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New printer system to help Park financially

New printer system to help Park financially

Adin Zweigbaum

December 3, 2019

Librarian Ellen George said the whole printing system has changed, with different printers for students and faculty.  “There's a whole separate print system for staff and students,” George said. “Now it’s a process where the teachers send a print job, and they have to go badge in to have...

SOAR initiates discussion

SOAR initiates discussion

Maria Perez Barriga and Gabriel Kaplan

November 27, 2019

As freshman Sharon Lunasilva reflects upon the in-school Students Organized for Anti-Racism event, she said she hasn’t always felt comfortable discussing race in school, but the event gave her the opportunity to talk about her experiences. “As a mixed person, race is something that I’m really passio...

Fire department raises money for cancer awareness

Fire department raises money for cancer awareness

Gabriel Kaplan

November 25, 2019

John Wolff, St. Louis Park’s deputy fire chief, said he believes the fire department’s pink T-shirt sales — which support the local Jane Brattain Breast Center — will make a positive impact on the community. “We’re trying to help where we can. It’s a small gesture on our part to support f...

City Council to vote on new Dakota bikeway project

City Council to vote on new Dakota bikeway project

Sam Swisher

November 24, 2019

Hoping to connect the city with bikeways on north and south streets, city transportation engineer Ben Manibog said the Dakota bikeway will solve a north south connection problem. “It fills in a very key pedestrian and bike (path) north-south connection,” Manibog said. “There’s not a lot of eas...

Government agencies work together to ensure health and safety

Government agencies work together to ensure health and safety

Tamar Gewirtz

November 21, 2019

According to Jacque Smith, Communications and Marketing Manager for the City of St. Louis Park, the city began to work with the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate and cleanup the Highway 100 and County Road 3 Groundwater Plume site under the Superfund program.  “The goal of recommendi...

Changes to allow for construction of new classrooms

Changes to allow for construction of new classrooms

Maria Perez Barriga

November 16, 2019

The former student offices are now being used as a space for the Special Education Department and Grade Level Coordinators, according to assistant Principal Jessica Busse. “The old student office has actually become our Special Education office and the front half is the Grade Level Coordinator (GL...

2019 St. Louis Park city election results announced

2019 St. Louis Park city election results announced

Emily Ziessman

November 10, 2019

Below are the results to the St. Louis Park 2019 mayor, City Council and School Board elections Nov. 5. Polls were open until 8 p.m. with results to follow the next morning Nov. 6. ...

Social media posts generate controversy

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

November 10, 2019

In a special edition of 6425 News Nov. 8, Principal Scott Meyers addressed concerns from parents, guardians, students and staff about two social media posts. According to Meyers in a special edition of 6425 News, one post is of a student with a confederate flag on their shoulders, and the second invol...

Park loses in fourth set to Lakeville North

Park loses in fourth set to Lakeville North

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

November 9, 2019

Following the win against Moorhead Nov. 8 in the State consolation semifinals, Park lost to Lakeville North Nov. 9 with a set score of 1-3. According to junior captain Hannah Howell, going into the game Nov. 9 the goal was to repeat the strengths from Nov. 8. “We knew we wanted to play how we...

Volleyball wins consolation semifinals

Volleyball wins consolation semifinals

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

November 8, 2019

Following the loss to Eagan Nov. 7, Park volleyball made a comeback in the Minnesota State High School Tournament with a win against Moorhead Nov. 8. According to coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon, the game against Eagan helped them adjust to the high-stress environment of State. “We used yesterday...

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