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Trump can’t stop us: 2017 Winter Editorial

February 14, 2017

Being a part of a community can be a powerful advantage to have in these difficult times, especially in light of recent political events. We all heard the promises of building walls, banning refuges, and repealing the Affordable Care Act, and now most of these promises have become reality in the form...

Biomedical animal research should be the least of our animal welfare concerns

Biomedical animal research should be the least of our animal welfare concerns

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer

January 3, 2017

On Allison Gurney’s last day as our AP Biology student teacher, we learned about the use of animals in biomedical research. After Gurney’s presentation on her experience with animal research, we participated in a class activity. Students stood in one of the four corners of the room, each of which repr...

Why it’s important to have diversity among history teachers

Why it’s important to have diversity among history teachers

Shadia Nurien, Staff Writer

January 3, 2017

  In a district as diverse as Minneapolis Public Schools and a school as diverse as South , one would think that the teachers would reflect in diversity, but they don't. Students of color already have a harder time than white students having their voices heard in a classroom where things like his...

Over a year of grief, but no one hears us

Over a year of grief, but no one hears us

Asanti Bekele, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

Oromo and Ethiopian Oromo South students are in grief and sadness over the government corruption that is going on back home. Some have migrated here only a few years ago and some have been born here, but the impact breaks the heart either way. It’s a devastating time in the history of Ethiopia, as ...

The elephant in the room: South’s problem with Republicans

The elephant in the room: South’s problem with Republicans

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

Walking through South’s halls, you may notice seeing almost as much writing on colored paper as you do the cream colored paint students have grown accustomed to. What is written on these posters are a medal of honor for many students and staff alike, representing the pride (punny)and joy of this sc...

Consent is not optional

Consent is not optional

Izzy Willette, Sports Editor

November 30, 2016

It shouldn't be an argument, it shouldn't be under discussion, consent is a basic human right that all people should be entitled to. Consent isn't just for sexual or romantic relationships, it's important in any physical interaction. Whether it be a hug, a pat on the back, or even something as innocent a...

Why you should take the ACT more than once

Why you should take the ACT more than once

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

The ACT- it’s a standardized test that many college-bound high schoolers take their junior year. There are many issues with standardized tests. They disadvantage people from different backgrounds and many people think that colleges are putting too much weight on a test score. Putting all of the issue...

“The lesser of two evils is still evil”

“The lesser of two evils is still evil”

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016

With the upcoming elections being at the height of everyone’s concerns, I found my calling as one of clarity. The 2016 election is taking its place in history as the worst election in the last couple decades. What’s my silver lining? The 100% likelihood that when I can vote, it will be nowhere ne...

The anti-vaccination movement is sickening

The anti-vaccination movement is sickening

Elliott Askari-Rabe, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

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

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

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

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 ...

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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