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While it may not be scientific, astrology still helps students navigate life

While it may not be scientific, astrology still helps students navigate life

Salma Ibrahim, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

From Instagram pages to people posting on their Snapchat story, to newspapers, websites, and even apps available for people to download on their phones, astrology has been around for a long time. Now it’s becoming an obsession. For example, The DailyHoroscope is popular and one of the best apps for ch...

Despite immense global impact, BTS doesn’t receive the recognition they deserve

Despite immense global impact, BTS doesn’t receive the recognition they deserve

Caleb Stipkovits, News Editor

February 24, 2020

International sensation BTS just dropped a new album, Map of the Soul: 7.  The album, according to Forbes, sold over 4 million copies in preorders, and the total sales number has been increasing since itNadias release on February 21st, 2020.  The success of BTS is undeniable, but something feels li...

There’s a culture of hating teenage girls and no one’s talking about it

There’s a culture of hating teenage girls and no one’s talking about it

Rayna Acha, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

I spent hours over winter break scrolling meaninglessly through my For You page on TikTok when I noticed a new trend evolved on the app that was well needed. A trend calling out mostly high school and college age boys who duetted girls videos trolling them for doing normal things or just expressing thems...

Insider trading; South’s neglect of technical careers

Insider trading; South’s neglect of technical careers

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

There is a wide variety of viable post secondary options. Whether you want to further your education or head right into the workforce, no productive option is necessarily a bad option. Among these options are pursuing trades, whether by learning through vocational school or apprenticeships, there is mo...

It’s about time to change school start times

It’s about time to change school start times

Nick Auckenthaler, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

New laws have been passed in California pushing back start times to no later than 8:30. Schools in Australia and New Zealand have even pushed it back to 10 am, according to The New York Times. With this new change going on, students are wondering if maybe it's time for a similar change to come to Sou...

Tight security in the lunchroom increases South’s prison like atmosphere

Tight security in the lunchroom increases South’s prison like atmosphere

Graham Doyle, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Lunch is the only free time for many students at South High. Most students like to spend their lunch relaxing and catching up with friends. However, due to the administration's attempts to tighten security at South, students are no longer allowed access to the second and third floor during lunch. This ...

South’s phone policy is in need of an update

South’s phone policy is in need of an update

Hayley Morgan, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

Teachers need to standardize their phone policies as it has become strenuous for students to switch between drastically different phone policies every hour. The South community suffers from the consequences of these differing policies, including increased stress among students when switching between...

Litter and needles and bodies, oh my! The neglect of the Minneapolis Greenway

Litter and needles and bodies, oh my! The neglect of the Minneapolis Greenway

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

The Greenway is a 5.5 mile long bike/walking trail stretching from Bde Maka Ska all the way to Dinkytown. You can get almost anywhere in the city using The Greenway, which is important because it offers bikers and walkers refuge from cars and traffic, one of the largest causes of fatalities and injuries...

Asian Americans challenge underrepresentation in television and comedy

Asian Americans challenge underrepresentation in television and comedy

Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

In January 2019, Sandra Oh made history. She became the first Asian American (Canadian) to ever host the Golden Globes. She was also the first woman of Asian descent to ever win more than one Golden Globe. Although she has been nominated for an Emmy award eight times, she has never won. The fact tha...

Shipping of waste to Southeast Asia: what REALLY happens to your recycling

Shipping of waste to Southeast Asia: what REALLY happens to your recycling

Caleb Stipkovits, News Editor

November 23, 2019

The environmental justice movement used to be centered around electric cars, vegan diets, and universally reducing our carbon footprint. Over the past few years that focus has changed to become more inclusive, and now additionally focuses on taking down systems of power that create most of the damage ...

Kiss my pass: an open letter to administration about their bathroom policy.

Kiss my pass: an open letter to administration about their bathroom policy.

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

I object to your doctrine that you hold such authority over me and my life as to control my bodily functions. I object to the fact that despite being old enough to be drafted, you believe that I should need permission to use the restroom. I object to the assertion that you can stop me. You cannot.  ...

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