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PSAT to take place Oct. 11

PSAT to take place Oct. 11

Alex Balfour

October 6, 2017


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Park will be holding the annual Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test  Oct. 6, according to Assistant School Assessment Coordinator Jami LaPray. According to LaPray, there are certain requirements in order to be eligible for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). “(The PSAT is for) tenth...

Dakota Park, Keller Baseball Field undergo renovations

Dakota Park, Keller Baseball Field undergo renovations

Dani Orloff

October 3, 2017


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When freshman baseball player Sam Hunt evaluates the renovations occurring on the Park baseball and softball fields Oct. 4, he said he believes they will help the team enhance their skills. “I think it will give our guys a little more confidence as well as a better quality training facility that wil...

Construction causes conflicts with school bus routes

Construction causes conflicts with school bus routes

Creston Halstead

October 3, 2017


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According to the Agnus Corporation who run St. Louis Park Transportation, the bus routes have gotten worse ever since construction began this summer. Construction season commenced in May and since then, construction crews tore up multiple roads throughout the city. According to St. Louis Park City...

New local hangout space in the works

Ruby Stillman

October 3, 2017


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City Council member Thom Miller said he is promoting a new project he thinks will help students' mental health, sense of belonging and diversity. According to Miller, he and a group of adult volunteers are assisting high school students in creating The Nest; a welcoming space for students to spend...

Park makes America’s Most Challenging High Schools list

Park makes America’s Most Challenging High Schools list

Nicole Sanford

October 3, 2017


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According to Washington Post author Jay Matthews, Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools list was originally designed to give high schools credit for offering challenging courses, despite the results of their students’ standardized test scores. “I created (the list) because I had writte...

High school increases in population

High school increases in population

Ndunzi Kunsunga, Writer

September 27, 2017


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With the assimilation with the large freshman class of 2022, the school has seen a slight increase in population according to head of the counseling department Barbara Nelson. Nelson said while the staff were wary of the increasing class sizes, their fears have been diminished. “We took a look at...

Student Council works to support Mathews family, faculty

Student Council works to support Mathews family, faculty

Mimi Fhima and Atticus Raasch

September 26, 2017


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Envisioning a sea of blue and black ribbons in school, Student Council president and senior Sophie Yarosh hopes staff member Shawn Mathews will feel a wave of support following the passing of her husband, Wayzata police officer William Mathews. According to a Hennepin County police report Officer Ma...

GLCs enforce senior open lunch policy

GLCs enforce senior open lunch policy

Sumaya Mohamed and Yonit Krebs

September 13, 2017


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Heading to McDonald’s, sophomore Hafza Da’ud said she was surprised when a grade level coordinator (GLC) caught her and wrote her name down. Da’ud said he then sent her off with a warning that next time an incident happened she would have to speak with the assistant principals. On September 8, ...

School cuts supply of student planners

School cuts supply of student planners

Atticus Raasch

September 12, 2017


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Struggling to stay organized, senior Annika Vignes said she wishes the school had given her a planner as they had in years past. Vignes said planners are necessary for students to keep up with all of their work. “I was angry because I really like planners because it helps me organize my days ...

‘Glow-coming’ to offer inclusivity

‘Glow-coming’ to offer inclusivity

Anna duSaire, Atticus Raasch, and Annabella Strathman

September 11, 2017


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With the Homecoming dance occurring the second week of school, students’ faces won't be the only things glowing. According to Student Council advisor Lindenberg, the dance will feature glow-in-the-dark elements similar to that of a previous theme. “There was a glow in the dark kind o...

District names new Superintendent

District names new Superintendent

Maggie Bahnson, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima

May 25, 2017


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Incoming Superintendent Astein Osei was woken up at 10:30 p.m. May 10, startled by the two superintendent search firm members outside his door offering him a position as the new superintendent for St. Louis Park Public Schools. “I jump up, literally run upstairs in like a T-shirt, basketball shor...

Ramadan to occur week before finals

Ramadan to occur week before finals

Hadeal Rizeq

May 24, 2017


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Every year, freshman Zahra Mohamed looks forward to the Muslim holiday, Ramadan, but worries academics and finals will make things difficult. “I love Ramadan. I’m kind of excited that Ramadan is coming up, but I feel like the best idea is to not have it during finals because some people are real...

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