• Student connects with incarcerated father

    Student connects with incarcerated father

    Alex Boutrous, Managing Editor

    May 30, 2014

    “I’ve never really known what it’s like to have two parents,” South student Anna (not her real name) explained. About a month before Anna was born, her dad was sent to a prison in eastern Minnesota. “It hasn’t really affected me a lot because he’s been gone since before I was born,”... READ MORE »»

    Anna’s father, an artist, has been in prison for all of Anna’s life. The two keep in touch, and he draws cartoons attached to letters he sends Anna.

    Alex Boutrous

  • All Nations pow-wow succeeds in educating peers

    All Nations pow-wow succeeds in educating peers

    Srija Sen, Staff Writer

    May 30, 2014

    “How would you even explain a pow-wow?” sophomore Elizabeth Francis questioned as she struggled for words with a puzzled look on her face. “I know, that’s what I’m stuck on,” sophomore Karissa Kier-Ficken laughed in agreement. It seems hard to explain a pow-wow unless you’re part... READ MORE »»

    A fancy shawl dancer proudly displays her reservation, White Earth, during the Grand Entry of the All Nations pow-wow. This part of the ceremony often includes a prayer.

    Srija Sen

  • Sex ed is more powerful when it comes from peers

    Sex ed is more powerful when it comes from peers

    Anna Kleven, Staff Writer

    April 22, 2014

    “There’s a lot of fear surrounding sexual health. I think that people think that if we start teaching students while they’re young about their sexual health and their reproductive systems, it might corrupt them… but I think educating them is really important for their safety,” said sophomore... READ MORE »»

    Senior Fatima Ibrahim, junior Rachel White, and sophomore Peter Tolle demonstrate how to use a condom in a middle school class at Keewaydin.

    Photo courtesy of Rachel White

  • Emerging inventors get their start at South

    Emerging inventors get their start at South

    Alex Boutrous and Ellen Gantenbein, Managing Editor and Staff Writer

    April 22, 2014

    As global warming continues increase, students are inventing new and creative ways to decrease their carbon footprint. Several freshmen girls are in the process of building their own electric car. Odette James, Emma Krasky, Nailah Abdullah, Maya Simons, Meghan Flora and Liberty Nichols began the project... READ MORE »»

    Freshmen Maya Simons, Megan Flora, and Emma Krasky work on their electric car to-do list at Sanford. The three of them, along with three other freshmen girls, started working on the car last year.

    Jan Willms

  • Minnesota Orchestra performs at South

    Minnesota Orchestra performs at South

    Antonia Lowell, Staff Writer

    April 22, 2014

    The only sounds in the auditorium this morning were coming from the shwicks of a few camera shutters and the occasional rustling of students readjusting to get a better look at the musicians onstage. This just might be the silentest South auditorium ever - or it would be if it weren’t for the... READ MORE »»

    Playing in a high school isn’t so different from Orchestra Hall, Arnstein explained. “The stage is a little smaller . . . and the lights are a little more glary . . . we adjust to the acoustics always.”

    Antonia Lowell

News

Holtman moves on to National History Day

Holtman moves on to National History Day

Maeve Handley, Staff Writer

Moving on to National History Day is a very big deal. Students spend almost half the year preparing for their school’s History Day, and if they are lucky enough to move...  Read More »

May 22, 2014 • 0 comments

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Features

Dropout students aren’t defined by stereotypes

Eleanor Noble, Sports Editor

“I was only at South for a semester, I had poor attendance, and I didn’t know how to do online gym ... I thought it’d be better if I didn’t go to school anymore,”...  Read More »

May 30, 2014 • 0 comments

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Sports

Arvold wins state badminton tournament

Laura Turner, Business Editor

One would not expect someone who only played a sport for a year to win any big tournament, especially the State championships. But that is exactly the case for senior Hannah...  Read More »

May 21, 2014 • 0 comments

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Opinion

Gender neutral bathrooms would be more inclusive

Ruby Dennis, Staff Writer

Let’s be frank: the world has a lot of progress to make regarding gender issues. Violence and discrimination towards transgender and non-binary people (those who are neither...  Read More »

June 4, 2014 • 0 comments

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A & E

Teen novel advances conversation on gender identity

Elise Sommers, Editor in Chief

When local author Steve Brezenoff started writing his teen novel Brooklyn Burning, he didn’t mean for it to encompass issues of gender or...  Read More »

June 4, 2014 • 0 comments

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