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Cannabidiol oil generally not controversial

Cannabidiol oil generally not controversial

Talia Lissauer and Ben Sanford

May 8, 2019


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Most medications for anxiety and chronic illness come with a list of side effects; however, according to owner of Vibe Organic Juice Bar Amber Thielen, cannabidiol oils are often therapeutic and effective for individuals that suffer from a variety of disorders. “It’s a great alternative to being on...

Festival celebrates Latino culture

Festival celebrates Latino culture

Noah Orloff

May 8, 2019


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As junior Victoria Caraballo smashed the piñata open, leading to cheers, candy and chaos, she said she felt validated by Latino Association Day May 2. “It was so fun. Everyone was telling me that I couldn’t do it because they thought I was weak but I proved them wrong,” Caraballo sa...

Senior receives two awards

Senior receives two awards

Noah Orloff

May 7, 2019


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As senior Yonah Davis was told he had won the Rose Rees Peace Award, he said he was enthusiastic. “I had heard about (the award) in the past so I just felt really excited,” Davis said. According to Davis, he received the Howie Stillman Young Leadership Award May 5 and the Rose Rees Peace Award May 1. ...

Park wins Change to Chill grant

Park wins Change to Chill grant

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

May 5, 2019


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After seeing the impact stress has on students at Park, the counseling office decided to apply for the Change to Chill grant, according to Natural Helpers adviser and health teacher Allison Luskey. Luskey said Park was awarded one of the $1,000 grants, and Natural Helpers will be creating a space...

Teacher raises awareness for Financial Literacy Month

Teacher raises awareness for Financial Literacy Month

Maria Perez Barriga

May 5, 2019


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To raise awareness for financial literacy, personal finance teacher Abigail Lugo said she created questions for students and staff to answer daily in order to win a 100 Grand Bar. “(I am doing this) because it is April Financial Literacy Month, and it was just a fun way to bring awareness to financ...

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

Abby Intveld

May 4, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

With her four years of theater coming to a close, senior Zoey Zachek said the spring play indicates the end of her thespian career at Park. “It’s really crazy because I’m one of the seniors who has been in the program all of high school. So to see the different people cycle through and see p...

Teen Literature Conference gives young writers opportunities

Teen Literature Conference gives young writers opportunities

Kate Schneider

May 4, 2019


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Junior Svea Bleske said high school students have little to no time to focus on writing due to the work and stress that comes along with school and the Teen Literature Conference is a way for students to set aside time. “As a student, I haven’t been writing as much due to normal schoolwork and...

Tour of the Nest

Tour of the Nest

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

May 2, 2019


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  The Nest is a coffee shop in St. Louis Park that was opened at the beginning of the school year. This infographic shows a deeper look into what the Nest’s goal is with the student body and the community as a whole.  

Orchestra pushes through challenges, inspires students

Orchestra pushes through challenges, inspires students

Samantha Klepfer, Izzy Kanne, and Carly Joseph

April 30, 2019


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As junior violinist Yoni Potter looks back on his third District Festival, he said despite some difficulties, the experience was just as fun as previous years. “One of our soloists couldn’t make it so somebody had to substitute for her,” Potter said. “It was also kind of stressful because we d...

Apparel business looks to expand to Storiole

Apparel business looks to expand  to Storiole

Carissa Prestholdt

April 30, 2019


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After winning the Park Prints raffle, teacher Jenny Magdal said she is looking forward to more Park apparel coming to the Storiole. “I love school spirit and wish we would do Park Pride Fridays for everybody in the school,” Magdal said. “If there are more places that make school apparel, then ...

Clarinetist wins Best of Site Award

Clarinetist wins Best of Site Award

Maria Perez Barriga, Katie Hardie, and Gabriel Kaplan

April 27, 2019


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After winning the Best of Site Award for her clarinet solo performance, sophomore Anavey Hosack said she was overjoyed. “I feel really awesome, I was a little nervous about it. Everyone knew before I did, but yeah it’s good,” Hosack said. “It’s pretty big and not easy to win, especially for ...

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