The Southerner

We are American- being Asian American during the pandemic

Anti-asian racism is on the rise, the Asian Pacific Planning Council (A3PCON) reported over 2,400 cases of anti-Asian discrimination.  While these attacks are disheartening, they aren’t shocking, and they aren’t new.

Caleb Stipkovits, Managing Editor

August 2, 2020

NOTE: This article was originally written in May.  in the wake of protests about systemic racism, it felt important to say that this article is in no way supposed to undermine struggles that other racial minorities face in the US, but rather to bring one to light that isn’t talked about often.  (par...

MPS votes to terminate contract with Minneapolis Police Department

Erika Peterson, Features Editor

June 2, 2020

During the Board of Education meeting at 5pm on Tuesday, June 2nd, the Minneapolis school board voted unanimously to terminate their contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. The resolution was announced on May 26 in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers who have...

MPS Board Member announces resolution to terminate contract with MPD

Minneapolis Public School Board Director and Clerk Josh Pauly announced that he wrote a resolution to terminate the district’s contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. The contract, signed in August 2017 for $1.15 million per year that employs 14 School Resource Officers, was up for negotiation this year.

Erika Peterson, Features Editor

May 29, 2020

On Friday, Minneapolis Public School Board Director and Clerk Josh Pauly announced that he wrote a resolution to terminate the district’s contract with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). The resolution was written with the support of Chair Kim Ellison and Director Siad Ali, and will be brought b...

South community reacts to the murder of George Floyd

George Floyd was a 46 year old African American man who lived in St. Louis Park, MN. Monday, May 25th, Floyd was murdered by 4 Minneapolis police.

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2020

Monday night, around 8pm, police arrived at the 3700 block of Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis. They had been called in because a local business alleged that a man had paid with a fake 20 dollar bill. That man was later identified as George Floyd, an African American man who lived in St. Louis Park...

“Tiger King” proves to be a must-watch series

The character arc of Joe Maldonado-Passage (better known as Joe Exotic) takes you for a wild ride in Netflix’s new documentary miniseries “Tiger King.” We see many sides of the Tiger King, both the side of him that has a deep love for animals, and his other half that is vengeful and angry, ultimately leading to his downfall.

Yasemin Isaacs, Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

Spoiler Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the Netflix documentary "Tiger King." Trigger Warning: The following review and Netflix documentary “Tiger King” contains content relating to violence, guns, animal abuse, suicide, and drug use.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for...

Be kind, focus on yourself, and stay safe

Be kind, focus on yourself, and stay safe

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Even though this pandemic is affecting people globally, it is easy to feel alone during these confusing times. Although social distancing is extremely important to curb the spread of the coronavirus, for many it's also extremely difficult. Every family has a different situation and some are affected...

Focusing on the small things during the COVID-19 pandemic

Focusing on the small things during the COVID-19 pandemic

Norah Austin, Photography Editor

April 22, 2020

The experience of being quarantined is one that is virtually unfamiliar to all of us, and certainly one that comes with its own set of unique experiences. Each person experiences social and physical isolation differently, creating a wide range of reactions, experiences and happenings during this peri...

Don’t take the little things for granted anymore

Don't take the little things for granted anymore

Hayley Morgan, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Throughout the past few weeks, our lives have experienced so much change. It's crazy to even think that three weeks ago we were all going about our normal lives. As of right now, we have no idea how long this all will last or when we’ll be able to go back to our lives, but the time we’ve spent quar...

South’s first Enrichment Fair helps pave the way towards the future

Students gather at the Enrichment Fair to talk with representatives from over fifteen organizations about opportunities for jobs, volunteer positions, internships, camps and more. The fair was hosted by the Career and College Center (CCC) to help students find jobs or volunteer positions over the summer. Tea Roepke, a junior who attended the fair said, “I have no idea what I want in the future, so this is really going to help me.”

Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

On Wednesday, March 11th, many students attended the first-ever Enrichment Fair at South to talk with representatives from over fifteen organizations about opportunities for jobs, volunteer positions, internships, camps and more. The fair was hosted by the Career and College Center (CCC) to help students f...

COVID-19; What cancellations mean for South students

For students who rely on school for healthy and nutritious meals, there are about 20 schools throughout the city functioning as food stations where meals can be picked up. Starting Tuesday March 16 through March 27 these schools will be open from 10am to 2pm for students who are in need.

Katherine Lundquist, Editor-In-Chief

March 16, 2020

Cancellations and closings have now reached the doors of South High school and K-12 schools across Minnesota. “We cannot wait until the pandemic is in our schools to figure things out,” said Governor Tim Walz.  During this time, it is essential to pay attention to your health and the recommend...

Physical and academic growth: Nick Carter’s journey to the Olympics

Senior, Nick Carter has competed in countless races ranging from European races, World Championships to Nationals, farther than he had expected to go with his cycling career.

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

Since last year, Carter has continued onto his journey to the Olympics and the world of professional cycling. He’s been travelling across the globe for race after race to places he would’ve never imagined. “There’s no way I would’ve ever thought I would be in this place which also makes me ...

Trump’s acquittal: what wasn’t looked at in the impeachment process

“I think it is important to understand that justice was not served, the law was broken, and it was bended for a powerful individual,” said senior Tiger Worku

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

The long awaited results are out. To many, it is no surprise that President Trump has been acquitted on two articles of impeachment, despite what the House’s charges were. If you didn't know already, Trump was tried upon abuse of power and obstruction of congress, congress failed to convict him on both a...

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