The Southerner

South grad Aletta Brady awarded for her work with climate injustice

South grad Aletta Brady awarded for her work with climate injustice

Yasemin Isaacs, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

From a pool of 1,300 applicants, South High graduate Aletta Brady was the recent recipient of the JMK Innovation award for the founding of her project, “Our Climate Voices”.  The prize is presented by the Jacob Merrill Kaplan (JMK) fund, which helps promote environmental, social, and cultural ca...

Newly formed Principal Advisory Board group members reflect on representing their grade

Newly formed Principal Advisory Board group members reflect on representing their grade

Quentin Wolf, Staff Writer

December 25, 2019

On November 25th, two days before Thanksgiving Break started, Principal Brett Stringer announced at the grade level assemblies that he would be telling teachers to nominate four students from each grade level to represent their peers’ thoughts and opinions in meetings held every other Friday.  T...

Meet Irene Mineoi Amrani, the new face in the EL department

Meet Irene Mineoi Amrani, the new face in the EL department

Salma Ibrahim, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

The English Language Learners (ELL) team welcomes a new member this year, Irene Mineoi Amrani. Mineoi is co-teaching with English teacher Tanya Hodge, who teaches Humanities II-English for the Liberal Arts program. Hodge feels really lucky to have Mineoi. “She’s an intelligent and thoughtful co-t...

The Silver Ribbon Campaign continues to influence the South Community

The Silver Ribbon Campaign continues to influence the South Community

Hayley Morgan, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

The Silver Ribbon Campaign is starting up again at South, this year with new goals and motives. The Silver Ribbon Campaign is a mental health awareness program run by student leaders along with social workers Katie Fritz and Salma Hussein. The SRC meets every other Wednesday, their meetings often hav...

College fair provides resources for college bound students

College fair provides resources for college bound students

Helen Worku, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

  Every year South hosts a college fair, and this year's college fair took place on October 29th in the Gymnasium. The college fair is a good way to prepare students for college. The college fair consists of 50 two year and four year colleges who come to South and answer any questions studen...

Fire in girls bathroom sparks fire safety talks

Fire in girls bathroom sparks fire safety talks

Shanell Gordon, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

South High School almost got burned down last Thursday, October 24th. You may not believe this at first, but yes, it is true that there was a fire.  This happened because some girls were playing around and burning things. They didn’t know the fire wasn’t out, then they threw what they burned in ...

“Are we prepared to fight for one another?” South students attend Bernie Sanders rally

“Are we prepared to fight for one another?” South students attend Bernie Sanders rally

Erika Peterson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 11, 2019

On Sunday, November 3, Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally with Ilhan Omar in the Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota. Several South students were in attendance to see their representative stand with Sanders, a frontrunner in the 2020 presidential race for the democratic nominat...

Open Program sees largest influx of students ever

Open Program sees largest influx of students ever

Isaac Kiel, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

This year, the Open Program has been seeing the highest enrollment numbers they’ve ever had, and it’s affecting the individual attention teachers are able to provide to students at South High School. Josh Fisher, a Social Studies teacher in the Open Program, has reported difficulties with providing ...

Lunch Prices Increase, Hurts Students

Lunch Prices Increase, Hurts Students

Mumtaz Abdi, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

School lunch prices increased at South High this year to $2.80 for students and $4.55 for staff. This went into action at the beginning of the school year, and many students don’t agree with this decision, which was made by the school board. Many students don’t agree with this because they have to pay m...

Third Floor Bathroom Closed for Majority of First Quarter. This is why.

Third Floor Bathroom Closed for Majority of First Quarter. This is why.

Quentin Wolf, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

The boy’s bathroom on the third floor has been closed for the vast majority of the first quarter, only being opened recently, which begs the question: Why have they been closed for so long? The General consensus on why the bathrooms have been closed are repeated behavioral issues, with staff members st...

Rebranding Link Crew: Student Ambassadors

Rebranding Link Crew: Student Ambassadors

Fardus Hassan, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

You may have noticed people in white and orange shirts at parent night and parent-teacher conferences, helping families find their classes and learn about some of the things that make South the school it is.  Those people were the newly named student ambassadors, formerly link crew. Student ambassado...

PLTW program receives new 3D printer, new opportunities inbound

PLTW program receives new 3D printer, new opportunities inbound

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nationwide program that teaches students the fundamentals of engineering. South offers a handful of different courses for aspiring engineers, including Intro to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering, and various others, covering so...

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