August 2018 City South Magazine

In the August issue get to know some of the outstanding high school seniors of your community in our annual Prep Elite feature.

This whimsical photo of a curious cat and a toad won second place in the Pets category of the Picture City South photo contest. The cat’s name is Winslow. His owner, Susan Spannaus, took the picture on her patio in 2015.

 

When deciding with friends where this weekend’s brunch will take place, often the conversation revolves around which restaurant has the best eggs Benedict, the best breakfast potatoes, the best chicken and waffles. But what if you added local sourcing into the conversation?

 

Cartoonist, illustrator and Minneapolis resident Alana Hawley started pysanky (egg decorating) when she was in high school. What began as an Easter tradition in her family quickly became a hobby for Hawley.

 

Dylan Kinneavey
Southwest High School

What do you like best about your school?

 

Minneapolis residents do not need to look far to see streets lined with cars.  They whiz by windows—in shiny blues, golds and whites, boxy or sleek or family friendly. They have settled into the landscape, as plainly as a grassy yard or a rippling river.

 

Tucked away in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis is a little, family-owned optical store. What’s inside is a feast for the eyes (pun intended).

 

Mirah Ammal, artistic director and founder of Al-Bahira Dance Theater and the Aalim School of Dance, takes a fresh approach to teaching dance. “My degrees are history and journalism—so of course, I’m a dancer.

 

You’ve probably seen Sota Clothing’s logo out and about, whether you’ve realized it or not.

 

Students no longer need to head straight for the potato chips after school with this tasty—and healthy—recipe. Sometimes a refreshment is just what they need, especially at the beginning of the school year when the warmth of summer still clings to the air.

 

Julie Sedlak from the Linden Hills Library has a few poetry recommendations for the community to pick up this August.

 

When a beloved community mural— situated on the wall of Bryant Market in the Carag neighborhood—was destroyed during a construction project, the neighborhood rallied.

 

Minneapolis’s Eat Street is a big name in the Twin Cities. When the marketing consultants at Zeus Jones moved into Whittier, they fell in love with the 17 blocks of delicious food. Thus, the cookbook From Eat Street, With Love was born.

 

High school is often seen as a time to explore new things, a place where young adults can learn about who they are. Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School senior Amelia Backes has done that and more, from swimming to RoboCup to jazz band.