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Player leadership shone as women’s basketball team adapted to change of coaches

Player leadership shone as women’s basketball team adapted to change of coaches

Soline Van de Moortele, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Even with a change of coaches and a heartbreaking last game, the girls varsity basketball team persevered and finished the season off well with a record of 16-10. Adaptability was key in this season’s success: many of the girls emphasized the challenge of adjusting to the new coaching style of Nathan...

“Quadzilla” leaves his prints with 5th place State finish

“Quadzilla” leaves his prints with 5th place State finish

Sera Mugeta, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

“It’s a long story...” senior Sam Truen chuckled when asked about how he got his wrestling tag name Quadzilla. “One time, I was about to wrestle and my opponent looked at the bracket. Then told his friend ‘Who’s this kid?’ and the other guy said ‘That’s quadzilla, he has big quads.’...

Girls at South kick back in self-defense classes

Girls at South kick back in self-defense classes

Livia Lund, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

“I thought it would it would make me feel more comfortable being out at night alone,” said sophomore Caroline Haarman explaining why she first took a self defense class. Almost every woman and girl has her own set of horror stories: near brushes with sexual violence, experiences with continual har...

Women’s basketball team beats Southwest and Roosevelt for city champ title

Anna Kleven, Sports Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The varsity women’s basketball team is resting on their laurels after decisive wins against Southwest and Roosevelt. They defeated Southwest on Friday, February 19th with a final score of 61-50. Sophomore Mariaunna Green called the game “the big focus of the season.” “I knew we were gonna...

Busy AVID student and emerging soccer star knows her priorities

Busy  AVID student and emerging soccer star knows her priorities

Nara Coldwater, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Senior Harmony Chino has always had a knack for predicting the outcomes of her soccer games. “When we would play soccer she was always pessimistic about our winning...we would always be like ‘don’t say we’re gonna lose, don’t say we’re gonna lose!’ She’d predict what our score would be...

Tigers lose to Teddies in the last ten of final conference game

Tigers lose to Teddies in the last ten of final conference game

Eli Shimanski, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The playoffs are coming up for South High boys basketball team so they took a quick trip to Roosevelt for their last conference game of the season on Thursday night, February 11th. They beat Roosevelt at home a little over a month ago, and as Senior Forward Michael Harris stated, they were hoping ...

Coach brings Latvian National Team and referee experience to varsity hockey

Coach brings Latvian National Team and referee experience to varsity hockey

Addie Welch, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Hockey, Sports

Head coach Sarma Özmen stopped on her skates and blew a whistle to call her team across the ice. The Minneapolis varsity girls hockey team crowded around Özmen as she sketched on a whiteboard attached to the wall of the hockey rink, mapping out the next drill. After a short minute, the girls were ...

Ultimate player takes a run at the big leagues

Ultimate player takes a run at the big leagues

Cole Nicholls, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Ultimate Frisbee

During a pause in our interview, Junior Tova Breen discreetly checked her phone. She abruptly laughed, a piercing guffaw that echoes through the monochromatic halls of South High. “This six year old I babysit just followed me on Instagram!” she remarked, baffled and amused by this uniquely 2016 phenomenon. The...

“Creator’s game” brings together All Nations staff and students

“Creator’s game” brings together All Nations staff and students

Noura Abukhadra, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

In the past few years, traditional lacrosse has been picking up more players from the South high All Nations program. Traditional lacrosse is a way for students and adults alike to reconnect with their cultures and bond with their peers. Modern lacrosse originated from a cultural game played by Nativ...

Minnehaha Academy is no competition for Minneapolis hockey

Minnehaha Academy is no competition for Minneapolis hockey

Cole Nicholls, Staff Wrier

December 3, 2015


Filed under hockey, Sports

The Minneapolis high school hockey team defeated Minnehaha Academy 5 to 1 in a cutthroat game on December 1st at the Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena. The game was professional but intense, sliding Minneapolis into an unexpectedly easy victory. “We do have somewhat of a rivalry with Minnehaha Academy,...

Athletic facilities work to accommodate Muslim women

Athletic facilities work to accommodate Muslim women

Anna Kleven, Sports Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Nearly every day, senior Hamdi Mohamed answers questions about her hijab. “‘Hey, why do you wear that? Is it hot?’” A basketball player her entire life, Mohamed loves playing with her headscarf. “It doesn’t affect me in any way,” she said. “I feel comfortable playing sports with my hijab.” Not...

Students to perform original spoken word and dance production

Students to perform original spoken word and dance production

Addie Welch, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Dance, Sports

Students will be performing an all-original dance and spoken word hip-hop show on Thursday, November 19th in the auditorium at 7:30pm. More than 100 dance class students have been choreographing and writing their acts for the past five weeks. “Me and my group are doing ... 10 reasons why we want to wear ...

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