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Tech help provides support through Instagram

Tech support team members meet over a Zoom call on Nov. 18 to go over future plans for tech support. The tech support team is currently working on making support videos through Instagram.
Members give out necessary tips, news
November 20, 2020

After beginning distance learning March of last year, the student tech club was created to aid students on virtual platforms. Since its creation, it has developed the @slp_hybrid_learning Instagram page:...

Employee Relief supports staff

Science teacher Patrick Hartman helps a student in the hallway. Helping a student in the hallway during freshman orientation was one of the challenges featured in Employee Relief.
Parent committee aids staff in challenge
November 6, 2020

Recently, the Employee Relief challenge was designed to cover a family meal for an employee. The Parent Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) has been supporting the challenge by helping Jennifer Thomas,...

Drone racing focuses on recruitment

Used with permission from Clayton Horstman Olson. Senior Horstman Olson is co-captain of Park's drone racing team which currently is working to recruit new members.
Team refines ability through online simulator
November 1, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted much of the drone racing team’s in-person activities, senior and co-captain Clayton Horstman Olson said he has been able to refine his skills and enjoy the sport...

SLP Seeds begins new hydroponics initiative

Senior Liz Hodges is a part of the SLP Seed Hydroponics team. Once a week, the team checks on their green houses where the plants are grown and makes any improvements to their environment.
Seniors sow seeds for new growing systems
November 1, 2020

SLP Seeds, an organization dedicated to providing sustainable and healthy food to the St. Louis Park community, has begun a new initiative called hydroponics. This will aid in feeding families this coming...

Clubs at Park offer social connection during the pandemic

Park graduates of the Class of 2020 enjoy French cuisine at the very first French Club meeting Oct. 11, 2019. French Club is one of many clubs at Park this year that will continue its program online.
Students are encouraged to join from home
October 29, 2020

With limited social contact, students are trying to find ways to maintain connections with others. One way is through joining clubs and organizations offered at Park that spark students’ interests. Abiding...

DECA adapts to COVID-19 restrictions

Used with permission from Emma Amon. DECA members pose for a picture at its Family Partnership collaboration Dec. 20, 2019.
Club implements new fundraisers and concepts
October 29, 2020

After the DECA meeting Oct. 21, senior DECA officer Emma Amon said that the meeting went well, even amongst the challenges faced with scheduling and virtual meetings. “The meeting went pretty good,”...

SLP Girls United remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, deceased Supreme Court Justice who fought for the rights of American women.
Club carries on her legacy
October 12, 2020

St. Louis Park Girls United, a new student-led club, is a weekly club dedicated to educating students about current events and social issues regarding women. On Oct. 30, they held their second meeting...

Girls United holds first meeting

Girls United had its first meeting over Zoom Sept. 23. The club hopes to unite female students at Park, according to junior Ella Roether.
Club plans to unite young women
September 26, 2020

Looking back at the inaugural Girls United meeting Sept. 23, junior and co-president Ella Roether said she is more than satisfied with how the meeting went. “It went so well, we were not expecting...

Yearbook continues tradition of wake-ups during pandemic

Echowan Editor-in-Chief and senior Sarah Wojtasiak bags a customer's groceries Jan. 19 at Cub Foods during a Echowan fundraiser. Echowan has been attempting to raise money to buy yearbooks that they can give away to seniors who can't afford one.
Echowan announces 2020-2021 staff list
May 29, 2020

Although wake-ups for the school year book Echowan are usually a time for celebrating, students had to adapt their traditions in light of the COVID-19 outbreak according to sophomore Kathryn Haertzen. “Wake-ups...

Letters of Love makes digital cards

Senior Dayna Krause decorates a card for sick children during a Letters of Love meeting Dec. 19. During quarantine, Letters of Love is offering online card making in order to continue providing emotional support for kids in the hospital.
Cards benefit both kids and creators
April 10, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 grows every day, senior and Letters of Love president Maggie Klaers said Letters of Love has the ability to make a greater impact than ever before. “Now more than ever, kids...

Nest holds bath bomb workshop

Brogan Berg, who makes environmentally-friendly bath products, assists junior Aaliyah Brown in making a bath bomb March 12. The Nest hosted an eco-friendly bath bomb making event as a part of a new series focusing on preserving the environment in the coming months.
Event focuses on environmental impact
March 14, 2020

Bath bombs have the ability to relax and relieve stress, but they are also environmentally friendly, which is why the Nest held a bath bomb making event March 12 as a part of a series focused on preserving...

Orchestra celebrates Women’s History Month

Used with permission from Kou Lee.  Conductor and composer Erika Svanoe conducts the 4th hour orchestra class March 9. Svanoe was invited to speak and practice with the orchestra in honor of Women’s History Month.
Composer, conductor invited to speak
March 12, 2020

According to orchestra director Kou Lee, he invited composer and conductor Erika Svanoe to come speak and practice with the orchestra to inspire his students. “I invited her today because she is not...

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