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Junior expresses culture through dance

Alexis Machoka

December 13, 2017


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Two years ago, junior Najib Rahl and his friends at St. Maron's Catholic Church decided to join the church’s dance group. Since then, the group has performed many paying gigs including weddings, festivals and parties, according to Rahl. “My church, which is in northeast Minneapolis, is a catholic...

Junior attends Women’s Convention

Junior attends Women’s Convention

Avia Kaner-Roth

December 7, 2017


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When junior Eva Goldfarb first heard the speakers lined up for the Women’s Convention, she said she saw a chance to attend and learn from them. “Once I heard the lineup of who was going to be speaking, like Maxine Waters and the Women’s March Co-founders, all personal role models of mine, I t...

Senior leads MED Club as president

Senior leads MED Club as president

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

December 4, 2017


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When senior MED Club president Hannah Wolk heard about the MED Club two years ago, she felt very excited to join. “I joined because I have always been interested in going into a medical field, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to be,” Wolk said. Wolk said she always was interested i...

IB Coordinator strives to make a change

IB Coordinator strives to make a change

Isabel Kjaer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Staff Profiles

As Jenny Magdal looks ahead to her third year as the International Baccalaureate Coordinator, said she hopes to continue inspiring students. According to Magdal, the International Baccalaureate (IB) program works to aid students in creating positive changes globally. “IB is a whole program t...

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

November 28, 2017


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Senior robotics club president George Hare said he first joined robotics because of his interest in math and science and seeing a good opportunity to improve his skills. “What sparked my interest in robotics is that I want to go into engineering, and robotics is a really cool way to get involved...

Athlete strives to move forward in karate

Athlete strives to move forward in karate

Amaia Barajas

November 17, 2017


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Senior Jack Dooley reflects on the lessons karate has taught him after 11 years of training and acquiring a third degree black belt. “(Karate) taught me about self-discipline. It’s taught me about time management because it’s a lot of training,” Dooley said. “You have to manage doing schoo...

Junior musician builds musical momentum

Junior musician builds musical momentum

Jenna Cook

November 17, 2017


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Having played piano for the majority of his life, junior Marco Giovanelli said he feels comfortable and supported while drumming alongside bandmates in band Dopeamine. Giovanelli said he is used to performing alone or with his father, and joining Dopeamine while also playing an unfamiliar instrum...

Junior expresses himself through poems

Junior expresses himself through poems

Abby Intveld

November 15, 2017


Filed under In the Spotlight, Profiles

When did you start writing poetry? I started writing poetry when my grandpa died. His death was really big in my life because he’s the one that got me started with bowling, and we’d always hang out on the weekends over the summer. I hadn’t lost any family members before him, so when he died it hit...

Junior scores 36 on ACT

Junior scores 36 on ACT

Sumaya Mohamed

November 9, 2017


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Going in to take the American College Testing Sept. 9, junior Jack Ostrovsky said he felt confident because of all the hard work he put into studying over the summer. “I took a lot of practice tests and then I reviewed my answers that I got wrong so I wouldn't make the same mistake the next time,”...

Spanish teacher feels excited to work with father

Spanish teacher feels excited to work with father

Makagbe Kuyateh

November 7, 2017


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When Spanish teacher Lydia Brubaker found out Park had an opening for a language teacher, she felt her dream was being fulfilled. “I always thought St. Louis Park would be the type of school I would want to teach at because when I was here I felt that I got a really good education,” Lydia Brubaker...

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Marta Hill

October 31, 2017


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After starting on the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota a month ago junior Alaysha McCall is embracing this opportunity to learn. “At first I was nervous out of my mind,” McCall said. “I thought it was a volunteer thing, but when I got (to the meeting) lieutenant governor Tina Smith and gov...

Junior provides positivity for swim team

Junior provides positivity for swim team

Sophie Yarosh and Maddie Lund

October 26, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

As junior Claudia Stone thinks about some of her favorite times on the high school swim team, she said her most memorable moments were those spent with her teammates. “I enjoy (swimming) because the team is really great and I like all the girls which makes it really fun,” Stone said. Stone...

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