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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...

Writing center returns with a new name and a new staff

Writing center returns with a new name and a new staff

Spencer Kimball, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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Starting next school year, the Writing Center will be making its return. The last time South had a fully staffed writing center was two years ago. The Writing Center was the hit with budget cuts the last few years, and so last year it became student staffed, before fully closing this year. The Writi...

The annual Garden Party sees success in spades

The annual Garden Party sees success in spades
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Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


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I entered with lackluster grades and clean shoes; I left covered in mulch and with a little extra credit. May 24th was the second annual Garden Party hosted in part by AP Biology teacher Mick Hamilton. We dug up dandelions with spades and spread mulch all over the path surrounding the graffiti covere...

Students rock out at the annual music tour in Washington D.C.

Zoe Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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This year South’s annual music tour is going to Washington D.C. Just in time for the cherry blossom festival and a balmy high of 80 degrees, music students in Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and Varsity Choir enjoyed a 5-day trip to and from the nation’s capital. With long 22 hour drives on...

Students statewide walkout, gather at Capitol to protest gun violence

Students statewide walkout, gather at Capitol to protest gun violence

Soline Van de Moortele, Web and News editor

April 20, 2018


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“I am here today because I am sick of the unprecedented trend of gun violence that’s happening across the nation,” said junior Ben Phi, who was one of the speakers at today’s protest.  The protest, organized in part by freshman Isra Hirsi from South, was a gathering of schools statewi...

Budget cuts lead to 21.5 position losses

Budget cuts lead to 21.5 position losses

Madeline Mahoney and Kinsley Wilcox-McBride

March 22, 2018


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The Minneapolis Public School district has projected a $33,000,000 deficit for the 2018-19 school year. The district has made many changes to save money, and they plan on saving a little over ten million dollars by cutting staff at schools across the district. So what does this mean for South? T...

DNR ‘Trout In The Classroom’ workshop get students fishing for more

DNR ‘Trout In The Classroom’ workshop get students fishing for more

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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On March, 9th Mick Hamilton’s Earth Science class went on a field trip to a student summit organized by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), at the DNR's offices. "The field trip was for a program called ‘Trout In The Classroom,’” said Hamilton, who is raising Rainbow Trout in his Ea...

Keith Ellison discusses gun control at panel with South students

Keith Ellison discusses gun control at panel with South students

Soline Van de Moortele, News and Web Editor

March 1, 2018


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  THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST, 10:35 AM -- applause could be heard throughout South High’s auditorium as congressman Keith Ellison walked in to begin the panel. After shaking hands with Principle Ray Aponte, Ellison went to stand in front of the stage, before a group of about 73 students. The pan...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey sits down with students at breakfast meet and greet

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey sits down with students at breakfast meet and greet

Izzy Willette, Features editor

February 27, 2018


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Yesterday, newly-elected Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey came to South for a meet and greet breakfast with a select few of the senior class. He then gave a speech at the all-senior-school meeting. After all the students, the Mayor, and principal Ray Aponte helped themselves to food, the Mayor asked each s...

Race 2 Justice Day recap

Race 2 Justice Day recap

Oliver Hall, Cece Kaufmann, Madeline Mahoney, and Izzy Willette

February 25, 2018


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Last Thursday was South’s Race 2 Justice Day. Formerly known as Racial Justice Day, the event marked South’s third year of having a day of workshops and presentations dedicated to social awareness, instead of a normal school day. The workshops were led by a variety of students, staff, or outside activis...

Minneapolis and St Paul teacher unions continue contract negotiations, demands with districts

Minneapolis and St Paul teacher unions continue contract negotiations, demands with districts
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Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

February 18, 2018


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In 2017, both the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) and St. Paul Public School (SPPS) district teacher contracts have expired. The termination of this contract sent the teachers of both districts into negotiation with their district for the next contract’s terms. This year, negotiations between the Minneapo...

Protest against Super Bowl tackles police brutality, corporate interests

Protest against Super Bowl tackles police brutality, corporate interests

Livia Lund, Henry Holcomb, and Soline Van de Moortele

February 5, 2018


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Though some crowds gathered to watch famous football players on Super Bowl Sunday, other crowds made up of protesters gathered to march. On February 4th, with Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” playing in the background and signs with phrases such as “Human Need Not NFL Greed” proudly displayed, dem...

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