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Quill and Scroll participates in Toys for Tots

Quill and Scroll participates in Toys for Tots

Tjessa Arrandado

December 7, 2017


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According to Quill and Scroll senior president Caroline Green, the Toys for Tots community drive is coming to the St. Louis Park community with the intention of bringing joy to families. According to senior Quill and Scroll project manager Atticus Raasch, Toys for Tots is an organization officer Bill...

Pit orchestra participates in theater musical

Pit orchestra participates in theater musical

Racquel Fhima

December 7, 2017


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Directed by Nate Kravetz, juniors Greta Long and Angelica Lopez, among others, performed in pit orchestra for  the theater musical 'Big Fish.' According to Kravetz, pit orchestra is a part of the musical every year, playing the supporting music as the actors perform. He said teaching pit orchestra...

Students schedules change at quarter

Students schedules change at quarter

Emma Kempf

December 1, 2017


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When junior Rachel Mattson’s biology and AP U.S. history hours changed, she said it was an easy switch. “It’s really not that bad, it’s just weird going from second hour to AP U.S. History instead of bio,” Mattson said. “History has a lot more people in it, and biology is a little empty,...

Discussion opened about intersectionality

Discussion opened about intersectionality

Marta Hill

November 27, 2017


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Senior Olivia Massie said she feels it is important for everyone to know what intersectionality means and how it could affect their view of the world. Massie said her definition of intersectionality involves all of the characteristics that might lead to oppression. “(Intersectionality is) the framewor...

Latino club discusses possibilities after high school

Latino club discusses possibilities after high school

Breanna Thompson, David Bryant, and Hayley Westwood

November 21, 2017


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According to adviser Daniel Perez, the Latin club recently transformed its club meetings to focus on discussing important topics such as post-secondary options with peers. “This particular meeting we talked about the process of getting to college,” Perez said. According to freshman Kristi Th...

Socio-Political Club begins new year

Socio-Political Club begins new year

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

November 21, 2017


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Senior Socio-Political Discussion Club co-president Ryan Lee said the Socio-Political Discussion club was founded last year by him and senior Eli Curran-Moore. “I started the club last year with Eli Curran-Moore,” Lee said. “We really wanted to create a way to promote healthy discourse about a b...

Club adapts to digital format

Club adapts to digital format

Ndunzi Kunsunga and Nietzsche Deuel

November 21, 2017


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Senior member of 36 Arts Shoshi Altman said for the club's goals, the magazine format has become obsolete and proved difficult to manage in past years. “We’re a club that’s a literary club magazine, but in years past we’ve had to spend a lot of money on making the magazine part of the club....

Feminism club prepares to speak about intersectionality

Feminism club prepares to speak about intersectionality

Lukas Levin, Writer

November 20, 2017


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Senior feminism club president Avia Kaner-Roth said at the next feminism club meeting, she hopes to inform students of the oppression of non-white, non-binary feminists that many people don’t realize is happening. “The point (of the meeting) is to educate people on the differences between being...

Choir prepares for performances, convention

Choir prepares for performances, convention

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert

November 20, 2017


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Senior choir member and thespian president Thomas Bryant said he felt the choir’s hard work paid off when they were chosen to participate in the Minnesota Music Educators Association convention, taking place Feb. 22-24. “It’s an honor to be a part of that. It’s so cool and it’s reflective of the good work we put i...

Science department accepts donations

Science department accepts donations

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

November 20, 2017


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When IB Biology teacher Julie Schilz informed her class about the science department accepting donations from students’ families, junior Thomas Pelowitz said he thought it was a good idea. “I think it’s good teachers don’t necessarily pressure (donations), it’s just more thought of as a...

Roots and Shoots members form recycling-focused team

Roots and Shoots members form recycling-focused team

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert

November 20, 2017


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Junior Roots and Shoots member Leila Raymond said she decided to join the club’s newly-created recycling team in order to promote sustainability in the Park community. “It was an initiative that a few of us (took on) because Roots and Shoots can impact the city and things (on a large scale), an...

Senior pursues future through internship

Senior pursues future through internship

David Bryant, Breanna Thomspon, and Hayley Westwood

November 17, 2017


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Looking for a head start, senior Ruchamah Borg said she got an internship for the group StandWithUs. “I am an intern for an organization called “StandWithUs’ and I was nominated by a friend who used to be an intern,” Borg said. According to Borg, the organization focuses on educating oth...

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