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NHS assists Birdfeeder with food and clothing drive

NHS assists Birdfeeder with food and clothing drive

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

December 12, 2019

Feeling optimistic about the food and clothing drive provided by National Honor Society (NHS) members for Birdfeeder Dec. 9-13, co-manager and junior Ayan Hassan said it will impact Park in a positive way.  “It’s really helpful that (the) NHS wants to help us because it's a way for students to get...

Band to play for senior citizens

Band to play for senior citizens

Henry Brettingen

December 11, 2019

As freshman band member Fiona Schaack reflected on why the band performance on Dec. 12 is important, she said more people should have respect for elders. “Respecting your elders matters because it’s important to be a well-rounded, respectful person,” Schaack said. According to band director Stev...

GSA meeting gets canceled

GSA meeting gets canceled

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

December 2, 2019

When sitting in Madam Sweeney’s classroom on Nov. 21, GSA’s (gay, straight alliance) co-president and senior Anika Jamison had to cancel the meeting because of lack of attendance.  “There were not enough people there to spark good conversation,” Jamison said.  According to junior Ain...

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

November 26, 2019

As a way to assist families over Thanksgiving break Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Birdfeeder co-manager junior Ayan Hassan said the club will shop for items to pack meals for students in need.  “This Thanksgiving we are giving out meals to students who want food to take home for their families,” Hassan said...

Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to inspire society

Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to inspire society

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

November 26, 2019

After discussing problems with the wage gap during the Intersectional Feminism Club meeting Nov. 21, senior and club leader Ally Feller said she thinks talking about these issues will help fix them in the community. “There are a lot of issues in society about women not being held as highly as men...

Local tutoring opportunity expands

Local tutoring opportunity expands

Noah Orloff

November 23, 2019

Freshman Sebastian Tangelson said if he found himself in need of educational assistance, he would go to tutoring at the St. Louis Park Public Library, courtesy of Park teachers. “I think (tutoring offered at the library is) great because students that may be struggling with their school work can get...

Math Team places last at meet

Math Team places last at meet

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

November 21, 2019

While reflecting on Math Team placing last in their recent tournament at Edina High School, co-captain senior Zachary Weiser said the team will be able to review their questions from the meet. “As a team, we did not do so great. On our team event, we didn’t get any of the questions right which wa...

Students hope to start unique sports group

Students hope to start unique sports group

Sam Swisher

November 7, 2019

According to junior Clayton Horstman-Olson, he hopes people will join his log rolling group and become involved in the sport. “I envision this club for St. Louis Park as something where people can come and learn to log roll,”Horstman said. “It can be a really fun community builder while doi...

Orchestra conducts Halloween concert

Orchestra conducts Halloween concert

Sofie Geretz

November 7, 2019

According to orchestra teacher Kou Lee, orchestra’s Halloween concert Oct. 30 turned out to be one of the best concerts in a long time. “Other people said that was the best the orchestra has (sounded) in a while, so I thought (the students) played very well,” Lee said. According to senior a...

Latino Student Association initiates meetings

Latino Student Association initiates meetings

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

November 6, 2019

Here is the most updated Latino Student Association (LSA) information for the 2019-20 school year. LSA plans to meet monthly and bring club participants and Latino students to the 2019 Latino Youth Conference. ...

Busing offered to students for volleyball State match

Busing offered to students for volleyball State match

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

November 5, 2019

When freshman Clare Miller found out busing would be available for Park volleyball’s upcoming State matches, she said she was joyful because of the convenience it would offer.  “I think it might make people feel better knowing they’re going to be able to get home alright and there’s no chaos,...

Park Tech begins new business venture

Park Tech begins new business venture

Sofie Geretz

November 4, 2019

Social Media is significant in connecting to a base of people and gauging overall club interest, according to junior and Park Tech member James Peterson.  “An Instagram is important, because you can connect to your market through their phone, something they have on them at all times,” Peterson sai...

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