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GSA reflects on low turnout

GSA reflects on low turnout

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

October 9, 2019

According to senior and GSA club leader Anika Jamison, after experiencing low turnout at its first meeting, the club is looking to gain new members this year through different events that will promote it. “Our main goal is to work on making sure that people at St. Louis Park know we’re here an...

Park Tech looks forward to year of growth

Park Tech looks forward to year of growth

Sofie Geretz

October 8, 2019

According to senior and Park Tech member Michael Ramirez, there are many facets of Park Tech that make up the club. “There's the more tech side and then there's like more business side,” Ramirez said. “There is programming, repair, marketing and communications.” According to junior and Pa...

MED club hosts speaker

MED club hosts speaker

Ruthie Posada

October 7, 2019

Corporate sales rep. for an orthopedic implant company Daniel Klaers said he agreed to speak at Medical Education Development club because it allowed him to educate students on his profession.  “What I do isn’t widely known or publicized and a chance to talk about it and teach people sounded l...

Debate team begins competitions

Debate team begins competitions

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

October 6, 2019

Debate team member and junior Liz Hodges said she has noticed her growth as a competitor over the last year in her recent debate tournaments. “Last weekend was our first competition of the season and during my first round I was really proud of myself, because I won on both offensive and defencive...

DECA set to attend mock competition

DECA set to attend mock competition

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

October 3, 2019

Junior Rachel Stein said she is looking forward to the experience at the mock competition DECA was invited to at the University of Minnesota. “I think the (University of Minnesota) inviting DECA for the mock competition was really cool and I’m really excited that we got the opportunity,” Stein sa...

Natural Helpers revamp program

Natural Helpers revamp program

Henry Brettingen, Rodolfo Zarate, and Mushtak Barqab

October 1, 2019

As junior and co-president Jade Shionoya reflected on the upcoming changes to Natural Helpers, he is  optimistic about the future of the program. “We are trying to improve how we recruit new members,(and) to get people to take us seriously and to expand Natural Helper beyond what it has been the ...

Theater prepares for fall musical

Theater prepares for fall musical

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

September 30, 2019

According to thespian president senior Ruby Stillman, Park’s next production is set to be “Legally Blonde”. “(‘Legally Blonde’) deals with really tough topics in a fun way. Feminism, obviously, but also stereotypes of women and how that is overcome and how that plays out. Also, sexual...

Orchestra class begins on a high note

Orchestra class begins on a high note

Sofie Geretz

September 29, 2019

According to senior and violin player Ella Hammerstrand, she is excited for the upcoming year of orchestra, primarily the music she gets to play. “Mr. Lee always picks really good music, so I'm excited for that. I really liked the songs (for this year),” Hammerstrand said. Orchestra teacher ...

MED club launches first meeting

MED club launches first meeting

Ruthie Posada

September 22, 2019

The first Medical Education Development club meeting kicked off by giving members the opportunity to request potential guest speakers, according to senior and club leader Sofia Seewald. “I wanted to get suggestions on what people wanted to see this year, who they wanted to hear from,” Seewald said...

Intersectional Feminism Club kicks off

Intersectional Feminism Club kicks off

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

September 16, 2019

According to co-club president and senior Maddie Lind, Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to expand its influence by devoting more time to local volunteer opportunities and activism this year.  “We’re hoping to get more involved. Last year was a lot of discussion and maybe some activities,” Lind s...

Drone racing program takes off

Drone racing program takes off

Gabriel Kaplan

September 14, 2019

At Park’s drone racing program’s first meeting Sept. 11, senior Will Schweitering, the leader of the activity, said he hopes to turn drone racing into a club in order to spread the fun of the sport to more people.  “We want to be a club, but it’s really just a way for us to come together and...

The Nest reopens with new improvements

The Nest reopens with new improvements

Maria Perez-Barriga

September 1, 2019

With the renovations completed, senior Cole Nugteren said he is looking forward to seeing the reactions of incoming students with the reopening of the Nest. “We have our street done now so that's going to be super nice,” Nugteren said. “I am  excited to see now (that) we are more of an establishm...

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