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Dress code affects students unevenly

Dress code affects students unevenly

Lil Crawford, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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...

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

Addie Welch, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016

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

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

  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

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 ...

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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)

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