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Students rock out at the annual music tour in Washington D.C.

Zoe Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

This year South’s annual music tour is going to Washington D.C. Just in time for the cherry blossom festival and a balmy high of 80 degrees, music students in Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and Varsity Choir enjoyed a 5-day trip to and from the nation’s capital. With long 22 hour drives on...

Students statewide walkout, gather at Capitol to protest gun violence

Students statewide walkout, gather at Capitol to protest gun violence

Soline Van de Moortele, Web and News editor

April 20, 2018


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“I am here today because I am sick of the unprecedented trend of gun violence that’s happening across the nation,” said junior Ben Phi, who was one of the speakers at today’s protest.  The protest, organized in part by freshman Isra Hirsi from South, was a gathering of schools statewi...

South students participate in the March of Our Lives in Washington D.C.

South students participate in the March of Our Lives in Washington D.C.

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

After the tragedy on February 14th in Parkland, Florida, the students of Parkland decided to organize a protest in Washington D.C. against gun violence in schools. Students from across the nation, including South High School, gathered in D.C. on March 24th to stand in solidarity with the students in...

Breaking the ice on locker room inequalities

Breaking the ice on locker room inequalities

Siobhan Sullivan, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Among many differences in sports at South, locker rooms are an unexpected issue for female athletes. For example the boys locker room has an ice machine but the girls does not. This may not seem like a big deal but it is very inconvenient for female athletes as senior Maddy Tennant explains, “Ever...

Gun control movement needs to grapple with racism

Gun control movement needs to grapple with racism

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The current gun control movement has managed to gain significant political power in a matter of weeks. From social media activism to lobbying, politicians are starting to listen to youth. The March For Our Lives on March 24th and the nationwide walkout planned for April 20th are viewed as the focal po...

South artists show their talent at Viva City

South artists show their talent at Viva City

James Warren, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

On the February 13th, five high school students were awarded art scholarships in a yearly event called Vivacity. Two of the students who got art scholarships were from South: juniors Gasey Grengs, and Sophia Rapacz. For someone to be part of the competition, they had to be recommended by an art teache...

Blocked: What does MPS do to keep us safe online?

Blocked: What does MPS do to keep us safe online?

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

If you’ve ever surfed the internet while at school, to play a game or work on a paper, you know how annoying it is when a “Page Blocked” pops up. It can be difficult to experience this when trying to complete a research assignment or other school work. With all the dangers of the internet, suc...

College is a complex journey for undocumented students

College is a complex journey for undocumented students

Livia Lund, Editor In Chief

April 9, 2018


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“To change the world. To change the world in my own perspective, even if it’s just in my own mind, and changing myself and becoming a mature adult,” is Junior Ana Maldonado’s reason for going to college, translated through Bilingual Associate Educator Heather Hindrichsen. Maldonado immigrated to...

Sexual Harassment allegations “muddy the waters” around Sherman Alexie

Sexual Harassment allegations “muddy the waters” around Sherman Alexie

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

Disclaimer; this article contains mentions of sexual assault and r*pe. Sherman Alexie has provided an important resource in Language Arts classrooms all over South for years but new allegations have changed how his literature and art is thought about in the English department. “As a group we are h...

Badminton’s ‘Girls Only’ sign prompts question: Who is Title IX for?

Badminton’s ‘Girls Only’ sign prompts question: Who is Title IX for?

Izzy Willette, Features Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Badminton, Sports, Top Stories

While Tile IX protects female athletes by stating, “no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under education programs receiving federal financial assistance,” South Athletic Director Amy Cardarelle said,...

How to accommodate for ADHD/ADD students in classrooms

How to accommodate for ADHD/ADD students in classrooms

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are a common yet difficult mental illnesses. ADHD makes it difficult to focus and to sit still. ADD makes it hard to focus but there’s less hyperactivity. Either one can severely impact a student’s educational exper...

Training teachers to carry guns won’t prevent school shootings

Training teachers to carry guns won’t prevent school shootings

Zoë Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

There have been at least 17 school shootings already in 2018, and at least 34 mass shootings in total. As a result, the fight for gun control is gaining momentum and protests have been ramping up. One particular protest declares that students will walk out on April 20th (the 20th anniversary of the Co...

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