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Taser device activation in classroom determined not threatening

Taser device activation in classroom determined not threatening

Atticus Raasch and Annabella Strathman

February 14, 2018


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A student’s handheld taser was activated during a fifth hour Business Innovations class Jan. 18, according to assistant principal Charles Johnson-Nixon. “It was something his mother had given to him, simply for safety outside of school,” Johnson-Nixon said. “He has had it several times, but...

STEP-UP open to applicants for summer internships

STEP-UP open to applicants for summer internships

Izzy Leviton

February 11, 2018


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According to Kelsey Massey, Youth Services Associate for STEP-UP and alumni of the program, STEP-UP is a program that pairs applicants with paid internships for the summer.    “STEP-UP as a whole is a program for 14 through 21 year old students or residents of Minneapolis to get some career ex...

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

Nicole Sanford

February 9, 2018


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Senior Roots and Shoots club leader Lukas Wrede said the adoption of a Climate Action Plan by City Council Feb. 5 left him feeling eager for an environmentally friendly future. “I expected (the meeting) to go smoothly and I expected it to pass and obviously I couldn’t prepare myself for the overwhelm...

Drug trends: Discussion to help prevent future drug abuse

Drug trends: Discussion to help prevent future drug abuse

Sumaya Mohamed

February 6, 2018


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See important facts and statistics to know about recent drug trends. For more information, visit the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office website or call 612-348-3744.

Women’s March returns to Minnesota

Women’s March returns to Minnesota

Amaia Barajas

January 27, 2018


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As co-founder of Women’s March Minnesota and Park alumni, Alicia Donahue, settles down from the most recent Women’s March, she explains why it is important for young people to get involved in activism. “Your voice matters, your vote matters. If they didn't, people wouldn't try to silence you ...

‘Enough’ provides safe space for young individuals

‘Enough’ provides safe space for young individuals

Hanna Schechter

January 26, 2018


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According to Sophia Maceda, a youth support specialist at the YMCA’s new Youth intervention service program, Enough, the program will support youths across Minnesota. “Enough is a program that works individually with young people age 24 and under who need support because they have experienced...

Snow emergency leaves students struggling to get home

Snow emergency leaves students struggling to get home

Esther Gendler and Avia Kaner-Roth

January 24, 2018


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With finals approaching, senior Skie Ashford said she was frustrated when the Jan. 22 snow quadrupled her commute home from school. “I missed work, and I have a lot of responsibility on my hands,” Ashford said. “It also took away time for me to be able to prepare myself for finals and other...

2018 to be last year of free ACT

2018 to be last year of free ACT

Emma Kempf

January 18, 2018


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According to district director of assessment, evaluation and research Prachee Mukherjee, this February is the first year the state will not reimburse all students for the February ACT. “As of (this) spring, what the state has said is that it will reimburse all students who are eligible for free and r...

Vikings victory sparks anticipation, excitement

Vikings victory sparks anticipation, excitement

Annabella Strathman and Dani Orloff

January 18, 2018


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Viking’s US Bank stadium rang loudly with excitement when wide receiver Stefon Diggs’ ran for a 61-yard touchdown in the final seconds of the game, according to math teacher Robert Otto, who attended Sunday’s game. “There was two levels of loud that happened when Stefon Diggs caught the ball an...

Barbie to release hijab-wearing doll in 2018

Barbie to release hijab-wearing doll in 2018

Yonit Krebs and Yonah Davis

December 27, 2017


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On Nov. 13 at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Summit, Mattel launched a new doll in its Shero, female hero, collection. The doll is modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammed, an Olympic medal-winning fencer who was the first American to compete wearing a hijab, according to Mattel. According to Mattel’s Barbie website, other Shero dolls include Oly...

Student Engagement surveys give teachers feedback

Student Engagement surveys give teachers feedback

Amaia Barajas

December 23, 2017


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As chemistry teacher Alex Polk reflects on the recent student engagement surveys the school gave to students, said he thinks the surveys give students more freedom to express how they feel in class. “I’m pretty positive about them, I think it gives a little opportunity to get feedback. It gives ...

New hangout space moves ahead

New hangout space moves ahead

Maddie Lund

December 22, 2017


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After an initial hesitancy to join The Nest student board, junior Hope Ramsperger said she now appreciates the opportunity to be an active role in her community. “I didn’t want to join at first, but I am really glad I did because it’s really fun, and you gain a lot of skills from being in it like ...

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