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Two seniors named US Presidential Scholar candidates

Sophia Curran-Moore February 11, 2021

Up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars annually, which is considered to be one of the highest honors for high schoolers. Senior Dahlia Krebs, a Presidential Scholar candidate, said she would...

Mandatory masks in practice cause big adjustment

Mandatory masks in practice cause big adjustment

Isra Mohamed January 24, 2021

Gov. Tim Walz allowed high school sports to resume Jan. 4 with masks having to be worn at all times during practices and games. This has taken some time to get used to but I am still grateful to have a...

Pandemic presents struggles to club leaders

Pandemic presents struggles to club leaders

Tobias Khabie December 31, 2020

  Every Thursday, frustration and disappointment are commonplace for me after I log off from the weekly Jewish Student Union meeting. As co-president, leading a club has never been more challenging. Each...

A pandemic Christmas

A pandemic Christmas

Abigail Prestholdt December 29, 2020

In my 17 years of life, my family has always spent Christmas at our own house. Even when we had Christmas vacations, we would always schedule them so we would be home for Christmas no matter what.  My...

Dr. Zach Davidson lights the center of the menorah Dec. 10 at Lunds and Byerlys’ menorah lighting. The menorah lighting commemorates the first night of Hanukkah.

Byerlys lights up the night with 12-foot menorah

Jordyn Deschamps December 22, 2020

Seeing the glow from the menorah gave me hope and filled my heart with joy. This year has changed the way I normally celebrate Hanukkah, and I didn’t know how different it would be, but after seeing...

Working with mental health

Working with mental health

Laniyah Thornton November 16, 2020

For the last few years, a goal of mine was to get a job. I’ve always wanted to make my own money and possibly help around the house with groceries or with our cat. The only barrier in my way is dealing...

Kamala Harris creates hope for all

Kamala Harris creates hope for all

Molly Schochet November 14, 2020

Growing up, I have been lucky enough to have a family full of strong women who have helped me become one. They encouraged me to do whatever I put my mind to. As a white person, I had the privilege of growing...

Junior Oliver Smith serves a milkshake to a customer during his shift Sept. 24. Smith has been working at Five Guys for close to a year already and is now having to find new ways to balance work and online schooling.

Balancing a part-time job and distance learning proves difficult

Oliver Smith October 4, 2020

I’ve been working at Five Guys for 10 months, half of that time during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the virus first became a threat in Minnesota, our dysfunctional and laid back form of online school...

Holiday spirit persists despite restrictions

Holiday spirit persists despite restrictions

Tobias Khabie September 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected almost every aspect of our daily lives. I suspected the same would happen for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish holiday celebrating the new year in the Hebrew calendar....

Starting the school year from home

Starting the school year from home

Grace Schultz September 10, 2020

Today marked the first day of distanced learning for St. Louis Park High School students. Although hesitant at first, the school day went better than I expected. So far, I’ve enjoyed having a scheduled...

Dealing with loss brings takeaways

Dealing with loss brings takeaways

Isra Mohamed May 28, 2020

Recently, my family and I lost our close family friend due to COVID-19 and it has been very rough on everyone in my family. This was my first time experiencing a death in my inner circle, so I felt...

Closing a chapter of my life via Zoom

Closing a chapter of my life via Zoom

Sofie Geretz May 21, 2020

When quarantine first began, I hadn’t fully realized its implications on my end of senior year events. I didn’t realize it would significantly impact the format of my very last Jewish Youth Group convention....

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