The Southerner

MPS Board Member announces resolution to terminate contract with MPD

Minneapolis Public School Board Director and Clerk Josh Pauly announced that he wrote a resolution to terminate the district’s contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. The contract, signed in August 2017 for $1.15 million per year that employs 14 School Resource Officers, was up for negotiation this year.

Erika Peterson, Features Editor

May 29, 2020

On Friday, Minneapolis Public School Board Director and Clerk Josh Pauly announced that he wrote a resolution to terminate the district’s contract with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). The resolution was written with the support of Chair Kim Ellison and Director Siad Ali, and will be brought b...

Through distance learning, the School-Based Clinic still encourages students to “use us if you need us!”

South's school-based clinic is still offering some of their services  to students during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  If you are in need of any services the Clinic can offer, contact Jen Vaupel by calling or texting 612-599-3195.

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Features Editor

May 24, 2020

In these difficult times of social distancing, while administration tries to make plans to honor the seniors and teachers try to recreate their lessons to be appropriate for distance learning, there are other school staff members that are also trying to fulfill their roles during this complex time. The M...

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

Students gather at the Enrichment Fair 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 find jobs or volunteer positions over the summer. Tea Roepke, a junior who attended the fair said, “I have no idea what I want in the future, so this is really going to help me.”

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

For students who rely on school for healthy and nutritious meals, there are about 20 schools throughout the city functioning as food stations where meals can be picked up. Starting Tuesday March 16 through March 27 these schools will be open from 10am to 2pm for students who are in need.

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

“I think it is important to understand that justice was not served, the law was broken, and it was bended for a powerful individual,” said senior Tiger Worku

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

Bookmarks were passed out as one of the multiple ways of spreading the word about the competition. South’s most avid readers dedicated their time in the month of February to read as many pages as possible, and ended up beating Washburn with a 47-thousand page lead.

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?

Protestors interrupted Walz’ speech at the U of MN Humphrey School of Public Affairs on February 21st, 2020 due to his lack of action to prosecute police for murdering many individuals throughout his first year in office, and his hesitancy to stop the Line 3 pipeline.

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

This year's math team poses for a team photo.  The team has put together an impressive season so far, being one of the top teams in every meet. The state tournament is coming up on March 11th.

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 is going on a college tour from April 18-21.  Last year the group went on a college tour in Chicago, in which the group posed for a photo.

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

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.

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

This painting is located in the new South's Heart room and was created by students.  It includes powerful words showing that social justice is very significant within South’s community. “If you look at the painting there's a heart and that's the South's Heart. The heart represents love and respect for everyone,” said Bulhan.

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

A student applies for Step Up in the CCC.  Step Up helps students of Minneapolis get their first jobs, and helps teach interviewing skills, professional skills, and much more.

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 ...

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