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Highway 169 construction to continue

Highway 169 construction to continue

Nicole Sanford

Starting in early 2017, the state of Minnesota began construction on Highway 169 in an attempt to repair damaged lanes and ramps. According David Aeikens, head of communications and engagement for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the construction on Highway 169 covers approximately six miles. ...

February 14

Park reacts to changing politics

Park reacts to changing politics

Kirby Goodman

When reflecting on the recent political climate, English teacher Julianne Herbert said she feels divisiveness in the school parallels the country as a whole. “I think what’s happened in the classroom is what’s happening all over the country. We are more and more polarized,” Herbert said. “When that’s ...

February 13

Executive order hits home

Executive order hits home

Sam Orloff and Jayne Stevenson

As Freshman Zahra Mohamed thinks about her father’s trip overseas to Djibouti, she and her family worry about his ability to return. “He went back home to see his family and me and my brothers are worried if he can come back or not, so we just don’t know if he’s going to come back,” Mohamed said....

February 11

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City Entertainment

Oscars create excitement in viewers

Samyu Yenamandra

As junior Lindsey Prestholdt awaits the Oscars, she looks forward to the Best Original Screenplay award and the Best Writing Adapted Screenplay award. “I’m most excited for the writing, both original screenplay and adapted screenplay, because I...

February 21

Parkway Pizza to open in May

Parkway Pizza to open in May

Lukas Levin

Sophomore Evelyn Nelson said she is sad to see Beek’s go, but also curious to see how Parkway Pizza will affect the surrounding area. “It really is sad. It was really nice to have the Beek’s there because you could just go there if you had a s...

February 16

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Neudecker reminisces on Park career

Neudecker reminisces on Park career

Amaia Barajas and Alexis Machoka

Near the end of the first period of his Feb. 7 game against Chanhassen, senior Bauer Neudecker scored the game’s first goal. He said it was a good start to one of his last games. According to the MN Hockey Hub, Neudecker averages about 3 points per game and has scored  99 goals in his career. He said it was surreal for him to be putting on his jersey for one of the ...

February 16

Ultimate teams make practices mandatory

Ultimate teams make practices mandatory

Annabella Strathman

As the ultimate team looks ahead to its season, coaches set stricter rules about commitment from returning players, according to girls’ ultimate coach Seija Stratton. Stratton said beginning the season sooner will help combat the short season. “(Both teams are) starting practices earlier and making it more clear for returning players that this is more of a require...

February 15

Nordic ends season on high note

Nordic ends season on high note

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch

Racing through the finish line with ease, senior nordic captain Jackson Sokolowski clinched first place at conference and earned a State qualifying time at Sections. Sokolowski said he was pleased with the team’s performance at recent conference meets held Feb. 1 and Feb. 3. “I think the meets went really well for everybody,” Sokolowski said. “We lost a lot of (varsity s...

February 15

JOSL engages teenagers in basketball

JOSL engages teenagers in basketball

Dani Orloff

As senior Jared Zirkes prepares for the Jewish Organized Sports League season this year, he thinks about the opportunity to play in a basketball league without worrying about talent on the court. Zirkes said he looks forward to his third year playing in the Jewish Organized Sports League (JOSL). “Even though (our team is) not very good, it is fun to just get out there and pla...

February 14

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Lukas Wrede returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Lukas Wrede returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Izzy Leviton

As junior Lukas Wrede reflects on his past semester at Conserve School, he said he enjoyed going to a school where the outdoors became his classroom. According to Wrede, Conserve School is located in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, and high school students spend one semester lea...

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Student athletes sign letters of intent

Student athletes sign letters of intent

According to athletic director Andy Ewald, numerous student athletes has signed letters of intent, committing to participate in athletics at the postsecondary level. Ewald said student athletes often sign their letter of intent to a school early if they have already made their...

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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School
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