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Does it matter if your world language teacher is a native speaker?

Does it matter if your world language teacher is a native speaker?

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

Languages are very important. They allow people to communicate with one another which can lead to new advancements, knowledge, and understanding of the people we share this world with. There are roughly 3,000 to 8,000 languages around the world, depending on linguist determining what makes a language...

Why an animal free diet is unrealistic for some people

Why an animal free diet is unrealistic for some people

Samara Adam, Staff Writer
June 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

While there are pros and cons to both eating or not eating animal products, a lifestyle with healthy amounts of animal products could be beneficial for people. A huge controversy amongst people is about whether or not we should be living a lifestyle that includes the consumption of animal products in...

Discussions of climate change must include the meat and dairy industries

Discussions of climate change must include the meat and dairy industries

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

For the past sixteen years I have grown up in a vegetarian household with an electric car and geothermal heating. I have always been acutely aware of climate change and how individual consumer actions can be a part of the solution. As I grew older and became more involved in the Climate Justice Movemen...

Casual discussion of eating disorders tendencies can be harmful

Casual discussion of eating disorders tendencies can be harmful

Paulina Poehlman, Arts and Entertainment Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Trigger warning: In this article, eating disorders and common eating disorder tendencies are mentioned. *All statistics and facts are according to ANAD, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. It’s easy to normalize things. With casual repetition, you create habits and routines. But how ofte...

It’s time for South students to to act against climate change

It’s time for South students to to act against climate change

Sophia Manolis, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Though Minnesota is known for its cold winters, warmer weather combined with bursts of cold have become the norm. According to data from the MN Department of Natural Resources, this February was the warmest on record. Clearly, the climate isn’t the same anymore- a because of global warming. Global...

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...

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