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South’s first Enrichment Fair helps pave the way towards the future

South’s first Enrichment Fair helps pave the way towards the future

Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

On Wednesday, March 11th, many students attended the first-ever Enrichment Fair at South to talk with representatives from over fifteen organizations about opportunities for jobs, volunteer positions, internships, camps and more. The fair was hosted by the Career and College Center (CCC) to help students f...

COVID-19; What cancellations mean for South students

COVID-19; What cancellations mean for South students

Katherine Lundquist, Editor-In-Chief

March 16, 2020

Cancellations and closings have now reached the doors of South High school and K-12 schools across Minnesota. “We cannot wait until the pandemic is in our schools to figure things out,” said Governor Tim Walz.  During this time, it is essential to pay attention to your health and the recommend...

Trump’s acquittal: what wasn’t looked at in the impeachment process

Trump’s acquittal: what wasn’t looked at in the impeachment process

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

The long awaited results are out. To many, it is no surprise that President Trump has been acquitted on two articles of impeachment, despite what the House’s charges were. If you didn't know already, Trump was tried upon abuse of power and obstruction of congress, congress failed to convict him on both a...

South defeats Washburn in reading competition

South defeats Washburn in reading competition

Sammie Stever-Zeitlin, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

This February, South and Washburn dueled it out in the 2020 Student Reading Challenge to see which student body could read the most book pages in one month. South took the win with a 47-thousand page lead, beating Washburn who read 37,014 pages. The competition highlighted South’s small but strong popu...

Will Walz rise to the calls for action?

Will Walz rise to the calls for action?

Perry Fernands, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

On Friday, February 21st a group of students from the Student Marxist Assembly of South High School (SMASH), along with Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCCJ4J) organizers, UMN students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and other individuals protested Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’ speech at ...

Math team’s participation rises, success grows

Math team’s participation rises, success grows

Helen Worku, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

South’s Math Team has been doing very well this year. So far, the team has had five meets. They have not won first place at any meets yet, but according to math team facilitator Don Winnes, they have placed third out of seventeen at every meet.  The math league averages about 180 schools that participate in t...

Project Success to take 60 MPS students on a college tour

Project Success to take 60 MPS students on a college tour

Shanell Gordon, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Project Success is giving 11th and 12th graders the chance to go and check out colleges and other places that might help them pick out post secondary options. The trip will be from April 18th and until April 21st, and students attending will miss two day of school, both days will be excused. Each Minn...

Black and red: SMASH and BSU host communist speaker Frank Chapman

Black and red: SMASH and BSU host communist speaker Frank Chapman

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Last Friday, the Student Marxist Association of South High (SMASH) and the Black Student Union (BSU) hosted Frank Chapman, a black communist activist and former political prisoner who has worked with both the Black Panthers and the Communist Party USA. Chapman addressed a significantly large grou...

South’s Heart: a warm welcome to all

South’s Heart: a warm welcome to all

Salma Ibrahim, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Imagine walking into a bright room and seeing a variety of colors, objects, and cultural items that make you feel as if you were home. On the walls there are stories written by students talking about their own religion, race, how they’re judged or their misconceptions. What used to be the old piano in room 100 is...

Step Up gives job opportunities to Minneapolis students

Step Up gives job opportunities to Minneapolis students

Mumtaz Abdi, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Step up is a job provider that allows low income students to work over the summer and make money for themselves. You have to be 14 to 21 in order to apply, and you have to meet a certain income bracket. Step up gives you almost any choice of a job that you're interested in.  “It's an internship ...

South grad Aletta Brady awarded for her work with climate injustice

South grad Aletta Brady awarded for her work with climate injustice

Yasemin Isaacs, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

From a pool of 1,300 applicants, South High graduate Aletta Brady was the recent recipient of the JMK Innovation award for the founding of her project, “Our Climate Voices”.  The prize is presented by the Jacob Merrill Kaplan (JMK) fund, which helps promote environmental, social, and cultural ca...

Newly formed Principal Advisory Board group members reflect on representing their grade

Newly formed Principal Advisory Board group members reflect on representing their grade

Quentin Wolf, Staff Writer

December 25, 2019

On November 25th, two days before Thanksgiving Break started, Principal Brett Stringer announced at the grade level assemblies that he would be telling teachers to nominate four students from each grade level to represent their peers’ thoughts and opinions in meetings held every other Friday.  T...

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