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South re-dedicated as peace site in order to open peace discussion

South re-dedicated as peace site in order to open peace discussion

Erika Roedl, News & Web editor

October 30, 2011

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“Let’s talk,” said Congressman Keith Ellison to the body of students that filled up the front half of the auditorium. Principal Cecilia Saddler and Social Studies teacher Robert Panning-Miller set up microphones in front of the stage, and Ellison encouraged students to come up and “talk.” The subject was peac...

South makes good impression on German visitors

Elise Sommers, Staff writer

October 29, 2011

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Overhearing teachers in the hallways is an everyday experience.  They discuss lesson plans, their weekends, what we students chat about, too.  What is more uncommon is hearing teachers speaking, and realizing that it’s not in English. From October 1 through 15, five German student teachers toured...

CNN comes to South

October 13, 2011

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Junior Jared Pettengill is featured in the CNN article below, talking about the social environment at South for GLBTQ students.

Recent attempted abductions spark district safety reminders

Erika Roedl, News & Web editor

October 7, 2011

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There have been three attempted abductions in Minneapolis in the past month. The most recent  took place a mile away from South, on September 24 on the block of 29th St. and 10th Ave. and the police have released a sketch of the suspect for that attempt, according to the Star Tribune. As a consequence,...

Senior planning meetings aim to prepare

Amin Amin, Staff writer

September 21, 2011

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Walking into an auditorium full of black and gold, the feeling of accomplishment is everywhere. The Senior Planning Meetings are taking place at South over the next couple of days and the Class of 2012 is ready to graduate. The meeting is held three times this week, Wednesday September 21, 2011 during th...

Summer trip to China represents “A good learning opportunity”

Caroline Stevens, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

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The Chinese program is taking its annual trip to China this summer, and the itinerary, which includes train rides and the visiting of a Jade Buddha temple, is packed. Students from all levels of Chinese are seizing the opportunity to travel oversea for the nearly month-long vacation. Dingman Yu, the...

South debaters headed to national competition

Sam Graves, Staff writer

March 16, 2011

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This June, members of the South High debate team will compete against hundreds of teams from around the nation in a national competition. Two teams from South are competing in the The National Speech and Debate Tournament that will be held in Dallas, Texas from June 13-18 and is sponsored by the National...

Students and staff react to March 11 makeup for snow days

Students and staff react to March 11 makeup for snow days

Maddie Colbert, Staff writer

March 3, 2011

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When Abdi Dahir found out that he would have to attend school on March 11, he was not happy. “I was so disappointed,” said Dahir, a freshman. Because of two days of school that were canceled due to the snow, Minneapolis Public Schools decided to hold school on March 11. Schools originally didn’t have school on this day, as it was intended for parent/...

UMOJA honors “Great Debaters”

Nathan Fantauzza, Staff writer

March 1, 2011

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UMOJA had its annual Black History Month presentation on Thursday February 24. “The theme was reminding people about the black voice,” said Senior Olay Redden. “We wanted people to know that it’s present today and not something to be ignored.” The presentation saw several students present...

Hallway sweeps “keep kids honest”

Maggie Horstman, Staff Writer

February 22, 2011

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“We do them to keep kids honest,” said Hall Monitor Paul Lundin about hallway sweeps, “otherwise people would take advantage.” Although the hall moniters do them for the good of the school, students don’t seem to agree. “They are cracking down too much,” said sophomore Haley Richter...

Science teachers weigh in on new curriculum

Science teachers weigh in on new curriculum

Katie Jerome, Staff writer

February 17, 2011

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A new district-wide science curriculum is on the rise for next year and will effect next year’s freshmen. After the change, freshmen and juniors will both take a semester of biology and a semester of physics, and sophomores will take a year of chemistry. Right now, freshmen take a year of Bio...

Youth Convention draws students downtown

Haley DeParde, Staff Writer

February 16, 2011

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Everyone has opinions and some South students are getting an opportunity to share those opinions. On February 14 a few opinionated tigers headed downtown to the Minneapolis Youth Convention. This event was hosted by the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (YCB). On their website,, YCB says ...


If you were able to vote (regardless of age) out of the following declared or likely to declare candidates, which would you choose to be the 46th President of the United States?

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden (43%, 72 Votes)
  • California Senator Kamala Harris (20%, 33 Votes)
  • Current President Donald Trump (17%, 29 Votes)
  • Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (7%, 11 Votes)
  • South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (7%, 11 Votes)
  • Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Former Federal Housing Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Washington Governor Jay Inslee (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Maryland Representative John Delaney (0%, 0 Votes)
  • New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (0%, 0 Votes)
  • New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of the above (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13,849

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