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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 14, 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...

South alum speaks about activism and path to Columbia

South alum speaks about activism and path to Columbia

Shadia Nurein and Tatiana Burch

June 13, 2017


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Elsa Hoover,  a 2013 South graduate came to South this past week to speak to students about her experiences moving to a new city and how she got there. Hoover recently received her bachelor's degree in architecture Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University. Hoover was also a part of New York City St...

Budget cuts affect South’s Welcome Desk, counseling, and parent liaison positions

Budget cuts affect South’s Welcome Desk, counseling, and parent liaison positions

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


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Going into the 2017-18 school year Minneapolis Public Schools have found a $28 million budget gap. The Superintendent’s solution has been to make a 10% reduction in funds to Central Services, and a 2.5% reduction to school allocations. Principals and site councils have some responsibility in deciding...

Washburn performance sparks important discussions at South’s Friday Seminar

Washburn performance sparks important discussions at South’s Friday Seminar

Madeline Mahoney, Staff writer

April 23, 2017


Filed under News, Theater, Top Stories

This past Friday a group of Washburn students from the school’s Black Box program demonstrated their spoken word performance at one of South’s biweekly Friday Seminars. Black Box is Washburn’s theater program and it is made up of three levels. The show at South was put on by the highest level,...

GSA helps teachers get with the times

GSA helps teachers get with the times

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Most students are very accepting of the LGBT community. They can tell you all about the importance of pronouns and the spectrum of sexuality. However, some teachers need help catching up with the latest generation. Thus, after multiple requests from different teachers the GSA is doing three works...

How to succeed in business without being completely offensive

How to succeed in business without being completely offensive

Izzy Willette, Sports Editor

March 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, News, Theater, Top Stories

It’s funny, it’s wacky, and it makes a statement; this spring’s musical, “How to succeed in business without really trying,” takes a South High twist on a dated broadway show. With a live orchestra of over 30 south students, an ever changing set, and catchy songs that’ll get stuck in your hea...

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