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The download on South’s Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop classes

The download on South’s Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop classes

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

June 7, 2019

If you were to take most tech classes at South you’d probably have a pretty good idea of what you’re getting into. An hour a day of hearing a lecture about the chosen topic while you do your best to care enough to take notes. However, that is not the experience you would have in a class taught by...

Mr. Nohel’s lasting legacy: How one teacher changed the lives of many students

Mr. Nohel’s lasting legacy: How one teacher changed the lives of many students

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard of the teacher who plays board games with his students, whether it be during his prep or after the AP Human Geography test. Additionally, I’m sure you’re familiar with some of the teachers who’ve been teaching at South for the majority of their career. Well, if you ...

Rep. Ilhan Omar comments over Israel and 9/11. What happened?

Rep. Ilhan Omar comments over Israel and 9/11. What happened?

Ida Pountney, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

The long-simmering controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) controversial language on Israel has reached a boiling point. Condemnation has came from both sides of the isle with House Democrats even passing a resolution condemning anti-semitism and anti-Muslim discrimination in March. Omar retweeted a p...

New documentary “Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary” sheds light on education standards

New documentary “Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary” sheds light on education standards

Erika Peterson, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

Schools are constantly being compared: South vs. Southwest, inner city vs. the suburbs, public schools vs. private schools. Seeing how your school measures up is a point of significance for students and staff. In Kare11’s new documentary, ‘Love Them First,’ the story of Lucy Laney Elementary School...

South Muslims share their Ramadan experiences

South Muslims share their Ramadan experiences

Suad Adam, Staff Writer

May 25, 2019

Ramadan is a full month of fasting...stuffing your face with sambusa...falling into an everlasting food coma and relaxing...dashing to Taraweeh soon after to hear the calling of the Imam saying “Allahu Akbar.” This is Ramadan, a beautiful month where Muslims ask for forgiveness and to pray for - n...

Food justice is a movement centered in equality and intersectionality

Food justice is a movement centered in equality and intersectionality

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

May 25, 2019

Food justice is a movement which seeks to address the disparity in food accessibility through different communities. The movement is largely a response to the economic pressure on diverse families and communities as a whole which leads to limited access to diverse, healthy, culturally relevant, sustainabl...

Adopt a Smile; Operation Grace brings free dental care to those in need

Adopt a Smile; Operation Grace brings free dental care to those in need

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

From May 13th-16th, South collaborated with Operation Grace, a Christian organization to help students without dental insurance or access to dental care. This gave students an opportunity to meet with dental specialists in order to get their teeth cleaned or checked on. “Our mission is just to reach...

Wrongful incarcerations leave impacts far beyond bars

Wrongful incarcerations leave impacts far beyond bars

Henry Holcomb, Features Editor

May 24, 2019

“It’s a tragedy, it truly is. I wish he were alive today, I wish I could go back and undo the pain and suffering, the mental anguish that he must have been experiencing in prison. It’s one thing to be in prison if you are guilty, but it’s a whole ‘nother thing to be in prison if you know you...

Trigger warnings are an important tool for learning

Trigger warnings are an important tool for learning

Eamonn Briem, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

When it comes to societal behavior norms, our society has become more open to accepting other people's differences and experiences. An obvious example of this is with trigger warnings.  We have approached the idea of general required warnings for traumatizing material relating to mental health strug...

State History Day highlights freshman historians

State History Day highlights freshman historians

Hazel McKinney, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

The state competition for History Day was held May 2nd. Many South students made it to this level but only four projects and eight people moved on to Nationals. Three of these projects were created by freshmen. Gus LaFave, Sofia Fish, and Azalea Rohr created a website earning them second place in th...

ASMR has become a schoolwide sensation

ASMR has become a schoolwide sensation

Elliott Askari-Rabe, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

If you type ASMR into the search box on YouTube, you’ll get about a billion results. Hours long recordings of the sound of rainfall. Videos of people whispering into a microphone. Shots of acrylic nails being tapped on hardwood tables. That's just the tiniest fraction of ASMR content. This relativel...

Search continues to find next South Principal

Search continues to find next South Principal

Erika Peterson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

On Thursday, May 8, the Site Council met to discuss the progress of the principal selection process. Teachers, parents, community members, and students were in attendance. The meeting began with an update on several ongoing processes, including AP testing, an impact report on the new field, and the hirin...

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