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Genesys Works program offers a leg up on job skills training for current juniors

Genesys Works program offers a leg up on job skills training for current juniors

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

A new opportunity has opened for current juniors at South. Now through March 1st, any junior who would like is able to apply to Genesys Works, a job skills development program. This program is meant to “provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through sk...

We need to hold corporations accountable for the climate crisis

We need to hold corporations accountable for the climate crisis

Charlie Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Recently a United Nations report stated that the world has 12 years to drastically lower carbon emissions or else we will face irreversible damage. Rising sea levels will result in the destruction of coastal metropolises like New York and Los Angeles. Hundreds of millions of people will be displaced and...

Climbing Club gains a hold at South

Climbing Club gains a hold at South

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Henry Neufeld, an initial club member boulders at the Vertical Endeavors gym along with other club members. Members are very passionate about the sport, “I like rock climbing,” said Neufeld. Photo courtesy of Cass Carl Students who are passionate about rock climbing have started a climbing club at...

Moving as a child has impacts in later life

Moving as a child has impacts in later life

Hazel McKinney, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Moving homes can be mentally challenging, especially at a young age. Imagine having to leave everything you’ve ever known and go live in a new place. Many youth have trouble settling in at first and suffer from a decision that they often have had no part in. “No, I did not have a say in my move. I...

What the puck?! hockey fees raised since fall of 2018

What the puck?! hockey fees raised since fall of 2018

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Hockey, Sports, Top Stories

Would the cost of a sport affect your decision to play it? Fees to play a sport at South have gone up but the hockey fees have increased the most, going up from $90 to $240. The district determined that it was time to raise the fees in fall of 2018. Hockey is the most expensive sport at South which ...

All Nations students connect with culture in buffalo hunt

All Nations students connect with culture in buffalo hunt

Talula Cedar-James, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The buffalo is historically the center of life for the Lakota people. Their food, tools, clothing, homes and ways of life revolved around the animal. The buffalo or tatanka, (the Lakota word for the animal,) was an important and sacred resource for the Lakota people. The mass killing of buffalo as a we...

Violence in video games; a culture of desensitization?

Violence in video games; a culture of desensitization?

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The desensitization to violence in society can show in many ways. It can seem like society has blown off the upsetting nature of violence for a form of profitable entertainment. Violent video games, movies, and popularity of fights are all examples. Video games are very popular, with fans across all a...

‘The Wall’ presents unique challenges for Mexican-Americans

‘The Wall’ presents unique challenges for Mexican-Americans

Mia Swanson, Managing Editor

February 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

President Donald Trump’s demand for a $5.7 million wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has brought immigration and border security to the center of public debate. The reason why the United States needs a wall along the Mexican border has cast asylum seekers and many Americans of Hispanic descent in an...

Meet Kena DeRose, South’s very own drag queen

Meet Kena DeRose, South’s very own drag queen

Katherine Lundquist, Graphics Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Strutting down the dim halls of South, emitting confidence, positivity, and sass is junior Haakon Anderson, the youngest working drag queen in Minnesota. It started for Anderson a year ago during a drag show at Lush. “I absolutely fell in love with it,” said Anderson. “I knew this is what I wanted...

Transition Plus yields mask the reality of Special Education graduation rates

Transition Plus yields mask the reality of Special Education graduation rates

Suad Adam, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is a law that was passed in 2015 to govern the public education system grades K-12. The ESSA is closely associated with the No Child Left Behind Act passed under the Bush administration. With ESSA, every school has a set of standards they are expected to be achievi...

Meet South’s newest english teacher: Allen Guindon

Meet South’s newest english teacher: Allen Guindon

Charlie Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Walking through the hallways on the second floor you may notice a new name on the door of room 245. Allen Guindon is the newest addition to the Liberal Arts english department. Following the Doty incident, Guindon, originally a long term sub for the Humanities 2 English class in room 245 has become th...

What Swing Night means to South

What Swing Night means to South

B Fei, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

Bright lights coloring the drab commons. Tasteful delicacies lining the lunch tables, served by none other than alumni, parents, and faculty. Shiny marbles and flower petals strewn across the tables draped in red. Students from every part of the school—from the shy freshman exploring South High’s social...

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