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Being an immigrant means being human

Being an immigrant means being human

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer
March 13
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Consent is not optional

Consent is not optional

Izzy Willette, Sports Editor
November 30
Filed under Opinion, South Views

It shouldn't be an argument, it shouldn't be under discussion, consent is a basic human right that all people should be entitled to. Consent isn't just for sexual or romantic relationships, it's important in any physical interaction. Whether it be a hug, a pat on the back, or even something as innocent a...

Why you should take the ACT more than once

Why you should take the ACT more than once

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer
November 15
Filed under Opinion, South Views, Top Stories

The ACT- it’s a standardized test that many college-bound high schoolers take their junior year. There are many issues with standardized tests. They disadvantage people from different backgrounds and many people think that colleges are putting too much weight on a test score. Putting all of the issue...

“The lesser of two evils is still evil”

“The lesser of two evils is still evil”

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer
November 11
Filed under Opinion, South Views

With the upcoming elections being at the height of everyone’s concerns, I found my calling as one of clarity. The 2016 election is taking its place in history as the worst election in the last couple decades. What’s my silver lining? The 100% likelihood that when I can vote, it will be nowhere ne...

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