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Why Holocaust Jokes aren’t Funny

Why Holocaust Jokes aren’t Funny

Oliver Piotrowski, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion, South Views

Most people know the horrors that happened during the Holocaust, and know that six million people were murdered for being Jewish. Why people think making jokes about the suffering of humans is acceptable is beyond me, however, I’ve heard a lot. Hitler is not a joke, Nazi’s are not a joke, the ge...

We need to take diversity in activism seriously

We need to take diversity in activism seriously

Noura Abukhadra, Opinions Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In the past few months there have been endless efforts to recognize women’s importance in society, but how many of those protests have had women of color at the forefront of their movements? Trans-women? Women who have disabilities? Non-binary peoples? The lack of representation, diversity and inclusion, is eno...

We can’t forget about the students who aren’t in class

We can’t forget about the students who aren’t in class

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

First bell has rung, so has the second, and the third. At this time all students are supposed to be sitting in class to take in their education and listen to the teacher and do as they’re told. Students are constantly told that education is the path of success to your future. Some students believe...

Being an immigrant means being human

Being an immigrant means being human

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion, South Views

As of late the media seems to be immigrants this and immigrants that. Although immigration has always been a popular topic in the United States, there appears to be yet another uproar due to recent controversial events. United States president, Donald Trump has been promising Americans “secure ...

Sleepy students: the problem with school start times

Sleepy students: the problem with school start times

Henry Holcomb, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion, South Views, Top Stories

The average teen needs around 8-10 hours of sleep but the majority of students find a hard time achieving this.  Why is this?  Well the average teen brain is programmed to start feeling drowsy around 10:45 or 11:00 P.M. While this doesn’t sound like a problem in itself, the issues start popping up whe...

No one should suffer in silence from sexual assault

No one should suffer in silence from sexual assault

Lil Crawford, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion, South Views

South high says it’s a safe environment, and for the most part it is, but some things still go unnoticed. Freshman year I experienced two different cases of sexual assault, with two different guys. My first year of high school was super intimidating to me, due to movies and high school soap operas, I ...

Religion communities bring people together

Religion communities bring people together

Samara Adam, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion, South Views

As inclusive as South may be, I’ve noticed it is lacking in certain communities. South students would greatly benefit from more religious based groups. Faith is a large part of many people’s lives, and having a safe space at South for students to connect is vital to many people here. Having a...

Trump can’t stop us: 2017 Winter Editorial

February 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion, South Views

Being a part of a community can be a powerful advantage to have in these difficult times, especially in light of recent political events. We all heard the promises of building walls, banning refuges, and repealing the Affordable Care Act, and now most of these promises have become reality in the form...

Biomedical animal research should be the least of our animal welfare concerns

Biomedical animal research should be the least of our animal welfare concerns

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer
January 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, South Views, Top Stories

On Allison Gurney’s last day as our AP Biology student teacher we learned about the use of animals in biomedical research. After Gurney’s presentation on her experience with animal research we participated in a group activity. Students stood in one of the four corners of the room. Each of which repr...

Why it’s important to have diversity among history teachers

Why it’s important to have diversity among history teachers

Shadia Nurien, Staff Writer
January 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, South Views

  In a district as diverse as Minneapolis Public Schools and a school as diverse as South , one would think that the teachers would reflect in diversity, but they don't. Students of color already have a harder time than white students having their voices heard in a classroom where things like his...

Over a year of grief, but no one hears us

Over a year of grief, but no one hears us

Asanti Bekele, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Oromo and Ethiopian Oromo South students are in grief and sadness over the government corruption that is going on back home. Some have migrated here only a few years ago and some have been born here, but the impact breaks the heart either way. It’s a devastating time in the history of Ethiopia, as ...

The elephant in the room: South’s problem with Republicans

The elephant in the room: South’s problem with Republicans

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion, South Views

Walking through South’s halls, you may notice seeing almost as much writing on colored paper as you do the cream colored paint students have grown accustomed to. What is written on these posters are a medal of honor for many students and staff alike, representing the pride (punny)and joy of this sc...

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