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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...

Seniors use passion, create puzzle club

Seniors use passion, create puzzle club

Yonit Krebs

December 19, 2018


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After bonding with biology teacher Julie Schilz over puzzles, seniors Claire Middleton and Greta Long decided to create their own puzzle club, according to Middleton. “It started about a month ago, so we met the first week of November,” Middleton said. “We meet up and work on jigsaw puzzles, ...

DECA works with Family Partnership

DECA works with Family Partnership

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez Barriga

December 18, 2018


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Senior Anthony David said a classmate of his, who is a DECA member, introduced him to the opportunity to sponsor a child’s holiday gift. “I was asked by one of the DECA participants if I was willing to sponsor a child,” David said. “I got a little sheet and on there were three things the...

Club discusses continuance of door knocking initiative

Club discusses continuance of door knocking initiative

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

December 16, 2018


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According to Roots and Shoots member Anna Kasper, the club plans to get more involved with businesses in the next few months, so they can gain support for the Climate Action Plan. “Today we discussed reaching out to more businesses and following up with some businesses about the Climate Action Plan wh...

Birdfeeder creates winter meal packs

Birdfeeder creates winter meal packs

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

December 16, 2018


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Senior and student manager of the Birdfeeder Althea Tyler said the holidays can be a difficult time financially for many families. “It’s a time when families are already buying presents and they might be having a harder time over the break, just because it’s a busy time and there’s more fa...

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