jackson also plays for Grosse Pointe South's tennis team and has sever...

Evelyn Kuhnlein ’20

Business Manager

Evelyn is a senior at Grosse Pointe South. She is the Business Manager on The Tower. Evelyn enjoys correctly parked cars on the Boulevard (BACK it in, people!), Facebook and watching obscure Netflix documentaries. Avid student gov...

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