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Theater program fosters an interest in sewing

Theater program fosters an interest in sewing

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

April 18, 2019


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Swapping pillowcases for elaborate performance costumes, junior Morgan Graves said her sewing abilities have grown immensely since joining the theater costumes crew. “I basically didn’t do much sewing until I started theater. I did a little bit here and there when I was at my grandma’s house. ...

Sophomore lands lead in spring play

Sophomore lands lead in spring play

Kate Schneider

April 17, 2019


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Sophomore Cole Kanne said he is well equipped to play Peter, the lead in “Prelude to a Kiss,” because they have similar personality traits and Kanne said he will put an interesting twist on the character. “This character, in particular, has to make stuff pretty awkward and I’m good at that...

Junior converts to Judaism

Junior converts to Judaism

Breanna Thompson

March 17, 2019


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Why did you convert? I am still in the conversion process. I wasn't really religious before I kind of developed an interest in Judaism. I was raised Methodist, but Christianity was never really my thing, and then I kind of realized, ‘Hey I don't have to believe in God in a way that's like an old wh...

The Nest displays amatuer art

The Nest displays amatuer art

Ben Sanford

March 12, 2019


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After hearing about a way to showcase her art at the Nest, junior Lauren Schmelzer jumped at the opportunity. In previous years, Schmelzer has had to sell her own art in person. “(My mom) told me I could have my art sitting (at the Nest), because I don’t really like to be sitting at a booth for ...

Sophomore composes musical, plays five instruments

Sophomore composes musical, plays five instruments

Samantha Klepfer

February 26, 2019


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According to sophomore Amara Foner, she has been learning music since she was 4 years old. “I play piano, cello, flute, viola and ocarina. I’ve been playing piano since I was 4, and I was 9 when I started cello,” Foner said. “I was 11 when I started flute; I started viola last year, and I sta...

Sophomore instructs children’s karate classes

Sophomore instructs children’s karate classes

Yonit Krebs

February 21, 2019


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Now a children’s karate instructor and third-degree black belt, sophomore Grace Schultz said she began karate when her dad brought her to classes because he wanted her to learn self defense. “I was really nervous at first but as I kept going and learning new things I kind of got obsessed with tr...

Senior applies for year-long exchange program

Senior applies for year-long exchange program

Yonit Krebs

January 20, 2019


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After hearing about her father’s experience on an exchange program and hosting an Italian exchange student, senior Caroline Garland said she decided apply for a foreign exchange program as a gap year between high school and college. “My dad did this American Field Service (AFS) foreign exchange...

Sophomore hopes to visit all seven continents by graduation

Sophomore hopes to visit all seven continents by graduation

Kate Schneider

January 17, 2019


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Sophomore Elie Grassley said she started traveling internationally when she was a baby. She said her love for travel comes from observing how differently people around the world live. “I think I was around 3 or 6 months old when I first traveled out of the country. It’s always been something that...

Junior sells jewelry on Instagram

Junior sells jewelry on Instagram

Gabriel Kaplan

January 3, 2019


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Junior Anna Long said she picked up jewelry crafting as a hobby after learning how to make it from her nanny. “My nanny made (jewelry) and I thought it was really cool, so she lent me some of her stuff and I started making it and got really into it,” Long said. “I use beads and wire and I ha...

Junior works as Chipotle kitchen manager

Junior works as Chipotle kitchen manager

Noah Orloff

December 2, 2018


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According to junior Elliott Rickert, who started his job at the St. Louis Park Chipotle Mexican Grill location toward the end of June, his responsibilities consist of overseeing the restaurant. “I’m a kitchen manager,” Rickert said. “I have to make sure all of the food is kept up so ...

Singer pursues career in music

Singer pursues career in music

Noah Orloff

December 1, 2018


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As sophomore singer Leo Dworsky performs, he said his favorite parts of singing are developing relationships with others as well as improving his own vocal technique. “I love connecting with other people, but I don’t just do it for others. I do it for myself to better myself,” Dworsky said. ...

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Tamar Gewirtz

November 6, 2018


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This coming winter, senior soccer player Zinedine Kroeten will be going off to Germany to play for soccer team Werderbrenem. According to Kroeten, this opportunity arose only recently. “I went to guest play for this team in Chicago. I did really well there, so the coach of the team showed the videos of...

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