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Interns for Change to Chill grant announced

Interns for Change to Chill grant announced

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

May 21, 2019


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When junior Morgan Graves found out she, along with junior Filsan Omar, had been chosen by Allina Health as one of two interns for the Change to Chill grant at Park, she said she was excited because it gives her a way to make her ideas a reality. “I've been really excited about taking the next step...

Orchestra prepares for spring concert

Orchestra prepares for spring concert

Samantha Klepfer, Izzy Kanne, and Carly Joseph

May 20, 2019


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As junior bassist Mitchell VonEschen looks forward to his first spring concert, he reflects on the preparation the orchestra has been doing for the performance. “We are practicing our songs in class,” VonEschen said. “I think it will be good.” According to orchestra director Kou Lee, the cl...

DECA closes out year

DECA closes out year

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

May 16, 2019


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Sophomore Rachel Stein, said her year was successful overall, even though it took her some time to figure out what aspect of DECA she was interested in. “I originally wanted to go into fashion marketing, but I decided to go with job demonstration and human resource,” Stein said. “I placed second...

Students use Instagram to share fashion

Students use Instagram to share fashion

Adin Zweigbaum

May 14, 2019


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Sophomore Evan Koronaios said that “SLP Street Wear” is a great way for students to spread an assortment of ideas. “We all have different diversity and fashion, we all dress differently and want to show the world how we do,” said Koronaios. Senior Wyatt Gann said he created the Instagram as a way to rele...

Band teacher among best in state

Band teacher among best in state

Gabriel Kaplan, Maria Perez Barriga, and Katie Hardie

May 9, 2019


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Junior David Klein said even though band teacher Steven Schmitz did not become Teacher of the Year, he is still an accomplished teacher. “Mr. Schmitz is not only an incredible person, but an incredible teacher,” Klein said. “I know from his perspective, he wasn’t that set on winning. He wa...

National Honor Society inducts members

National Honor Society inducts members

Megan Raatz

May 9, 2019


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On May 3, those who met the necessary requirements were inducted into the National Honors Society, an organization established to recognize hard working high school students. According to junior Amelia Ryan, the necessities for each grade vary, but the group assists a variety of students. “Fo...

Festival celebrates Latino culture

Festival celebrates Latino culture

Noah Orloff

May 8, 2019


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As junior Victoria Caraballo smashed the piñata open, leading to cheers, candy and chaos, she said she felt validated by Latino Association Day May 2. “It was so fun. Everyone was telling me that I couldn’t do it because they thought I was weak but I proved them wrong,” Caraballo sa...

Park wins Change to Chill grant

Park wins Change to Chill grant

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

May 5, 2019


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After seeing the impact stress has on students at Park, the counseling office decided to apply for the Change to Chill grant, according to Natural Helpers adviser and health teacher Allison Luskey. Luskey said Park was awarded one of the $1,000 grants, and Natural Helpers will be creating a space...

Teacher raises awareness for Financial Literacy Month

Teacher raises awareness for Financial Literacy Month

Maria Perez Barriga

May 5, 2019


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To raise awareness for financial literacy, personal finance teacher Abigail Lugo said she created questions for students and staff to answer daily in order to win a 100 Grand Bar. “(I am doing this) because it is April Financial Literacy Month, and it was just a fun way to bring awareness to financ...

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

Abby Intveld

May 4, 2019


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With her four years of theater coming to a close, senior Zoey Zachek said the spring play indicates the end of her thespian career at Park. “It’s really crazy because I’m one of the seniors who has been in the program all of high school. So to see the different people cycle through and see p...

Tour of the Nest

Tour of the Nest

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

May 2, 2019


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  The Nest is a coffee shop in St. Louis Park that was opened at the beginning of the school year. This infographic shows a deeper look into what the Nest’s goal is with the student body and the community as a whole.  

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