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Dead wasps to Yu-Gi-Oh: Student collections offer new views on an old trade.

Dead wasps to Yu-Gi-Oh: Student collections offer new views on an old trade.

Zoë Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

At some point in your life you have most likely come across a collection. Whether you’re flipping through a world record book or visiting your grandma’s house; you’ll probably find a trove of beloved treasures. Maybe collections of bars of soap and fake flowers. Maybe of Garbage Pail Kids and ...

The Garage sets the stage for young bands

The Garage sets the stage for young bands

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under A & E, Music, Top Stories

The Garage is a music venue located in Burnsville Minnesota and has been around since 1999. This music venue is more than just your ordinary live music setting. Its a non-profit, alcohol-free, open to all ages, sells pretty cheap tickets, and to top it all off it is a huge supporter of young bands. ...

The storied past of security guard Doug Herman

The storied past of security guard Doug Herman

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

There you are. Joking around in the hall. You goof off with your buddy, laughing as you walk down the corridor. You hear the slight buzz of a walkie talkie and turn the corner to see security guard Doug Herman. You may expect him to ask for your pass or walk you out of the school if it’s too late i...

Take back the holidays for family; don’t shop ’till you drop

Take back the holidays for family; don’t shop ’till you drop

Cece Kaufman, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas. I’m that girl who turns up “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey, puts up the Christmas tree, and roasts chestnuts over an open fire as soon as Halloween is over. I’m even sitting here right now listening to Christmas music as I write this article. ...

The prison system punishes more than just the prisoners

The prison system punishes more than just the prisoners

Mia Swanson and James Warren

December 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Have you ever thought about the two million people behind bars in the US prison system? Most people haven't. However, the likelihood that you have thought about how prisoners’ loved ones are affected by the prison system is even less. The US has the world’s highest incarceration rate in the world...

Spoken word and dance performance completes second year with Keno Evol

Spoken word and dance performance completes second year with Keno Evol

Oliver Casey, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Thursday, December 14th, the second annual spoken word/dance show graced the stage of South High. The spoken word portion was full of surprises, jumping from poetry to improv covering everything from gun control to the rise of greenhouse gases. The dance portion of the performance featured two all-dancer par...

Sounds of South Podcast

Sounds of South Podcast

Izzy Willette and Eli Shimanski

December 15, 2017


Filed under A & E, Blogs, Music, Top Stories

Listen to the first Southerner podcast here: ...

Assault Rifles are unnecessary and need to be banned

Assault Rifles are unnecessary and need to be banned

Spencer Kimball, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Two months ago, the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history occurred at a concert in Las Vegas. Using assault weapons, a single man killed 59 people and wounded 611. One month later, another shooter killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. These are both examples of a “mass shooting," which w...

Lack of district resources makes it harder for visually impaired students

Lack of district resources makes it harder for visually impaired students

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

From copying notes written on a board, to receiving a text book or packet, things most students perceive as basic, everyday things can be frustrating complicated processes for individuals with visual impairments. What is often the biggest setback for blind students is the amount of time for it ta...

The wrestling team “family”: Stronger together

The wrestling team “family”: Stronger together

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

The South High wrestling team has many accomplishments, yet the team gets little recognition in the South community. The wrestling team has been dominating championships for the past eleven years now. Making wrestling one of the most successful sports teams at South. The team is lead by head coach is Drew Gau. ...

Online gym offers alternatives to busy students

Online gym offers alternatives to busy students

Zoe Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It’s been over a decade since the first online gym class began and now it’s name is echoed around the halls. If you can’t imagine having to change clothes in school, there’s online gym. If you would rather not run laps at the YWCA when you could be making sculptures in ceramics; it’s ok, there...

New dance teacher brings insight and inspiration to South students

New dance teacher brings insight and inspiration to South students

Siobhan Sullivan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

South dance and theater programs welcomed a new dance teacher this year; Nancy Nair. Nair teaches Dance 1, Dance 2, Company 1, and Company 2 classes, along with choreographing for theater after school. “I absolutely love Ms. Nair, she is super supportive, [and] this is obviously a new environment ...

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