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Large-scaled fights erupted at South High School on Monday, November 15th.  As a result, classes were put in code red for about 30 minutes and the rest of the day was spent in code yellow.

Large-scale fighting leads to code red

Caleb Stipkovits, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2021

On November 15th,  multiple fights broke out at South High School.  The first fight started before a scheduled assembly for freshmen, which was canceled in response to the conflict.  Fighting continued...

Fake shooting threats surfaced on social media on October 28th.  The claims reflect a large increase in shooting threats across the country.

Friday shooting threats deemed false

Asa Grumdahl, Sports Editor October 29, 2021

On Thursday October 28th, South received threats over social media concerning the possibility of a school shooting, which were later deemed fake.  While the threats were purportedly not directly given...

Acting Principal Stephen Simondet sits in his office.  Simondet takes over for Brett Stringer, whose resignation was announced to staff members on October 24th.

Brett Stringer Resigns as Principal of South High School

Caleb Stipkovits, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2021

Note: This story includes writing from another Southerner article that you can read here.  Please read this article for context about Brett Stringer’s licensing issue. Brett Stringer has resigned...

Brett Stringer’s provisional license (a temporary license) expired on June 30th, making him an un-licensed administrator.  He has a chance to get his license extended at the Board of School Administrators’ (BOSA) next meeting on October 25th.

What is Happening at South Right Now? Explaining the Stringer License Situation

Caleb Stipkovits and Khayaal Desai-Hunt October 4, 2021

On August 12th, 2021, a citizen’s complaint notified the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA) that South High Principal Brett Stringer’s provisional license had expired. BOSA is responsible...

MPS votes to terminate contract with Minneapolis Police Department

Erika Peterson, Features Editor June 2, 2020

During the Board of Education meeting at 5pm on Tuesday, June 2nd, the Minneapolis school board voted unanimously to terminate their contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. The resolution was...

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.

MPS Board Member announces resolution to terminate contract with MPD

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...

Souths 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.

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

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...

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.”

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,...

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.

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...

“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

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,...

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.

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,...

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.

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...

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