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Spoken word and dance performance completes second year with Keno Evol

Spoken word and dance performance completes second year with Keno Evol

Oliver Casey, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


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On Thursday, December 14th, the second annual spoken word/dance show graced the stage of South High. The spoken word portion was full of surprises, jumping from poetry to improv covering everything from gun control to the rise of greenhouse gases. The dance portion of the performance featured two all-dancer par...

‘Rock stars for a day’: South guitar students make relief album for natural disasters

‘Rock stars for a day’: South guitar students make relief album for natural disasters

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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“Between the earthquake in Mexico and the Hurricane in Florida and I felt like ‘God, there's so much going on,’” thought Sarah Minette, the guitar teacher at South, as she drove into school one day. “What responsibilities do musicians have to speak out and use our platform to raise awareness...

Struggle for common ground continues in teachers’ union negotiations

Struggle for common ground continues in teachers’ union negotiations

Livia Lund, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2017


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NOVEMBER 21st, 5:30 PM -- Teachers, community members, and staff crowded into the full room at the Minnesota Federation of Teachers (MFT) office near Saint Anthony Main. On one side of the long rectangle of tables sat the MPS district team members and on the other sat the 40 person MFT team. Bright ...

“This is how I spread the word”: Sophomore uses Friday seminars to teach peers about DACA and immigration

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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This Friday, 200 students filed into the auditorium to hear about changes in DACA -- or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- in a seminar led by sophomore Tiger Worku. Sophomore Tiger Worku thought a Friday seminar, in which students are taught by another student, would be a perfect way for students to lear...

New weightlifting club provides workout outlet for female students

New weightlifting club provides workout outlet for female students

Siobhan Sullivan, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


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  It’s not uncommon to see the weight room full of students working out most days after school. However, it is uncommon to see many female students. While the weight room is open to everyone, it can often feel intimidating to be the only girl in a room of male athletes. This is one of many reasons why South music teacher -- and...

South freshman serves up a win at Junior Iron Chef competition

South freshman serves up a win at Junior Iron Chef competition

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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On October 10, sixteen MPS middle and high school students entered the Junior Iron Chef competition. The winning team included local South High freshman Frances Levy, chef Jorge Guzman, NFL player Greg Coleman, and Miguel Lopez Zurita from Anwatin school. Levy was not expecting to make it in...

“This is really good for students after high school”: New building near South offers disabilities help, adult education

“This is really good for students after high school”: New building near South offers disabilities help, adult education

Katherine Lundquist, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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  “I’ve noticed the construction, because it blocks off the sidewalk,” said sophomore Luca Raffo-Simones, on the new building just a block north of South currently in construction.   The whole project started about July 2016. When planning and putting estimates together and ...

Immersion, leisure and worldly history: Annual trips abroad offer wide variety of interest to students

Immersion, leisure and worldly history: Annual trips abroad offer wide variety of interest to students

Zoe Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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This year, South High students have more opportunities to travel abroad than ever before, with trips to six different countries. You could plan a trip to Cuba this summer, a voyage to Italy and Greece or visit World War II sites in Belgium, Germany and France. “It’s a really rich experience,” sa...

“Bigger and bigger each time”: New year brings many students to first SRC meeting

“Bigger and bigger each time”: New year brings many students to first SRC meeting

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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To begin the year, SRC invited therapists from the School Based Clinic to come in to talk about their experience in therapy and more specifically, therapy with high school students. SRC -- or Silver Ribbon Campaign -- is a student led organization that has biweekly speakers on mental health. SRC is exc...

March against Line 3 draws students and residents alike

March against Line 3 draws students and residents alike

Madeline Mahoney, Managing Editor

September 29, 2017


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On Thursday, September 28th, several hundred people marched through Downtown St. Paul to protest the proposed Line 3 pipeline. The proposed pipeline would travel through northern Minnesota and replace an already-existing pipeline. However, those opposed to the pipeline argue that the pipeline’s dif...

“No nazi! No KKK! No racist USA!”: South students in youth activist coalition organize anti-white supremacist protest

“No nazi! No KKK! No racist USA!”: South students in youth activist coalition organize anti-white supremacist protest

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer

September 16, 2017


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On September 15th around two hundred protesters stood proudly before the Minneapolis Government Center. This protest was due to the “wake of the events in Charlottesville, VA along with the surge of white nationalism, white supremacy, neo-nazism/fascism, white terrorism and the systemic white supremacy...

South recognizes nations close to home

South recognizes nations close to home

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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All Nations is undeniably an important part of the South high community. It is another program similar to OPEN and Liberal Arts, but some argue it is not always seen as one. But some argue that the new flags in the commons will help get All Nations more recognition in the school.   Letis...

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