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Hill Stone Arch Bridge, or otherwise known as The Stone Arch Bridge is known for being one of the most popular tourist attractions and the second oldest bridge in the Twin Cities.

Estimated 2 year Stone Arch Bridge renovation creates inconvenience

Jo Danielson, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Known for one of the most popular tourist attractions and the second oldest bridge in the Twin Cities, the famous Stone Arch bridge, the bridge that crosses over between downtown Minneapolis and downtown...

A weekend full of tiger spirit, this year’s homecoming game and dance headlined the fall school experience. “We felt like after Covid there’s been kind of a lack of school spirit and so we wanted to bring it back,” said Student Council co-president Neela Hammer. “‘All out’ is like going above and beyond and making things as fun as possible.”

South High kicks off the school year with homecoming weekend

Griffin Larson and Lo Norvell October 30, 2023

On Saturday, October 7th South High hosted its homecoming game against Patrick Henry highschool on the school’s very own Les Barnard field. The game took place at 12:00 P.M. in the middle of the day,...

A power outage on Friday May 12 before the start of the school day led many students to leave the building and miss parts of first, second and third hour. “[Staff at the front door] said the power might be on at 11, so [we should] come back to school at 11,” recalled freshman Riley Olson. “A lot of people went back home.” However, Principal Afolabi Runsewe claimed and maintains that students were told to stay in the commons and were never given the option to leave school.

Power outage causes confusion, missed classes due to poor communication

Griffin Larson, Staff Writer June 5, 2023

On Friday May 12, South High School and parts of the surrounding neighborhood experienced a power outage that only lasted for around half an hour, but had greater effects on the school day. The school...

Souths Culture Day took place this year as a part of spirit week. Culture Day is an extremely significant tradition because it promotes cultural appreciation, global awareness, inclusivity, heritage preservation, and provides a form of academic enrichment for students.

The Significance Of Culture Day

Peter Dang, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

Culture Day is a longstanding tradition that’s highly significant to many students at South. Culture Day, as the name states, is a celebration of South’s cultural diversity and collective heritage....

Senior Maria Muller wears the “ABO Joe” blood mascot to promote the blood drive. “Once you see the blood mascot,” said Student Council organizer Madeline Koebrick, “it’s incredible… people want to donate.”

Student Council’s revived blood drive is a success

Noelle Hendricks, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

After a difficult few years due to the pandemic, South’s student council is back up and running, and has planned a variety of events in the past several months. Their most recent event, the blood drive,...

South high’s Green Tigers on their way to the Capitol to support climate justice solutions and indigenous reparations. “We want to listen to Indigenous people about what is being done to the land and what will happen to all of our futures, by being here we can show our support and advocate for change in our world,” says Macy Gearhart, a sophomore at South and part of Green Tigers.

South’s Green Tigers attend Rise and Repair rally at State Capitol

Lola Norvell, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

A delegation of organizations like Honor the Earth, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, and Native Sun Community Power Development, have made a call to action for Indigenous peoples rights and climate...

Many students seem to appreciate that electives South has to offer and sees it has been important to their education. Many of the South classes help students shape their future. Choosing electives is just as important as having core classes.

Elective classes’ effects on students

Nyomie Ferguson, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

The time for students to pick their elective classes has come. As students have to balance out their schedules for their future classes to make sure they're getting their credits. South High offers a lot...

Student Council recently hosted its annual winter dance on February 18th, which was met with mixed responses from attendees. The main complaint of the dance was the lack of attendance, which caused the council to lose around $1,200 in funds.

Student Council loses $1, 000+ over the sweethearts dance

Peter Dang, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

Student Council recently hosted its annual winter dance on February 18th. The Sweethearts’ Dance was held at the Mall of America at the Parkview Events center. The venue had a very bright and thrilling...

Jimmy the therapy dog greeting students during lunch. Debbie Orenstin, a volunteer at North Star Therapy animals and Jimmy’s mother notes, “if kids are looking for a fun and bonding experience to do with their own pets they should look into therapy dog training and volunteer work with other animals… its fun for the animals, its fun for the kids, and youre doing something great for the community.”

Therapy dog brought to South raises students’ spirits

Lola Norvell, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

South High’s recent most notable visitor comes in the form of four fluffy paws and two floppy ears– Jimmy the therapy dog. Jimmy was requested to visit South for a day to help ease the tensions of...

“Game tensions were high and school rivalry went too far.” - Official Statement from the South High Cheer Team, in response to the fights  that broke out after the South-North game.

Fights break out at South-North basketball game

Andrew Godes, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

When basketball becomes a combat sport, the safety of fans and players can be compromised. After North High School won the January 9th basketball game with a 73-71 buzzer beater shot, disputes erupted...

Graph showing the percentage of votes received in each round by Kevin McCarthy, Hakeem Jeffries, and other candidates. As House members who voted for other candidates were persuaded to change their votes to “present,” McCarthy received a greater percentage of the total votes.

The lengthy Speaker of the House election is an example of perseverance

Noelle Hendricks, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

California representative Kevin McCarthy was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives on January 7, after 15 rounds of voting. McCarthy, a Republican, defeated Democratic nominee Hakeem Jeffries...

A photo of the St. Anthony Main Theatre, where students watched the Spanish short film on a school field trip.

Project Success Field Trip

Nyomie Ferguson, Staff Writer January 13, 2023

This year on October 14th, students who take Spanish classes went on a field trip to see Latinx stories from around the world with the mosques did Lupe and asks for help fixing his mom’s car. This film...

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