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February 26, 2013

You Are My Sunshine, by Ricky Nelson Performed by Genna Novodvorsky, Aubryn Auge, Vina Onyango-Robshaw, Hannah Zinky and Anneliese Lee-Reid

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 been held during each lunch. The idea behind mix-it-up Mondays is to encour...

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 trust.) The library room was filled to capacity with many standing the entire e...

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 provide continuous, up to date coverage of events related to the fight. The...

s.t.a.r.t. hosts student dinner to discuss race at South

s.t.a.r.t. hosts student dinner to discuss race at South

Frances Matejcek, Staff Writer

February 21, 2013

On Wednesday evening, over 100 students filled the media center to eat dinner and talk about how race affects them at South, sponsored by the student group S.T.A.R.T (Students Together as Allies for Racial Trust). The group of students that came to the dinner represented all programs, grades, and ra...

Somali students fight against discrimination

Somali students fight against discrimination

Sadie Pelini, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2013

“It seems like it’s Somalis against the whole school.” Senior Saida Mahamud is a Somali-American student who, until this year, has always felt her culture was accepted and welcomed at South. At the beginning of this year, however, she felt something quite different. “I’ve noticed a lot of...

There She Goes Again

Hannah Garry, Opinions Editor

October 4, 2011

  I was reading the Star Trib’s Opinion section when something in the “short takes” caught my eye. It was titled, “An open letter to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann” The letter, written by Melissa Castino Reid, a mom from Mound Minnesota, was concerning Bachmann’s recent visit to an Iowa meat...


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