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Lack of Tiger Pride room brings students into support staff’s offices

Lack of Tiger Pride room brings students into support staff’s offices

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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The old Tiger Pride room at South High School is gone as of last year. Due to budget cuts we no longer have a room designated for disciplining students. The Tiger Pride Room was a room where students would be sent by their teachers if they were misbehaving in class or were taken there if they were found...

Southeast Asia trip puts the “World” in “World History”

Southeast Asia trip puts the “World” in “World History”

B Fei, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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By definition, “humanities” refers to the study of human culture and civilization, and South High’s curriculum is nothing short of rich deep-dives into the past, present, and future of our world. At the end of the day—however—students can only dream of seeing the different worlds that their...

Site Council is South High’s site for change

Site Council is South High’s site for change

B Fei, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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In an isolated conference room just across from the main office, many students, parents, and teachers are holding discussions that may determine the direction of South High School’s development. This cohort is known as the Site Council, which is a mandated program for every school in the Minneapolis...

Driven To Discover program presents many benefits for South science teachers and students alike

Driven To Discover program presents many benefits for South science teachers and students alike

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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Beginning in the summer of 2014, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of 5 South science teachers, Jeff Ponto, Mick Hamilton, Susan Peterson, Randy Hedlund and Katherine Rosok, attended various classes surrounding topics ranging from pollinators to phenology, of which were spo...

First week of summer, last week of History Day

First week of summer, last week of History Day

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


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I highly doubt you don’t know what History Day is. Even if you don’t know the specifics of students’ potential path to finals, its highly unlikely that you aren’t at least somewhat aware of the annual History Day projects consuming classrooms across the country. However, some information that...

Writing center returns with a new name and a new staff

Writing center returns with a new name and a new staff

Spencer Kimball, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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Starting next school year, the Writing Center will be making its return. The last time South had a fully staffed writing center was two years ago. The Writing Center was the hit with budget cuts the last few years, and so last year it became student staffed, before fully closing this year. The Writi...

The annual Garden Party sees success in spades

The annual Garden Party sees success in spades
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Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


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I entered with lackluster grades and clean shoes; I left covered in mulch and with a little extra credit. May 24th was the second annual Garden Party hosted in part by AP Biology teacher Mick Hamilton. We dug up dandelions with spades and spread mulch all over the path surrounding the graffiti covere...

Students rock out at the annual music tour in Washington D.C.

Zoë Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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This year South’s annual music tour is going to Washington D.C. Just in time for the cherry blossom festival and a balmy high of 80 degrees, music students in Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and Varsity Choir enjoyed a 5-day trip to and from the nation’s capital. With long 22 hour drives on...

Students statewide walkout, gather at Capitol to protest gun violence

Students statewide walkout, gather at Capitol to protest gun violence

Soline Van de Moortele, Web and News editor

April 20, 2018


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“I am here today because I am sick of the unprecedented trend of gun violence that’s happening across the nation,” said junior Ben Phi, who was one of the speakers at today’s protest.  The protest, organized in part by freshman Isra Hirsi from South, was a gathering of schools statewi...

Budget cuts lead to 21.5 position losses

Budget cuts lead to 21.5 position losses

Madeline Mahoney and Kinsley Wilcox-McBride

March 22, 2018


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The Minneapolis Public School district has projected a $33,000,000 deficit for the 2018-19 school year. The district has made many changes to save money, and they plan on saving a little over ten million dollars by cutting staff at schools across the district. So what does this mean for South? T...

DNR ‘Trout In The Classroom’ workshop get students fishing for more

DNR ‘Trout In The Classroom’ workshop get students fishing for more

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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On March, 9th Mick Hamilton’s Earth Science class went on a field trip to a student summit organized by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), at the DNR's offices. "The field trip was for a program called ‘Trout In The Classroom,’” said Hamilton, who is raising Rainbow Trout in his Ea...

Keith Ellison discusses gun control at panel with South students

Keith Ellison discusses gun control at panel with South students

Soline Van de Moortele, News and Web Editor

March 1, 2018


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  THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST, 10:35 AM -- applause could be heard throughout South High’s auditorium as congressman Keith Ellison walked in to begin the panel. After shaking hands with Principle Ray Aponte, Ellison went to stand in front of the stage, before a group of about 73 students. The pan...

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