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Commencement ceremony to occur June 5

Commencement ceremony to occur June 5

Dani Orloff and Sam St. Clair

June 5, 2018


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According to Principal Scott Meyers, the graduation ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 5 and the location is not yet known.   "Weather permitting, it will be in the stadium. It could also be in our old gym and the auditorium, because that’s where the tickets are for,” Meyers said. Meyers...

At-Large closes due to water leak

At-Large closes due to water leak

Devin Raynor

June 5, 2018


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Media assistant Pat Kripps, who works in the At-Large Lab copy room, said she saw and reported water in the At-Large Lab the morning of Thursday, May 31. “I had walked by and I thought somebody had dumped a water bottle but as I went over further I saw the floor was soaked, keyboard was soaked an...

First three historical periods to be cut from AP World History

First three historical periods to be cut from AP World History

Devin Raynor and Sam St. Clair

June 4, 2018


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Sophomore Euan Lim, who took AP World History this year, said he, as well as other students, recently shared a petition on Facebook advocating to keep the third of three periods the College Board is removing from the course. “The petition is to keep the College Board from cutting periods one through three from the AP World course,” Lim said. “That would be taking out a lot of the ‘world’ from ‘world history.’” AP World History teacher Debra Skadden said changes to the 2019-2020 curriculu...

Movie theater prepares for shutdown by Park Nicollet

Movie theater prepares for shutdown by Park Nicollet

Lukas Levin

June 1, 2018


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When senior Tommy Guddal heard about the Mann’s St. Louis Park Cinema 6 closing, he felt distraught because of the memories he valued at the theater. “I am really sad. I used to go there a lot with friends and go see a movie. It was a convenient location for a lot of kids in Park,” Guddal said...

Pledge of Allegiance policy implemented regularly

Pledge of Allegiance policy implemented regularly

Dani Orloff

May 31, 2018


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According to junior Caroline Garland said since the high school began reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on April 18, she has noticed a majority of students in her first period class not reciting the pledge. “I have noticed some classmates doing it, but it’s not really a big deal,” Garland said. “As long ...

USDA program offers free summer meals

USDA program offers free summer meals

Devin Raynor

May 30, 2018


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‘Summer Eats Minnesota’ app ensures accessibility

Seniors wrap up year with prank

Seniors wrap up year with prank

Devin Raynor and Sam St. Clair

May 25, 2018


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Junior Sophia Davenport, whose car was drawn on with removable marker and covered in plastic wrap by seniors during fourth hour May 24, said she found the prank amusing. “They said ‘long live class of ‘18,’ they said ‘xoxo seniors’ and then...there were profanities,” Davenport said. Ac...

Uncensored panel drives community discussion

Uncensored panel drives community discussion

Sumaya Mohamed and Annabella Strathman

May 24, 2018


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Sitting on the panel in front of approximately 45 students, staff and community members, student organizer and panel member senior Doreen Morang’a said she hoped to inspire change within the school. “It was beneficial because, for the students, they got answers to questions that they were l...

Synchro makes state for 23rd straight year

Synchro makes state for 23rd straight year

Atticus Raasch

May 24, 2018


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After an undefeated season, junior Hope Cassman said she was excited to be part of a team that has won their section for the past 23 years. “I think our season has gone well,” Cassman said. “We’ve won all of our meets so far, I think we’ll do well at state all of our teams are in really g...

Uncensored race panel looks to spark conversation

Uncensored race panel looks to spark conversation

Annabella Strathman

May 21, 2018


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In talking to her classmates and teachers about tomorrow’s uncensored race panel, junior member of Students Organized Against Racism and panel participant Maddy Eduardo said she was met with gratitude and excitement. “Other schools have had things like it, I think we are the only one near he...

Awards night to honor graduating seniors

Awards night to honor graduating seniors

Emma Kempf

May 21, 2018


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On May 23, selected graduating seniors will be presented with awards and scholarships at the annual Academic Awards and Scholarships Night, according to counselor and event organizer Barb Nelson. “I’d be curious to know how many times we’ve done this (awards night),” Nelson said. “I’ve...

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