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The anti-vaccination movement is sickening

The anti-vaccination movement is sickening

Elliott Askari Rabe, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, South Views

When my parent were kids, vaccinations were an uncontroversial, normal part of childhood healthcare. But nowadays, the news is full of stories about the vaccination controversy. How did vaccinations become controversial? Is there any reason to believe that they are unsafe? I believe vaccinations are a li...

Screw your locker room talk: How the YWCA makes exercising comfortable

Screw your locker room talk: How the YWCA makes exercising comfortable

Soline Van de Moortele, News Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, South Views

Working out at the YWCA has become a crucial part of my life. It keeps me active, increases my happiness and helps me release my cooped up anger by running hard on the treadmill. It is one of the most important parts of my week, and I always dedicate time to make sure I’m staying active. I should ...

Hillary Clinton: A candidate with a real chance

Hillary Clinton: A candidate with a real chance

Sophia Manolis, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, South Views

Overall, South is a liberal school, and many students have strongly supported the Democratic candidates throughout this election process. During the primaries, many supported Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Since Sanders left the race, some have turned to third-party candidates because of their pro...

What to do when your favorite entertainer does something problematic

What to do when your favorite entertainer does something problematic

Tatiana Burch, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, South Views

Culture appropriation now seems to be a trend with celebrities appropriating other people's cultures. For example Kylie Jenner wearing cornrows, a lot of people were defending her saying her older sisters wear them, that she has a black boyfriend and that she didn't mean to be racist but she continues ...

Dress code affects students unevenly

Dress code affects students unevenly

Lil Crawford, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, South Views

The dress code here at South High is far from perfect. It has tons of flaws and it affects people differently like female bodied students, male bodied students, students of color and white students. As of last year I was wearing one of my favorite skirts, a pencil skirt, and leggings. The skirt was...

More teachers should take action against fluorescent lighting

More teachers should take action against fluorescent lighting

Katherine Lundquist, Staff writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, South Views, Top Stories

South High is lit by fluorescent lights and I think it's cheap. I dislike the lighting at south. It gives off a green tint that makes students look sickish. The lights cause headaches and migraines and makes it hard to learn. I have been experiencing headaches ever since starting school at South....

We need to talk about the stigma against mental health and students of color

We need to talk about the stigma against mental health and students of color

Shadia Nurein, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, South Views

Students of color mental health issues are often overlooked and looked down upon by teachers here at South to the point where our issues seem like they don't even exist. “I haven't seen students who teachers didn't believe, but what i have seen more of is students who aren't comfortable talking about t...

Link Crew? More like De-Link Crew

Link Crew? More like De-Link Crew

Emma Pederson, Opinions and Social Media Editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One of the most important things when you transition into high school is knowing that you are welcomed and accepted at your school. A school can accomplish this in many different ways such as holding summer sports camps, having club meetings over the summer or holding an incoming freshman open house....

Senior year is scary and I don’t want to do it

Senior year is scary and I don’t want to do it

Paulina Poehlman, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“Senior year is a blast!” “Junior year is a lot of work but it totally becomes worth it when senior year rolls around.” “Senior year is a breeze!” But is it? From applying to college, to taking multiple AP courses, the idea of being a senior seems nothing like people make it out to be....

Remove the teachers, not the tenure

Remove the teachers, not the tenure

Evie Murphy-Wilson, Managing Editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“A group of parents backed by a national nonprofit say Minnesota’s teacher tenure laws perpetuate the state’s academic achievement gap between white students and students of color,” says Minnesota Public Radio on April 15, 2016. Minnesota is the third state in the U.S. to go through a lawsuit...

When in doubt, ask the young ones

The Southerner Editors

May 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Student leadership helps our school be the well oiled machine that it is. Because students are critical of their school and issues in the world, we are not a group that can be silenced or taken advantage of. We work hard to achieve outcomes that help us succeed, no matter who doubts what we can do. Crocs...

Apple should help the FBI unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist

Oscar Cozza, Visual Media Editor

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The threat of terrorism in the 21st century is unique from it’s presence in any other time period. Even 20 years ago, terrorism was a very different phenomena from what it is today, and that is because of a powerful change - the popularization of the Internet. For the first time in human history, terr...

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