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College fair provides resources for college bound students

College fair provides resources for college bound students

Helen Worku, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

  Every year South hosts a college fair, and this year's college fair took place on October 29th in the Gymnasium. The college fair is a good way to prepare students for college. The college fair consists of 50 two year and four year colleges who come to South and answer any questions studen...

Fire in girls bathroom sparks fire safety talks

Fire in girls bathroom sparks fire safety talks

Shanell Gordon, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

South High School almost got burned down last Thursday, October 24th. You may not believe this at first, but yes, it is true that there was a fire.  This happened because some girls were playing around and burning things. They didn’t know the fire wasn’t out, then they threw what they burned in ...

“Are we prepared to fight for one another?” South students attend Bernie Sanders rally

“Are we prepared to fight for one another?” South students attend Bernie Sanders rally

Erika Peterson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 11, 2019

On Sunday, November 3, Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally with Ilhan Omar in the Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota. Several South students were in attendance to see their representative stand with Sanders, a frontrunner in the 2020 presidential race for the democratic nominat...

Open Program sees largest influx of students ever

Open Program sees largest influx of students ever

Isaac Kiel, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

This year, the Open Program has been seeing the highest enrollment numbers they’ve ever had, and it’s affecting the individual attention teachers are able to provide to students at South High School. Josh Fisher, a Social Studies teacher in the Open Program, has reported difficulties with providing ...

Lunch Prices Increase, Hurts Students

Lunch Prices Increase, Hurts Students

Mumtaz Abdi, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

School lunch prices increased at South High this year to $2.80 for students and $4.55 for staff. This went into action at the beginning of the school year, and many students don’t agree with this decision, which was made by the school board. Many students don’t agree with this because they have to pay m...

Third Floor Bathroom Closed for Majority of First Quarter. This is why.

Third Floor Bathroom Closed for Majority of First Quarter. This is why.

Quentin Wolf, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

The boy’s bathroom on the third floor has been closed for the vast majority of the first quarter, only being opened recently, which begs the question: Why have they been closed for so long? The General consensus on why the bathrooms have been closed are repeated behavioral issues, with staff members st...

Rebranding Link Crew: Student Ambassadors

Rebranding Link Crew: Student Ambassadors

Fardus Hassan, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

You may have noticed people in white and orange shirts at parent night and parent-teacher conferences, helping families find their classes and learn about some of the things that make South the school it is.  Those people were the newly named student ambassadors, formerly link crew. Student ambassado...

PLTW program receives new 3D printer, new opportunities inbound

PLTW program receives new 3D printer, new opportunities inbound

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nationwide program that teaches students the fundamentals of engineering. South offers a handful of different courses for aspiring engineers, including Intro to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering, and various others, covering so...

Climate Strike prompts action from South Students

Climate Strike prompts action from South Students

Caleb Stipkovits, News Editor

September 23, 2019

On Friday, September 20th, millions of students all around the world walked out of school to protest a similar cause: the lack of action towards preventing climate change.   Protestors made their passion for the reduction of climate change clear chanting things like: “Hey hey, ho ho, climate ...

Adopt a Smile; Operation Grace brings free dental care to those in need

Adopt a Smile; Operation Grace brings free dental care to those in need

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

From May 13th-16th, South collaborated with Operation Grace, a Christian organization to help students without dental insurance or access to dental care. This gave students an opportunity to meet with dental specialists in order to get their teeth cleaned or checked on. “Our mission is just to reach...

State History Day highlights freshman historians

State History Day highlights freshman historians

Hazel McKinney, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

The state competition for History Day was held May 2nd. Many South students made it to this level but only four projects and eight people moved on to Nationals. Three of these projects were created by freshmen. Gus LaFave, Sofia Fish, and Azalea Rohr created a website earning them second place in th...

Search continues to find next South Principal

Search continues to find next South Principal

Erika Peterson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

On Thursday, May 8, the Site Council met to discuss the progress of the principal selection process. Teachers, parents, community members, and students were in attendance. The meeting began with an update on several ongoing processes, including AP testing, an impact report on the new field, and the hirin...

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Should teenagers still trick-or-treat for Halloween?

  • Absolutely! Candy is life! (75%, 21 Votes)
  • No way! Leave it to the kids. (25%, 7 Votes)

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