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Political dialogue packs a punch

Political dialogue packs a punch

Talia Lissauer, Evie Nelson, and Maddie Schutte

November 2, 2018

Liberal and conservative conversations often result in a losing match for both sides, according to junior Alyscia Thomas. As midterm elections approach she said pressures are high among her peers.

Solving the scam: what’s on the other end

Solving the scam: what’s on the other end

Talia Lissauer and Ben Sanford

October 12, 2018

Someone muffled saying, ‘Can you hear me?’ on the other end of a call may seem like nothing. Yet according to the Better Business Bureau and Minnesota Department of Public Safety, students’ information can be stolen the instant they pick up the phone.

Assassins elicits new concerns

Assassins elicits new concerns

Atticus Raasch

April 12, 2018

This story has been modified since the release of the print edition April 11.

Integrative medicine unifies healing processes

Integrative medicine unifies healing processes

Alex Balfour and Izzy Leviton

March 22, 2018

Experiencing an increase in anxiety with the upcoming track season, junior Anna Jennissen said she felt inclined to look for alternative ways to combat her stress. According to Jennissen, she will be receiving help from integrative medicine specialist Bob Decker to help with the mental aspect of sport...

Vilification of the opposition

Vilification of the opposition

Alex Balfour and Jenna Cook

February 15, 2018

Aware of the new Democrats club at Park, senior Evan Kegans said he believes if a student were to start a Republicans club, they would be an automatic target for ridicule. “It would slap the political label on someone so (people) would immediately be like ‘oh you’re conservative?’ and they’d b...

Winter creates danger for homeless population

Winter creates danger for homeless population

Anna duSaire and Alec Pittman

January 29, 2018

Surrounded by local homelessness, freshman Janiah Davis said she felt motivated to use her earnings to take action in bettering her community. “I haven’t been with any organization, but I moved a month ago, and I lived in a bad neighborhood with a lot of homeless people. So when I was working,...

What do you know about hunger in Minnesota?

What do you know about hunger in Minnesota?

Brooklyn Donelson, Yonit Krebs, and Sumaya Mohamed

January 27, 2018

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Opioid crisis persists

Opioid crisis persists

Nicole Sanford and Sophie Yarosh

December 22, 2017

Junior Sara Anderson said she felt uncomfortable using prescribed opioid painkillers after under- going a major chest surgery because of the possibility of becoming addicted. “I was prescribed narcotics to take home and use for a month and then general stuff like Advil,” Anderson said...

Federal grant nationally distributed

Federal grant nationally distributed

Sophie Yarosh and Nicole Stanford

December 21, 2017

According to vice president of clinical programs at Wayside Recovery Center Jessie Everts, the recovery center received grant money that will be used to develop a peer recovery program at their treatment centers, one of which is located in St. Louis Park. Everts said Wayside Recovery Center is part...

Law, policies protect confidentiality

Law, policies protect confidentiality

Sophie Yarosh and Nicole Stanford

December 21, 2017

Medical director for the Minnesota Poison Control Center Jon Cole said in 2015 the Minnesota State Legislature passed a law allowing any person to be free of legal jeopardy if they call 911 during an overdose emergency. “If you bought drugs illegally and you and your friend use them and your friend ...

Opioid education should be thoroughly addressed at Park

Opioid education should be thoroughly addressed at Park

Izzy Leviton

December 21, 2017

The opioid crisis, which President Trump officially named a public health emergency Oct. 26, according to the New York Times, needs to be talked about and students must have the opportunity to learn about these drugs. According to the FDA, opioids are strong painkillers that when prescribed and used correctl...

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