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JSU celebrates Purim

JSU celebrates Purim

Gabriel Kaplan, Katie Hardie, and Maria Perez Barriga

March 21, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Jewish Student Union president senior Leila Raymond said she attended every annual Purim celebration meeting in the last four years, which the club celebrates by eating a Jewish pastry that symbolizes the villain in the Jewish Purim story. “Today we are making hamantaschen — an amazing pastry that r...

Local coffee shop temporarily closed

Local coffee shop temporarily closed

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

March 19, 2019


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As senior Nietzsche Deuel reflects on the Nest being closed, she recalls how it affected her, as well as other students who enjoy going to the coffee shop after school. “It affected me as a customer because the Nest was actually closed, it also affected (job training). We had planned to do training...

ACE basics quiz

ACE basics quiz

March 19, 2019


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With ACE nearly halfway done with their project, test yourself on some information about the club. Loading ACE Quiz var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-413592"), "quiz", "413592", { autostart: false, width: "100%", heig...

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Maggie Klaers, Emily Ziessman, and Ruthie Posada

March 18, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

The theater company’s spring performance will be a funny love story with a surprising turn of events, according to director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “Peter and Rita meet, they fall fast in love, they get married after 6 weeks and on their wedding day a strange man wanders into the ceremony, kisses t...

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

March 18, 2019


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Spring break can be a time of food uncertainty for students who depend on school-supplied meals, according to Birdfeeder student manager, junior Mushtakh Mohammed. “During the week students have school lunch and school breakfast, which is really nice,” Mohammed said. “But then when spring break c...

Book club gains fresh perspective

Book club gains fresh perspective

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

March 18, 2019


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Senior Estelle Tronson said she was prompted to examine her own life by book club's most recent read, "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera. “I don’t read a lot of realistic fiction, but I thought (the book) was good,” Tronson said. “It really makes you think about your life and what yo...

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Samantha Klepfer

March 14, 2019


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Orchestra director Kou Lee said the rock concert provides a unique opportunity for the orchestra members to get a professional experience.   “It's a huge fundraiser, and we only do this twice a year for our tours. On those tours, students get the opportunity not only to perform, but they get to work...

Vegan Club wraps up year

Vegan Club wraps up year

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Emma Leff

March 10, 2019


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When senior Vegan Club member Delaney Wallerich reflected on the club’s final meeting at Vibe Organic Juice Bar in St. Louis Park, she said she enjoyed connecting with the other members over their shared passion for food. “I thought it was exciting that we could do something outside of school w...

Organization raises scholarship money for students

Organization raises scholarship money for students

Maria Perez-Barriga

March 5, 2019


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The organization Dollars for Scholars is a community in St. Louis Park that raises money to give scholarships to seniors, according to counselor and scholarship coordinator Barb Nelson. Nelson said Dollars for Scholars has been helping seniors in St. Louis Park High School for a long time and the comm...

Band hosts 16th annual POPS concert

Band hosts 16th annual POPS concert

Gabriel Kaplan, Maria Perez Barriga, and Katie Hardie

March 4, 2019


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Playing for his last year, senior Anthony David said he is looking forward to the band’s upcoming POPS concert and feels more prepared than in the past despite not loving the theme. “We get to pick the theme — this year it’s POPS spins the records — and we get to play the music and hav...

Seniors look to final show hopeful, sentimental

Seniors look to final show hopeful, sentimental

Maggie Klaers

March 3, 2019


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As senior stage manager Nietzsche Deuel’s last show approaches, she said she can’t help but feel nostalgic looking back over her years in the theater program. “I know for me it’s going to be very sentimental and very emotional and very personal, but I hope that it will be the best one yet,” Deu...

Roots and Shoots plans solar event

Roots and Shoots plans solar event

Noah Orloff, Emma Leff, and Marta Hill

March 3, 2019


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After visiting local businesses to encourage them to sign the Climate Action Plan business pledge, Roots and Shoots plans to expand their community outreach through a student-led initiative regarding solar energy, according to Roots and Shoots leader senior Katie Christiansen. “Roots and Shoots is working on ...

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