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Roots and Shoots brings Climate Action Plan to local businesses

Roots and Shoots brings Climate Action Plan to local businesses

Maggie Klaers

February 21, 2019


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According to sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank, Roots and Shoots has been campaigning the Climate Action Plan to local businesses. “(Since) the passing of the Climate Action Plan — which has a goal of getting St. Louis Park carbon neutral by 2040 — we have gone and spoken to businesses about helping to reduce their emissions because...

Student Election Program to engage teens

Student Election Program to engage teens

Talia Lissauer

February 20, 2019


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As sophomore Dahlia Krebs looked for ways to make a difference in her community, she discovered a program designed to incorporate students in the election process. “The (Student Election Program) run by the city of St. Louis Park asking (high schoolers) to be a part of the election,” Krebs said....

St. Louis Park Public Schools closed Feb. 20

St. Louis Park Public Schools closed Feb. 20

Dani Orloff

February 19, 2019


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According to district communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed Feb. 20. Students and staff should not report to the high school. Thompson said the ACT test scheduled for juniors Feb. 20 will be postponed and administered on the designated make-up day March...

Snodaze hits rewind

Snodaze hits rewind

Ruby Stillman and Evelyn Nelson

February 17, 2019


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When deciding on a Sno Daze theme, senior Student Council co-president Cailey Hansen-Mahoney tried to incorporate the new dance location. The result was a nostalgic, retro theme she hopes will allow students to reminisce. “We are going to do a throwback theme this year, bringing it back to the time wh...

Senator Klobuchar announces presidential bid

Senator Klobuchar announces presidential bid

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

February 14, 2019


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After Senator Amy Klobuchar proclaimed her campaign for the 2020 presidential election in the midst of a snow storm Feb. 10, sophomore Evelyn Gutzke said she is excited to see more diversity in the White House. “I think she will and she has a lot of people supporting her,” Gutzke said. “I...

Two-hour late start announced for Park schools Feb. 8

Two-hour late start announced for Park schools Feb. 8

Dani Orloff

February 7, 2019


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According to District communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin two hours late Feb. 8 because of the forecasted winter weather. According to the National Weather Service, East Central and Southern Minnesota will have a wind chill advisory tonight until tomorrow morning...

Minnetonka students salute the Nazi Party

Minnetonka students salute the Nazi Party

Maria Perez-Barriga

February 7, 2019


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According to NBC News, two high school students from Minnetonka did the Nazi salute in front of a promposal poster referencing the Holocaust. According to Lakeshore Weekly News, the poster read, “Sweethearts would be a Hit(ler) with you, and I could Nazi myself going with anyone else. Be Mein? Yes,...

Park to be released one hour early Feb. 7

Park to be released one hour early Feb. 7

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

February 7, 2019


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St. Louis Park Public Schools will be released early Feb. 7 because of the continued snowstorm and weather conditions, according to District communications director Sara Thompson. According to Thompson, the high school will be released one-hour early at 2:10 p.m. In order to allow time for districtwide...

Snowstorm delays after school transportation

Snowstorm delays after school transportation

Talia Lissauer and Dani Orloff

February 5, 2019


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According to an announcement made over the high school loudspeaker, after school buses were delayed 10 to 15 minutes Feb. 5 due to winter weather. Sophomore Ellen Payne said weather conditions and transportation impact her time management. “The weather is really bad, (but) when the buses are ...

Aquila evacuated after sprinkler head ruptures

Aquila evacuated after sprinkler head ruptures

Marta Hill and Dani Orloff

February 2, 2019


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As she stepped foot in Aquila Elementary School following an extended evacuation, fifth grader Juliana Mayer said she smelled rotten and moldy candy. “It smelled bad because of all the water,” Mayer said. “I saw that some of the ceiling was on the floor, by where all the water was coming fro...

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

January 31, 2019


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Looking at her tardies from first semester, sophomore Fadumo Abdi said she believes the attendance policy allows students to decrease absences in the future. “Sometimes I don’t follow the attendance policies,” Abdi said. “I personally have 12 tardies, so I love that there is a way to lower th...

Administration closes school Jan. 31

Administration closes school Jan. 31

Dani Orloff

January 30, 2019


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St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed to students and staff Jan. 31, according to District communications director Sara Thompson. According to Thompson, the decision was reached because of the forecasted conditions during the morning commute. "While the District considered a late start,...

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