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Covid's effect on travel
Asa Grumdahl, Sports Editor • April 12, 2022

Over the summer, I flew with my family to visit my cousins in Florida. The initial plan was a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta, followed by...

South senior Eddie Anderson getting hydrated at a first floor bubbler in the commons.
South Water Fountains: Ranked
Ezra Gearhart, Staff Writer • February 16, 2022
Junior Ingrid Noren is very excited to wear her mask.
MPS lifts mask mandate in school
Ezra Gearhart, Staff Writer • April 19, 2022

Last Thursday, the Minneapolis Public Schools district announced it would be lifting the mask mandate starting Monday, April 18. This move comes...

A car reads there is power in the union. The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and Education Support Professionals (ESP) voted in favor of the tentative agreement on Sunday. This marks the end of a historic, three week long strike.
Historic fourteen-day strike comes to an end upon passed tentative agreement
Caleb Stipkovits, Editor-in-Chief • March 28, 2022

After fourteen school days of striking, the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and Educational Support Professionals (ESP) unions have...

Union members have gathered and marched around South holding handmade signs as a part of the ongoing strike. Sheila Willette, the South MFT media relations specialist and teacher said, “I think what we are doing is right, I think its overdue. I don’t think it’s comfortable, but I think it is absolutely necessary.”
Minneapolis Public School staff on strike for second week
Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Features Editor • March 15, 2022

Minneapolis Public School Teachers and Education Support Professionals (ESP) have been on strike since Tuesday, March 8th. Negotiations between...

We shouldn’t have any excuses to not want to be in school when we get back
We shouldn’t have any excuses to not want to be in school when we get back
Shanell Gordon, Staff Writer • May 27, 2020

This Stay at Home Order has been very frustrating because I had to stay in the house for the most part. Plus I had a lot of plans that I had to cancel because of...

Kindness and compassion have never been so valuable
Kindness and compassion have never been so valuable
Eamonn Briem, Multimedia Editor • May 27, 2020

Kindness is key.  The willingness to supersede frustration, impatience and negativity in the pursuit of kindness is something that everyone especially people our...

School closure has helped grant me the freedom that I needed
School closure has helped grant me the freedom that I needed
Quentin Wolf, Staff Writer • May 27, 2020

This "vacation" that we have received from this virus has had pros and cons. While it is very unfortunate that many are dying, and will continue to die, school closure...

Casual racism, the model minority stereotype, and an overall lack of support in school is troubling to Asian American students.
Casual racism and the model minority myth: why schools must better serve Asian students
Caleb Stipkovits, Editor-in-Chief • May 3, 2022

I believe the Asian American experience in school cannot be defined by one encounter. My personal stories and analysis of school could be completely...

The movie utilizes the multiverse and elements of magical realism to ask questions that every person wonders, such as who would you be if you had made a different decision at a specific point in your life? At the same time, the movie is unique in its ability to tell this story through the eyes of a middle-aged immigrant Chinese American woman, a demographic that almost never gets to be the protagonist of any story.
Everything Everywhere All At Once checks all the boxes
Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Features Editor • May 16, 2022

A24’s new film Everything Everywhere All At Once is an absolute must-see. Summarizing the genre-bending movie is an extremely difficult task...

Roen Boyd is 2022’s South High recipient of the Minneapolis Athena award. A ceremony will be held on Friday May 6th, for recipients from all eligible schools.
Senior Roen Boyd Earns Minneapolis Athena Award
Elliott Austin, Staff Writer • April 18, 2022

Roen Boyd is the most recent South High recipient of the Minneapolis Athena Award, an achievement that serves as “a powerful statement in the...

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Erika Peterson is a junior in her third year on The...

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It’s sophomore Grace Bischoff’s first year at the Southerner, and she is excited to start writing. ...

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