The Southerner

Minneapolis superintendent settles federal discrimination complaint

Emma Pederson, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

On February 14th, 2013, two to three hundred South High students were involved in a cafeteria fight caused by growing racial tensions in the school. This past year the Minneapolis Public School’s district have taken action to...

Teacher honored for efforts by Facing Race Initiative

April 12, 2013

South High teacher, Corinth Matera received an honorable mention in the 2013 Ambassador Awards, the Facing Race Initiative. According to their website, “The Facing race Ambassador Award was established in 2007 to celebrate ...

Administration facilitates peace process with classroom discussions

Eleanor Noble, Staff Writer

March 6, 2013

After the Valentine’s Day fight at South, administrators are looking to move forward and create a better environment inside the school. Their first initiative was to organize classroom processing discussions the monday after...

Students share thoughts about fight at press conference

Sophie Downey, A&E Editor

February 27, 2013

On Tuesday, February 19th, several South students, parents,and community leaders participated in a news conference in order to address the causes behind the riot of February 14th. The conference was organized by Hussein Samatar,...

Mix-It-Up Mondays, starting a habit

Laura Turner, Staff Writer

February 25, 2013

After the violence on February 14, South group s.t.a.r.t. (students together as allies for racial trust) has stepped up their efforts to encourage understanding among South students.  So far two “Mix-it-up Mondays” have b...

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

Bill Keatts

February 23, 2013

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...

Southerner introduces new blog

February 21, 2013

February 14th's fight has raised awareness of an ongoing issue in our South High community. Racial tensions are cited as one of the primary causes of the incident, and as we move on our new blog, Covering Cultural Tensions will...

The South High School student news site
Covering Cultural Tension