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Firearms need effective legislation to prevent gun violence

Meridian Shanewood, Guest Writer

August 14, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  The current gun control laws in the United States are little more than a group of knee-jerk reactions based in fear and hardly anything else.  The most infamous piece of anti-firearm legislation was the Federal Assault...

Gender-neutral bathrooms provide safe environments

Koffi Collins, Guest Writer

August 14, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  At first glance, the thought of a gender-neutral bathroom might seem pointless. But I can tell you they are most certainly not. In fact, they are quite useful for maintaining a safe and accepting environment at South...

Women deserve recognition in the music industry

Skylar Onsrud, Guest Writer

August 14, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

We as a species have accomplished so much. We’ve sent people to the moon, we’ve split the atom, we’ve seen the depths of our oceans, we’ve watched ourselves grow. We’ve watched the rights of people being taken away,...

Are South High’s Tigers Being Kept Caged?

Rami Azzazi, Guest Writer

August 14, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Every high school athlete’s dream is to proudly represent their school by defeating their rivals at their home field. There’s nothing compared to the support and enthusiasm stirred up at a home game or track meet. Unfortunately,...

The Southerner is biased

Thor Paulson, Guest Writer

May 21, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  The Southerner does not represent the complex and opposing views that South’s students have. The Southerner’s rhetoric only displays a single point of view, and more often than not talks down to it’s audience patronizingly. It...

I expected more from South faculty

Michael Diaz, South Senior

March 12, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the editor, It was one year after the riot exactly. I had heard rumors that teachers would be sitting with us at lunch to comfort us, or some sort of bullshit like that. It was clear to both myself, and all the other...

Media emphasis on test scores is harmful

Priyanka Zylstra, South Senior

March 12, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor, I felt uncomfortable reading articles from the Southerner and on the MPS website regarding standardized testing. Recently, the impressive perfect ACT score of a South student has been praised, and it shou...

Rachel’s Challenge won’t solve our problems

Junior Lamia Abukhadra, Student Writer

March 13, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In January, Rachel’s Challenge called our entire school to assembly. During assembly, we were told about how great a girl living in the suburbs of Colorado was, and how kindness and self affirmation would help us eliminate th...

Letter to the editor: Well done, s.t.a.r.t

Bill Keatts

February 23, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Covering Cultural Tension, Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I was a listening adult at a student forum at South High last evening. The spaghetti dinner and discussion was the idea of students and organized by students in the s.t.a.r.t. program (students together as allies for racial t...

Letter to the Editor: Keep Ads out of school

Guananí Gómez, Student

October 29, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

           Every September, the Jostens Company comes to South High and gives each grade an hour-long assembly presentation. In these assemblies, the importance of graduation and going to college are stressed as ways...

Letter to the editor: CSO plan decreases segregation

Randy Niemiec

April 30, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In his March 9 opinion piece "District zoning causes segregation among public schools", Gabe Bethke claims that when the district’s Changing Schools Options (CSO) plan went into effect, it forced more students to go to school...

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