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The fight has just begun.

The fight has just begun.

Ellen Demgen, Guest Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters

I woke up the morning after the election to a text from a friend bringing up an old joke. Soon after Donald Trump announced that he would be running for president, we "decided" that in the event that he was actually elected, we would move to New Zealand together. I had not officially heard the results...

We are nowhere near victory

We are nowhere near victory

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters

We thought we had won. We'd fought since the beginning of the 20th century and still had some issues but overall we thought we'd won. The story of america is the story of the little guy. Beginning with Britain's defeat on the 4th of July, we grew bigger and bigger until we were the biggest. From...

Pedro vs. Obama

Pedro vs. Obama

Anthony Beerswig, South Student and Guest Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters

Once upon a time I was twelve years old. It was the day of the 2012 election, and my seventh grade humanities class was going to this super cool, Kids Vote thing. It’s so cool. Children of all ages go to a nearby polling place with their history class and they get to vote on the presidential election....

Now go out into the world and chant until you can’t anymore

Now go out into the world and chant until you can’t anymore

Keeler Gonzales, South Student Guest Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters

Dear reluctant protester, We are all processing the recent presidential election differently. Some of us are depressed at the notion of living in a nation under the rule of a man who has said things to explicitly marginalize them. Some are confused that a man like Trump could ever think of holding...

A look to the future

A look to the future

Abdurahman Adan, South Student Guest Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters

Dear America, I still can’t believe this election season is over. After a year and a half of campaigning and a total of one billion dollars spent on the election I am glad it is finally over. My last experience with an election was in 2012 when President Obama was seeking reelection. I really didn’t...

You’ll be hearing from us

Will Scofield, South Student Guest Writer

November 13, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters

Dear President-elect Donald J. Trump, I woke up on November 9th after serving as an election judge the previous night and was baffled by an election result that had shaken all polls and predictions. Shocked and scared for the future of our country, I had trouble coming to terms with the fact that...

The fight is here

Kim Kolstad, South Teacher and Guest Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters

When I moved to this country it was against my will. My Mother married a nasty Canadian man who wanted to earn more money as a physician in the United States. There are, in fact, nasty and racist Canadians too. Just FYI. After returning to Canada I again was forced to return to the United States due...

But all I feel is rage.

Shadia Nurein, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters

On finding out Donald Trump would be my president I… One: Considered removing my hijab for my safety only to remember that this would uncover another obstacle, my naps. Two: Sat in my female dominated home, where I could see the worried faces as my distraught family anxiously watched, while a...

My reflection on the election

DIana Caminelli, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters

(DIana Caminelli is an exchange student visiting from Italy) When I woke up on Wednesday I was sad, I went down the stairs and when I saw my host mother, she was sad. I went to school with my host sister and she was really angry and sad. At school I saw people and teachers crying. This is really ...

You are loved

Soline Van de Moortele, News Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under 73 days, 73 letters, Blogs

To the queer, latinx, black, brown, disabled, women, and muslim students at South: you are loved. To the students whose safety or family’s safety has been threatened in just a few hours because of an election that proved hatred to continue to exist in America, we love you. The man who stood befor...

Toys arent just “boys'” or “girls'”

Toys arent just “boys'” or “girls'”

Ruby Dennis, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, South Views, Top Stories

No matter how much you try to reject traditional gender roles, it’s hard not to look at a pink-filled aisle of Barbie dolls and cooking sets and think, “oh, that’s the Girl section.” And every single drop of that misconception comes from gender-based advertising. When you’re walking through...

Minneapolis superintendent settles federal discrimination complaint

Emma Pederson, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Covering Cultural Tension, Features

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 address the root of the problem. “I don’t think there’s much change...

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