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Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Carly Joseph, Izzy Kanne, and Samantha Klepfer

May 23, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she and her teammates get ready to face the buzzer by doing more than just studying facts. “We’re continuing with our daily practices and then individual people are studying a lot more especially as a team. We have been doing a little fundraising as well,” Hansen-...

Civics students create solutions for community issues

Civics students create solutions for community issues

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas

May 22, 2019


Filed under Student Life

After presenting a poster board at the state capitol concerning equally funding high school sports, freshman Georgia Charpentier said she thought giving the presentation was exciting and personally beneficial. “It was really good to be able to present in front of people who we don’t know and ...

Interns for Change to Chill grant announced

Interns for Change to Chill grant announced

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

May 21, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

When junior Morgan Graves found out she, along with junior Filsan Omar, had been chosen by Allina Health as one of two interns for the Change to Chill grant at Park, she said she was excited because it gives her a way to make her ideas a reality. “I've been really excited about taking the next step...

Orchestra prepares for spring concert

Orchestra prepares for spring concert

Samantha Klepfer, Izzy Kanne, and Carly Joseph

May 20, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

As junior bassist Mitchell VonEschen looks forward to his first spring concert, he reflects on the preparation the orchestra has been doing for the performance. “We are practicing our songs in class,” VonEschen said. “I think it will be good.” According to orchestra director Kou Lee, the cl...

DECA closes out year

DECA closes out year

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

May 16, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

Sophomore Rachel Stein, said her year was successful overall, even though it took her some time to figure out what aspect of DECA she was interested in. “I originally wanted to go into fashion marketing, but I decided to go with job demonstration and human resource,” Stein said. “I placed second...

Students use Instagram to share fashion

Students use Instagram to share fashion

Adin Zweigbaum

May 14, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

Sophomore Evan Koronaios said that “SLP Street Wear” is a great way for students to spread an assortment of ideas. “We all have different diversity and fashion, we all dress differently and want to show the world how we do,” said Koronaios. Senior Wyatt Gann said he created the Instagram as a way to rele...

Sophomores accepted into All-State Choir

Sophomores accepted into All-State Choir

Abby Prestholdt

May 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

After hearing he had been accepted into All-State Choir, sophomore Leo Dworsky said he was excited to begin the program because of all the good stories he has been told about it. “From what I have heard it is a really cool experience so it'll be really cool for me as well,” Dworsky said. Sophomore...

Band teacher among best in state

Band teacher among best in state

Gabriel Kaplan, Maria Perez Barriga, and Katie Hardie

May 9, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

Junior David Klein said even though band teacher Steven Schmitz did not become Teacher of the Year, he is still an accomplished teacher. “Mr. Schmitz is not only an incredible person, but an incredible teacher,” Klein said. “I know from his perspective, he wasn’t that set on winning. He wa...

Different healthy food options in St. Louis Park

Different healthy food options in St. Louis Park

Breanna Thompson

May 9, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Check out healthy places to shop and eat in St. Louis Park. All these places offer different health food alternatives. ...

National Honor Society inducts members

National Honor Society inducts members

Megan Raatz

May 9, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

On May 3, those who met the necessary requirements were inducted into the National Honors Society, an organization established to recognize hard working high school students. According to junior Amelia Ryan, the necessities for each grade vary, but the group assists a variety of students. “Fo...

Scientific study exceeds expectations

Scientific study exceeds expectations

Ruby Stillman

May 9, 2019


Filed under Features Columns

The day I went around school sticking a thermometer in the air, a lot of people gave me some skeptical looks, even after I explained it was for a scientific study. Running around with a thermometer might not seem significant, but it was beyond meaningful to me. Dr. Michael Sheterensis, my bio...

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