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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


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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...

Snowshoe creation teaches All Nations students cultural and scientific skills alike

Snowshoe creation teaches All Nations students cultural and scientific skills alike

Erika Peterson, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019


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In the coming weeks, the All Nations Academic Seminar class of 9th graders will be making snowshoes. This is the first year of the project, which will be primarily led by All Nations Coordinator and Ojibwe teacher Bezh Butler. Students will be learning culturally applicable skills such as steam bending wo...

“Revelations” shows South students African American history through dance

“Revelations” shows South students African American history through dance

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


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On Wednesday March 13th, South students went to go see a dance performance by the Alvin Ailey American dance theater at the Northrop Theater. Many students in South went–some from the dance department because it was a dance performance and relevant to the class in general, and sophomores went ...

Project Success’ Chicago tours: an education exploration

Project Success’ Chicago tours: an education exploration

Patrick Bruch, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


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This year over spring break, Project Success will be carrying out its yearly trip to Chicago to show students across all Minneapolis public high schools what some of the most well known colleges in Chicago are like. Students are excited for the trip, and hope it will be informative and interesting ...

The ground may be white but MN’s New Deal is green

The ground may be white but MN’s New Deal is green

Elliott Askari-Rabe, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


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On March 6, students and adults alike gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for the Youth Climate Justice Summit. The event is held yearly, and is organized by Climate Generation, a Minneapolis based climate advocacy group. The event was sponsored by numerous other climate groups, including iMatter, Yea ...

Race 2 Justice day planning team races to tie up loose ends before May deadline

Race 2 Justice day planning team races to tie up loose ends before May deadline

Caleb Stipkovits, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


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Race 2 Justice day is coming up on May 29th, and the team behind it is working hard to make this one of the best South has ever had. For those who don’t know what Race 2 Justice day is, it is a designated day during school where students can attend different student led workshops that focus on culture,...

Rehabilitation vs. punishment: How does South handle drugs?

Rehabilitation vs. punishment: How does South handle drugs?

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


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I think we all have a story that’s got something to do with drugs at South. Whether we’ve seen something in the bathroom or we ourselves have been in a situation where we ended up using something; pretty much everyone has encountered drugs. “I feel like in freshman year I saw a lot more drug use ...

“Think harder, study better,” Spanish debate team brings new opportunities to students of South

“Think harder, study better,” Spanish debate team brings new opportunities to students of South

Hazel McKinney, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


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There is a new and exciting opportunity at South for students who speak Spanish as their first language. The Spanish debate team is a brand new extracurricular activity at South and one of the first in a growing movement started by Augsburg College. “Profe Arias [Ortiz] and I were approached by the co...

Polls

If you were able to vote (regardless of age) out of the following declared or likely to declare candidates, which would you choose to be the 46th President of the United States?

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden (43%, 72 Votes)
  • California Senator Kamala Harris (20%, 33 Votes)
  • Current President Donald Trump (17%, 29 Votes)
  • Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (7%, 11 Votes)
  • South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (7%, 11 Votes)
  • Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Former Federal Housing Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Washington Governor Jay Inslee (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Maryland Representative John Delaney (0%, 0 Votes)
  • New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (0%, 0 Votes)
  • New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of the above (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13,849

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