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Roots and Shoots looks to improve Park’s recycling program

Juniors Zoe Frank and Keely Bernstein discuss the new Roots and Shoots video Feb. 24. The club wants to debut the video about recycling in the upcoming months.

Sadie Yarosh

February 27, 2020

At the Roots and Shoots meeting Feb. 24, the group discussed ways to create a video that informs students and staff about the recycling process and how to improve it, according to junior and member Thor Anderson. “The project we are working on with the administration (is) to help the recycling p...

LGBTQ meeting times schedule

A Twin Cities resident performs at the LGBTQ teen pride event June 1. Many student from the LGBTQ club have participated in activities such as these. The club encourages a safe environment for everyone to come and have a discussion as well as support.

Abigail Prestholdt

February 24, 2020

The LGBTQ meeting schedule has a wide variety of times and dates so all students are able to make it. As said by the members of the club it is a safe place for students. Each month the club has an estimated three to four meetings which all occur in room C375. Laura Buxton is the advisor for the club...

Student council prepares for Sno Daze

Seniors and Student Council co-presidents Anna Wert and Anna Nicholls discuss Sno Daze plans with adviser Sarah Lindenburg. Student Council is in charge of organizing Sno Daze week activities and decorating for the dance.

Sam Swisher

February 21, 2020

Before the upcoming Sno Daze dance Feb. 22, Student Council adviser Sarah Lindenberg said allowing students to choose music will help raise attendance. “The seniors (on Student Council) decided on having a couple of senior students create a playlist and be able to DJ the event to hopefully draw more s...

Storiole heads to national DECA competition

Senior Darion lovely checks inventory at the Storiole Feb 18. The Storiole received the gold level from DECA for meetings high standards.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

February 20, 2020

According to Storiole adviser, Sophia Ross the Storiole was approved as a gold level store among other stores who also qualified, as DECA looked at several aspects for the ranking.  “The Storiole submitted a school-based enterprise project to National DECA and they have recertified our store as a gold...

STEP Empty Bowls spreads awareness of food insecurity in SLP

Junior Katie Casey hands a bowl full of soup and bread to a St. Louis Park citizen Feb. 13. Casey volunteered at the STEP Empty Bowls event alongside many Park students.

Sofie Geretz

February 18, 2020

Reflecting on the STEP Empty Bowls event Feb. 13, owner and artistic director of GoodSpace Murals Greta McLain said the event brings the community together while promoting a good cause. “It's so beautiful to see people coming together around a cause and also coming together on one of the coldest...

ACE prepares for competition

Freshmen Ryan Dusaire and Henry Bendickson work on their design for a gastronomic center at the ACE meeting Feb. 13. Students worked with mentors in the construction industry to plan and execute a design and schedule for the building of a gastronomic center.

Ruthie Posada and Molly Schochet

February 17, 2020

Since the start of the school year, Architecture Construction and Engineering students have been designing a gastronomic center, according to adviser Al Wachutka.  “It’s called a gastronomic center, which by definition is a place for a blending of culture and foods. The idea that the students c...

Feminism club discusses gender disparities

Seniors Patrick Djerf and Maddie Lind discuss the gender inequality in the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program during the Feminism club meeting Feb. 13. The club discussed how women are outnumbered in high academic classes and in STEM.

Sofie Geretz

February 15, 2020

Feminism club president and senior Ally Feller said the meeting Feb. 13 dealt with issues regarding the presence of men and women in different settings. "We talked about women and STEM and imposter syndrome, which mostly pertains to women and minorities in STEM fields where they feel like they don't...

Quiz bowl prepares for tournament

Junior Audrey Long practices answering with quick reaction time as Junior Thor Anderson quizzes her Feb 11. The Quiz Bowl team has an upcoming tournament Sat Feb. 15.

Sam Swisher

February 14, 2020

Before the Quiz Bowl team competes Feb. 14, advisor Peter Dangerfield hopes the team will do well in the tournament so they can advance to the playoffs.  “My goal for this team is to finish in the top fifteen percent, which would definitely make the playoffs and then probably finish in the top...

Spanish club energized by new dances

Juniors Isaac Scott and Justin Colon dance together at the Spanish club Feb. 12th. The meeting was focused around different Latin American music and dancing.

Tobias Khabie

February 13, 2020

After an active Spanish club meeting where students learned traditional Spanish dances Feb. 12, junior Isaac Scott said the liveliness in the room was attributed to the people who were eager to be there. “The people that are here are here because they want to be here,” Scott said. “This (cl...

Robotics prepares for competition

Robotics adviser Trevor Paulson works with junior Nick Perszyk during the team's meeting Feb. 10. According to Paulson, the team does not have a class during school hours to work so it has to stay after school.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

February 12, 2020

While reflecting on her goals for robotics, junior Julia Salita said increased female involvement would leave a positive impact on the team and help diversify the field.  “My goal for the team, in general, is to not only get new members but also get more female members because, at competition, ...

Students successful in DECA event

Junior Emma Amon places in the top 7 of her DECA event. Amon is 1 of 12 SLP DECA competitors attending the state DECA competition March 1-3.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

February 11, 2020

Competing at a DECA district competition Jan. 27, many students competed for spots at State. 15 students ended up moving on to State, according to DECA adviser Sophia Ross. According to Ross, the students have been practicing for the district competition all year in class and outside of school. “We’ve...

MED club hosts OBGYN, medical student

OBGYN specialist Dr. Hope Frisch and medical student Emily Cruse speak to Med club about their careers. Med club invites guest speakers to talk about their professions every month.

Isra Mohamed

February 6, 2020

MED club hosted OBGYN Dr. Hope Frisch and third-year medical student Emily Cruse, who came to talk about their lives in the medical field.  According to Frisch, part of her job is taking care of women who are pregnant, as well as assisting women while giving birth. “I take care of women, eit...

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