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Adopt a Smile; Operation Grace brings free dental care to those in need

Adopt a Smile; Operation Grace brings free dental care to those in need

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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From May 13th-16th, South collaborated with Operation Grace, a Christian organization to help students without dental insurance or access to dental care. This gave students an opportunity to meet with dental specialists in order to get their teeth cleaned or checked on. “Our mission is just to reach...

State History Day highlights freshman historians

State History Day highlights freshman historians

Hazel McKinney, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


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The state competition for History Day was held May 2nd. Many South students made it to this level but only four projects and eight people moved on to Nationals. Three of these projects were created by freshmen. Gus LaFave, Sofia Fish, and Azalea Rohr created a website earning them second place in th...

Search continues to find next South Principal

Search continues to find next South Principal

Erika Peterson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


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On Thursday, May 8, the Site Council met to discuss the progress of the principal selection process. Teachers, parents, community members, and students were in attendance. The meeting began with an update on several ongoing processes, including AP testing, an impact report on the new field, and the hirin...

When the wifi goes down, South goes on

When the wifi goes down, South goes on

Patrick Bruch, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


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Recently, as most students and staff know, there was an internet outage both here at South and at Roosevelt High School. This outage caused a host of problems for both schools and definitely disrupted learning, “Without internet, many classes were unable to complete necessary class work," said Sou...

Principal Selection Committee forms to choose the next Mr. Aponte

Principal Selection Committee forms to choose the next Mr. Aponte

Sophia Manolis, Opinions Editor

May 6, 2019


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On Tuesday, April 30th, there was an important meeting to plan the new principal selection committee. The committee will be made up of South staff, parents, students, and community members, and they will interview prospective candidates for the new principal position. The meeting was open to the pub...

New lunch policy aims to benefit both staff and students

New lunch policy aims to benefit both staff and students

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


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Starting on Monday, April 22nd, a new lunch policy began which requires students to bring their school IDs with them when getting a school lunch. This change has been established due to issues with people entering other peoples pins rather than their own while getting lunch, as well as lunch lines t...

No savior for Savers: recent closing affects South community

No savior for Savers: recent closing affects South community

Patrick Bruch, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


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As many students have recognized, the Savers clothing store across Lake Street has recently closed. South students have frequented the store for years, and have enjoyed their low-priced clothing. The closing has come as a surprise to many students who considered themselves regular customers. South se...

The birdwatching club spreads its wings

The birdwatching club spreads its wings

Elliott Askari-Rabe, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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Birds are truly a sight to behold. They are, literally, avian dinosaurs, so it's no wonder that students at South have founded a new bird watching club. They had their first meeting on the 27th of March, and hope to make a regular habit of meeting and observing birds. The bird watchers rose early...

Meditation provides a ‘mindful moment’ for students after a stressful morning

Meditation provides a ‘mindful moment’ for students after a stressful morning

Erika Peterson, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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English teacher Elizabeth Johnson has recently started doing a ‘mindful moment’ during the first five minutes of her afternoon classes to promote mindfulness and allow students to calm down. Johnson uses the Headspace app to guide the class through meditation, an app she started using herself and l...

Parents, staff, and students begin search to find new principal

Parents, staff, and students begin search to find new principal

Madeline Mahoney, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2019


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Usually Site Council meetings take place in the small conference room across from the main office, but the Site Council meeting of April 9th, 2019 wasn’t just any meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to begin the search for a new principal, and due to increased attendance it was held in the media center...

Advocating for the needs of Somali families is becoming a bigger priority at South

Advocating for the needs of Somali families is becoming a bigger priority at South

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Award winning stories, News, Top Stories

For the first time ever, Somali families were invited to South for a meeting specifically oriented to discuss the needs of Somali parents for South students. The room was filled with supportive parents, seeking better education on the systems at South and advocating for the needs of them and their chi...

Viva City gives students a taste of being professional artists

Viva City gives students a taste of being professional artists

Talula Cedar-James, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


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Now in its 23rd year, the Viva City Fine arts festival gives a chance for Minneapolis Public Schools to showcase the works of their students. Nora Scholl, K-12 arts district program facilitator for MPS said, “It's here to honor the work that [students] do and display it for the broader community an...

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