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Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Maggie Klaers, Emily Ziessman, and Ruthie Posada

March 18, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

The theater company’s spring performance will be a funny love story with a surprising turn of events, according to director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “Peter and Rita meet, they fall fast in love, they get married after 6 weeks and on their wedding day a strange man wanders into the ceremony, kisses t...

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

March 18, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Spring break can be a time of food uncertainty for students who depend on school-supplied meals, according to Birdfeeder student manager, junior Mushtakh Mohammed. “During the week students have school lunch and school breakfast, which is really nice,” Mohammed said. “But then when spring break c...

Book club gains fresh perspective

Book club gains fresh perspective

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

March 18, 2019


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Senior Estelle Tronson said she was prompted to examine her own life by book club's most recent read, "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera. “I don’t read a lot of realistic fiction, but I thought (the book) was good,” Tronson said. “It really makes you think about your life and what yo...

Networking event connects industry professionals

Networking event connects industry professionals

Ruby Stillman

March 17, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

After attending the Career Conversations event, which aimed to provide students with the opportunity to connect with professionals from a wide range of industries, junior Victoria Martinez said she enjoyed learning from the discussions she had. “(The event) was trying to ask questions to get some more info...

Dancers perform for cultural celebration

Dancers perform for cultural celebration

Carissa Prestholdt

March 15, 2019


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As junior Emma Tight laces up her dance shoes for upcoming Irish dance performances, she said Irish dancers look forward to St. Patrick’s Day because of the festive atmosphere and opportunities for spontaneity. “There are some parades that you can go see and sometimes we go and watch those before we...

Jewish Student Union hosts speaker on Israel

Jewish Student Union hosts speaker on Israel

Maria Perez-Barriga, Katie Hardie, and Gabriel Kaplan

March 14, 2019


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The Jewish Student Union welcomed guest speaker Amy Cytron who discussed an opportunity to travel to Israel, according to club leader senior Leila Raymond.   “We started off by doing our usual programming where we discussed upcoming holidays and we briefly discussed the plot of Purim,” Raymo...

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Samantha Klepfer

March 14, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the rock concert provides a unique opportunity for the orchestra members to get a professional experience.   “It's a huge fundraiser, and we only do this twice a year for our tours. On those tours, students get the opportunity not only to perform, but they get to work...

Vegan Club wraps up year

Vegan Club wraps up year

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Emma Leff

March 10, 2019


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When senior Vegan Club member Delaney Wallerich reflected on the club’s final meeting at Vibe Organic Juice Bar in St. Louis Park, she said she enjoyed connecting with the other members over their shared passion for food. “I thought it was exciting that we could do something outside of school w...

Organization raises scholarship money for students

Organization raises scholarship money for students

Maria Perez-Barriga

March 5, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

The organization Dollars for Scholars is a community in St. Louis Park that raises money to give scholarships to seniors, according to counselor and scholarship coordinator Barb Nelson. Nelson said Dollars for Scholars has been helping seniors in St. Louis Park High School for a long time and the comm...

Band hosts 16th annual POPS concert

Band hosts 16th annual POPS concert

Gabriel Kaplan, Maria Perez Barriga, and Katie Hardie

March 4, 2019


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Playing for his last year, senior Anthony David said he is looking forward to the band’s upcoming POPS concert and feels more prepared than in the past despite not loving the theme. “We get to pick the theme — this year it’s POPS spins the records — and we get to play the music and hav...

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