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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...

Spoken word and dance performance completes second year with Keno Evol

Spoken word and dance performance completes second year with Keno Evol

Oliver Casey, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


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On Thursday, December 14th, the second annual spoken word/dance show graced the stage of South High. The spoken word portion was full of surprises, jumping from poetry to improv covering everything from gun control to the rise of greenhouse gases. The dance portion of the performance featured two all-dancer par...

‘Rock stars for a day’: South guitar students make relief album for natural disasters

‘Rock stars for a day’: South guitar students make relief album for natural disasters

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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“Between the earthquake in Mexico and the Hurricane in Florida and I felt like ‘God, there's so much going on,’” thought Sarah Minette, the guitar teacher at South, as she drove into school one day. “What responsibilities do musicians have to speak out and use our platform to raise awareness...

Struggle for common ground continues in teachers’ union negotiations

Struggle for common ground continues in teachers’ union negotiations

Livia Lund, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2017


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NOVEMBER 21st, 5:30 PM -- Teachers, community members, and staff crowded into the full room at the Minnesota Federation of Teachers (MFT) office near Saint Anthony Main. On one side of the long rectangle of tables sat the MPS district team members and on the other sat the 40 person MFT team. Bright ...

“This is how I spread the word”: Sophomore uses Friday seminars to teach peers about DACA and immigration

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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This Friday, 200 students filed into the auditorium to hear about changes in DACA -- or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- in a seminar led by sophomore Tiger Worku. Sophomore Tiger Worku thought a Friday seminar, in which students are taught by another student, would be a perfect way for students to lear...

New weightlifting club provides workout outlet for female students

New weightlifting club provides workout outlet for female students

Siobhan Sullivan, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


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  It’s not uncommon to see the weight room full of students working out most days after school. However, it is uncommon to see many female students. While the weight room is open to everyone, it can often feel intimidating to be the only girl in a room of male athletes. This is one of many reasons why South music teacher -- and...

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...

Polls

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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