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Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Spring sports, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

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 ...

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...

MED Club hosts final speaker

MED Club hosts final speaker

Adam Johnson and Sam Birnberg
May 24, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Uncategorized

Medical Educational Development (MED) Club concludes the 2016-2017 school year, Thursday morning, by hosting Immunologist Dr. Jason Raasch. Raasch will speak to students interested in the medical profession. According to junior and MED Club president, Hannah Wolk, club adviser Casie Budolfson chose Raasch to s...

Echowan distributes yearbook

Echowan distributes yearbook

Izzy Leviton and Samyu Yenamandra
May 24, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

After receiving her yearbook during lunch on May 22, junior Kaylee Baumann said she felt content with her purchase because the yearbook contains moments she can look back on in the future. “(The yearbook) is worth (the money) because you can’t put a price on memo- ries,” Baumann said. ...

Seniors choose gap year options

Seniors choose gap year options

Max Bechtold, Izzy Leviton, and Nicole Sanford
May 24, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

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 advantage of the opportunity...

Volunteer gives time to orchestra

Volunteer gives time to orchestra

Eleanor Kline-Olson
May 20, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Staff Profiles, Uncategorized

According to orchestra director Miriam Edgar, Kou Lee is a volunteer helping orchestra out because he is working on his teaching license.   “Kou is a friend of mine from college and Kou is volunteering his time to get orchestra experience in our classroom and we’re also observing his knowled...

Softball team prepares for Sections

Softball team prepares for Sections

Max Bechtold
May 19, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports, Uncategorized

Mindful of the nearing Sections tournament, softball head coach Bobby Crumpton thinks of how much progress the players have made through a challenging season. “It’s been a tough season; I think wins and losses don’t show how strong the team really is,” Crumpton said. “They’ve gone up ...

“Harry Styles” diverges from boyband to rock band

Samyu Yenemandra
May 18, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment, Uncategorized

Since the hiatus of One Direction, Harry Styles has kept most of his work on his debut album a secret. Instead of continuing along the mainstream pop path paved by his former band, “Harry Styles” pulls from classic rock influences to craft a refreshingly alternative solo debut. Styles’s albu...

Ice Cream Social encourages communal interaction

Ice Cream Social encourages communal interaction

D'aviyan Robinson
May 18, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Junior Alyssa Whetstine said she would love attending the annual Ice Cream Social event held in St. Louis Park to become familiar with other members of her community and bond with her siblings. “(I would like to go) to get to know the people that are in my community and because my siblings like ...

Club looks to break down stigma

Club looks to break down stigma

Annabella Strathman and Devin Raynor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

According to Sexual Health Education Club co-president Philip Djerf, the club held a meeting to discuss stigma surrounding sexuality and disabilities. Djerf said the meeting involved clearing up misconceptions about the sexuality of people with disabilities. “We started by watching a YouTube v...

Girls’ golf plays in tournament style match

Girls’ golf plays in tournament style match

Alex Balfour and Sophie Yarosh
May 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports, Uncategorized

According to girls’ golf coach Joe Yaeger, four JV golfers participated in a tournament style match May 10 at Chaska Par 30 golf course. Yaeger said the match held eight non conference schools and consisted of 46 players. Yaeger said the girls scored a 225. Yaeger said eighth grader Maia Seidel ...

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