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Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

January 13, 2019


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According to Roots and Shoots club leader, senior Katie Christiansen, marching to the Capitol acted as another chance to reinforce the need for environmental action for Minnesota. “We met with Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and recently appointed MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) commissio...

Math department plans test prep

Math department plans test prep

Emma Leff

January 10, 2019


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According to math teacher Amanda Forsberg, as the ACT date for all juniors at Park quickly approaches, the math department is working to prepare students for the high-stakes test. “The last couple years when we’ve hit second semester we have done an ACT prep class in our precalculus and advance...

Robotics attends season kickoff event

Robotics attends season kickoff event

Marta Hill, Noah Orloff, and Isabel Kjaer

January 10, 2019


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As senior robotics captain Anthony David reflected on the season kickoff, he said the event had positive energy as students and advisers awaited the much anticipated release of competition details. “Everyone was pretty excited. It's always interesting to see what they come up with every year becau...

Senior takes first lead role

Senior takes first lead role

Marta Hill

January 9, 2019


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When senior Estelle Tronson first saw the cast list for the winter play, “The Amish Project,” she was surprised to find she had gotten a lead role. “I was really excited, because it is a named role and that is super awesome and exciting for me,” Tronson said. “The only other time I have be...

Chamber orchestra tours synagogue, hospital

Chamber orchestra tours synagogue, hospital

Samantha Klepfer

January 8, 2019


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Orchestra director Kou Lee said the St. Louis Park chamber orchestra community concert tour is a good opportunity for the group members to bond. “Every time a group or an ensemble goes on a trip, they get that bonding time, community time,” Lee said. “I think it’s just a great experience playing f...

Hebrew class experiences thoughtful discussion

Hebrew class experiences thoughtful discussion

Ruthie Posada

December 30, 2018


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Junior Shaqued Ben-Harush said having Park’s equity coaches talk to the Advanced Hebrew class allowed the entire class to see things in a different perspective. “I think that it made us more open-minded because we never really thought of some things being as unfair as people might think,” Ben-H...

Orchestra holds holiday gift wrapping

Samantha Klepfer and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 21, 2018


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According to Orchestra director Kou Lee, the idea to hold a fundraiser in Barnes and Noble was started by Ms. Edgar. “That was set up before I got here, Ms. Edgar set that up a while ago so it’s been a thing,” Lee said. Freshman Thomas Hanson said the money made from the donations are use...

Park Tech acquires business volunteer

Park Tech acquires business volunteer

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez-Barriga

December 20, 2018


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According to Park Tech adviser Jake Utites, Nathan Thorgrimson reached out to the club in order to help renew the club and its approach towards outreach and business management.    “So I am still the adviser, but there is a (helper) named Nathan Thorgrimson,” Utites said. “He was one of th...

Orchestra looks forward to alumni concert

Orchestra looks forward to alumni concert

Samantha Klepfer

December 20, 2018


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Orchestra director Kou Lee said the orchestra program’s upcoming alumni concert is significant, not just for orchestra, but for the music department in general. “It really builds the culture in St. Louis Park when you maintain that kind of connection because if you don’t have alumni’s who ret...

Destress club takes on aromatherapy

Destress club takes on aromatherapy

Isaac Wahl

December 20, 2018


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Destress club brings in a professional aromatherapist every so often to lead the club through various activities involving aromatherapy. The club meets every Monday after school at SLP Nest. ...

The Nest event fosters creativity

The Nest event fosters creativity

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

December 20, 2018


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As freshman Luna Labelle reflects on the Nest’s open mic event, she stresses the importance of giving everyone a safe space to express themselves. “I feel like it’s important so then students and other people can just express their talents and what they like to do,” Labelle said. According ...

Club educates on sexual health

Club educates on sexual health

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Isabel Kjaer

December 19, 2018


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Senior Sexual Health Education Club member Sidney Hosfield said she provides insight during the club’s gatherings while gaining knowledge from others “Most of the meetings are just kind of discussions,” Hosfield said. “A lot of times I just engage in those discussions and just put my opinio...

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