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Book Club president promotes reading for entertainment, relaxation

Book Club president promotes reading for entertainment, relaxation

Isaac Wert

April 20, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

While currently the leader of Park’s Book Club, senior Arielle (Ari) Vlodaver said she actually didn’t start to appreciate reading until middle school. “I actually hated reading until seventh grade, (until) I got a nook, and started reading every night. As I started to read more, I was able...

Launch Party to happen on Earth Day

Launch Party to happen on Earth Day

Emma Yarger

April 19, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to freshman Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank, the Climate Action Plan has been in the works for three to four years. She said she feels happy to see their hard work come to fruition. “We are doing the launch this weekend, on Earth Day — the 22nd, and we have been planning the event...

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Sumaya Mohamed

April 19, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

With two seconds remaining in the championship round, senior and member of team Softball Sam Garcia felt beyond thrilled when she caught the ball, winning that round for her team as well as being named MVP. “I don’t know it is crazy. I just came here to play and have fun and I was named MVP ...

Student Council elects new officers

Student Council elects new officers

Hadeal Rizeq

April 18, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Recently, new Student Council officers were picked for the 2018-2019 school year. Members of the council also received information about running for next year’s student body positions According to Student Council President Sophie Yarosh, the method of choosing the new officers involved each of the c...

Portraits by Drawing and Illustration class

Portraits by Drawing and Illustration class

Nietzsche Deuel

April 17, 2018


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Art teacher Martha Ortman said she decided to have her students draw portraits of of people who made contributions to the black community after meeting with her equity coach. “This year I met with my equity coach and asked him how I could infuse equitable teaching with a racially conscious lense and d...

Parkway Pizza hosts fundraiser for the Nest

Parkway Pizza hosts fundraiser for the Nest

Tjessa Arradondo and Ndunzi Kunsunga

April 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Whether it was a sit-in or takeout, according to the St. Louis Park Nest chair Julie Schmelzer, last Thursday night Parkway Pizza took ten percent out of their sales and donated to the Nest. “We're hoping the money will help towards several things, such as remodeling we may need to do, or to st...

National Honors Society announces new officers

National Honors Society announces new officers

Marta Hill

April 16, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

When reflecting on why she wanted to be an officer, junior 2018-19 public relations officer Ilsa Olsen said she saw it as an opportunity to further her experience in National Honors Society. “I really like National Honors Society. It has given me opportunities to go out and do more for my community, ...

Weekly games unite faculty

Weekly games unite faculty

Ruby Stillman

April 16, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to engineering and science teacher Mark Miller, a group of teachers and administrators from around the district get together every week to play basketball. “We play basketball starting at 6 o’clock at the middle school every Wednesday, and we get a group together and we play four on four,...

Chamber participates in community musical

Chamber participates in community musical

Samantha Klepfer

April 14, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to sophomore cellist, Hannah Greenstein, a lot of work was put into preparing the musical, the "Wizard of Oz". “In chamber rehearsal we would practice the 'Wizard of Oz' music about once a week and that helped us get a feel for (it),” Greenstein said. “Over the last week we had ...

Technovations decides on app for competition

Technovations decides on app for competition

Yonit Krebs

April 12, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

For the Technovation Challenge, junior Ilsa Olsen said the team of five girls decided to create an app that would make it easier for students to give back to their communities. “We are making a volunteer app, and we’re trying to make it so someone can have an account and log in and just search for ...

Seniors required to train in CPR

Seniors required to train in CPR

Dani Orloff

April 12, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As seniors begin the final quarter of their high school career, there is one requirement they all need to fulfill in order to graduate, according to CPR instructor Rich Keith. “All seniors have to be trained (in CPR),” Keith said. “The Department of Education requires all seniors in the state...

Poetry jam to focus on mental health

Poetry jam to focus on mental health

Marta Hill

April 11, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As the poetry jam at yum! kitchen and bakery rapidly         approaches SLP Nest board member Lara Cleveland said she hopes it will attract a diverse group. “I think (the poetry jam) will be a fun time to hear about other people’s experiences and share words,” Cleveland said. “I would love...

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