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City plans recycling program

Charlie Bahnson, Managing editor

October 8, 2012

New initiative includes organics     About one year from today, the city of St. Louis Park plans to officially start a new recycling program in an effort to become a “greener” community. In August, the City Council proposed a new garbage and recycling program. It could include ...

Breaking down composting

Emma Weisner, Staff Writer

October 8, 2012

City to implement new program   City residents generate more than 3,800 pounds of organic waste every week, according to the 2009 Recycling Recovery Rate Study. That’s almost 1 ton of organic waste every year that could have been composted. St. Louis Park hopes to implement curbside or...

Schedules change again

Nick Shaughnessy, Beats Editor

September 17, 2012

Periods now one minute longer to ease lunchroom congestion   As confused students look to teal and fuchsia colored signs taped in the lunchroom to decode the new class schedule for Tuesdays and Thursdays, they will now see yet another change in daily schedules. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, ev...

Cafeteria dishes out new policy

Gabe Bichinho, Writer

September 10, 2012

Newsletter sent to students asking for recipes to introduce in the lunchroom Students looking for a change from the dull school lunch that is served out every day have a chance to make some personal requests.The St. Louis Park Schools Department of School Nutrition announced a new policy tha...

Academy classes premiere

Kayla Goldfarb, News editor

September 5, 2012

Teachers finish designs for new curriculum Despite having learned the ropes of the high school last year as a freshman, sophomore Johnny Bonk said he still had no idea what to expect of the first day of school, due to the debut of four new foundation courses implemented through the Investing in Innovation (i...

School adjusts to staffing changes

Sten Johnson and Suh Koller

September 2, 2012

Some teachers will not return for the school year, prompting changes When students walk through the doors on the first day of school this year, the freshmen won’t be the only new faces they will see. As six teachers leave to broaden their teaching experiences, nine more will replace and supp...

New policy allows student laptops

Ryan McCanna, Writer

September 2, 2012

Students can soon bring devices to use in classroom   Since elementary school, studying for tests meant using paper and pen to excel. Starting this semester, personal technology will also aid in student learning. Shortly after the start of the school year, sometime during the first semester...

Seventy-three years of students reunited

Seventy-three years of students reunited

Cole Bacig, Writer

August 31, 2012

Activities, conversations, and reminiscing shared by all. Time stood still Aug. 25 as alumni reconnected with friends from graduating classes dating as far back as 1939. For the classmates, the all year reunion allowed them to catch up with friends in a unique way. Dick Olson from the graduating...

Hebrew classes to continue

August 23, 2012

 New schedule helps Hebrew avoid cancellation Story by Noah Betz-Richman Junior Isaac Stone will be able to continue his Hebrew studies at Park because of a recent decision to overturn the cancellation of IB Hebrew SL. Due to budget cuts and small class sizes, last year Principal Rob Metz proposed of...

Girls’ soccer opens season on new turf

Girls’ soccer opens season on new turf

Charlie Bahnson, Managing Editor

August 23, 2012

The girls' soccer team will host Minnetonka Aug. 23. This will be the first game played on the new turf field.

PSEO opens to sophomores

PSEO opens to sophomores

Brandon Klugman, Former Managing Editor

August 20, 2012

Students enroll at local colleges during high school   While some soon-to-be graduates worry about transitioning to college next fall, senior Abrar Salad has already been taking college courses for an entire school year.   This year, according to counselor Barb Nelson, Salad was one of 23 Park juniors and seniors who to...

Highway 100 due for upcoming construction

Sami Rahamim, Web Editor

August 20, 2012

Several additions included in plans  -- Orange cones and hard hats will join the lanes of backed-up cars on Highway 100 in the future, as construction will eventually begin to improve the highway. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is proposing an $80 million project to r...

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