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Budget cuts affect South’s Welcome Desk, counseling, and parent liaison positions

Budget cuts affect South’s Welcome Desk, counseling, and parent liaison positions

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Going into the 2017-18 school year Minneapolis Public Schools have found a $28 million budget gap. The Superintendent’s solution has been to make a 10% reduction in funds to Central Services, and a 2.5% reduction to school allocations. Principals and site councils have some responsibility in deciding...

Washburn performance sparks important discussions at South’s Friday Seminar

Washburn performance sparks important discussions at South’s Friday Seminar

Madeline Mahoney, Staff writer
April 23, 2017
Filed under News, Theater, Top Stories

This past Friday a group of Washburn students from the school’s Black Box program demonstrated their spoken word performance at one of South’s biweekly Friday Seminars. Black Box is Washburn’s theater program and it is made up of three levels. The show at South was put on by the highest level,...

GSA helps teachers get with the times

GSA helps teachers get with the times

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Most students are very accepting of the LGBT community. They can tell you all about the importance of pronouns and the spectrum of sexuality. However, some teachers need help catching up with the latest generation. Thus, after multiple requests from different teachers the GSA is doing three works...

How to succeed in business without being completely offensive

How to succeed in business without being completely offensive

Izzy Willette, Sports Editor
March 19, 2017
Filed under A & E, News, Theater, Top Stories

It’s funny, it’s wacky, and it makes a statement; this spring’s musical, “How to succeed in business without really trying,” takes a South High twist on a dated broadway show. With a live orchestra of over 30 south students, an ever changing set, and catchy songs that’ll get stuck in your hea...

Maple syruping on 32nd street

Leticia Ramirez Estrada, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under News

Students from the All Nations Program went out last school year and a couple weeks ago to tap some of the trees in the South High neighborhood. All Nations freshmen, some sophomores, some seniors, and the All Nations teachers were involved in this project. “I have been doing maple syrup for ten plu...

Girl’s basketball team swished the net in Semi-finals, but missed the game

Girl’s basketball team swished the net in Semi-finals, but missed the game

Livia Lund, Features Editor
March 4, 2017
Filed under Basketball, News, Sports, Top Stories

After a hard fought battle this Saturday, March 4th, against Hopkins, the women’s basketball team lost in Sections semi-finals 85-42. “We played the top team in the state that hasn’t lost a game all season, we knew that it was going to be tough,” explained Head Coach Nathan McGuire. The teams...

Nordic team takes on State meet

Luca Raffo-Simoes, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under News, Skiing, Sports

The Minnesota state skiing meet was at Giants Ridge on Thursday February 16th. A couple of South High School students participated. Ethan Nelson(senior), Nick Carter(freshman), Anna Mulhern(junior), Ethan Davenport(senior) and Sam Kleven(junior) all raced, as well as Ella Hoch Robinson who is a 7th grad...

Friday Seminars are introduced into South’s curriculum

Friday Seminars are introduced into South’s curriculum

Sophia Manolis, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

On Friday, February 10th, a seminar took place in the auditorium to address student rights. This seminar was the first of a series of many, and they will take place every other week. The next one is on Friday the 24th. The program was initiated by Principal Ray Aponte and Diversity and Equity Coordin...

New waste disposal system paves the way for a greener school

New waste disposal system paves the way for a greener school

Henry Holcomb, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

This Tuesday, South High students were greeted in their second hour classes by a video detailing an overhaul to the food waste collection system in the cafeteria.  The video informed students about important food waste facts. It included a segment about the amount of food wasted yearly were covered...

SUSOSH’s inauguration reaction provides a space for expression

SUSOSH’s inauguration reaction provides a space for expression

Diana Caminelli, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under News

The 20th of January marked the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the new president of America. And on this occasion South's students came together during sixth and seventh hour in the auditorium to share their thoughts, emotions and fears about the new president. This special event was organized by ...

100,000 people march for equality

100,000 people march for equality

Mia Swanson and Tannen Holt
January 23, 2017
Filed under News

This Saturday, thousands of people were gathered in St. Paul for a march on the Capital. Despite the light drizzle and chilly temperature, the march was a roaring success. It was a march for women's rights, a show of support for Planned Parenthood, and a resistance of President Trump. The protes...

“Songs for Swingin Lovers” comes to life at Swing Night

“Songs for Swingin Lovers” comes to life at Swing Night

Eveline Murphy-Wilson, Editor in Chief
January 14, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Two years ago, South’s pop singers and jazz bands would perform at the Singer’s Showcase. It was a chance for friends and family to come watch some of South’s talented performers. Last year, the Singer’s Showcase was revamped and became Swing Night. Swing Night is not only more fun for it’s ...

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