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GSA provides safe space

GSA provides safe space

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

December 10, 2018


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According to junior and GSA co-president Anika Jamison, she joined the Gay Straight Alliance in order to positively change the school’s community. “I have been involved since the middle school, and I really wanted to make a change at Park,” Jamison said. “I wanted to make St. Louis Park fe...

Feminism club partners with ACT club

Feminism club partners with ACT club

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

December 6, 2018


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According to junior Feminism Club co-president Ally Feller, the club will be working on an initiative with the ACT Club. “Feminism Club is partnering with ACT and we’re trying to get city council to agree on an initiative,” Feller said. Junior Yoni Potter said he likes that the two separate...

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Amaia Barajas

December 6, 2018


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As senior Lexi Lee, who plays clarinet in the wind ensemble, nears the last winter concert of her band career, she reflects on ending band and saying goodbye to another high school experience. “It’s weird to think about. I know everything has to end eventually in high school, but I’ve been in...

Poetry slam stimulates talent

Poetry slam stimulates talent

Dahlia Krebs, Mira Malka, and Ruthie Posada

December 6, 2018


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Senior Nechama Buchbinder, president of 36 Arts, said her reason for having a poetry slam was to allow students to show off the art they have made. “This poetry slam and art share was really a good way for students to express themselves and share their art,” Buchbinder said. The 36 Arts club...

Student Council helps community through blood drive

Student Council helps community through blood drive

Emma Leff, Anika Hanson

December 5, 2018


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Student Council adviser Sarah Lindenberg said Student Council partners with Memorial Blood Centers to host four blood drives every year. Park held their second blood drive of the year during the school day on Dec. 3, according to Lindenberg. “We have four (blood drives) throughout the year. For eac...

Participation in eSports grows

Participation in eSports grows

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 4, 2018


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According to senior Jeremy Frham “Overwatch” requires quite a lot of skill in order to succeed at gameplay. “‘Overwatch’ is a team based strategy game,” Frham said. “It takes a lot of coordination and knowledge of the game to fully understand it.” Head coach of the Esports program...

Winter one-act to be ‘The Amish Project’

Winter one-act to be ‘The Amish Project’

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

December 3, 2018


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Senior stage manager Nietzsche Deuel said she is looking forward to tackling the difficult messages in the upcoming winter one-act. “I’m excited for the one-act because it’s something that our school has spoken out against, because it’s about a shooting,” Deuel said. “I think it’s really ...

Honey Candle Company creates buzz

Honey Candle Company creates buzz

Megan Raatz

December 3, 2018


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According to student employee Evie Gutzke, the Honey Candle Company is a part of the business innovations class where students pick a product to sell and target a specific group of consumers. “We picked candles because we thought it was cute to hand make them,” Gutzke said. “They're made out of ...

Nelly Korman named 2019 Global Learning Fellow

Nelly Korman named 2019 Global Learning Fellow

Dahlia Krebs

December 3, 2018


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Sophomore Casey Hunter said Global Learning Fellow Nelly Korman knows how to teach Spanish well. “She knows what she's doing and she knows what she talking about or teaching,” Hunter said. The NEA Foundation selects from applicants with one teacher per state, according to The NEA Foundation. Korman said as a fellow, she participates in activities relat...

Upcoming college visits at Park

Upcoming college visits at Park

Marta Hill

November 30, 2018


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The upcoming college visits are from schools from around the state. The sign-up sheet for the meetings with college representatives are outside the counseling offices.

Storiole holds sale for holiday spirit

Storiole holds sale for holiday spirit

Gabe Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez-Barriga

November 29, 2018


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With the holiday season approaching, Storiole finance manager, senior Ethan Kahn said the Storiole is participating in the holiday spirit by putting certain items on sale. “We are in the holiday spirit, and we wanted to have a little Black Friday shopping deal,” Kahn said. “Everyone can come...

Program creates new learning environment

Program creates new learning environment

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 26, 2018


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According to Non-Traditional Academy teacher Debra Skadden, the Non-Traditional Academy offers seniors an opportunity to learn in a different environment. “(It is for) seniors who are either in danger of not graduating ... or who just need a different type of learning environment. It’s a place...

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