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SOAR aims to diversify curriculum

SOAR aims to diversify curriculum

Devin Raynor
March 1, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

The Student Organization Against Racism (SOAR) is working to increase diversity in the literature taught in English classes at Park, according to junior co-president Olivia Massie. “We started our project. It’s about the books that we read in school and how most of them are from dead white male a...

Park Tech struggles with advertising, laptop computer services

Park Tech struggles with advertising, laptop computer services

Dani Orloff and Breanna Thompson
March 1, 2017
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When senior Garrett Briggs reflects on Park Tech’s current laptop project, he said the screen presents challenges because it created a variety of problems to be fixed. According to Park Tech adviser Jake Utities, Park Tech is currently working on fixing a laptop computer for a customer. “We...

Roots and Shoots repurposes utility boxes

Roots and Shoots repurposes utility boxes

Isabelle Becker and Nietzsche Deuel
February 24, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Updated Feb. 28: This story has been updated to reflect a change in the due date for art submissions. Roots and Shoots members are working to decorate plain utility boxes on street corners, all while promoting issues about climate change. St. Louis Park community liaison Breanna Freedman said art in...

Student Council runs Sno Daze dodgeball tournament

Student Council runs Sno Daze dodgeball tournament

Hannah Leff
February 23, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

Student Council hosted the Sno Daze dodgeball tournament in the Activity Center Feb. 22. The Junior Juveniles won the tournament for the second year in a row.   The winners received a $10 gift card to Smashburger while the second place team, In Your Face, earned a $5 gift card to Caribou Coffee. card to...

Junior scientists earn seventh place

Junior scientists earn seventh place

Ndunzi Kunsunga
February 22, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Despite earning last place in the Science Olympiad Regional competition, team members said the competition was worth competing in due to positive experiences. According to club advisor Jenny Magdal, two members earned a top-3 placing. “We got two that got medals for third place and that was Freja (Olsen) and Aaron ...

Ping pong club begins playing tournaments

Ping pong club begins playing tournaments

Dani Orloff and Breanna Thompson
February 22, 2017
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    When ping pong club co-president Rafferty Kugler reflects on the first year of the ping pong club, she says she wanted to create a club with a relaxed atmosphere. Kugler said the club consists of a mixture of playing ping pong and informational meetings. “This is our third time actually playing ping pon...

TILE chapter educates Park community

TILE chapter educates Park community

Elise Riley
February 17, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When junior Isaac Wert decided to co-found a TILE chapter in Park, he thought about the business and entrepreneurial education he could help provide to his peers. “Our chapter aims to reach as many students as possible, and hopefully to create a legacy that will last for many years to come,” Wert said...

SHEC addresses rape culture

SHEC addresses rape culture

Eleanor Kline-Olson, Sumaya Mohamed, and D’aviyan Robinson
February 17, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When sophomore Lexi Lee attended the Sexual Health Education Club meeting on Feb. 9 before school, she enjoyed listening to the diverse voices of the club’s members. “I’ve seen articles about (rape culture) before and talked about it with family, but it was cool to get other people’s persp...

Multicultural show to return to Park

Multicultural show to return to Park

Alex Balfour, Elise Riley, and Sophie Yarosh
February 16, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

As junior Doreen Moranga rehearses her dance for the multicultural show, she hopes students and faculty recognize that different people have different backgrounds and cultures. Moranga said she will be dancing with juniors Immaculate Ombaba and Samra Ali. “(I wanted to audition) because most people...

Roots and Shoots meets with other school districts

Roots and Shoots meets with other school districts

Isabelle Becker and Nietzsche Deuel
February 16, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to club mentor and iMatter executive director Larry Kraft, Roots and Shoots has been working on a climate action plan for St. Louis Park, and recently met with representatives from the city and students from other schools. “The Roots and Shoots club has done a phenomenal job on the ta...

Film club leader aims to engage members

Film club leader aims to engage members

Isabelle Becker and Nietzsche Deuel
February 12, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities

Vince Callahan, senior What is your role in the Film Club? “Technically I am like the co-president or whatever you would call that. I help lead but I’m not the official leader, (senior) Amira (Stone) is. But I help her out with that.” How do you choose your movies? “We do it based ...

Student Council plans Sno Daze events

Will Huyck
February 12, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to Student Council adviser Sarah Lindenberg, students can look forward to participating in all the usual activities during this year’s Sno Daze week. Lindenberg said the week will follow the same schedule as past Sno Daze weeks. “Thursday (Feb.) 16 is the pep fest, the following Tue...

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