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After the Minneapolis Public School Board voted to terminate their contract with the Minneapolis Police Department, a decision that led some folks to believe that SROs and police in MPS might be coming to a close, they started to hire “Public Support Safety Specialists” or PSSS-- a role which is presumed to continue the policing in MPS.
What is the new role of the Public Safety Support Specialists that MPS has been hiring?
Perry Fernands, Staff Writer • February 26, 2021

In the summer of 2020 it was undeniable that South was at the center of the movement for Black lives and the fight against police crimes as the...

MPS votes to terminate contract with Minneapolis Police Department
Erika Peterson, Features Editor • June 2, 2020

During the Board of Education meeting at 5pm on Tuesday, June 2nd, the Minneapolis school board voted unanimously to terminate their contract...

Minneapolis Public School Board Director and Clerk Josh Pauly announced that he wrote a resolution to terminate the district’s contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. The contract, signed in August 2017 for $1.15 million per year that employs 14 School Resource Officers, was up for negotiation this year.
MPS Board Member announces resolution to terminate contract with MPD
Erika Peterson, Features Editor • May 29, 2020

On Friday, Minneapolis Public School Board Director and Clerk Josh Pauly announced that he wrote a resolution to terminate the district’s contract...

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Through distance learning, the School-Based Clinic still encourages students to “use us if you need us!”
Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Features Editor • May 24, 2020

In these difficult times of social distancing, while administration tries to make plans to honor the seniors and teachers try to recreate their...

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...

2020 has seen a significant uptick in mutual aid groups and grassroots mobilization, which has been essential to combating and navigating uniquely difficult times for disenfranchised populations. “Mutual aid is not charity. It’s not out of pity, it is the act of genuinely caring for the wellbeing of those around you,” said senior Olivia Sather.
Mutual aid and its vitality during ongoing crisis
Pablo Resnik, Staff Writer • January 26, 2021

In the midst of government neglect, unemployment, and economic downturn, many political movements have arisen in attempts to change the structure...

During these times art is giving people some hope and bonding them. This is just one of many art trends that have sprung up all over the country. People can draw support from the art in their neighborhood. South Minneapolis resident Sara Hardwig participated in it and said, “It may be individually hard, the feeling of doing it [art] together makes it easier for me."
Local art strengthens community ties amidst pandemic
Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Arts and Entertainment Editor • January 12, 2021

Quarantining for weeks on end can be difficult. As a result of stress and social distancing, students are finding ways to cope by watching Netflix,...

Senior Eliana Storkamp, one of the captains of South’s nordic skiing team, during a race this season.  “For practice we are required to wear a mask the entire time, but for races it’s different.  When you first are at the start of the race they want you to be wearing a [face covering]... and once you start racing you can put it down and put it back up when you finish.”  Photo credit: Kate Anderson
"It’s a lot different”- the return of winter sports
Caleb Stipkovits, Managing Editor • February 23, 2021

It’s been a challenging time for pretty much everything, including the sports world.  Now, after being put on hiatus, high school winter sports...

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