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The Silver Ribbon Campaign continues to influence the South Community

The Silver Ribbon Campaign continues to influence the South Community

Hayley Morgan, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

The Silver Ribbon Campaign is starting up again at South, this year with new goals and motives. The Silver Ribbon Campaign is a mental health awareness program run by student leaders along with social workers Katie Fritz and Salma Hussein. The SRC meets every other Wednesday, their meetings often hav...

Kiss my pass: an open letter to administration about their bathroom policy.

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

I object to your doctrine that you hold such authority over me and my life as to control my bodily functions. I object to the fact that despite being old enough to be drafted, you believe that I should need permission to use the restroom. I object to the assertion that you can stop me. You cannot.  ...

Saying that mental illnesses are invalid contributes to worsening mental health in adolescents: The truth according to my experience.

Saying that mental illnesses are invalid contributes to worsening mental health in adolescents: The truth according to my experience.

Norah Austin, Photography Editor

November 18, 2019

*Trigger warning: Suicidal ideation and self harm are mentioned in this article. If you believe this will trigger you, please don’t read! I want the best for your health and I certainly don’t want this article to contribute to the worsening of your condition. * If you deal with any form of mental illness, it is ...

College fair provides resources for college bound students

College fair provides resources for college bound students

Helen Worku, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

  Every year South hosts a college fair, and this year's college fair took place on October 29th in the Gymnasium. The college fair is a good way to prepare students for college. The college fair consists of 50 two year and four year colleges who come to South and answer any questions studen...

Fire in girls bathroom sparks fire safety talks

Fire in girls bathroom sparks fire safety talks

Shanell Gordon, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

South High School almost got burned down last Thursday, October 24th. You may not believe this at first, but yes, it is true that there was a fire.  This happened because some girls were playing around and burning things. They didn’t know the fire wasn’t out, then they threw what they burned in ...

New lunch rules unfairly take away from freshmen high school experience

New lunch rules unfairly take away from freshmen high school experience

Shanell Gordon, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

  Ninth graders should be able to go outside for lunch. For many students, going out for lunch is an important part of their high school experience. In high school you don't really get breaks. Not having breaks causes you to get tired of school. When you are a little kid you love school beca...

“Are we prepared to fight for one another?” South students attend Bernie Sanders rally

“Are we prepared to fight for one another?” South students attend Bernie Sanders rally

Erika Peterson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 11, 2019

On Sunday, November 3, Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally with Ilhan Omar in the Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota. Several South students were in attendance to see their representative stand with Sanders, a frontrunner in the 2020 presidential race for the democratic nominat...

Sports participation causes students to do better in school

Sports participation causes students to do better in school

Rayna Acha, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Wake up, go to school, go to practice or a game, do your homework, repeat. Student-athletes have a lot on their plates; they have to find a balance between academic performance and athletic performance. South offers around ten sports per season which allow the option for many students to participate. P...

A heartfelt and powerful performance: ‘Motherlanded’ unravels the Chinese adoptee experience

A heartfelt and powerful performance: ‘Motherlanded’ unravels the Chinese adoptee experience

Sammie Stever-Zeitlin, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

A “love letter to Chinese adoptees”: Motherlanded is a moving and thought-provoking show, which will not only leave you teary-eyed, but also with new perspectives and questions.  Motherlanded is a one-woman show written and performed by Julia Gay. It was originally performed in 2016, and was r...

Open Program sees largest influx of students ever

Open Program sees largest influx of students ever

Isaac Kiel, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

This year, the Open Program has been seeing the highest enrollment numbers they’ve ever had, and it’s affecting the individual attention teachers are able to provide to students at South High School. Josh Fisher, a Social Studies teacher in the Open Program, has reported difficulties with providing ...

Lunch Prices Increase, Hurts Students

Lunch Prices Increase, Hurts Students

Mumtaz Abdi, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

School lunch prices increased at South High this year to $2.80 for students and $4.55 for staff. This went into action at the beginning of the school year, and many students don’t agree with this decision, which was made by the school board. Many students don’t agree with this because they have to pay m...

Third Floor Bathroom Closed for Majority of First Quarter. This is why.

Third Floor Bathroom Closed for Majority of First Quarter. This is why.

Quentin Wolf, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

The boy’s bathroom on the third floor has been closed for the vast majority of the first quarter, only being opened recently, which begs the question: Why have they been closed for so long? The General consensus on why the bathrooms have been closed are repeated behavioral issues, with staff members st...

Polls

Should teenagers still trick-or-treat for Halloween?

  • Absolutely! Candy is life! (75%, 21 Votes)
  • No way! Leave it to the kids. (25%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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