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District, GSA clash over Inclusion Policy

District, GSA clash over Inclusion Policy

Sam Orloff and Nicole Sanford

May 1, 2017


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While attempting to push the passage of a new Gender Inclusion Policy, the Gender Sexuality Alliance’s petition garnered over 600 signatures, including that of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. According to Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) student president senior Elise Bargman, concerned students attended the April...

March for Science unites thousands of Minnesotans

March for Science unites thousands of Minnesotans

Max Bechtold

April 30, 2017


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During the Minnesota March for Science, an estimated 40,000 people marched to the Minnesota State Capitol in celebration of Earth Day, including Biology teacher Julie Schilz, who said the march was full of passion and support for science. “The march had a really positive feel, everybody was really exci...

Warmer months bring vehicular crime

Warmer months bring vehicular crime

Ndunzi Kunsunga

April 29, 2017


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As the snow begins to melt and the days grow longer, another phenomena seems to frequent the twin cities area—car break-ins. According to local police officer Chaunte Ford, car break-ins heighten in occurrence as the warmer weather appears. “Car break-ins are pretty common. I would say more so...

City police chief announced

City police chief announced

Maggie Bahnson, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima

April 27, 2017


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After working for the Park Police Department for 26 years, Lieutenant Michael Harcey was appointed to the position of police chief in March. According to Harcey, he believes his unique leadership skills allowed him to acquire this position. “What has helped me get to this position is my le...

Elementary STEM program faces cancellation

Elementary STEM program faces cancellation

Annabella Strathman, Ethan Brown, Mimi Fhima, and Maggie Bahnson

April 24, 2017


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Update: This story has been updated to reflect superintendent Metz's reasoning for the ParkSci program being cut from the 2017-2018 budget. After an April 24 School Board meeting marked with concerns from faculty and parents regarding elementary science program ParkSci’s cutting from the 2017-2018 d...

House addresses ongoing issues

House addresses ongoing issues

Max Bechtold

April 24, 2017


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Since the inauguration of President Trump, some House topics such as transportation have shifted in the Minnesota House while others like school choice have just begun to appear, according to House representative Cheryl Youakim (DFL). According to Youakim, the House is conflicted over transportatio...

Hallway sweeps continue to enforce pass policy

Hallway sweeps continue to enforce pass policy

Yonah Davis, Yonit Krebs, and Amber Tran

April 23, 2017


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According to assistant principal Kari Schwietering, the administration followed through on their promise to conduct hallway sweeps searching for students without passes in the halls during class time. “We've had three different hallway sweeps and two of them we've had no students in the hallways w...

GSA leaders push to pass Gender Inclusion Policy

GSA leaders push to pass Gender Inclusion Policy

Ruby Stillman

April 22, 2017


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When Gender Sexuality Alliance president Elise Bargman started advocating for the Gender Inclusion Policy, she said she had no idea it would still be in the works over one year later. Club adviser Kyle Sweeney said she and Bargman pioneered the petition with all students in mind. “(The goal...

Nerf assassins sparks concern

Nerf assassins sparks concern

Kirby Goodman, Alec Pittman, and Atticus Raasch

April 14, 2017


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Coming home from a friend’s house Wednesday night, senior Anna Gleason said she was shocked when a fellow student jumped on the hood of her car.   According to Gleason, as part of the Nerf gun game assassins, she was chased on foot and then confronted by another car prior to getting on the hig...

Senior All Night Party strives to include all

Senior All Night Party strives to include all

Izzy Leviton

April 14, 2017


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When senior Mia Spano thinks about the Senior All Night Party, she said she believes the party is a good way to bring the seniors together one final time. According to Spano, the Senior All Night Party will take place directly following graduation on May 25. “The party really shows that we ...

Administration begins to further enforce pass policy

Administration begins to further enforce pass policy

Yonah Davis and Yonit Krebs

April 4, 2017


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A loudspeaker announcement Monday morning informed students that new measures will be enforced regarding attendance. “GLCs will be sweeping the hallways for students without a pass. If you are in the hallway without the GLC will escort you to ISS to make a call home. You will then be expected to re...

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