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AP Environmental science students clean out the vegetable gardens to make room for radishes. “I thought it was a great way of getting youth together and just learning more about nature,” says Nasriina Abdo, a junior at South and part of the club.
Outdoor Learning Advisory: A Growing Prospect
Lola Norvell, Staff Writer • May 10, 2023

A place where students can explore and gain understanding of the outdoors and all of its hidden beauties: meet Outdoor Learning Advisory. Susan...

Mural outside the Trylon Cinema, a repertory theater on Minnehaha Avenue and 33rd Street, a mere 15 minute walk from South.
The Trylon Cinema and the importance of repertory theaters
Elliott Austin, Arts and Entertainment Editor • March 3, 2023
One of the bus stops that South students use for transportation.
How South students view Metro Transit
Nyomie Ferguson, Staff Writer • February 3, 2023
A power outage on Friday May 12 before the start of the school day led many students to leave the building and miss parts of first, second and third hour. “[Staff at the front door] said the power might be on at 11, so [we should] come back to school at 11,” recalled freshman Riley Olson. “A lot of people went back home.” However, Principal Afolabi Runsewe claimed and maintains that students were told to stay in the commons and were never given the option to leave school.
Power outage causes confusion, missed classes due to poor communication
Griffin Larson, Staff Writer • June 5, 2023

On Friday May 12, South High School and parts of the surrounding neighborhood experienced a power outage that only lasted for around half an...

Souths Culture Day took place this year as a part of spirit week. Culture Day is an extremely significant tradition because it promotes cultural appreciation, global awareness, inclusivity, heritage preservation, and provides a form of academic enrichment for students.
The Significance Of Culture Day
Peter Dang , Staff Writer • June 2, 2023

Culture Day is a longstanding tradition that’s highly significant to many students at South. Culture Day, as the name states, is a celebration...

Senior Maria Muller wears the “ABO Joe” blood mascot to promote the blood drive. “Once you see the blood mascot,” said Student Council organizer Madeline Koebrick, “it’s incredible… people want to donate.”
Student Council’s revived blood drive is a success
Noelle Hendricks , Staff Writer • March 28, 2023

After a difficult few years due to the pandemic, South’s student council is back up and running, and has planned a variety of events in the...

We shouldn’t have any excuses to not want to be in school when we get back
We shouldn’t have any excuses to not want to be in school when we get back
Shanell Gordon, Staff Writer • May 27, 2020

This Stay at Home Order has been very frustrating because I had to stay in the house for the most part. Plus I had a lot of plans that I had to cancel because of...

Kindness and compassion have never been so valuable
Kindness and compassion have never been so valuable
Eamonn Briem, Multimedia Editor • May 27, 2020

Kindness is key.  The willingness to supersede frustration, impatience and negativity in the pursuit of kindness is something that everyone especially people our...

School closure has helped grant me the freedom that I needed
School closure has helped grant me the freedom that I needed
Quentin Wolf, Staff Writer • May 27, 2020

This "vacation" that we have received from this virus has had pros and cons. While it is very unfortunate that many are dying, and will continue to die, school closure...

The World Health Organization recently announced it no longer considered Covid-19 a national emergency, but many are left to wonder if this was the right decision.
COVID-19 is no longer considered a national emergency. Is this a good idea?
Peter Dang, Staff Writer • June 7, 2023

On May 5th, 2023, WHO (The World Health Organization) declared that COVID-19 was no longer a national emergency, coming almost three and a half...

ASA members pose at the end of one of their dances during the May Production. Members worked all year after facing initial setbacks and scheduling complications to make their performances.
The annual Asian Student Association's May Production
Nyomie Ferguson, Staff Writer • June 6, 2023

Last Friday, May 19th, was the annual Asian Student Association’s (ASA) May Production at South High. Every year students in ASA share their...

Senior Ingrid Noren heads to school in February. She recommends winter biking, saying that “it’s better for your health [and] better for the planet.”
Winter bicycling deserves to be taken seriously
Noelle Hendricks, Staff Writer • March 6, 2023

In the warm months, South’s bike racks are usually full. In the wintertime, however, they’re nearly empty. When it gets cold, students who...

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