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Law, policies protect confidentiality

Law, policies protect confidentiality

Sophie Yarosh and Nicole Stanford

December 21, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth, Opinion

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...

Health professionals explain science behind birth control methods

Health professionals explain science behind birth control methods

Izzy Leviton

November 21, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

According to health teacher Amy Pieper-Berchum, she believes it is important that Park teaches about birth control so students can make informed decisions when it comes to sexual activity. “I think the knowledge is extremely important because we have a comprehensive sexual health education prog...

Concerns arise over possible birth control legislature

Concerns arise over possible birth control legislature

Maddie Lund and Emma Yarger

November 15, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

According to senior Khyla Bonine, changes to the Affordable Care Act may inhibit her ability to receive birth control. “I get (birth control) through that state aid insurance so I’m in a low income household. I might not be able to get it anymore at all,” Bonine said. “I might have to pay...

Cultures seek respect for their traditions

Cultures seek respect for their traditions

Evelyn Nelson

October 31, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Opinion Columns

Surrounded by sombreros at Halloween or ‘boxer braids’ on mainstream media, junior Cecilia Brown said she faces the struggle of where to draw the line concerning cultural appropriation at Park . According to human rights officer for the state of Minnesota Lenora White, cultural appropriation define...

Unmasking cultural appropriation

Unmasking cultural appropriation

Alexis Machoka and Ndunzi Kunsunga

October 25, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

As people step into their Halloween costumes this season, many don’t recognize the impact their costume may have. Junior Zion Chappell said Halloween costumes have the potential to be offensive and seen as cultural appropriation because of their inherent lack of respect. “I think there can be (cultural appr...

Losing focus at the wheel

Losing focus at the wheel

Alex Balfour and Atticus Raasch

September 26, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

Eyes set on the road, senior Katie Fredrickson can’t see why students would choose to focus on their phones while driving. “Everyone goes on their phone. I’m in the car with people all the time and they’re on their phones while driving. I don’t want anyone that I care about to not come home,...

Diversity of thought silenced

Diversity of thought silenced

Alex Balfour and Sophie Yarosh

March 3, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

Despite being in a supposedly open-minded environment, junior Billy Nicholls said he commonly finds himself struggling to speak his mind at school when he disagrees with majority opinions.

Social media creates platform for false information

Social media creates platform for false information

Max Bechtold, Atticus Raasch, and Hadeal Rizeq

January 11, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Confused and frustrated, sophomore Brahim Bouzara scrolls through major headlines on his phone, wishing he knew which sources he could trust. "I wish it wasn’t happening — the world isn’t perfect,” Bouzara said. “I wish the news was free, (that) it wasn’t biased, but I guess for that yo...

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