The Southerner

Making the best of a strange situation

Making the best of a strange situation

Yasemin Isaacs, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Hello Southerner readers! What a strange time this is. I’m finding that I have a little too much time on my hands recently. Normally I’m used to being extremely busy and stressed, so having time to relax, destress is certainly an adjustment.  I’ve found that being creative is something that has helped me...

Take it one day at a time

Take it one day at a time

Debra Snelkl

March 27, 2020

While this is a time of great uncertainty, I have found some of the challenges to be invigorating.  Learning new systems and communicating that information to others has felt rewarding. Finding new ways to connect to others has pushed me to try new things.   I am enjoying sleeping in, going for walks an...

COVID-19 has brought a new wave of racism

COVID-19 has brought a new wave of racism

Caleb Stipkovits, News Editor

March 26, 2020

The coronavirus has spread across the globe to the point where it was declared a pandemic, but coronavirus isn’t the only thing that has spread through the US, a wave of racism has as well.  Before the virus had started rapidly spreading through the country, I started to see many videos in which a...

That may have been my last day

That may have been my last day

Jeannine Erickson

March 25, 2020

Today in week two of self-quarantine I came to the sudden realization. That I may have had the last day with my kids, my students. I felt myself on the verge of tears. And as I write this letter I finally let them fall free. My first instinct is to give into the sadness. The fear. What if nothing chang...

Our incompetence for empathy

Our incompetence for empathy

Eveline Murphy-Wilson, Editor in Chief

December 13, 2016

I've been writing a paper for my literature class in which I have to discuss the role literature has in developing a reader's empathy. What I've learned is that literature is a huge catalyst for our capacity for empathy. Election results have exposed many negative qualities our country has one of which...

We have the power to change it

We have the power to change it

Todd Nathan, South Student and Guest Writer

December 12, 2016

Hello South High! There was an election not that long ago for some big spot in the government, yes? Well apparently a big orange alien won it (I have no idea how). That big orange alien calls himself Donald Trump. Now the country was pretty much split evenly voting for Trump and this other person nam...

“Your silence will not protect you”: Healing with Audre Lorde

“Your silence will not protect you”: Healing with Audre Lorde

Soline Van de Moortele, News Editor

December 10, 2016

I don't have much more to say. We are waiting, and fighting, but fighting without knowing can be as hard as knowing without fighting. We push against a water that we feel on our skin, but that we cannot see. It's frightening. But in these moments, we can ground ourselves with strength through others,...

There’s no dialogue

There’s no dialogue

Anonymous, South Student and Guest Writer

December 9, 2016

What if I told you that on a scale from 1 to 10 on how worried I am about Trump’s presidency, I’m currently standing at a 5? Oh, I can already imagine the look of repugnance on your face, I can almost hear the judgements and characteristics you’ve already assigned to me. Let’s take a guess. Well,...

I can’t rely on the results to change

I can’t rely on the results to change

Eli Shimanski, Photo and Graphics Editor

December 8, 2016

I should probably start my letter by saying that I’m and always have been a middle class, white boy who lives in Northeast Minneapolis, surrounded by people who think the same way as me. I think that because of that, I was a prime candidate to be surprised by just how diverse this country is. A ...

Our President is a demagogue like Zaphod Beeblebrox

Our President is a demagogue like Zaphod Beeblebrox

Elliot Askari Rabe, South Student and Guest Writer

December 7, 2016

On the night of the election one month ago, me and many other Democrats were gathered in front of T.Vs at homes, restaurants, and ….other locations with T.Vs. We were constantly checking our phones, acting like we knew what states the election was gonna come down to, and I myself forgot to eat that...

Impact > Intent

Impact > Intent

Elly Luknic, South Student and Guest Writer

December 6, 2016

I am writing this on december 5th, with 45 days until trumps inauguration. While the shock has faded, it's still very hard for me to accept that America could elect such a man to office, a man who has had countless scandals and law violations, a man who has admitted to sexually harassing women, mocking...

It woke up a lot of Americans

It woke up a lot of Americans

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer

December 4, 2016

When Donald Trump was first announced there was an overflow of feeling. There was fear, anger, and lots of confusion. So much had been accomplished in the past eight years and this election truly felt like two steps back after taking one step forward. Before being told to write this letter I’ve bee...

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