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There’s a culture of hating teenage girls and no one’s talking about it

There’s a culture of hating teenage girls and no one’s talking about it

Rayna Acha, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

I spent hours over winter break scrolling meaninglessly through my For You page on TikTok when I noticed a new trend evolved on the app that was well needed. A trend calling out mostly high school and college age boys who duetted girls videos trolling them for doing normal things or just expressing thems...

Insider trading; South’s neglect of technical careers

Insider trading; South’s neglect of technical careers

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

There is a wide variety of viable post secondary options. Whether you want to further your education or head right into the workforce, no productive option is necessarily a bad option. Among these options are pursuing trades, whether by learning through vocational school or apprenticeships, there is mo...

Is streetwear dead? Let the students decide

Is streetwear dead? Let the students decide

Nicholas Auckenthaler, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Recently, Virgil Abloh made a statement claiming streetwear will die in 2020 and he’s not exactly seeing eye to eye with some South High students. In an interview with Dazed, Abloh stated, “I would definitely say it’s gonna die, like, its time will be up. In my mind, how many more t-shirts can...

Prince’s ‘Purple High’ lives on through his vaulted music

Prince’s ‘Purple High’ lives on through his vaulted music

Hayley Morgan, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Despite Prince’s passing three years ago, his legacy continues to live on. Prince’s music has had a major impact on the world, and his death has opened the public eye to many interesting aspects of his life. One of Prince’s biggest mysteries is his secret music vault, which holds thousands of unrele...

Increased interest in hockey this year means more South members joining the team

Increased interest in hockey this year means more South members joining the team

Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Over the past few years the participation on the Minneapolis Public High School Hockey teams have been growing rapidly. This year there are nine South players on the teams. Ryan Wagner is a senior on the team who has been playing hockey since he was six years old, and has played with South for three...

New basketball coach Ricky Hill helps team find success on and off the court

New basketball coach Ricky Hill helps team find success on and off the court

Caleb Stipkovits, News Editor

January 9, 2020

The women’s varsity basketball team has had a new coach this year, Ricky Hill. Hill, who graduated from South in 1985, played basketball and football in high school. His first coaching job can be traced back to his years as a tiger. “My first coaching job was back in high school, when I coached ...

South choir is an outlier in the choral world, yet still has far to go with gender inclusivity

South choir is an outlier in the choral world, yet still has far to go with gender inclusivity

Graham Doyle, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

South is known for its accepting culture of trans and non binary students. The school has made big strides to be inclusive, including creating a gender neutral bathroom and adopting gender neutral language. The choir program at South is regarded as a safe space for students to express their concerns about...

Review: Atmosphere’s ‘Whenever’ captivates audience through emotional content

Review: Atmosphere’s ‘Whenever’ captivates audience through emotional content

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

Stylistically, Atmosphere has been through a lot of changes. After their 3rd album release, “Seven’s Travels,” Slug’s delivery changed. Their sound switched from lo-fi indie rap, to now refined and hard hitting, though a handful of songs off newer albums stylistically mimic earlier Atmosphere tracks...

South grad Aletta Brady awarded for her work with climate injustice

South grad Aletta Brady awarded for her work with climate injustice

Yasemin Isaacs, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

From a pool of 1,300 applicants, South High graduate Aletta Brady was the recent recipient of the JMK Innovation award for the founding of her project, “Our Climate Voices”.  The prize is presented by the Jacob Merrill Kaplan (JMK) fund, which helps promote environmental, social, and cultural ca...

Review: Harry Styles’ new album ‘Fine Line’ gives listeners a contemporary taste of 70s rock

Review: Harry Styles’ new album ‘Fine Line’ gives listeners a contemporary taste of 70s rock

Rayna Acha, Staff Writer

December 30, 2019

From fun pop lyrics about “what makes you beautiful” in 2011 to slow ballads stating “there's no one to blame but the drink and my wandering hands” in 2019, Harry Styles’ latest album Fine Line shows his development as an artist, an album he describes as being about “having sex and bein...

Newly formed Principal Advisory Board group members reflect on representing their grade

Newly formed Principal Advisory Board group members reflect on representing their grade

Quentin Wolf, Staff Writer

December 25, 2019

On November 25th, two days before Thanksgiving Break started, Principal Brett Stringer announced at the grade level assemblies that he would be telling teachers to nominate four students from each grade level to represent their peers’ thoughts and opinions in meetings held every other Friday.  T...

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