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Apple should not help the FBI unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist

Addie Welch, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016


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In an America with an increasingly blurred line between online privacy and government surveillance, Apple is right to block the FBI’s efforts to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook. While protecting national security is important, forcing Apple to unlock the phone is unla...

Standardized testing helps school district understand where students are

Standardized testing helps school district understand where students are

Eveline Murphy-Wilson and Nico Mercadal

April 19, 2016


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Standardized testing is used for more than a personal reflection of a student’s performance. In school districts across the country, including Minneapolis Public Schools, standardized testing is used to identify growth areas, highlighting departments that may need additional resources. The MPS scien...

Standardized testing adds unnecessary stress to South students’ lives

Standardized testing adds unnecessary stress to South students’ lives

Noura Abukhadra, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016


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  Almost every student that attends South is made aware of the prominent opt-out culture by freshman year. Increasingly, students are given the option to not take standardized tests such as the M.A.P.s (Measure of Academic Progress) and the MCAs (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments).   The movement ...

Counterpoint: People over profit

Counterpoint: People over profit

Soline Van De Moortele, Staff Writer

April 18, 2016


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This is part of a point-counterpoint article. You can read the point here. The Capitalist-Socialist debate has become increasingly prominent in American politics lately. With two presidential candidates whose views align closely with opposite sides, it’s time to start a conversation about what ...

Point: Competition is vital

Point: Competition is vital

Emilio Del Carmen, Staff Writer

April 18, 2016


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This article is part of a point-counterpoint. The link to the counterpoint on socialism is here. In modern day society, Capitalism will always trump Socialism. Capitalism is based on private production and personal economic freedom. The driving forces are free competition and supply and demand. In ...

Don’t I-Shame!

Don’t I-Shame!

Emilio Del Carmen, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


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As you walk through the halls of South, you’ll see everybody on their phones. I myself am guilty of walking to my class with my eyes buried in my cell phone, and definitely have bumped into a person or two while doing it.  When I have get togethers with my friends, either one on one or in groups,...

South’s best of 2015

South’s best of 2015

Sera Mugeta, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


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As the whirlwind of 2015 comes to a close, many South students are reflecting on everything that occurred to them this year ranging from the latest music dropping by their favorite artists to what events happened to them personally. These best things we experience during the year set the mood of how ou...

Students are cooking under pressure

Students are cooking under pressure

Lisa Williams, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


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Thinking of school, what comes to mind? Is it friends, annoying teachers, homework? Don’t we all feel stressed and pressed to do things at school as well? Pressure at school can come from so many things and sometimes it’s tough to know if you’re even under pressure. Everyone feels some type but ...

Substitutes cause more harm than good

Substitutes cause more harm than good

Noura Abukhadra, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015


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As students who have been attending school for a long time, we have all had substitutes by now. We all cross our fingers that we will just watch a movie, fill out a worksheet, anything that will minimize interaction with the sub. But could the reason that we do not want to interact with the subs be si...

What if I don’t want to go to college?

Ella Kressel, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


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Do you ever wonder what diversity in South High is really about? Is it about having students from all over the Twin Cities? Students of all different colors? Kids with low and high incomes? South is lucky to endure all those things. They are what makes our school the unique, diverse place that it is. Altho...

My sexuality did not define me

My sexuality did not define me

Nara Coldwater, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


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The end of my 8th grade year came like a punch in the stomach to me, and I was scared. Everyone painted up this extravagant picture of high school in my mind that was not only false, but also had me staying up at night dreading. Growing up in a queer household, with lots of queer friends, I had heard s...

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