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Debate team practices for upcoming tournament

Junior Liz Hodges practices while debate coach Samantha Leo times her. The debate team is currently preparing for an important upcoming tournament Nov. 8-9 at Apple Valley High School.

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 3, 2019

As coach Aedan Helweg reflected on his time teaching the debate team, he explained how the club can be beneficial for other aspects of life. “Debate is awesome, it’s a great way to prepare for just about everything you can prepare for — college and your professional career,” Helweg said. ...

DECA reflects on mock competition

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Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

November 2, 2019

Junior Michael Boxley-Harmon said going to the University of Minnesota mock competition Oct. 25 gave DECA members a better understanding of official DECA competitions. “I think this helped the people who were new to DECA, and it was a refresher to the returning members of what the competition wa...

Intersectional Feminism Club talks vocabulary

Freshman Laniyah Thorn ton expresses her anger regarding the use of homophobic and gender-based insults around school during the Intersectional Feminism Club meeting Oct. 24

Sofia Seewald, Maddie Schutte, and Emma Leff

October 25, 2019

After discussing the sexist connotations behind profanity in the Intersectional Feminism Club meeting Oct. 24, freshman and club member Laniyah Thornton said she wants to become more conscientious about her vocabulary. “I never thought about insults being gender-based, because when I use them or w...

French Club kicks off new year

Senior Patrick Djerf writes ideas for future French club meetings at the club's first meeting 8 a.m. Oct. 11 in B231. Attendees were able to eat French foods and listen to French music.

Marta Hill

October 24, 2019

After the first French Club meeting of the year, junior Maya Lee said she appreciated the opportunity to meet new people that French Club provided. “It was fun because I got to have a lot of conversations with people who I don’t usually get to talk to because we are in a lot of different classes,...

Math Team sets goals for season

Math Team adviser Kari Johnson works with sophomore Sophie Davis during practice Oct. 21. According to Johnson, last season Park placed fourth in their conference.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

October 23, 2019

Senior Math Team captain Zachary Weiser said he hopes more students will consider joining the activity, noting the club’s welcoming atmosphere. “Math Team is super fun. It’s definitely a good challenge but also you don’t have to worry about not being the greatest at math,” Weiser said.  ...

NTA Basics Quiz

Seniors Lauren Joyce and Tobyous Davenport do class work during first hour. NTA takes place 1st-4th hour every day in B131.

Tennam Gyaldatsang

October 23, 2019

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DECA dives into the world of sports management

Juniors Kahrder Schmitt and James Peterson work on a project for DECA Oct. 22. Sophomore Julian Johnson also works on a DECA related task.

Maria Perez-Barriga and Jayde Claussen

October 23, 2019

Business teacher and co-adviser of DECA Abigail Lugo said the club is taking students to a Minnesota Timberwolves game to look at the business aspect of a sports team. “We are going to go see what it is like to run the Timberwolves games, but on the business side of it, so ( students) will get an in-d...

Roots and Shoots starts year off strong

Roots and Shoots President Zoe Frank discusses with the club about future plans. The next meeting will be taking place Oct 22.

Tennam Gyaldatsang

October 22, 2019

According to junior Thor Anderson, Roots and Shoots has increased student involvement and awareness.  “I would say there are a lot more people in Roots and Shoots, which is really good because there are more people interested in this type of thing,” Anderson said. “We are more organized, we ...

FCA discusses integrity

Senior Alex Hager and junior Michael Boxley hold hands in prayer Oct. 15 at FCA. FCA meets Tuesdays 8 a.m. in room A304.

Ruthie Posada

October 21, 2019

According to senior and club leader Jacob Brown, in the meeting of the Fellowship of the Christian Athletes Oct. 15, the topic of discussion was integrity. “In FCA (Fellowship of the Christian Athletes) today we went over a lesson of integrity,” Brown said. “We learned more about it (and) asked q...

GSA reflects on low turnout

Co-presidents of GSA Club and seniors Anika Jamison and Al Woida discuss plans to paint the wall for National Coming Out Day. The first club meeting took place at 8 a.m. on Oct. 3.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

October 9, 2019

According to senior and GSA club leader Anika Jamison, after experiencing low turnout at its first meeting, the club is looking to gain new members this year through different events that will promote it. “Our main goal is to work on making sure that people at St. Louis Park know we’re here an...

Park Tech looks forward to year of growth

Senior Michael Ramirez discusses strategy for Park Tech's next project during a meeting after school Oct. 2. Ramirez specializes in software and digital aspects of the club.

Sofie Geretz

October 8, 2019

According to senior and Park Tech member Michael Ramirez, there are many facets of Park Tech that make up the club. “There's the more tech side and then there's like more business side,” Ramirez said. “There is programming, repair, marketing and communications.” According to junior and Pa...

MED club hosts speaker

Daniel Klaers speaks Oct. 1 at MED club. Klaers works as a corporate sales rep. for an orthopedic implant company.

Ruthie Posada

October 7, 2019

Corporate sales rep. for an orthopedic implant company Daniel Klaers said he agreed to speak at Medical Education Development club because it allowed him to educate students on his profession.  “What I do isn’t widely known or publicized and a chance to talk about it and teach people sounded l...

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