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School reacts to death

School reacts to death

Lani Abelson and Grace Steffenhagen

February 1, 2013


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Community programs inspired by freshman’s passing   After freshman Carly Christenson passed away because of complications from influenza, students, from the basketball team to St. Louis Park residents, organized various memorials to honor her memory. With help from Student Council ...

Harry Potter theme to enchant Sno Daze

Harry Potter theme to enchant Sno Daze

Amelia Shankwitz, Staff writer

February 1, 2013


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Student Council hopes to revitalize spirit week with popular series Freshman Salma Mohamed said she jumped out of her seat when she found out through a Student Council video showed in classes that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series was the inspiration for the 2013 Sno Daze week. “I really like Harry...

Students and staff remember the life of classmate

Students and staff remember the life of classmate

Sarah Brandt, Editor in chief

February 1, 2013


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Freshman Carly Christenson passed away from complications of influenza Jan. 8. Her mother, Sandy Christenson, said Carly was a girl whose joy for life spread to those around her. “Carly would make us laugh every day because laughing and having fun was the key to life in her book,” she said....

Superintendent to step down

Superintendent to step down

Ari Weinstein, News Editor

February 1, 2013


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Debra Bowers to leave administrative post in June   Park’s superintendent of nine years, Dr. Debra Bowers, has decided not to renew her contract this year and will leave the position in June. Bowers, who has worked as the super- intendent since 2004, said she is pleased with the scho...

Video: Student Council announces Sno-Daze theme

Charlie Bahnson, Web Editor

January 29, 2013


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Student Council announced the Harry Potter 2013 Sno-Daze theme Jan. 28. Events and dress codes: Fri (2/1) - Pepfest, class colors day Mon (2/4) - No event, comfy day Tues (2/5) - 3v3 Basketball, jersey day Wed (2/6) - Dodgeball, twin day Thurs (2/7) - Battle of the Bands/Karaoke, Harry Potter...

Free influenza vaccinations available today

Free influenza vaccinations available today

Isaac Greenwood, Staff Writer

January 17, 2013


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Local clinics provide students with flu shots   Central Clinic, with funding from Park Nicollet, is offering free flu vaccinations to all children ages 5-18 living in St. Louis Park from 2-6 p.m. today in the high school cafeteria. High school students ages 14-18 may receive the vaccinat...

Orange balloons honor freshman’s passing

Orange balloons honor freshman’s passing

Charlie Bahnson, Web Editor

January 16, 2013


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St. Louis Park residents flew orange balloons in front of their houses to honor Carly Christenson's passing. Family members asked residents to fly balloons on Jan. 12, the day of her funeral. Christenson passed away from flu complications Jan. 8.  

Students, staff offer support for freshman’s passing

Students, staff offer support for freshman’s passing

Sarah Brandt, Editor in chief

January 9, 2013


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Various efforts made to honor Christenson's death Students and staff wore different shades of blue, freshman Carly Christenson’s favorite color, Jan. 9 to commemorate her. She passed away from complications of influenza Jan. 8. Park’s support team created a plan to help those close to Christens...

PSAT returned to students this week

PSAT returned to students this week

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer

December 21, 2012


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PSAT returned to students this week For sophomore Elliot Schwartz, he said the morning of Dec. 11 was like any other day, despite what he cited as the importance of the sheet of paper he was about to receive. Before school in room C350 Dec. 11, 13 and 18, sophomores and juniors who took the Prelimi...

Students prepare for college with national tests

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012


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PSAT results returned to students For sophomore Elliot Schwartz, he said the morning of Dec. 11 was like any other day, despite what he cited as the importance of the sheet of paper he was about to receive. Before school in room C350 Dec. 11, 13 and 18, sophomores and juniors who took the Prelimin...

Activities and Awards

Nick Shaughnessy, Beats editor

December 19, 2012


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School Board recognizes National Merit honors Eight seniors were named as commended scholars and semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Nov. 26 at a School Board meeting. Students recognized as semifinalists include seniors Sophia Temkin, Jackson Raynor and Thaine Heller. Commended scholars include...

Senior to return to Israel for military service

Senior to return to Israel for military service

Ari Weinstein, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012


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Who: Hila Kadosh, senior Activity: In 2010, senior Hila Kadosh moved from Migdal HaEmek in northern Israel to St. Louis Park. Unlike most of her friends, Kadosh is not preparing college applications. Instead, she will return to Israel in July for mandatory military service in the Israeli Defense ...

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