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Spanish Club celebrates holidays

Spanish Club celebrates holidays

Katie Hardie

December 23, 2018


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As junior Mitchell VonEschen reflected on the presentation given in Spanish Club this past Wednesday, he shared learning about Latin American and Spanish holiday traditions helped him connect his own culture with others. “(Being) used to hearing about other cultures and being familiar with some diff...

Live performance encourages confidence

Live performance encourages confidence

David Bryant

December 22, 2018


Filed under Features Columns

Since attending my first live music show at the Depot Coffee House freshman year, I have taken an interest in being in a band. Seeing a musical side to those kids who didn't say much at school was eye opening. After finding myself back at the Depot every month or two my involvement only grew, which e...

Orchestra holds holiday gift wrapping

Samantha Klepfer and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 21, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to Orchestra director Kou Lee, the idea to hold a fundraiser in Barnes and Noble was started by Ms. Edgar. “That was set up before I got here, Ms. Edgar set that up a while ago so it’s been a thing,” Lee said. Freshman Thomas Hanson said the money made from the donations are use...

It all adds up

It all adds up

Yonit Krebs

December 21, 2018


Filed under Important, Student Life

As he begins to apply for jobs and earn income, sophomore Andrew Grossman said he is conscientious about having a SMART budget. “I think a budget would be maybe every single week put some sort of the percentage of money I get into what I like or what I need, like if something breaks, I could work ...

Assistant principals prepare for winter break

Assistant principals prepare for winter break

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

December 21, 2018


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According to assistant principal Todd Goggleye, the administration brought coffee and donuts to staff members Dec. 21. "It's just a little bit of holiday cheer for the staff to send them on winter break," Goggleye said. Goggleye said he believes it is important to recognize the work the staff does...

Park Tech acquires business volunteer

Park Tech acquires business volunteer

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez-Barriga

December 20, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to Park Tech adviser Jake Utites, Nathan Thorgrimson reached out to the club in order to help renew the club and its approach towards outreach and business management.    “So I am still the adviser, but there is a (helper) named Nathan Thorgrimson,” Utites said. “He was one of th...

Orchestra looks forward to alumni concert

Orchestra looks forward to alumni concert

Samantha Klepfer

December 20, 2018


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Orchestra director Kou Lee said the orchestra program’s upcoming alumni concert is significant, not just for orchestra, but for the music department in general. “It really builds the culture in St. Louis Park when you maintain that kind of connection because if you don’t have alumni’s who ret...

Destress club takes on aromatherapy

Destress club takes on aromatherapy

Isaac Wahl

December 20, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Destress club brings in a professional aromatherapist every so often to lead the club through various activities involving aromatherapy. The club meets every Monday after school at SLP Nest. ...

The Nest event fosters creativity

The Nest event fosters creativity

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

December 20, 2018


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As freshman Luna Labelle reflects on the Nest’s open mic event, she stresses the importance of giving everyone a safe space to express themselves. “I feel like it’s important so then students and other people can just express their talents and what they like to do,” Labelle said. According ...

Club educates on sexual health

Club educates on sexual health

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Isabel Kjaer

December 19, 2018


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Senior Sexual Health Education Club member Sidney Hosfield said she provides insight during the club’s gatherings while gaining knowledge from others “Most of the meetings are just kind of discussions,” Hosfield said. “A lot of times I just engage in those discussions and just put my opinio...

Seniors use passion, create puzzle club

Seniors use passion, create puzzle club

Yonit Krebs

December 19, 2018


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After bonding with biology teacher Julie Schilz over puzzles, seniors Claire Middleton and Greta Long decided to create their own puzzle club, according to Middleton. “It started about a month ago, so we met the first week of November,” Middleton said. “We meet up and work on jigsaw puzzles, ...

DECA works with Family Partnership

DECA works with Family Partnership

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez Barriga

December 18, 2018


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Senior Anthony David said a classmate of his, who is a DECA member, introduced him to the opportunity to sponsor a child’s holiday gift. “I was asked by one of the DECA participants if I was willing to sponsor a child,” David said. “I got a little sheet and on there were three things the...

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