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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...

Architecture Construction Engineering club opens doors

Architecture Construction Engineering club opens doors

Izzy Kanne

December 16, 2018


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Architecture Construction Engineering club is giving students the opportunity to learn more about the world of construction, according to adviser Al Wachutka. He said students are currently meeting to design playgrounds. Senior Maria Vivone said she utilizes the opportunities the club provides her...

Chamber orchestra prepares for concert

Chamber orchestra prepares for concert

Samantha Klepfer

December 16, 2018


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Orchestra director Kou Lee said chamber orchestra is preparing for their upcoming concert by rehearsing their pieces alongside their regular classmates. “We’re sight reading some of the pieces in class this week and that serves the chamber but also the whole orchestra,” Lee said. According to...

Robotics prepares for season

Robotics prepares for season

Marta Hill, Noah Orloff, and Isabel Kjaer

December 16, 2018


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The Oriole Robotics team is preparing for the 2018-19 season. Competition details will be released Jan. 5, and the qualifying competition will be March 28-31. According to team member senior Serena Moore, the team was No. 32 last season and did not advance past qualifiers. The image below is a digita...

College and Career Readiness flourishes with ideas

College and Career Readiness flourishes with ideas

Isaac Wahl

December 15, 2018


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When looking into the lesser known area of our school, the College and Career Readiness department, there is a whole world of programs in the making to prepare students for their futures, according to Career and College Readiness coordinator Kara Muller. Muller said the school’s advisory program...

St. Olaf honor band cultivate improvement

St. Olaf honor band cultivate improvement

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

December 13, 2018


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As senior Oliver Willette reflects on his time performing with the St.Olaf honor band he recounts the complexity and fast-pace the band had. “It reinforces the importance of once you make a mistake you can’t make it again. We probably played through four songs and we played through them all only...

GSA provides safe space

GSA provides safe space

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

December 10, 2018


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According to junior and GSA co-president Anika Jamison, she joined the Gay Straight Alliance in order to positively change the school’s community. “I have been involved since the middle school, and I really wanted to make a change at Park,” Jamison said. “I wanted to make St. Louis Park fe...

Feminism club partners with ACT club

Feminism club partners with ACT club

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

December 6, 2018


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According to junior Feminism Club co-president Ally Feller, the club will be working on an initiative with the ACT Club. “Feminism Club is partnering with ACT and we’re trying to get city council to agree on an initiative,” Feller said. Junior Yoni Potter said he likes that the two separate...

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Amaia Barajas

December 6, 2018


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As senior Lexi Lee, who plays clarinet in the wind ensemble, nears the last winter concert of her band career, she reflects on ending band and saying goodbye to another high school experience. “It’s weird to think about. I know everything has to end eventually in high school, but I’ve been in...

Poetry slam stimulates talent

Poetry slam stimulates talent

Dahlia Krebs, Mira Malka, and Ruthie Posada

December 6, 2018


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Senior Nechama Buchbinder, president of 36 Arts, said her reason for having a poetry slam was to allow students to show off the art they have made. “This poetry slam and art share was really a good way for students to express themselves and share their art,” Buchbinder said. The 36 Arts club...

Student Council helps community through blood drive

Student Council helps community through blood drive

Emma Leff, Anika Hanson

December 5, 2018


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Student Council adviser Sarah Lindenberg said Student Council partners with Memorial Blood Centers to host four blood drives every year. Park held their second blood drive of the year during the school day on Dec. 3, according to Lindenberg. “We have four (blood drives) throughout the year. For eac...

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