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

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

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

COVID-19; What cancellations mean for South students

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

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

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

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

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...

South defeats Washburn in reading competition

South defeats Washburn in reading competition

Sammie Stever-Zeitlin, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

This February, South and Washburn dueled it out in the 2020 Student Reading Challenge to see which student body could read the most book pages in one month. South took the win with a 47-thousand page lead, beating Washburn who read 37,014 pages. The competition highlighted South’s small but strong popu...

While it may not be scientific, astrology still helps students navigate life

While it may not be scientific, astrology still helps students navigate life

Salma Ibrahim, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

From Instagram pages to people posting on their Snapchat story, to newspapers, websites, and even apps available for people to download on their phones, astrology has been around for a long time. Now it’s becoming an obsession. For example, The DailyHoroscope is popular and one of the best apps for ch...

Snow plowing over handicapped parking spots reflects injustice towards adapted soccer team

Snow plowing over handicapped parking spots reflects injustice towards adapted soccer team

Hayley Morgan, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

South has an ongoing reputation of being an all-inclusive and diverse school, yet sometimes individuals with disabilities still feel left out. Most people don’t know that adaptive athletics at South has a rich and successful history. Although South does a lot better with embracing diversity than m...

A look into South’s substance abuse class

A look into South’s substance abuse class

Graham Doyle, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

It’s well known that students at South are often stopped and searched by security guards or administrators, in search of any contraband or illegal substances. However, what’s not so well known are the consequences of getting caught with illegal substances at school. Most students are given a one o...

Will Walz rise to the calls for action?

Will Walz rise to the calls for action?

Perry Fernands, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

On Friday, February 21st a group of students from the Student Marxist Assembly of South High School (SMASH), along with Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCCJ4J) organizers, UMN students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and other individuals protested Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’ speech at ...

Viva City allows students to share their creativity with a wider audience

Viva City allows students to share their creativity with a wider audience

Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Viva City Fine Arts Festival showcases the work of the arts programs and student artists in Minneapolis Public Schools. In its 26th year, Viva City is an outcome of the partnership with MPS, the Guthrie Theater, local artists, and various art organizations. This year’s art exhibit is located at the M...

Concerns spark about Comprehensive District Design’s effects on high schools

Concerns spark about Comprehensive District Design’s effects on high schools

Sammie Stever-Zeitlin, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

As the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) draws closer to the March 24th finalization of the Comprehensive District Design (CDD), tensions between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and members of the community increase. Last week, the focus turned to high schools and how the CDD will affect high school...

Math team’s participation rises, success grows

Math team’s participation rises, success grows

Helen Worku, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

South’s Math Team has been doing very well this year. So far, the team has had five meets. They have not won first place at any meets yet, but according to math team facilitator Don Winnes, they have placed third out of seventeen at every meet.  The math league averages about 180 schools that participate in t...

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