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District names new Superintendent

District names new Superintendent

Maggie Bahnson, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima

Incoming Superintendent Astein Osei was woken up at 10:30 p.m. May 10, startled by the two superintendent search firm members outside his door offering him a position as the new superintendent for St. Louis Park Public Schools. “I jump up, literally run upstairs in like a T-shirt, basketball shorts and dress soc...

May 25, 2017

Ramadan to occur week before finals

Ramadan to occur week before finals

Hadeal Rizeq

Every year, freshman Zahra Mohamed looks forward to the Muslim holiday, Ramadan, but worries academics and finals will make things difficult. “I love Ramadan. I’m kind of excited that Ramadan is coming up, but I feel like the best idea is to not have it during finals because some people are really exhaust...

May 24, 2017

Project officials outline building process

Project officials outline building process

Hadeal Rizeq

Since the flooding of the loading docks at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in 2014,  Minnehaha Creek Watershed District project and land technician Laura Domyancich said she has supported the hospital’s idea of working on a flood wall every step of the way. “The flooding in 2014 was considered a 100...

May 24, 2017

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SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

Isaac Wert

On her debut album, alt. R&B singer-songwriter SZA weaves thoughtful lyrics and mesmerizing beats to create an opus of self-reflection. Solána Rowe, under the stage name "SZA," released her debut album “Ctrl” following two successful EPs (exte...

June 11, 2017

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

Isaac Wert

Coming off a multi-year hiatus, Katy Perry re-enters the music scene with her fourth studio album, titled “Witness.” Described as “purposeful pop” about Perry’s various “liberations,” “Witness” fails to leave an impact on listeners. ...

June 9, 2017

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Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter

Freshman Charlie Harper said he has been playing golf since he was three years old and decided to join the St. Louis Park boys’ team for more golfing experience. “My parents and my grandparents all play golf,” Harper said. “(I joined the team) because we get to play more and I didn’t get to play a ton when I first started.” Boys’ golf head coach Mike Ok...

June 1, 2017

Boys’ tennis focuses on future leadership

Boys’ tennis focuses on future leadership

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch

Looking back on how much the players improved over the season, head coach David Breitenbucher said he feels the seniors had a big impact on the attitude of the team. “Oscar Laing was captain with Adam (Johnson) and Oscar always came to practice everyday with a good attitude. Oscar is great and has a great, optimistic attitude,” Breitenbucher said. “Jared Zirkes pla...

June 1, 2017

Girls’ golf prepares for Sections

Girls’ golf prepares for Sections

Alex Balfour and Sophie Yarosh

As captain junior Carly Livingston practices her swing in hopes to advance to the second round of Sections, she said the team is practicing real rounds on a course instead of their usual practice at a driving range. Livingston said she expects Sections to be a long day of tough competition. “We’re playing with people from not only our conference, but from our (entire) ...

May 31, 2017

Boys’ golf prepares for Sections

Boys’ golf prepares for Sections

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter

Boys’ golf captain Billy Nicholls said he feel confident going into Sections after placing third in their conference championship. Nicholls said the team is in a good position to compete for Sections. “I think there are little things that we need to clean up but for the most part, over all we’ve been playing really well together right now and I hope we can keep...

May 31, 2017

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Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter

Freshman Charlie Harper said he has been playing golf since he was three years old and decided to join the St. Louis Park boys’ team for more golfing experience. “My parents and my grandparents all play golf,” Harper said. “(I joined the team) because we get to pl...

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Seniors choose gap year options

Seniors choose gap year options

Max Bechtold, Izzy Leviton, and Nicole Sanford

When senior Felix Hengel was considering taking a gap year in Switzerland, he said he thought about his brothers’ decisions and the benefits of a gap year. “A gap year is something that both of my brothers wish they would have done,” Hengel said. “I wanted to take advanta...

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