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New juice bar opens early at Excelsior & Grand

New juice bar opens early at Excelsior & Grand

Sofia Seewald

April 6, 2018


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According to sophomore Kaia Myers, Vibe Organic Juice Bar is beneficial, unique and has already made a name for itself in the Park community. “I was surprised because it’s a small place, but they have a good variety of options to choose from,” Myers said. “I had no idea that it was all going ...

Muslim students express sadness over Islamophobic threats

Muslim students express sadness over Islamophobic threats

Marta Hill and Dani Orloff

April 3, 2018


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As junior Ridwan Aden prepared to leave for school April 3, she said she was instructed to be cautious of her surroundings, as opposed to being told to enjoy her day. “This morning my mom said, ‘stay safe, go to school, come straight home and don’t talk to anybody. If a car pulls up next to y...

Islamophobic threats spark fear

Annabella Strathman

April 2, 2018


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Sophomore Mushtakh Mohammed said she, along with family members, felt threatened by recent international islamophobic threat and will take precautions in response. “My mom told me about it, and she said, ‘you are not going outside,’” Mohammed said. “I am scared. My mom was telling every...

New Voices of Minnesota supporters gather at Capitol

New Voices of Minnesota supporters gather at Capitol

Nicole Sanford

March 25, 2018


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Looking to combat journalistic censorship, senior Annabella Strathman said she was surprised to see the receptiveness of state senators to the newly proposed New Voices bill. “I didn’t totally know what to expect because I had known that the New Voices Act had faced some different kinds of re...

#Enough walkout empowers teen initiative

#Enough walkout empowers teen initiative

Annabella Strathman and Atticus Raasch

March 15, 2018


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Four years after domestic gun violence left her an orphan, senior Carly Livingston said she decided to come forward and publicly share her story at the #Enough walkout rally.  

Dollars for Scholars grants Financial Aid to seniors

Dollars for Scholars grants Financial Aid  to seniors

Sofie Geretz

March 15, 2018


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Amid stress, seniors are able to apply for scholarships with Dollars for Scholars. Doing so, they are able to receive financial aid for their post-secondary educations, according to freshman counselor and scholarship coordinator Barbara Nelson. “For many, (Dollars for Scholars) helps ease the financ...

Accident on Highway 7 sparks road safety conversation

Accident on Highway 7 sparks road safety conversation

Nicole Sanford

March 15, 2018


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According to Police Chief Michael Harcey, a Hopkins high school student was killed Feb. 15 in a vehicle collision near the intersection of Highway 7 and Texas Avenue. In light of the recent tragedy, junior Ava Townsend said the unexpected event strongly impacted the community. “I think more people are shocked about it,...

Administration shows cooperation toward walkout

Administration shows cooperation toward walkout

Dani Orloff

March 13, 2018


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As the nationwide school walkout approaches on March 14, senior planner Elliot Schochet said he has worked alongside peers, district administrators and Mayor Jake Spano to logistically turn a proposal into a reality. “As people will see on Wednesday, this is something that was put together that I ...

School cancelled due to severe weather

Annabella Strathman and Atticus Raasch

March 4, 2018


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Snow storm leads to district cancellations

Westwood Hills plans for future construction

Westwood Hills plans for future construction

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

March 1, 2018


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New interpretive center continues to take shape

Theater revises spring show performance dates

Theater revises spring show performance dates

Yonit Krebs

March 1, 2018


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Performance weekend changed to avoid prom conflict

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