The Southerner

2019-2020 Staff

Katherine Lundquist

Katherine Lundquist

Katherine Lundquist is the Editor in Chief of our student run newspaper, and has been on the team since freshman year. Lundquist is invested in nature, and enjoys going on nice bike rides after school...

Hayley Morgan

Hayley Morgan

Sophomore Hayley Morgan enters her first year of newspaper hoping to build her creative writing skills.  Morgan, a dedicated athlete, plays three sports: tennis, track, and volleyball. She has played ...

Salma Ibrahim

Salma Ibrahim

Salma Ibrahim is a junior in the Liberal Program. This is her first year on the Southerner. She is a member of Student Council. Salma is passionate about makeup and beauty, she is interested in studying c...

Sammie Stever-Zeitlin

Sammie Stever-Zeitlin

It’s Sammie Stever-Zeitlin's first year in high school and her first year in newspaper. She decided to join because she likes to write and thought the class would be interesting and good to try out. She writes...

Talula Cedar-James

Talula Cedar-James

Talula Cedar-James has a knack for tinkering with problems until they work. She is putting this skill to good use this year as the Graphics Editor. As a junior this her second year at the Southerner. ...

Tannen Holt

Tannen Holt

Tannen Holt is a senior and is back for his third year on the Southerner. He is excited to be on staff again after taking a year off from the newspaper. Over the summer, he was in the May Day Parade on...

Rayna Acha

Rayna Acha

Although Rayna Acha is a senior at South, it is her first year on the Southerner and she was excited to join. Outspoken, extroverted, and self-driven, Acha is very passionate about Feminism, Social Justice,...

Mumtaz Abdi

Mumtaz Abdi

Whether she’s listening to hip hop, eating pizza with pineapple, or drinking Coke, Mumtaz Abdi can always be found with a smile on her face, and friends nearby. She is a sophomore at South, and this ...

Guille Bastian McClain

Guille Bastian McClain

Guille Bastian McClain is a junior and this is her first year at the Southerner. She’s always enjoyed writing about things she’s interested in, and has a passion for creative writing.  Along wi...

Yasemin Isaacs

Yasemin Isaacs

Yasemin Isaacs is an excited freshman, eager to begin her journey on the Southerner’s staff. Isaacs went to Seward Montessori, which she says was ok, albeit boring. In her free time, Isaacs enjoys kn...

Gabe Chang-Deutsch

Gabe Chang-Deutsch

Its Gabe Chang-Deutsch third year on the newspaper. He is excited to be working with new people and getting to know new people this year. He started off a normal freshmen who likes writing. After being ...

Eamonn Briem

Eamonn Briem

Eamonn Briem is a senior at South and this is his second year at the Southerner. Briem spends most of his time outside of school either skateboarding or working at Starbucks where he’s been a barista for...

Ellie Barnett-Cashman

Ellie Barnett-Cashman

It’s Ellie Barnett-Cashman’s second year in newspaper and this year she’s coming back as a Sports Editor. She joined because it seemed cool and she made friends along the way. She also enjoys biking...

Khayaal Desai-Hunt

Khayaal Desai-Hunt

This is freshman Khayaal Desai-Hunt’s first year on the Southerner staff. Desai-Hunt is excited to work on improving her writing skills as she learns the processes of journalistic writing. She has e...

Erika Peterson

Erika Peterson

Erika Peterson is the Arts and Entertainment editor for The Southerner, and she is very passionate about social change and history. She enjoys being a part of the Southerner staff because she enjoys being ...

Graham Doyle

Graham Doyle

Graham Doyle is a sophomore at South highschool. Starting his first year of newspaper, he hopes to highlight stories centered around politics and activism. Doyle is an active member of the South community p...

Perry Fernands

Perry Fernands

After their first taste of the Southerner last spring, senior Perry Fernands is back and ready for more. Class solidarity is an important value to them, and they hope to write some stories about the pe...

Isaac Kiel

As a junior, Isaac Kiel is looking forward to his first year on the Southerner as a staff writer! In his free time Isaac finds himself playing an unhealthy amount of video games, he spends a lot of time ...

Maya Edmonds

Maya Edmonds

Maya joined the Southerner last year, during her sophomore year of high school. It was actually an accident, but Maya thought the class was pretty chill, so she returned for a second year. Both inside ...

Nicholas Auckenthaler

Junior Nicholas Auckenthaler is extremely excited for his first year on the Southerner. While he has never done reporting before, Nicholas spends his time working at Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis and...

Quentin Wolf

Quentin Wolf

Quentin Wolf is entering his junior year at South High School and his first year on the Southerner. He is excited to write article about topics that are important to him, and to spread awareness on important...

Shanell Gordon

Shanell Gordon

Shanell Gordon is new to the Southerner this year and making the most of it. Shanell didn’t even know she was going to be in newspaper this year but was randomly placed in it. Regardless, she picked i...

Fardus Hassan

Fardus Hassan

Freshman, Fardus Hassan is likely to be found chilling at home binge-watching Netflix while scrolling through her social media or playing iMessage games with friends. When she gets the chance, Fardus lov...

Helen Worku

Helen Worku

Helen Worku is a sophomore at South High and is in her first year on the Southerner. Worku was placed in the newspaper by her counselor, but even though she didn’t select it herself, she is enthusiastic...

Caleb Stipkovits

Caleb Stipkovits

Despite it only being his second year with the Southerner, sophomore Caleb Stipkovits is making his mark as the News editor. Stipkovits is passionate and prideful, he is never scared to think out loud ...

Norah Austin

Norah Austin

If you’re fond of the extensive Twin Cities park system, you could probably find Norah Austin walking or biking along the many paths within and throughout Minneapolis. Austin is a junior at South Hig...

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride

Kinsley Wilcox-McBride is in her third year as a member of the newspaper, and second year as an editor. Wilcox-McBride started in newspaper as a freshman, and plans to continue being involved until she...