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Debate team explores new opportunities

Debate team explores new opportunities

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

January 13, 2020

When thinking back to her years in high school, debate team leader Samantha Leo said adding a speech season will challenge the club members to become better at declamation.  “I used to do speech in high school,” Leo said. “It challenged me to be a better public speaker which helped me late...

Teacher raises money to help Australian wildfires

Teacher raises money to help Australian wildfires

Kate Schneider

January 10, 2020

Science teacher Jessica Gust said after seeing the damage caused by the wildfires in Australia that continue to persist, she set up a fundraiser to help those affected. “I was really saddened by all the stuff I was seeing in the news. It seemed like something we could help out with even in the ...

Math teachers assistance availability

Math teachers assistance availability

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

January 7, 2020

Throughout finals, math teachers are available to help with math assignments and test preparation. Listed here are the teachers and rooms with the times they are available to assist with math....

German club plans ahead

German club plans ahead

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

January 7, 2020

After German club had their third meeting in December, junior and president Hattie Heiland said she is looking forward to doing more activities for the club.  “We'd like to do something for Earth Day. So far we made gingerbread houses and we made little lanterns. We basically just do crafts,” He...

ACE sees increased participation

ACE sees increased participation

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

December 27, 2019

While reflecting on his high school years, Architecture Construction Engineering mentor Dan Klobucar said the program was not available for him as a teen.  “It’s a pretty good opportunity to take advantage of and I’m glad to be able to help these students get an idea of what architecture, co...

Alumni join orchestra for winter concert

Alumni join orchestra for winter concert

Kate Schneider

December 20, 2019

Junior Alanna Franklin said she enjoyed the alumni coming back to play at the concert Dec. 19 so she could see some familiar faces again and learn from those she hadn’t met before. “I thought it was really cool, especially because I was classmates with some of them. Then there was older peopl...

Strong community within a classroom driven by success

Strong community within a classroom driven by success

Tennam Gyaldatsang and Neb Bekele

December 20, 2019

According to the leader of Non-Traditional Academy Chris Weaver, students who wouldn’t have exceeded to their full potential in a normal classroom setting seem to be doing well and are on track to graduate. “It's good to know that a small percentage of kids who probably would not have graduated ca...

Intersectional Feminism Club gains multiple perspectives

Intersectional Feminism Club gains multiple perspectives

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

December 20, 2019

After joining the Letters of Love meeting on Dec. 19, Intersectional Feminism Club president Ally Feller said she wants to continue combining clubs because it provides diversity.  “I want to combine Feminism club with other clubs in the future,” Feller said. “It's a wonderful way to combine our ...

Students utilize Special Education breakfast space

Students utilize Special Education breakfast space

Tennam Gyaldatsang

December 19, 2019

According to senior and Café 159 ½ manager Hailey Martinson, the students helping out at the café have an enjoyable time.  “We have a lot of fun when we are here and we goof around,” Martinson said. “I have learned a lot about counting money and math skills.” Sophomore Ryan Prohofs...

Choir performs at winter concert

Choir performs at winter concert

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

December 19, 2019

Concert, varsity choir and Park Singers held a joint winter concert Dec. 12. Throughout the performance, the three choirs focused on winter and holiday themed music, mainly singing independently of each other. ...

Annual Winter Solstice Walk spreads awareness on mental illness

Annual Winter Solstice Walk spreads awareness on mental illness

Jayde Claussen

December 18, 2019

St. Louis Park offers their third annual Be The Light Winter Solstice Walk Dec. 21 to encourage community members to be aware that some people in the community are experiencing mental illness. Becky McConnell, an employee at the Westwood Hills Nature Center, has assisted the planning of the program. ...

Mama’s Scrunchies to hold closing sale

Mama’s Scrunchies to hold closing sale

Henry Brettingen

December 18, 2019

According to sophomore and co-owner of Mama’s Scrunchies Luna Labelle, the business will be having a closing sale. “The sale is buy one get one free,” Labelle said. “Normally you can get one for one dollar, so during the sale you get two scrunchies for one dollar.” Labelle said the mos...

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