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Tuning in to hearing loss

Tuning in to hearing loss

Sara Tifft and Natalie Vig

October 2, 2013


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Freshman Scott Eaves said he ignores cautions against listening to music with earphones too loudly and turns up his music to a high enough volume to muffle the noise around him. “I listen loud enough to drown out most of the sound,” Eaves said. A January 2013 study by the National Taiwan Normal...

New royalty crowned at Park

Carolyn Guddal

September 19, 2013


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King and queen nominees and members of the homecoming court lined up in rows, with each of the ladies and gentlemen wearing their best formal gowns and tuxedos, as seniors Noah Fortmeyer and Suh Koller were crowned the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen. They were crowned 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Audit...

Rail reroutes evoke protest

Rail reroutes evoke protest

Maddy Bremner and Ari Weinstein

September 10, 2013


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Standing in a crowd of fellow activists at an Aug. 10 rally, Safety in the Park supporter Jeff Roy hoped to show  the negative effects of a freight reroute near the high school. Safety in the Park is a group that opposes proposed reroutes through residential areas in St. Louis Park. According to...

Social worker position filled

Social worker position filled

Artis Curiskis

September 2, 2013


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Jesslyn Bolt the new trauma specialist can be found in the counseling office for students to receive help with trauma, mental or other issues. The trauma informed mental health specialist position is funded by the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant. This Bolt will work from counselor Jeremy Riehle...

Knollwood redevelopment aims to spark new interest

Knollwood redevelopment aims to spark new interest

Peter Johnson

August 29, 2013


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Knollwood Mall hopes to draw in new customers by demolishing much of the interior and replacing the many stores inside with four larger stores according to Kevin Locke, director of community development in St. Louis Park. New York-based Rouse Properties, one of the largest mall owners in the United St...

Carbon dioxide threshold exposes cloudy future

Carbon dioxide threshold exposes cloudy future

Josh Scal, Staff writer

June 8, 2013


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When Dr. Ralph Keeling’s father began measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide in 1958, the level barely exceeded 315 parts per million (ppm). Last month, that number topped 400 for the first time in 4 million years. The figure has received significant attention from Al Gore and U.N. Climate Chief Christiana...

Tragedy sparks sympathy, responses for Peter Hobart

Willy Morrow and Noah Betz-Richman

June 8, 2013


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Two students from Peter Hobart School in St. Louis Park died, and two students were injured after a landslide at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul May 22. St. Louis Park School District Commu- nications Manager Sara Thompson said 49 students in Penny Dupris’ and Sarah Reichert’s fourth grade...

Landslide brings tragedy to local elementary school

Landslide brings tragedy to local elementary school

Willy Morrow, Managing Editor

May 22, 2013


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According to an article released by the Minneapolis Star Tribune online newspaper, two students from Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park have died and two students are seriously injured after a landslide at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul May 22. The fourth-grader who was previously missing wa...

Metz named superintendent

May 15, 2013


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Metz named superintendent

Metz named superintendent

Isaac Greenwood, Entertainment Editor

May 15, 2013


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Unanimous vote concludes three-month search   After nearly 32 years in education with jobs ranging from teacher to principal, Rob Metz is ready to assume the duties of superintendent. Metz was chosen unanimously by the School Board May 9. The Board consulted with School Exec Connect,...

FDA lowers restrictions on Plan B One-Step

FDA lowers restrictions on Plan B One-Step

Maddy Bremner, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013


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Contraceptive to become more widely available   By summer, people could be seeing the contraceptive Plan B One-Step sold on store shelves next to other easily accessible health products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lowered the age restrictions for Plan B One-Step contraceptive April 30...

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