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Potty talk: Men’s bathrooms are whack!

Potty talk: Men’s bathrooms are whack!

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Bathrooms are a place where a decent amount of privacy is a necessity. They should be somewhere where you can be comfortable for the few minutes it takes to ‘do your business.’ They also should be clean and hygienic enough not to repulse you to the point where you don’t want to use them. Unfor...

Year Long School Debate

Year Long School Debate

February 7, 2018

If any bathroom is going to be locked, it shouldn’t be the one for all genders

If any bathroom is going to be locked, it shouldn’t be the one for all genders

Izzy Willette, Features Editor

February 6, 2018

Many of the bathrooms here at South get locked, but one bathroom above others needs to always remain open: the all-gender bathroom. This second-floor bathroom, which was transformed from female-only to all-gender in 2015, is meant to be a comfortable place where transgender and nonbinary students can have...

Intersectionality is essential for the feminist movement

Intersectionality is essential for the feminist movement

Madeline Mahoney and Sophia Manolis

February 2, 2018

The day after Trump’s inauguration, millions of people filled the streets to protest his presidency at Women’s Marches held around the country. It seems that because of Trump’s demeaning behavior towards women, a new feminist movement had been ignited. Like many other Minnesotans, we were motivat...

Learning (and unlearning) to be a man

Learning (and unlearning) to be a man

Spencer Kimball, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

I was the son my grandfather always wanted. As I was growing up, he groomed me to become just like him. I was told by him how I should basically walk and talk, so I could become a stereotypical male. I was told what sports I should play and what I should watch. Worst of all, he taught me how to degrad...

Take back the holidays for family; don’t shop ’till you drop

Take back the holidays for family; don’t shop ’till you drop

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas. I’m that girl who turns up “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey, puts up the Christmas tree, and roasts chestnuts over an open fire as soon as Halloween is over. I’m even sitting here right now listening to Christmas music as I write this article. ...

Assault Rifles are unnecessary and need to be banned

Assault Rifles are unnecessary and need to be banned

Spencer Kimball, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

Two months ago, the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history occurred at a concert in Las Vegas. Using assault weapons, a single man killed 59 people and wounded 611. One month later, another shooter killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. These are both examples of a “mass shooting," which w...

If we don’t stop Line 3, the next Standing Rock could be in Minnesota

If we don’t stop Line 3, the next Standing Rock could be in Minnesota

Sophia Manolis, Opinions Editor

November 7, 2017

Since the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline culminated in the months-long resistance camp at Standing Rock in 2016, opposition to oil pipelines across the U.S. has been growing. Currently, one very prominent pipeline fight is happening in Minnesota against Enbridge Energy Company’s proposed Lin...

“Freedom of speech” does not mean limiting students’ right to protest

“Freedom of speech” does not mean limiting students’ right to protest

Izzy Willette, Features Editor

November 6, 2017

The University of Wisconsin Madison has been at the top of my list for colleges to apply to this fall for a long time. I love that it’s close to home, but not too close, and that it has a complete research facility for the exact field I’d like to pursue. But with a new law limiting the University...

To create true safe spaces, it takes more than you might think

To create true safe spaces, it takes more than you might think

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

When it comes to classroom settings, the importance of establishing safe spaces for students is huge. In a safe space, people should never feel like they will be judged or harassed by their peers while talking about their identity or sharing personal experiences. “A safe space can be a place where...

From birthday suit to lawsuit: minors should not be sharing nudes

From birthday suit to lawsuit: minors should not be sharing nudes

Zoë Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

It’s your boyfriend —the light of your life and the fire of your loins— and he wants nudes. This may seem like a fun and risqué thing to do, so you send him a quick pic. but what you may not  realize is that by sending a 5-second Snapchat of your naked body, in the eyes of the law you may now...

Many teachers are underpaid, and this needs to change

Many teachers are underpaid, and this needs to change

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

The topic of teacher pay is something that is very controversial in the United States. In my opinion, increasing teachers’ salaries is an issue that needs to be acknowledged more. Thomas Willicombe, a South High art teacher, said “[When] you look back on all the things that really helped shape you…...

Polls

Should teenagers still trick-or-treat for Halloween?

  • Absolutely! Candy is life! (75%, 21 Votes)
  • No way! Leave it to the kids. (25%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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