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Women’s Nordic team defy own expectations, make it to State

Women’s Nordic team defy own expectations, make it to State

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

For the first time in many years the Women’s Nordic Team made it state in Nordic Skiing. While many years they have gotten close, this year “they had four strong skiers coming into sections, while most years we have only three,” said head coach Kevin Johnson. This, combined with good racing condi...

Athletic Hijabs Bring More Confidence to Girls Basketball Players

Athletic Hijabs Bring More Confidence to Girls Basketball Players

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

For the first time, South High School has gotten athletic hijabs. Jamila Bihi, a sophomore and B-squad player for South’s Women’s Basketball Term said this is important because, “For me, normal hijabs fly up and get in the way. I get sweaty in them.” Others have expressed how hard it is to mov...

Skating team glides into South as a club sport

Skating team glides into South as a club sport

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Despite South having a variety of sports for people with different skills and interests, there remains a margin of sports that are not recognized by the school. In some cases, there are athletes who do not have an option to play for their school in their sport. This is why these South students have began...

Where did all the female coaches go?

Where did all the female coaches go?

James Warren, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

When you play a sport, you normally want to feel comfortable and safe in that environment, and having a coach that is the same gender of you could help with this. “Having a female coach makes it easier to talk to your coach about some things, like personal stuff going on because it feels like they...

The wrestling team “family”: Stronger together

The wrestling team “family”: Stronger together

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

The South High wrestling team has many accomplishments, yet the team gets little recognition in the South community. The wrestling team has been dominating championships for the past eleven years now. Making wrestling one of the most successful sports teams at South. The team is lead by head coach is Drew Gau. ...

Online gym offers alternatives to busy students

Online gym offers alternatives to busy students

Zoë Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

It’s been over a decade since the first online gym class began and now it’s name is echoed around the halls. If you can’t imagine having to change clothes in school, there’s online gym. If you would rather not run laps at the YWCA when you could be making sculptures in ceramics; it’s ok, there...

Tackling stereotypes, female joins football varsity team

Tackling stereotypes, female joins football varsity team

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

For the first time in 21 years and the second time in South’s history, the varsity football team has a female player. Her name is Elycia Willis. She plays safety, and to her getting all the recognition for joining the team is exciting. “It actually feels pretty cool because bringing it to light t...

Budget cuts leave athletic department on edge

Budget cuts leave athletic department on edge

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

Recent budget cuts of about ten percent in Minneapolis Public Schools athletic department has led the district to sever their five year contract with Adidas. This cut, along with transportation problems involving lack of bussing consistency, leads to a questionable future for both South’s athletic depa...

An unspoken issue hovers over high school athletics

An unspoken issue hovers over high school athletics

Siobhan Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017

“I think it’s something that you don’t hear about enough. You just don’t hear about it enough because it’s not in the news like drug overdoses, or other issues that are more common among teenagers,” said Jennifer Lucke, health and physical education teacher at South. Lucke is talking abou...

Did you know: South has one diving team member

Did you know: South has one diving team member

James Warren, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

Katie Kelbrants is the only diver that South High has in “Tiger Millers Teddies,” or as the team calls it, TMT. She has at times thought about wanting another member in the diving team but really appreciates the support she gets from the members of the swimming team while she dives. Diving happens in th...

Volleyball team serves some close scores, bright smiles

Volleyball team serves some close scores, bright smiles

Henry Holcomb, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017

“We just wanted this game so badly. We have been looking forward to it since my sophomore year,” said senior and varsity volleyball player Rose Letofsky on South’s showdown against Southwest on October 5th. Although South lost the matches, (15-25, 21-25, 24-26) they did not appear to lose the hearts of the many fans who...

Super Soccer Saturday losses are tough, but South soccer teams persevere

Super Soccer Saturday losses are tough, but South soccer teams persevere

Henry Holcomb

September 10, 2017

8:00 AM, BARNARD FIELD -- South’s Super Soccer Saturday kicked off for another year of the highly attended showdown between the South and Southwest High School soccer teams. Super Soccer Saturday concluded with the freshman boys’ team tying with Southwest 0-0. Sophomore boys lost with a fina...

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Should teenagers still trick-or-treat for Halloween?

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