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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...

The alt right pipeline spreads intolerant messages that include extremely racist, misogynistic and anti semitic rhetoric. These online groups have striking, significant effects. Nowadays, hate groups can easily reach people all around the world via social media.

The Alt-Right pipeline: a real world threat running rampant in high schools

Alice Conry, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

Since the rise of high speed internet there has been an alarming increase in online, alt right extremism. Specifically the use of the alt right pipeline, which is a concept describing how right wing extremists...

Most colleges currenlty are not test required because of the pandemics academic challenges and the drastic drop in standardized testing performance in recent years.

The Senior class’s post-quaratine academic and college search stress

Asisa Museid, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

Many seniors are overwhelmed as the second semester starts and graduation draws closer, considering the previous year was our first full year of in-person school for class of 2023. As a lot of high school...

This picture is from the Site Councils monthly meeting, which discussed resources for academic improvement and helping students of color enroll in advanced placement classes in the meeting prior.

The truth behind the racial gap in Advanced Placement courses

Asisa Museid, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

Success within a class depends heavily on how comfortable someone is in their classroom environment. Since Advanced Placement and College-In-the-Schools courses at South are primarily white, problems frequently...

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