The Southerner

South missing valuable education due to lack of home economics

South missing valuable education due to lack of home economics

Katie Jerome, Staff writer

December 3, 2010


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The education that we receive at South is of premium quality and covers a broad range of subjects and experiences. We are, however, lacking something crucial: home economics. It may sound old fashioned, but in reality it’s very useful. In a home economics class, students would learn the basic skills of h...

Southerner Editorial: Technology is great, but we need to exercise moderation

December 2, 2010


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This article appeared in the Fall 2010/2011 Newsmagazine In the past decade, digital technology has been advancing at an astonishing rate. It has become such a huge part of our lives that having a cell phone and an iPod are staples of modern society. Large news networks like CNN have begun to use Facebook an...

Homework: harmful or helpful?

Homework: harmful or helpful?

Mitch Hammer and Nadia Spock, Staff writers

November 23, 2010


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Homework hurts: Written by Mitch Hammer From teachers to parents, everyone has tried to explain to us just how important homework is. But the reality is that homework should not even be assigned. Homework is stressful, it can lead to frustration, it limits the amount of fre...

The South community: a slice of social paradise

Collin Knopp-Schwyn, Design & Graphics Editor

November 16, 2010


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You probably wake up every morning, worrying about being mistaken at school for a nerd, or a pothead, or an emo kid, or a preppy, and subsequently getting harassed by one of the jocks or cheerleaders because of it. Or not. South is too large, too diverse, too active, and frankly, too smart to be...

Staff Editorial: there is more than one road to success

Editorial Staff

November 5, 2010


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Today’s high school students are put under an enormous amount of pressure in regards to peers, family, schools, and yes, planning for college. The Minneapolis Public School district puts a lot of emphasis on having “every child college ready.” To many, however, conventional college is not the right ch...

Generation Y is in no way ‘lazy’

Sam Graves, Staff writer

October 27, 2010


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In a Wall Street Journal blog, New York lawyer Scott Greenfield says, “Generation Y is entitled, lazy, selfish, tech savvy, and incompetent.” This is a ridiculous statement. Generation Y is no different from past generations. Generation Y refers to people born roughly between 1980 and 2000. This...

We need school year-round

Elika Beck, Staff writer

October 27, 2010


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President Obama recently announced that he would like to make the school much longer. While this is an announcement that many teenagers probably don't appreciate, it is an incredibly reasonable and incredibly smart proposition. “The challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom”...

Class color day: pulling apart the community

Class color day: pulling apart the community

Nadia Spock, Staff writer

October 18, 2010


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Pride is a foundation from which our whole school stands on. Our educators even use it as an attempt to motivate and encourage students to act as one peaceful community. Class color day has adopted quite the opposite reputation; by the end of the day you can expect to find numerous suspensions and disputes...

Waiting for “Superman” hides the problems with charters

Louisa Lincoln, Staff writer

October 18, 2010


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As public school students, we have all too little control over the quality of our education, and for some, the only way to avoid attending failing schools is to attend charter schools. This is an issue that was recently brought to light by the film Waiting for “Superman”, but the film failed to addre...

Staff Editorial – A letter to our readers

Editorial Staff

October 11, 2010


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Dear Readers, The editorial staff is proud to present the first online edition of The Southerner. We have made some changes to the South High student newspaper in order to keep up with technological advances and explore the changing world of news media. We feel it is important to adapt our newspaper ...

The future is here, and it wants you to read

The future is here, and it wants you to read

Hannah Garry, Business Manager

October 4, 2010


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You can see ads for new electronic devices every day. One that may have caught your eye a few years ago was the Amazon Kindle. The Kindle is a 5 x 7.5 inch, 8.5 ounce device with a screen for reading all your favorite novels on the go. Other e-book devices following shortly after include the Barnes & ...

Bag and Tag: reasonable or ridiculous?

Libby Due and Aeon Bollig, Opinions Editor and Staff Writer

October 4, 2010


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Reasonable: Written by Libby Due I would be quite surprised if anyone at this school could honestly tell me that our old electronics policy was working. Something needed to be done, and it was. One thing that has always bothered me about South is the sheer number of students who text in clas...

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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