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Junior plans to study abroad senior year

Junior plans to study abroad senior year

Yonit Krebs

May 14, 2018


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Junior Emma Kempf rejects a typical high school experience and will head to China for her senior year of high school. Kempf said she will be learning Mandarin Chinese and Chinese history along with more traditional classes on a School Year Abroad program in Beijing, China. “I'm really really looki...

European history teacher takes on Boston Marathon

European history teacher takes on Boston Marathon

Maddie Schutte

May 11, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

With 40 degree weather and a 25 mph wind facing the runners in the 2018 Boston Marathon, St. Louis Park High School teacher Jeff Cohen said this marathon continues to be his most rewarding race. Cohen said he qualified for the Boston Marathon for a third time with a 3 hour 13 minute time in an Id...

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 9, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Uncategorized

After participating in varsity girls’ swimming this past fall, sophomore Lily Rostal said she decided to continue playing golf this spring to further develop her abilities as a golfer. “To improve I’ve just been doing a lot of practicing — practice is the key to being better at golf,” Rost...

Senior designs art for rappers

Senior designs art for rappers

Maggie Klaers

May 7, 2018


Filed under In the Spotlight

What kind of art do you do? I like to draw, but what I’m trying to pursue is graphic design. Do you see yourself pursuing this as a career after high school?  Yes, certainly. That’s why right now I’m trying to get my foot in the door, because I want to make this a career when I leave...

Junior takes on stage managing role

Junior takes on stage managing role

Isabel Kjaer

May 3, 2018


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According to junior KJ Preston Pepperell, throughout his high school career he has stage managed several shows, a role which requires a cool mindset under pressure and organizational skills. Preston Pepperell said theater has always been a part of life for him, so it was an obvious choice for him to ap...

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Nicole Sanford

April 27, 2018


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After attending a week-long space camp through Honeywell at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama, senior Lewis Brown said the experience taught him more than just leadership skills. “It confirmed me not to judge a book by its cover because the first day I got there I said ‘oh my God, I...

Sophomore reaches new heights

Sophomore reaches new heights

David Bryant

April 20, 2018


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Looking for growth as an athlete, sophomore Will Schwietering said he was inspired to pole vault by a family friend. “I started pole vaulting because my dad’s friend did it in college and introduced me to the sport because he thought I would be good at it,” Schwietering said. Pole vaulti...

Meet the 2018 Valedictorians

Meet the 2018 Valedictorians

Muna Ali

April 18, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Annabella Strathman: What college are you planning on going to? “I am going to Carleton College next year in Northfield.” Is there anything you’re interested in studying? “You know, it’s pretty open-ended right now. I’m leaning towards something with chemistry but I’ve a...

Band teacher to teach in South Africa

Band teacher to teach in South Africa

Hannah Leff

April 11, 2018


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According to Band director Steven Schmitz, he will be volunteer teaching at a music school in Cape Town, South Africa from May 13 to June 6. “I got this offer, that is probably once in a lifetime, to volunteer teach in Cape Town, South Africa. The school is a music school, and I would be teaching sa...

Freshman takes home State title

Freshman takes home State title

Muna Ali

April 3, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles, Winter sports

Having swum competitively for eight years, freshman Hayden Zheng said he ended this year’s season with an individual State title in the 100 yard breaststroke. “I thought I did really well at this past State, you know, getting the individual State title. I was very happy with that,” Zheng said....

Senior decides to join National Guard

Senior decides to join National Guard

Abby Intveld

March 22, 2018


Filed under In the Spotlight, Student Life

What made you want to join the National Guard? There were a lot of different reasons behind joining. The adventure of the National Guard experience is a huge reason, and it will also help pay for college, which is a big factor. There’s a bunch of different reasons. Did anyone influence your decision to join? ...

Senior expresses passion through spray painting

Senior expresses passion through spray painting

Sumaya Mohamed

March 22, 2018


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Inspired to make an impact in people's’ lives, senior Aramis Nolen said he plans to pursue a career in art.   “I like to change peoples lives somehow someway. That’s my purpose,” Nolen said. “I don’t have a clear plan yet but I just feel like if I get enough tools I’d be pretty set. It...

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