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Girls’ Golf banquet looks back on the season thus far

Girls’ Golf banquet looks back on the season thus far

Jacob Stillman
May 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports, Uncategorized

With sections still to come for the girls’ varsity golf team, the team had its celebratory banquet at Wolfe Park Pavilion May 23. Junior varsity player Julia Austad said although it is a little different having the banquet before the season is fully over, it must be before school is out to ensure maximum attendance. “We cannot cel...

District names new Superintendent

District names new Superintendent

Maggie Bahnson, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima
May 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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 shor...

Synchro overtakes Edina, wins Sections Meet

Synchro overtakes Edina, wins Sections Meet

Kailey DeLozier and Kirby Goodman
May 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

When reflecting on the recent Sections meet, senior captain Emma Breyak said she’s happy with her team’s outcome in defending the team’s Section championship title. “We kind of killed it, honestly, because it was supposed to be pretty close between us and Edina and we’ve won every Sections...

Transition Plus hosts spring dance

Transition Plus hosts spring dance

Yonah Davis, Yonit Krebs, and Amber Tran
May 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Senior Jose Velez Otero said he enjoyed the spring dance hosted by Transition Plus at Cedar Manor May 12 because he enjoyed dancing and eating junk food with his friends. Developmental cognitive disabilities teacher Alaina Martin said Transition Plus, a post-high school program that provides service...

Birdfeeder preps for the summer

Birdfeeder preps for the summer

Amaia Barajas and Alexis Machoka
May 23, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

As the school year comes to a close, Birdfeeder advisor Sophia Ross and other managers prepare for the summer by distributing leftover food for students. “Unfortunately the Birdfeeder doesn’t operate in the summer. However, before the end of the school year, we offer students to take food from ou...

Orchestra’s last concert of the year

Orchestra’s last concert of the year

Eleanor Kline-Olson
May 22, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

According to orchestra director Miriam Edgar, the orchestra’s spring concert will be orchestra's last concert of the year with the class saying goodbye to the seniors. “I usually end up bawling at this concert because I am saying goodbye to the seniors and this class of seniors I have had for six years,”...

National Honor Society inducts members

National Honor Society inducts members

Sumaya Mohamed and D’aviyan Robinson
May 20, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Junior and future National Honor Society (NHS) president Ubah Abdullahi said she felt valued being inducted into NHS and transitioning into her role as president. “It is an honor that they chose me to be their president (and) to represent the people that chose me because of the future I presen...

Event hosted to honor outgoing superintendent

Event hosted to honor outgoing superintendent

Emma Kempf
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Community members gathered to attend Rob Metz’s retirement reception on Thursday, May 18 at the Doubletree Hotel, commemorating his 19 year career in the district. District communications director Sara Thompson said the community turnout helped to provide a celebratory atmosphere.  “Rob Metz ...

Graduation to be held May 25

Graduation to be held May 25

Isabelle Becker
May 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

According to Kiki Christensen, assistant principal Kari Schwietering's secretary, graduation will be held 7:30 p.m. May 25 and seating outdoors is open to anyone. “(Graduation is) at the football field here at 7:30 and if it rains, it will be held indoors,” Christensen said. Christensen sa...

Bridgewater housing proposal denied by City Council

Bridgewater housing proposal denied by City Council

Alex Balfour
May 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

According to St. Louis Park planning supervisor Sean Walther, the City Council denied a proposal to construct a building on the northeast corner of Excelsior Boulevard and Monterey Drive at a meeting April 17. Sophomore Aidan Henry, who lives near Excelsior and Grand, said he heard opposition from his ...

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