The Southerner

2015-2016 Staff

Anna Kleven

Tanya Hodge is one of many teachers who has noticed the mental health of their students worsen over the past few years. Her students have reached out to her in emails, stopped her after class, and in some...

Soline Van de Moortele

  Soline Van de Moortele has two different homes. No, they’re not just separated by the Mississippi River- they’re separated by 4,000 miles and a language barrier. Soline, a sophomore and first y...

Addie Welch

Adele Rose Welch, better known as Addie, is a senior and first year journalist for the South High Southerner. Glad to be able to fit newspaper into her schedule, her motives derived from her experience rea...

Emilio Del Carmen

Senior Emilio Del Carmen stands tall with glasses and a bright colored streak in his hair. This is his first year as a writer on the Southerner.  One of Del Carmen’s reasons to join newspaper was because he w...

Sera Mugeta

Though she is embarking on her last year here at South, Sera Mugeta has lots of enthusiasm for the upcoming one, working as a member of the Southerner. Self-described as “weird, quiet and radical,”...

Anna Kleven

Anna Kleven is on the last leg of her high school experience and trying to “savor it” as much as she can. This is her second year on the newspaper staff and first as an editor. “I knew I was goin...

Eli Shimanski

Although he considers himself an open book, many surprises lie behind Eli Shimanski’s green eyes. His tastes often contrast one another- his bookish tendencies and his fondness for the smell of gasol...

Nico Mercadal

Nico Mercadal 16 year old Nico Mercadal; a Bape-loving Capricorn with a passion for fashion, social justice, and acting.  Acting is a serious passion for Mercadal. His 'momager' has been getting him...

Drew Hemer

            There are many different faces here at South. Drew Hemer is another one of the many unique sophomores attending South High. At 15, Hemer has already discovered his passion for thin...

Lilia Torchia-Stately

A 14 year old freshman, former figure skater, member of the 4 student graduating class of Southside Family Charter, actress, and social justice activist, Lilia Torchia-Stately brings individuality and excite...

Eveline Murphy-Wilson

Evie Murphy-Wilson carries with her an air of grace. Maybe it’s her inquisitive eyes, her confident smile; or maybe it’s her hair, impeccably bunned and braided in a fashion that’s more 1715 than...

Ella Kressel

Ella Kressel is a self-described scatterbrained freshman writer for the Southerner. She very much enjoys school, and being on a schedule. She joined the newspaper because of its community of wonderful p...

Livia Lund

Sophomore Livia Lund is a friendly, thoughtful, and calm southerner writer who’s ready to join the world of newspaper. Even though this may be her first year of newspaper, the Southerner is a common thin...

Eva Shellabarger

Eva Shellabarger, a senior and a Libra, clutches her notepad against her blue jean jacket, a look she jokingly remarks as “edgy but girly”, as she recounts her experiences leading up to her joining the S...

Noura Abukhadra

  Noura Abukhadra, a junior, has been going to South since freshman year. A self-proclaimed intersectional feminist, she strongly believes that it is important for feminists to not only talk abou...

Fanta Diallo

Fanta is a senior this year and you may know her as a dancer or an actress from one of South's plays, but there is much more to her. She was born in Guinea and was raised there until the age of six with...

Lisa Williams

TV is good for you!  Seriously, it is. Imagine being able to make your dreams come true by turning on your TV and watching you favorite show. Lisa Marie Williams, a sophomore at South high school finds insp...

Nara Coldwater

Nara Coldwater is ready to take a plunge into South High as a freshman this year. While sitting with Coldwater, the first thing that you notice about her, is her shock of bright purple hair. Beyond jus...

Zekriah Chaudhry

On the field, Zekriah Chaudhry is a focused football player with a passion for sports. Off the field, he is a well spoken, relaxed, and motivated sophomore at South High.      Previously home ...

Cole Nicholls

In high school, we all know that you encounter hundreds of new personalities every day, especially at a school as diverse as South.  Some of them like school because they see their friends; some hate it...

Emma Pederson

My name is Emma Pederson and I'm a senior and, the Opinions and Social Media editor for the Southerner. My favorite part about being in newspaper is being able to hear what South High student's are interested...

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