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Genesys Works program offers a leg up on job skills training for current juniors

Genesys Works program offers a leg up on job skills training for current juniors

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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A new opportunity has opened for current juniors at South. Now through March 1st, any junior who would like is able to apply to Genesys Works, a job skills development program. This program is meant to “provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through sk...

Meet South’s newest english teacher: Allen Guindon

Meet South’s newest english teacher: Allen Guindon

Charlie Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


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Walking through the hallways on the second floor you may notice a new name on the door of room 245. Allen Guindon is the newest addition to the Liberal Arts english department. Following the Doty incident, Guindon, originally a long term sub for the Humanities 2 English class in room 245 has become th...

Green Tigers comes up with a way to make recycling plastic bags more efficient

Green Tigers comes up with a way to make recycling plastic bags more efficient

Suad Adam, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


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Before winter break, South High’s Green Tigers felt the need to make South as environmentally friendly in the inside as they are on the outside with composting and recycling. Two recycling bags bins were added to the school to improve recycling waste and better the school positively. “We saw this as a...

Improving South’s aesthetic one locker at a time: new renovations to be completed by next fall

Improving South’s aesthetic one locker at a time: new renovations to be completed by next fall

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


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When you walk into South High school the first thing you see is the dim, yellow lighting of the commons and the small beige lockers covering the surrounding hallways. Lucky for the students at South this will all change after the new renovations and improvements are added over the summer. New lighting, ...

Coming soon from the GSA: video regarding the misuse of the gender neutral bathroom

Coming soon from the GSA: video regarding the misuse of the gender neutral bathroom

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


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South’s very own Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is working on a video to educate and inform students of the importance of the gender neutral bathroom as a safe area to non-binary students. “The gender-neutral bathroom is not always a safe space for students who need that room and I think ther...

Soundwaves of South High: new podcast competition has students excited to share their voice

Soundwaves of South High: new podcast competition has students excited to share their voice

Caleb Stipkovits, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


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National Public Radio, or NPR, is hosting a competition where students can create their own podcast and then with the help of a teacher, submit it to the competition. It can be about anything from a social justice issue to a wild conspiracy theory, but all are welcome in this first ever competition....

UNIDOS end the year right with a festive celebration

UNIDOS end the year right with a festive celebration

Suad Adam, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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After school on December 20th, UNIDOS celebrates the end of the year while recruiting new members at their second annual holiday party. Everyone brought different types of food to the table and they danced to lively music. “UNIDOS is an after school program for Latinos to build a strong community. An...

“It’s mostly about the students”: Open teachers and students unite for a better South

“It’s mostly about the students”: Open teachers and students unite for a better South

Patrick Bruch, Staff Member

November 30, 2018


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Here at South, there are multiple programs which students can be placed in or choose to be in. One of the largest programs is the Open program. In an effort to include students in their involvement and impact within the program, there is a weekly after school meeting ran by Open teacher Michelle Ockman...

Career talks bring options to South’s Somali speaking students

Career talks bring options to South’s Somali speaking students

Talula Cedar-James, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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South’s bilingual career choice talks are giving bilingual students a chance to network with community members and learn about what their future could look like. This past October marked the start of the meeting’s second year. The talks are focused around giving Somali speaking students a chance to i...

“Immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth”: a new proposed gender definition hits close to home

“Immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth”: a new proposed gender definition hits close to home

Charlie Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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A few weeks ago a memo was leaked from the Trump administration considering defining gender under Title IX as a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” This means if you identify as something other than your assigned gender at birth, it will not be recognized by the g...

Recent election brings new perspectives to MPS school board

Recent election brings new perspectives to MPS school board

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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Last Tuesday, in addition to the many government positions being voted on, Minneapolis voters also got the opportunity to elect new school board members, and approve more money for the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) district. The MPS district asked for a referendum, which now passed will increase sc...

South senior Deisy Castro making change on the Young Women’s Cabinet of Minnesota

South senior Deisy Castro making change on the Young Women’s Cabinet of Minnesota

Erika Peterson, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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On October 1, South senior Deisy Castro was appointed to the Young Women’s Cabinet, part of a joint initiative between the Governor’s Office and the Minnesota Women’s Foundation. The Young Women’s Cabinet is a group of 24 young women from ages 16-25 dedicated to ensuring gender equity wit...

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