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GPA requirement for sports helps students shine

GPA requirement for sports helps students shine

Asanti Bekele, Staff Writer

December 26, 2016

It is often portrayed in famous high school movies that jocks only care about their sport and popularity, but the reality is far from it. According to an article in the Star Tribune, 99% of the senior athletes that attended Minneapolis Public Schools graduates from high school. Student athletes in Min...

New coaches continue to slide through Nordic team

New coaches continue to slide through Nordic team

Luciana Rian-Senna, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016

Every year around the beginning of November, South students come from the swim team, cross country running, ultimate Frisbee, mountain biking, soccer and volleyball to get together for Nordic skiing. Some are new and some are returning skiers. Traditions, expectations, and skiers stay the same but th...

South bikers won’t let a little cold stop them

South bikers won’t let a little cold stop them

Diana Caminelli, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

Winter has arrived. The roads are covered with snow, the wind picked up and it is always colder. The number of people who walk has decreased while the drivers has increased. Everyone would probably rather spend the day at home in the warmth, but there are brave people who still plan to bike even dur...

Girls basketball starts the season off on the right foot

Girls basketball starts the season off on the right foot

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

There was a girls varsity basketball game last Tuesday on the 6th. The game went very well for South. Only seven minutes into the first half South had a heavy lead with a score of 18-2. For the first half almost all of the players had scored at least eight points, and Morgan Hill in the end scored th...

Kneeling for a cause: South High volleyball team

Kneeling for a cause: South High volleyball team

Luciana Rian-Senna, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

At their game against Washburn last month, the South volleyball team took a knee during the national anthem, taking part in what is becoming a national protest, to raise awareness towards the American government supporting and funding the police who have been killing people based on racial prejudices.   ...

Mountain bike team backpedals due to conflict with league rules

Mountain bike team backpedals due to conflict with league rules

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016

In their first year of competing as an individual team, the South Mountain Bike Team has come off to a strong start. In the majority of their races, the JV team has placed highly, coming in at least 1st or 2nd. However, the team is caught in between the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) rule...

With different bodies, come different injuries

With different bodies, come different injuries

Luca Raffo-Simoes, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

Female bodied athletes are more prone to getting injured in sports, it’s simply anatomy. The way their hips are placed and the greater extent of flexibilities that comes along with getting less body muscle then male bodied people during puberty. Does this affect female bodied people joining sports? ...

Tiger Pride shines through the cold at South High homecoming game

Tiger Pride shines through the cold at South High homecoming game

Asanti Bekele, Staff Writer

October 10, 2016

Despite the freezing weather and loss at the homecoming game, South tigers continue to keep their spirit. At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, everybody who bought a ticket to the game went to the gym entrance while shoving and pushing each other. From the moment the security guards checked for the orange tick...

With wins and losses, October Super Soccer Saturday was a kick this year

With wins and losses, October Super Soccer Saturday was a kick this year

Katherine Lundquist, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

There were 6 soccer games at southwest High School, starting off with women's B squad at 9 a.m. and wrapping up the day with men's varsity at 7 p.m. Even though South’s women's varsity lost 6-1, it was the best they played all season: “We played a lot harder than last Super Soccer Saturday,”...

South high girls swim to the top at the Maroon & Gold Invitational state competition

South high girls swim to the top at the Maroon & Gold Invitational state competition

Soline Van de Moortele, News Editor

September 18, 2016

Loud cheering and the smell of chlorine filled the aquatics center at the University of Minnesota as high school women's swim teams from across Minnesota compete at one of the biggest meets of the season, a meet that has been done annually since its founding in 1993. South is part of a joint-school team featuri...

South bikers join 24 hour bike race

South bikers join 24 hour bike race

Livia Lund, Features Editor

August 16, 2016

  It’s t-minus 90 minutes until the start of the Powderhorn 24, a 24 hour bike race with a 4.8 mile route circling the blocks around Powderhorn park, and it’s raining outside. Hard. Two South juniors, Maxwell Hansen and Ben Meier are eating their pre-race meal at Pineda, a common hang-out sp...

Soccer bridges cultural gap for immigrants

Soccer bridges cultural gap for immigrants

Livia Lund, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Soccer, or football as it’s known in most countries outside the US, began in 19th century England and has since exploded and become the most popular sport in the world. It is played on every continent (except Antarctica) and it a huge part of many differents countries’ cultures. This diversity of...

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