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The birdwatching club spreads its wings

The birdwatching club spreads its wings

Elliott Askari-Rabe, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Birds are truly a sight to behold. They are, literally, avian dinosaurs, so it's no wonder that students at South have founded a new bird watching club. They had their first meeting on the 27th of March, and hope to make a regular habit of meeting and observing birds. The bird watchers rose early...

Talent show winners share their passion for dance in the 2019 NHS Show

Talent show winners share their passion for dance in the 2019 NHS Show

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

The house lights in the auditorium go down, while the music of the house band continues. The president of NHS Miguel Brandao begins to speak to the audience. One by one, the acts perform, continually dazzling the audience with their unique talents. The stage lights glow in an array of dazzling colors, ranging fr...

Meditation provides a ‘mindful moment’ for students after a stressful morning

Meditation provides a ‘mindful moment’ for students after a stressful morning

Erika Peterson, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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English teacher Elizabeth Johnson has recently started doing a ‘mindful moment’ during the first five minutes of her afternoon classes to promote mindfulness and allow students to calm down. Johnson uses the Headspace app to guide the class through meditation, an app she started using herself and l...

Sometimes teachers have to be “political” in the classroom

Sometimes teachers have to be “political” in the classroom

Caleb Stipkovits, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Politics.  They divide our country, especially in the time that we live in now,  which is a big reason why we try not to bring them up all the time. In schools, teachers are not supposed to express their own political views, which can be good in order to ensure that teachers do not force their opi...

An order of depression with a side of courage? Hold the stigma

An order of depression with a side of courage? Hold the stigma

Suad Adam, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

“Wa kibiirtaay. Quraan saar aa ubaahantahay” (You’re acting up. You need to be prayed upon). This is a phrase that I often hear from the older generation whenever I choose to express our feelings hardships in life. Mental health in many Somali households has been stigmatized. It’s thought...

Smudging grounds students as they begin their day

Smudging grounds students as they begin their day

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Just about every morning if you were to enter room 119 at the beginning of first hour, you might walk into something you don’t quite understand. You’d smell smoke, you’d see many students and staff all standing in a circle and someone holding a bowl of burning sage. This is called smudging. Som...

Parents, staff, and students begin search to find new principal

Parents, staff, and students begin search to find new principal

Madeline Mahoney, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Usually Site Council meetings take place in the small conference room across from the main office, but the Site Council meeting of April 9th, 2019 wasn’t just any meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to begin the search for a new principal, and due to increased attendance it was held in the media center...

2020 presidential candidate preview

2020 presidential candidate preview

Talula Cedar-James, Maya Edmonds, and Ellie Barnett-Cashman

April 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Democratic Bernie Sanders, U.S Senator for Vermont Age: 77 Sanders, who also ran in the 2016 presidential election, is know for his far left political views. He supports universal healthcare, free college tuition, and tax increases for the wealthy. His “radical” ideas make him very popula...

Advocating for the needs of Somali families is becoming a bigger priority at South

Advocating for the needs of Somali families is becoming a bigger priority at South

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

For the first time ever, Somali families were invited to South for a meeting specifically oriented to discuss the needs of Somali parents for South students. The room was filled with supportive parents, seeking better education on the systems at South and advocating for the needs of them and their chi...

Viva City gives students a taste of being professional artists

Viva City gives students a taste of being professional artists

Talula Cedar-James, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


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Now in its 23rd year, the Viva City Fine arts festival gives a chance for Minneapolis Public Schools to showcase the works of their students. Nora Scholl, K-12 arts district program facilitator for MPS said, “It's here to honor the work that [students] do and display it for the broader community an...

Beloved Principal Ray Aponte will leave South on a high note

Beloved Principal Ray Aponte will leave South on a high note

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

On March 19, beloved Principal Ray Aponte made a huge announcement: with the end of the 2018-19 school year, he will officially end his time as principal of South High. Aponte has served as South’s Principal for the past five years. “I was really struggling with it all the way up until December o...

Polls

If you were able to vote (regardless of age) out of the following declared or likely to declare candidates, which would you choose to be the 46th President of the United States?

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden (43%, 72 Votes)
  • California Senator Kamala Harris (20%, 33 Votes)
  • Current President Donald Trump (17%, 29 Votes)
  • Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (7%, 11 Votes)
  • South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (7%, 11 Votes)
  • Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Former Federal Housing Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Washington Governor Jay Inslee (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Maryland Representative John Delaney (0%, 0 Votes)
  • New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (0%, 0 Votes)
  • New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of the above (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13,849

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