The Southerner

When it comes to college campuses, who better to report on campus news than its students?

A case for student journalism at a time when it’s so desperately needed

Alice Conry, Features Editor May 16, 2024

While covering pro-Palestinian protests on the UCLA campus, 4 student journalists for the university's newspaper, The Daily Bruin, were verbally and physically assaulted by pro-Israel counter protesters....

Students standing in lunch lines longer than ever before

New School Lunch Schedule Causing New Issues for South High Students

Kai Heidman, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

This year South consolidated the number of lunches from three to two, creating unforeseen complications for students. The new schedule eliminated the former 2nd lunch which split fourth hour into two 25...

South High is undergoing a conversion to a more uniform grading scale known as “the 80/20 system.” With this abrupt change, many people have been left with a lack of information about the transition in between grading systems. This change has caused lots of controversy among staff and students.

South High’s new grading system in transition leaving teachers and student conflicted

Zae Isensee, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

In the next 2 years South High will see substantial changes made to its grading scale. A new plan introduced, referred to as “the 80/20 system”, will change the grading scale by increasing summative...

As school comes to a close, almost everybody is feeling exhausted and burnout. It has been especially bad this year, with students in all grades feeling the stress.  “Honestly, school’s just a b*tch, Nasteho Abdi, a student at South said.

Burnout All Over – How are students feeling as we near finals week?

Muniratu Shaibu, Staff Writer June 13, 2023

The end of another school year is right around the corner, but students and even teachers seem to be giving out. Each quarter has a quite a consistent pattern, but the fourth quarter always seems to hit...

AP Environmental Science student Ingrid Noren harvests radishes from the South garden. South’s Environmental Science teacher Susan Peterson advocates for outdoor learning, saying that “working in the soil can support both our physical and mental health.”

Outdoor education supports students’ mental health and offers unique learning opportunities

Noelle Hendricks, Staff Writer June 8, 2023

Outdoor education can be a contentious issue at schools like South. Bringing students outside of the classroom can open up a host of new learning opportunities, but can also lead to problems with safety...

The World Health Organization recently announced it no longer considered Covid-19 a national emergency, but many are left to wonder if this was the right decision.

COVID-19 is no longer considered a national emergency. Is this a good idea?

Peter Dang, Staff Writer June 7, 2023

On May 5th, 2023, WHO (The World Health Organization) declared that COVID-19 was no longer a national emergency, coming almost three and a half years after it was first pronounced a pandemic Even though...

The Graduate Hotel Dinkytown where Hollywood Gala prom took place

The Hollywood Gala prom might be by far the best prom in recent years

Asisa Museid, Staff Writer June 7, 2023

The Hollywood Gala prom was recently held at The Graduate hotel in Dinkytown, and it went better than most anticipated. The location was a significant improvement from last year, as it was fairly spacious...

Taken on Iftar Night 2023, hosted by South High’s MSA, with stacked English translations of the Qur’an, alongside a sign greeting attendees ‘Ramadan Mubarak’.

How do Muslim Students Feel? An Off Day for Eid after many years

Muniratu Shaibu, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

For as long as I’ve been a student, I’ve been within the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) District, before 2020, one of the two Eids had landed on a school day. Although, I was much younger with a...

Striking writers picketing outside of Paramount Pictures studio with signs that read: We wont WRITE for less than whats RIGHT, and Its like Newsies but with writers.

Entertainment Strikes and Solidarity

Elliott Austin, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 27, 2023

On May 1st, after contract negotiations with studio and streamers failed to reach an agreement, the Writers Guild of America officially called for a strike. In the weeks since, strikers have been constantly...

 E-Learning days can result in burnout taking the form of students exhausted at their kitchen tables.

Students deserve snow days, not e-learning days

Andrew Godes, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

Since the industrial revolution, consumer products have been developed under the assumption that consumers will purchase them because of their ability to reduce the amount of time and labor necessary to...

The daylight saving times’ debate has been around for decades. So is it really necessary? Read more about it in this article.

Is Daylight Savings Time really necessary?

Peter Dang, Staff Writer April 5, 2023

On March 2nd, US Senator Marco Rubio reintroduced the Sunshine Protection Act for the 118th Congress. The Sunshine Protection Act is a proposed US Law that would make daylight saving time permanent, meaning...

Outside of actually attending school, students have other homework that is assigned out of class, attending extracurriculars and even going to work. This 5 day school week as you can see is pretty rigorous, back to back, and doesn’t allow students to rest. With a 4 day school week, both students and staff could take a day to themselves to focus on other aspects of life.

Revitalizing the idea of a 4-day work week

Muniratu Shaibu, Staff Writer April 2, 2023

Although cutting the school and work week short isn’t always a hot topic, it has resurfaced since the COVID-19 pandemic and I believe it's relevant now more than ever. Especially considering the fact...

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