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“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...

Robotics Team back in working order

Robotics Team back in working order

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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In the wake of the budget cuts at the end of last year many clubs were cut. These clubs were precious to the students that belonged to them so it’s only sensible that some students would make efforts to revive these clubs. One of these clubs that was brought back was the Robotics club, this is due ...

Recent Office Specialist brings a whole new meaning to community involvement

Recent Office Specialist brings a whole new meaning to community involvement

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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During our high school years we are all bound to visit the main office, whether it be for attendance, passes, or meetings with administration, among many other things. Many feel the main office is the face of South, with the people who work in the space conveying the atmosphere and sense of community ...

Lack of Tiger Pride room brings students into support staff’s offices

Lack of Tiger Pride room brings students into support staff’s offices

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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The old Tiger Pride room at South High School is gone as of last year. Due to budget cuts we no longer have a room designated for disciplining students. The Tiger Pride Room was a room where students would be sent by their teachers if they were misbehaving in class or were taken there if they were found...

Southeast Asia trip puts the “World” in “World History”

Southeast Asia trip puts the “World” in “World History”

B Fei, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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By definition, “humanities” refers to the study of human culture and civilization, and South High’s curriculum is nothing short of rich deep-dives into the past, present, and future of our world. At the end of the day—however—students can only dream of seeing the different worlds that their...

Site Council is South High’s site for change

Site Council is South High’s site for change

B Fei, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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In an isolated conference room just across from the main office, many students, parents, and teachers are holding discussions that may determine the direction of South High School’s development. This cohort is known as the Site Council, which is a mandated program for every school in the Minneapolis...

Driven To Discover program presents many benefits for South science teachers and students alike

Driven To Discover program presents many benefits for South science teachers and students alike

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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Beginning in the summer of 2014, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of 5 South science teachers, Jeff Ponto, Mick Hamilton, Susan Peterson, Randy Hedlund and Katherine Rosok, attended various classes surrounding topics ranging from pollinators to phenology, of which were spo...

First week of summer, last week of History Day

First week of summer, last week of History Day

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


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I highly doubt you don’t know what History Day is. Even if you don’t know the specifics of students’ potential path to finals, its highly unlikely that you aren’t at least somewhat aware of the annual History Day projects consuming classrooms across the country. However, some information that...

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