The Southerner

South isn’t woke; it’s queerphobic

South isn’t woke; it’s queerphobic

B Fei, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Faggot. Trap. Bitch. Tranny. Freak. Dyke. Shemale. Twink. These are the words that continue to reverberate around the white brick walls of South High School. Somehow, they always find their way back to me as a constant reminder that, maybe, I don’t belong here. I hear these words in class. I ...

Nike’s stand for social justice, although hypocritical, further advances progressive movements across the country

Nike’s stand for social justice, although hypocritical, further advances progressive movements across the country

Eamonn Briem, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With a quarterly income of 3.4 billion US dollars and universal popularity across the majority of demographics, Nike holds a status every brand works for, appealing to everyone on the political spectrum.  However, during the last month Nike has finally taken a stand on the most prevalent politicizati...

Students fight for permanent protection of the Boundary Waters

Students fight for permanent protection of the Boundary Waters

Talula Cedar-James, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is in danger of toxic mining practices after the Trump administration cancelled a stay on mineral leasing in it’s watershed. The stay was put in place to stop mines from being developed in the area. It was supposed to last for two years while an environmental re...

New Writer’s Room brings back support to the writers of South

New Writer’s Room brings back support to the writers of South

Erika Peterson, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

A new Writer’s Room opened in Room 150 at South on September 25th. This program was created through a partnership with the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, or MOI, a local nonprofit. Full time MOI staffer Sam Oppenheimer and South English teacher Corinth Matera provide support in the Writer...

Formation of a new class brings structure to students

Formation of a new class brings structure to students

Caleb Stipkovits, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under A & E, Top Stories

From converting styrofoam cups into beautifully cut shapes to manipulating paper to be 3-dimensional, Megan Knutson’s sculpture and multimedia class is always creating art off of a modest budget.   Ms. Knutson is in her first year at South and first as a teacher.  She is also a painting and dra...

South volleyball almost wins conference champs

South volleyball almost wins conference champs

Hazel McKinney, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

On Tuesday night, South volleyball team played their conference championship game. The varsity team has won all of their previous conference games which were against Washburn, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt, and Edison. The win against Washburn was a big achievement for the team considering South has not ...

Allegations of sexual harassment dig deep into South community

Allegations of sexual harassment dig deep into South community

Madeline Mahoney and Henry Holcomb

October 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

On Wednesday, September 19th allegations of inappropriate messages from South English teacher, Darin Doty, to a South ‘18 graduate surfaced. By the next day, the allegations had circulated around the school. The source of the allegations was a post on the graduate’s spam Instagram account. The...

Lack of Tiger Pride room brings students into support staff’s offices

Lack of Tiger Pride room brings students into support staff’s offices

Maya Edmonds, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The old Tiger Pride room at South High School is gone as of last year. Due to budget cuts we no longer have a room designated for disciplining students. The Tiger Pride Room was a room where students would be sent by their teachers if they were misbehaving in class or were taken there if they were found...

Barnard Field gets back on track

Barnard Field gets back on track

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

While last year it was a host to student athletes and fans of high school sports, this year the most frequent visitors of Barnard Field have been construction workers and heavy machinery. It should be pretty obvious to everyone who’s given the field a passing glance since the start of this year th...

Southeast Asia trip puts the “World” in “World History”

Southeast Asia trip puts the “World” in “World History”

B Fei, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

By definition, “humanities” refers to the study of human culture and civilization, and South High’s curriculum is nothing short of rich deep-dives into the past, present, and future of our world. At the end of the day—however—students can only dream of seeing the different worlds that their...

Site Council is South High’s site for change

Site Council is South High’s site for change

B Fei, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In an isolated conference room just across from the main office, many students, parents, and teachers are holding discussions that may determine the direction of South High School’s development. This cohort is known as the Site Council, which is a mandated program for every school in the Minneapolis...

Driven To Discover program presents many benefits for South science teachers and students alike

Driven To Discover program presents many benefits for South science teachers and students alike

Norah Austin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Beginning in the summer of 2014, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of 5 South science teachers, Jeff Ponto, Mick Hamilton, Susan Peterson, Randy Hedlund and Katherine Rosok, attended various classes surrounding topics ranging from pollinators to phenology, of which were spo...

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