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GSA meeting gets canceled

Freshmen Ruby Livon and Christina Loschy discuss their opinions on GSA being cancelled Nov. 22. They talk about their opinions on the importance of GSA.

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

December 2, 2019

When sitting in Madam Sweeney’s classroom on Nov. 21, GSA’s (gay, straight alliance) co-president and senior Anika Jamison had to cancel the meeting because of lack of attendance.  “There were not enough people there to spark good conversation,” Jamison said.  According to junior Ain...

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Senior Hayden Haase packs food for Thanksgiving meals Nov. 26. Junior Ayan Hassan helped organize the event in an effort to give families food for Thanksgiving.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

November 27, 2019

As a way to assist families over Thanksgiving break Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Birdfeeder co-manager junior Ayan Hassan said the club will shop for items to pack meals for students in need.  “This Thanksgiving we are giving out meals to students who want food to take home for their families,” Hassan said...

Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to inspire society

Senior Lauren Schmelzer collaborates with fellow Intersectional Feminism Club members. She shares her thoughts regarding the gender wage gap.

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

November 26, 2019

After discussing problems with the wage gap during the Intersectional Feminism Club meeting Nov. 21, senior and club leader Ally Feller said she thinks talking about these issues will help fix them in the community. “There are a lot of issues in society about women not being held as highly as men...

Local tutoring opportunity expands

Math teacher Meredith Webster helps junior Denzel Thomas at the St. Louis Park Library Nov. 16. Park teachers are offering their time to tutor students 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday.

Noah Orloff

November 23, 2019

Freshman Sebastian Tangelson said if he found himself in need of educational assistance, he would go to tutoring at the St. Louis Park Public Library, courtesy of Park teachers. “I think (tutoring offered at the library is) great because students that may be struggling with their school work can get...

Math Team places last at meet

Senior co-captain Zachary Weiser practices with team coach Elizabeth Huesing during Math Team practice Oct. 21. According to Weiser, the team’s next meet is in December.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

November 21, 2019

While reflecting on Math Team placing last in their recent tournament at Edina High School, co-captain senior Zachary Weiser said the team will be able to review their questions from the meet. “As a team, we did not do so great. On our team event, we didn’t get any of the questions right which wa...

New Chill Zone open for relaxation

Park student works on homework during lunch. The chill room can be located in the student services office.

Henry Brettingen

November 18, 2019

As junior and co-president of Natural Helpers, Jade Shionoya reflected on the club’s recent collaboration with Allina Health, he said the recent collaboration was a natural pairing. “Since Natural Helpers was, and still is, aiming to reduce stress and anxiety, it was a very easy partnership between ...

Students hope to start unique sports group

Freshmen Christina Loschy and Molly Horstman-Olson practice their log rolling technique Nov. 6 at the Central pool. Participants learned the basics of log rolling and had the chance to log roll with a partner.

Sam Swisher

November 7, 2019

According to junior Clayton Horstman-Olson, he hopes people will join his log rolling group and become involved in the sport. “I envision this club for St. Louis Park as something where people can come and learn to log roll,”Horstman said. “It can be a really fun community builder while doi...

Orchestra conducts Halloween concert

Junior violinist Ellen Payne plays violin during class 3rd hour. Band performed its Halloween concert Oct. 30 at St. Louis Park High School.

Sofie Geretz

November 7, 2019

According to orchestra teacher Kou Lee, orchestra’s Halloween concert Oct. 30 turned out to be one of the best concerts in a long time. “Other people said that was the best the orchestra has (sounded) in a while, so I thought (the students) played very well,” Lee said. According to senior a...

Latino Student Association initiates meetings

Photo Illustration by Sofia Seewald. Latino Student Association's next meeting will be held during 3rd hour Nov. 7 in C350.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

November 6, 2019

Here is the most updated Latino Student Association (LSA) information for the 2019-20 school year. LSA plans to meet monthly and bring club participants and Latino students to the 2019 Latino Youth Conference. ...

Busing offered to students for volleyball State match

Junior Kendall Coley hits the ball over the net during the Sections Finals Nov. 2. The State matches will be played as a double elimination Nov. 7 and Nov. 8.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

November 5, 2019

When freshman Clare Miller found out busing would be available for Park volleyball’s upcoming State matches, she said she was joyful because of the convenience it would offer.  “I think it might make people feel better knowing they’re going to be able to get home alright and there’s no chaos,...

Park Tech begins new business venture

Senior Jackson Kubitza and Junior Jasper Hoff take a look at Park Tech's new Instagram. Senior Michel Ramirez is the official Instagram manager, while other members aid with suggestions.

Sofie Geretz

November 4, 2019

Social Media is significant in connecting to a base of people and gauging overall club interest, according to junior and Park Tech member James Peterson.  “An Instagram is important, because you can connect to your market through their phone, something they have on them at all times,” Peterson sai...

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

Sophomores Olivia Brown and Mackenzie Peshong rehearse the opening number of the upcoming fall musical

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 4, 2019

Dance captain and senior Ruby Stillman said “Legally Blonde” uses dances to relay the message of the story. “Dance numbers are really important because they’re really entertaining and they’re really difficult, but they tell a big piece of the story,” Stillman said. Stillman said prep...

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