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MCCSC reviews racially biased curriculum

Iona Pfingston, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Culture, Features

MCCSC’s K-5 learning materials are now under review after concerned parents brought what they saw as racially biased materials (including worksheets and textbooks) to the attention of district officials. These parents, alon...

Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018

February 10, 2018

South Speaks: Super Bowl Sunday

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Filed under Culture

Super Bowl Sunday is an age-old, American tradition in which people gather to watch a football game that some have been patiently awaiting all season. People watch for a myriad of reasons: the commercials, the halftime show, or,...

Café Hispano

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

Filed under Culture, Features

One Friday every month, a group of dedicated Spanish club members meet in room A107 to enjoy snacks and Spanish-language conversation. The event, Café Hispano, was founded last year by seniors Iona Pfingston and Molly Wagsch...

Battle of the Krogers

Taylor Harmon, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

Filed under Culture, Opinion

One of the most highly debated topics among Bloomington residents is the argument over which Kroger (out of four) is the best. The results of a two day Twitter poll have shown that KroGucci (College Mall Rd.) is the prefer...

Fun with turkey

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

"I feel like I could eat a horse". This phrase is heard around the country on Thanksgiving day. People count down the days until they can give thanks and eat copious amounts of food. While everyone knows that Thanksgiving is...

South Speaks: Thanksgiving traditions

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017

Filed under Culture

Thanksgiving is one of the most tradition-filled holidays of the year. We asked several students what their Thanksgiving traditions are. “I go to my grandmother’s house every year and visit with a lot of family,” sophomore Collin P...

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