The Southerner

Vegetarians frustrated with lack of options

Vegetarians frustrated with lack of options

Drew Hemer, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Vegetarian students at South are continually frustrated about the lack of options when it come to school lunch; students like Erik Patton, a South High senior. Patton is a proud vegetarian, and has been for 7 years. He says that people think vegetarians will always be okay with just salad, which can...

Self-segregation runs deep in social cliques

Self-segregation runs deep in social cliques

Sera Mugeta, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Gazing down from the balcony during third lunch at South, watching students get lunch and talk with their friends, it’s easy to notice the diversity that South High School has. Whether you go to groups like student council or to the arts/ theatre department, racial diversity is represented. Student groups ...

Where are all the teachers of color?

Where are all the teachers of color?

Fanta Diallo, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Considering we’re the 14th most diverse school in all of Minneapolis, you would think the student’s level of diversity would match the teachers. Looking at South high from a distance it’s clear to see that the majority of the teachers are white women. Approximately eighty five percent of our...

Appropriation vs Appreciation of Native culture

Appropriation vs Appreciation of Native culture

Lilia Torchia-Stately, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Native culture, since the beginning of early colonization, has been continuously appropriated and disrespected in everyday life. Native people are treated as mascots and costumes. Cultural appropriation is something that South as a school is aware of, and some South teachers are talking about in their clas...

Do easy AP classes sophomore year set false expectations junior year?

Do easy AP classes sophomore year set false expectations junior year?

Sera Mugeta, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

During the end of your freshman year at South high, you’ll most likely find yourself talking about signing up for classes you'll take next year, your sophomore year. Usually, teachers will encourage certain students to take an advancement placement class, known as an AP class,  if you did well in ...

Defunding Planned Parenthood is an attack on women

Defunding Planned Parenthood is an attack on women

Nico Mercadal, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On September 18, the bill to strip Planned Parenthood of its funding had been passed by the House of Representatives with a vote of 241 to 187. The bill threatens to completely eliminate federal funding for the essential women’s health organization for a year while investigating alleged controversial policies ...

Industries in East Phillips unjustly pollute area

Industries in East Phillips unjustly pollute area

Kendra Roedl, Guest Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editor, News, Opinion, Top Stories

Last month a decision was made by the city to not purchase a warehouse, currently owned by Roof Depot, to use as a water yard and road maintenance facility.  This was great news, especially to the community members that have been working and organizing against it for many months. The Roof Depot ...

Why Are The Bathrooms Always Locked?

Why Are The Bathrooms Always Locked?

Eli Shimanski, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Most, if not all students at South High have probably felt rushed between classes due to the added stress of trying to find an open bathroom to use. Now with the decreased passing times finding an open bathroom has become another problem that students have to face on a daily basis. In conversatio...

Ableist language harms South High’s community

Ableist language harms South High’s community

Noura Abukhadra, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion, South Views, Top Stories

According to a popular blog called Forward, feminists with disabilities for a way forward, ableism is defined as a form of discrimination against people who have disabilities and mental illnesses. We have all heard those ableist slurs in everyday terms, whether the intention is to describe a person or...

Seven period day brings new opportunities to South students

Seven period day brings new opportunities to South students

Sera Mugeta, Staff

September 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As South commences yet another school year, it’s definitely not the same as last year or the year before. This year, South has introduced a seven period schedule day to South students and staff, adding 20 more minutes to the day to fit in an extra class, which most Minneapolis Public High Schools had already...

Firearms need effective legislation to prevent gun violence

Meridian Shanewood, Guest Writer

August 14, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  The current gun control laws in the United States are little more than a group of knee-jerk reactions based in fear and hardly anything else.  The most infamous piece of anti-firearm legislation was the Federal Assault Weapons Ban.  This piece of legislation made it illegal in the US to buy,...

Gender-neutral bathrooms provide safe environments

Koffi Collins, Guest Writer

August 14, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  At first glance, the thought of a gender-neutral bathroom might seem pointless. But I can tell you they are most certainly not. In fact, they are quite useful for maintaining a safe and accepting environment at South high school. You might be wondering, why are they important? Who would...

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