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Birdfeeder creates winter meal packs

Birdfeeder creates winter meal packs

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

December 16, 2018


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Senior and student manager of the Birdfeeder Althea Tyler said the holidays can be a difficult time financially for many families. “It’s a time when families are already buying presents and they might be having a harder time over the break, just because it’s a busy time and there’s more fa...

Architecture Construction Engineering club opens doors

Architecture Construction Engineering club opens doors

Izzy Kanne

December 16, 2018


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Architecture Construction Engineering club is giving students the opportunity to learn more about the world of construction, according to adviser Al Wachutka. He said students are currently meeting to design playgrounds. Senior Maria Vivone said she utilizes the opportunities the club provides her...

Chamber orchestra prepares for concert

Chamber orchestra prepares for concert

Samantha Klepfer

December 16, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Orchestra director Kou Lee said chamber orchestra is preparing for their upcoming concert by rehearsing their pieces alongside their regular classmates. “We’re sight reading some of the pieces in class this week and that serves the chamber but also the whole orchestra,” Lee said. According to...

Robotics prepares for season

Robotics prepares for season

Marta Hill, Noah Orloff, and Isabel Kjaer

December 16, 2018


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The Oriole Robotics team is preparing for the 2018-19 season. Competition details will be released Jan. 5, and the qualifying competition will be March 28-31. According to team member senior Serena Moore, the team was No. 32 last season and did not advance past qualifiers. The image below is a digita...

College and Career Readiness flourishes with ideas

College and Career Readiness flourishes with ideas

Isaac Wahl

December 15, 2018


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When looking into the lesser known area of our school, the College and Career Readiness department, there is a whole world of programs in the making to prepare students for their futures, according to Career and College Readiness coordinator Kara Muller. Muller said the school’s advisory program...

Spanish field trip offers new perspectives

Spanish field trip offers new perspectives

Dahlia Krebs

December 13, 2018


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Junior Ava Tronson said the optional Spanish field trip to the Ordway for a concert by Cuban musician Nachito Herrera was special. “It was really different than any concert I’ve ever been to and I liked all the dancers that were there,” Tronson said. According to the trip coordinator, Spanish...

St. Olaf honor band cultivate improvement

St. Olaf honor band cultivate improvement

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

December 13, 2018


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As senior Oliver Willette reflects on his time performing with the St.Olaf honor band he recounts the complexity and fast-pace the band had. “It reinforces the importance of once you make a mistake you can’t make it again. We probably played through four songs and we played through them all only...

Students find financial success on Instagram

Students find financial success on Instagram

Maddie Schutte

December 13, 2018


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After seeing and purchasing secondhand clothes from another Park student’s Instagram, freshman Logan Epp said she decided to upcycle some of her own items after seeing the success of her peers. “I just saw it on other girls’ stories and I thought it would be a good idea to sell clothes,” Epp...

GSA provides safe space

GSA provides safe space

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

December 10, 2018


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According to junior and GSA co-president Anika Jamison, she joined the Gay Straight Alliance in order to positively change the school’s community. “I have been involved since the middle school, and I really wanted to make a change at Park,” Jamison said. “I wanted to make St. Louis Park fe...

3 things to know: Week of Dec. 10

3 things to know: Week of Dec. 10

December 10, 2018


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For the week of Dec. 10 by slpecho...

Natural Helpers reflect on event

Natural Helpers reflect on event

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

December 9, 2018


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Natural Helpers welcomed customer service employee Derek Turner from Wells Fargo this past week to learn more about helping others. According to Turner, Natural Helpers adviser Allison Luskey invited him to speak to the club. “(Luskey) wanted me to share my experiences from Wells Fargo to share with the class,“ Tur...

Feminism club partners with ACT club

Feminism club partners with ACT club

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

December 6, 2018


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According to junior Feminism Club co-president Ally Feller, the club will be working on an initiative with the ACT Club. “Feminism Club is partnering with ACT and we’re trying to get city council to agree on an initiative,” Feller said. Junior Yoni Potter said he likes that the two separate...

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