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First week of summer, last week of History Day

First week of summer, last week of History Day

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

I highly doubt you don’t know what History Day is. Even if you don’t know the specifics of students’ potential path to finals, its highly unlikely that you aren’t at least somewhat aware of the annual History Day projects consuming classrooms across the country. However, some information that...

FAFSA verifications another obstacle in the college process

FAFSA verifications another obstacle in the college process

Madeline Mahoney, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The college application process is notorious for being long and difficult, from the Common Application to financial aid. Unfortunately, many students at South are faced with the additional obstacle of needing to verify information on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is ...

Get your hands on handmade South fashion

Get your hands on handmade South fashion

Zoë Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

Social media is full of personal clothing sales, from links to a Depop account to snapchat stories of clothes someone is getting rid of. If you’re looking for your clothing fix from a student at South High, you’re covered. But how many of these offers are just trying to make a quick buck and how ma...

Several staff members bid farewell to South

Several staff members bid farewell to South

James Warren, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

This year there are several staff members who will be leaving South. Of the 19 positions that were initially going to be cut at South, some of the teachers cut were able to stay because of money restored to the MPS district’s budget. However, some cuts are still in store, and therefore staff members...

Teachers moonlight as musicians outside the classroom

Teachers moonlight as musicians outside the classroom

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

To be a teacher is a very time consuming profession. Due to this, it’s easy to assume that there is not much that teachers do outside of things relating to their jobs. However, according to most teachers, this is simply not true. “Everyone, teachers included, need to have a healthy balance of li...

We need to stop supporting sexist music

We need to stop supporting sexist music

Katherine Lundquist, Staff writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Modern-day popular music can convey powerful messages about social justice, but many artists still refer to women as “Bitches,” “Hoes,” and “Whores,” while including many other sexist comments. However, it is never okay for women to be talked about in this way. Sexim is deeply rooted...

Students fight to change Patrick Henry name

Students fight to change Patrick Henry name

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Patrick Henry High School was established in 1937 as a prime choice for Northsiders living in or around the Camden neighborhood. The school takes its name from Patrick Henry, a founding father who played a large part in the first continental conference and Gunpowder Incident, was the 1st and 6th Virgi...

Be happier; take a gap year

Be happier; take a gap year

Livia Lund, Editor-in-chief

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

I never really thought of myself as someone who would take a gap year. I was familiar with the idea but never thought, ‘That’s me! I need to do that!’ However, when senior year hit and the stress of college applications increased in the fall, I was less and less excited at the idea of immediat...

Writing center returns with a new name and a new staff

Writing center returns with a new name and a new staff

Spencer Kimball, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Starting next school year, the Writing Center will be making its return. The last time South had a fully staffed writing center was two years ago. The Writing Center was the hit with budget cuts the last few years, and so last year it became student staffed, before fully closing this year. The Writi...

A leader in the field: Michael Werner’s football excellence

A leader in the field: Michael Werner’s football excellence

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Football can be a lot of things to a lot of people but to some, it’s a family. The Stacy Robinson award is given to the leader of that family every year and this year that leader was senior Michael Werner. Sylence Mckinnie is a sophomore who plays on the varsity team who shared his appreciation ...

Students express themselves through choreography

Students express themselves through choreography

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Dance, Sports, Top Stories

Movement to make a statement-- that's what Olivia Sather, a freshman in the Dance Company I, thinks of dance. “Dance and art in general is such an outlet for emotions and has a way to let the world know about them in a new way. It’s a way to be an activist very personally,” said Sather. “You become so m...

New Moves; The old all female gym method is put to new use

New Moves; The old all female gym method is put to new use

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It has been around a century since physical education had stopped being segregated by gender. However this old way of teaching has been brought back into consideration to a certain extent. Over the years it has become more apparent that there is a lack of participation from women in gym class. The ph...

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