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The difference between Men’s and Women’s Hockey is chilling

The difference between Men’s and Women’s Hockey is chilling

Hazel McKinney, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Sports, Top Stories

The Minnesota Whitecaps are breaking barriers in women’s sports. This local hockey team is one of the only professional women's hockey teams in the United States that has joined the NWHL. The NWHL is the National Women’s Hockey League, which was founded just three years ago in 2015. As of this y...

The ‘Clue’ performance was a play to die for

The ‘Clue’ performance was a play to die for

Mia Swanson and Zoë Chinander-McFaul

December 12, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Theater, Top Stories

It’s a dark and stormy night at the Boddy Manor residency. Five ushers (Abdulhakim Abdullahi, Liam Campbell, Will Cornell, Evan Kennedy, and Mya Lynch) set up the stage in an orderly fashion, sweeping, moving furniture, and in turn, invites us to a night of bloody murder. Well, six murders to be exact. ...

Graffiti around South echoes nationwide hate

Graffiti around South echoes nationwide hate

Eamonn Briem and Caleb Stipkovits

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

On the morning of October 27, 2018 a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue and killed 11 people.  The shooting was the most deadly attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history and local Rabbi Michael Latz said that this has for sure been the greatest attack that he can remember.  Latz is...

South’s ceramics program gives students the opportunities to advance their skills and future careers

South’s ceramics program gives students the opportunities to advance their skills and future careers

Ellie Barnett-Cashman, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

Successful careers in the arts are often judged to be unrealistic, but with South’s incredible arts program, many students plan on pursuing an arts career, specifically in ceramics. Senior Elizabeth Webster is dreaming of  being a ceramics teacher. Webster, who has been doing ceramics for four year...

No consideration for diversity in standardized testing

No consideration for diversity in standardized testing

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Am I failing… or is it the test? Many students have been taking standardized tests since 3rd grade. Standardized tests have no value for diversity whether you have a different learning style, background, language proficiency, mental health state, or socioeconomic status; these tests treat all kids as i...

The “blue wave”: what then, what now, and what next?

The “blue wave”: what then, what now, and what next?

B Fei, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

On November 6, 2018, the midterm elections took place, marking several key races at every position and level of government throughout the United States. Being the first midterm elections since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, Democrats have fiercely mounted many campaigns that have been r...

Teacher support of student athletes is vital to success in both academics and sport

Teacher support of student athletes is vital to success in both academics and sport

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

High school can be a tricky time. Students often have to balance considerable a workload and stressful social and family life. On top of all that some students have made serious commitments to a sport; their responsibilities may include rigorous sports practices, games, and practice schedules. Bei...

Weighted grades would encourage students to seek greater challenge

Weighted grades would encourage students to seek greater challenge

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In high school there is a tremendous emphasis on grading and grades, including focus on the grade value of assignments, and evaluation of knowledge and skills through testing and summative projects. Currently, at South, equivalent grades for all courses are weighted equally in the calculation of a student...

“It’s mostly about the students”: Open teachers and students unite for a better South

“It’s mostly about the students”: Open teachers and students unite for a better South

Patrick Bruch, Staff Member

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Here at South, there are multiple programs which students can be placed in or choose to be in. One of the largest programs is the Open program. In an effort to include students in their involvement and impact within the program, there is a weekly after school meeting ran by Open teacher Michelle Ockman...

K-pop brings a new voice to America

K-pop brings a new voice to America

Mia Swanson, Managing Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

Being Korean means being ugly, idiotic, and always the butt of a joke. Or at least that is what I was told from others when growing up. For the most part, I’m fairly white passing. However, there have always been those who can tell that I am mixed. I have round pale face, straight dark hair, and m...

Career talks bring options to South’s Somali speaking students

Career talks bring options to South’s Somali speaking students

Talula Cedar-James, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

South’s bilingual career choice talks are giving bilingual students a chance to network with community members and learn about what their future could look like. This past October marked the start of the meeting’s second year. The talks are focused around giving Somali speaking students a chance to i...

“Immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth”: a new proposed gender definition hits close to home

“Immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth”: a new proposed gender definition hits close to home

Charlie Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

A few weeks ago a memo was leaked from the Trump administration considering defining gender under Title IX as a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” This means if you identify as something other than your assigned gender at birth, it will not be recognized by the g...

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