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Let’s talk race

Let’s talk race

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

December 7, 2018


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For junior Victoria Caraballo, conversations about race and equity have previously been uncomfortable, but she said open dialogue, like the un- censored race panel, fosters healthy discussions regarding race. “I think that even just starting up a conversation in class or starting a conversation ...

STEP hosts toy drive, cheesecake sampling

STEP hosts toy drive, cheesecake sampling

Nolan Kelly

December 5, 2018


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St. Louis Park Emergency Program partnered with Muddy Paws Cheesecake to draw a larger crowd for their toy and food drive, according to their website. The main focus of the event is on the charities in need, according to volunteer Christine Anderson. “The purpose would be to bring awareness for some charities th...

‘Connect the Park’ aims to make St. Louis Park easier to get around

‘Connect the Park’ aims to make St. Louis Park easier to get around

Ethan Meisler

December 4, 2018


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According to St. Louis Park transportation engineer Ben Manibog, the city has been implementing an initiative called “Connect the Park,” which will attempt to improve the ability of residents to walk or bike around. “Part of my job is doing ‘Connect the Park’ projects,” Manibog said. ...

Virtual reality increasing in popularity

Virtual reality increasing in popularity

Talia Lissauer

December 2, 2018


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Amir Berenjian was fascinated by the world of virtual reality when trying it for the first time, so he started forming his own business which turned into the creation of the Rem5VR Lab. “My buddy and I tried virtual reality two years ago and were blown away with the technology,” Berenjian said. “We as...

Freshman civics class begins anti-hate crime exhibition

Freshman civics class begins anti-hate crime exhibition

Talia Lissauer and Dani Orloff

November 29, 2018


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According to freshman Lili Jampsa, hate crimes have impacted many people and it is important to be conscious of this unfortunate truth. “When people do things all the time that aren't OK, like hate crimes, they can affect someone in the community,” Jampsa said. “It's something we have to put a s...

Lieutenant Governor-elect, journalist visit Park

Lieutenant Governor-elect, journalist visit Park

Dani Orloff

November 27, 2018


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Upon returning to the high school, Park alumna and Twin Cities Public Television journalist Mary Lahammer said she was emotional. “I’ve been tweeting out photos all morning in my old basketball jersey. I ran cross country, and I went and visited the track and cried a little bit,” Lahammer s...

Toy drive aids many around the holiday season

Toy drive aids many around the holiday season

Noah Orloff

November 25, 2018


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St. Louis Park Emergency Program volunteer and community relations coordinator Mari-Claire Dart said she believes wintertime offers a different type of atmosphere that can help bring joy to both donors and those receiving donations. “There’s a certain kind of magic that happens during the hol...

Annual Turkeys on Ice continues

Annual Turkeys on Ice continues

Talia Lissauer and Ben Sanford

November 19, 2018


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Lisa Abernathy, recreation supervisor of the St. Louis Park Rec Center, said the Turkeys on Ice event has been held the day before Thanksgiving annually. “We've done it as long as I have been here and I'm sure long before I was here too,” Abernathy said. “It’s just open skating around Than...

City awards Vegan Club grant of $1,000

City awards Vegan Club grant of $1,000

Katie Hardie

November 18, 2018


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According to Vegan Club leader Lara Garcia, who is a senior, the club celebrated multiple birthdays and a new grant with vegan coconut cupcakes Nov. 14. According to club member senior Delaney Wallerich, this week’s meeting was all about celebrating the members of Vegan Club. “Today we m...

GiveMN to host Give to the Max Day

GiveMN to host Give to the Max Day

Maggie Klaers

November 14, 2018


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According to GiveMN executive director Jake Blumberg, Give to the Max Day is a day to celebrate donating. “Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s state giving holiday,” Blumberg said. “We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and over the course of those 10 years, more than $200 millio...

School Board, City Council discuss safety measures

School Board, City Council discuss safety measures

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

November 12, 2018


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As sophomore Achieving Change Together president Gabriel Kaplan continues to promote gun violence prevention measures in the St. Louis Park community, he said it is a challenging task. “In St. Louis Park we’re still working on that, and the City Council is still deciding what to do but it’s...

Lack of maintenance staff causes issues

Lack of maintenance staff causes issues

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 11, 2018


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Searching the halls for an open girls' bathroom, freshman Isra Mohamed said she feels the locked bathrooms take away from learning during the school day.   “I think it’s stupid because sometimes needing to use the bathroom is an emergency and having to go to another bathroom because the other...

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