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Student activists lobby for equity in environmental legislation

Student activists lobby for equity in environmental legislation

Anna Kleven, Sports Editor

March 22, 2016


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High school and college students from across the state flocked to the capital for Youth Lobby Day on March 14th. This year’s event focused on environmental justice and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the first piece of federal legislation to limit CO2 emissions from power plants. The plan...

Young voters turn out to learn how to caucus

Young voters turn out to learn how to caucus

Addie Welch, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


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About 20 students gathered for a caucus training led by senior Kendra Roedl on Tuesday, February 22nd. The students learned how to caucus and where so that they could advocate for the Presidential nominee of their choice on March 1st. Some attendees even used the time to register to vote. What is a...

South Dakota passes bill separating bathrooms based on sex

South Dakota passes bill separating bathrooms based on sex

Eva Shellabarger, News and Features Editor

February 18, 2016


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On Tuesday February 16th the South Dakota legislature passed a bill barring transgender students from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. If HB 1008 is passed by governor Dennis Daugaard, the bill would be the first of its kind approved for a U.S. state. If set into law, transgender...

Goar withdraws and superintendent search restarted

Goar withdraws and superintendent search restarted

Anna Kleven, Sports Editor

February 17, 2016


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After a ten month, million dollar search conducted by HYA executive search, Minneapolis Public Schools re-starting the search for a superintendent. Two days after the school board announced that Sergio Paez would be the next superintendent, the Disability Law Center in Paez’s former district of...

Two students finalists for full-tuition scholarship

Two students finalists for full-tuition scholarship

Addie Welch, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


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After an intense application process and two rounds of elimination, seniors Emily Cherne and Payton Bowdry are finalists for the Act Six scholarship. The Urban Ventures scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition to four colleges around the Twin Cities. The opportunity is awarded to 28 “promising u...

New Facebook page brings wave of positivity

New Facebook page brings wave of positivity

Eli Shimanski, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


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On November 27 a new and mysterious Facebook page entitled “South High Compliments” hopped on the scene, being a middleman of nice compliments. So far these compliments have been given to lift people's spirits and self esteem and to combat all of the mean things that are said on the Internet.The ne...

The Herbivorous Butcher brings accessible animal-free alternatives to meats and dairy products

The Herbivorous Butcher brings accessible animal-free alternatives to meats and dairy products

Soline Van de Moortele, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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9 A.M., January 23rd - about fifteen people stand in line in the cold, brisk Minnesota winter for the grand opening of the nation’s first 100% vegan, animal cruelty-free, butcher shop - The Herbivorous Butcher. Having been established in 2013 and selling vegan meats and cheeses at farmers markets,...

Bernie Sanders has many fans at South

Bernie Sanders has many fans at South

Eli Shimanski, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


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Although the upcoming 2016 presidential election is still over a year away, few new coming candidates have gained more attention than Bernie Sanders. Someone who was previously thought to be dead in the water due to a strong, decade long campaign from Hillary Clinton, he has found a way to connect w...

Cedar-Riverside streets add commemorative names to celebrate neighborhood’s culture

Cedar-Riverside streets add commemorative names to celebrate neighborhood’s culture

Oscar Cozza, Graphics Editor

December 9, 2015


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Three streets in Cedar-Riverside have gotten new commemorative names to celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood and promote pride among immigrant groups that live there. The area is well-known for its ethnic diversity. Somalis first started immigrating to the Twin Cities in the 1980s, but the num...

Sergio Paez voted Superintendent despite calls to restart search

Anna Kleven, Sports Editor

December 8, 2015


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After an eleven month search, The Minneapolis School Board named Sergio Paez as their preferred candidate for superintendent. Six out of nine directors voted for Paez. The remaining named current Interim Superintendent Michael Goar. Present in the boardroom were protesters demanding a restart ...

Four South Students are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Four South Students are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Emilio Del Carmen, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015


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This year, South High has four National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists; Sophia Breitag-Makeever, Mairead Howley, Isabel Rousmaniere, and Nicholas Jensen, all seniors. Becoming a semifinalist is no easy feat. To qualify as semifinalist, or commended student, you must score in the top 3% of the PSAT. Then ...

4th precinct protesters focus on community after violence

4th precinct protesters focus on community after violence

Anna Kleven, Sports Editor

November 21, 2015


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Thursday November 20th, 6:30 pm  After the agitation of Thursday, protesters communed tonight outside the 4th precinct. Supporters delivered hand warmers, mittens and hats for protesters as temperatures plummeted. So much food was delivered that Black Lives Matter tweeted asking people to stop because ...

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