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Coat drive heats up for winter

Coat drive heats up for winter

Noah Orloff

November 3, 2018


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According to St. Louis Park Emergency Program volunteer and community relations coordinator, Mari-Claire Dart, St. Louis Park Emergency Program’s winter clothing is open to those who seek help for winter warmth. “It’s available for anyone who feels they have the need to use our services,” Dart s...

Youth-led march against fossil fuels

Youth-led march against fossil fuels

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

November 3, 2018


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Senior Katie Christiansen said it is up to the new generation to advocate for their futures in relation to global climate change. That's why she helped organize the Our Future, Our Right: March with MN Youth for Fossil Free Future. "I think this is important because we are going to suffer the worst...

Park staff provides support to fill out financial aid forms

Park staff provides support to fill out financial aid forms

Dahlia Krebs

November 3, 2018


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A workshop took place at 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the library media center at Park to provide assistance to parents filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. According to career and college coordinator Kara Mueller, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the required...

Wat Promwachirayan proposes future construction

Wat Promwachirayan proposes future construction

Ethan Meisler

November 1, 2018


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The Wat Promwachirayan Buddhist temple aims to undergo construction on the parking lot in the near future, according to Dee Noree, the president of the temple. “Right now we have just 80 spots. We are looking forward to having about 200 parking stalls,” Noree said. “(We will) most likely beg...

St. Louis Park community reacts to shooting

St. Louis Park community reacts to shooting

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

October 31, 2018


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After receiving the news of the Oct. 27 synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, freshman Ella Roether said she felt the Jewish community unite in the midst of mourning. “I was really sad, and I was scared,” Roether said. “It is definitely a hard time and makes (the Jewish community) more scared-(i...

Midterm candidates – 2018

Midterm candidates – 2018

Gabriel Kaplan

October 31, 2018


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Election hosts a number of important races throughout the state and country

St. Louis Park Police Department to host Drug Take Back Day

St. Louis Park Police Department to host Drug Take Back Day

Maggie Klaers

October 26, 2018


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Senior Leila Raymond said she views Drug Take Back Day as a significant program to combat drug abuse in our community. “I think that it is an important initiative to help keep our community from accidentally abusing drugs and to prevent people from using expired drugs and misusing prescriptions,...

Mock election provides outlet for student voice

Mock election provides outlet for student voice

Dani Orloff

October 25, 2018


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Unable to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, freshman Anna Hillstrom said she believes the mock election Oct. 16 provided students with an opportunity to learn about the importance of elections.    “I thought it was good. I mean, I think that it’s good to get people ready for the election,...

Bus driver shortage yields issues

Bus driver shortage yields issues

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

October 23, 2018


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Reflecting on her bus ride with the Park freshman and junior varsity football team Sept. 13, senior girls’ tennis captain Sidney Hosfield said the experience was uncomfortable and frustrating. “It was really crowded and uncomfortable and it smelled bad,” Hosfield said. “We had a trailer so at least ...

Local frozen yogurt shop closes

Local frozen yogurt shop closes

Sophie Olmen and Amaia Barajas

October 20, 2018


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According to former employee of Park Yogurt senior Greta Long, the closure of Park Yogurt means there will be fewer opportunities for fundraising for school activities. “Sadly there's not going to be frozen yogurt right next door and (the owner) was big into fundraising,” Long said. “Basket...

‘Risky’ dress code prompts discussion

‘Risky’ dress code prompts discussion

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

October 14, 2018


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When volleyball captain and senior Maddy McIntosh dressed up in “Risky Business” apparel—a white button down with boxers—she said she didn’t think it would cause any problems. “We went ahead and did it, we didn’t ask our coach or anything because we didn’t think it’d be an issue...

Athletic department renovations to take place

Athletic department renovations to take place

Maggie Klaers

October 14, 2018


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According to athletic director Andrew Ewald, part of the referendum passed last year included building a fitness center and renovating the current locker rooms. “As part of the referendum that passed last November, there’ll be a new fitness center built on the circle side of the activity cente...

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