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Senior finds home at church youth group

Senior Austin Patterson discusses in his youth group on September 27.

Avia Kaner-Roth

October 3, 2017

When senior Austin Patterson first heard of his church youth group, YTH, he was reluctant to join. Patterson said his friend convinced him to attend a YTH meeting. “I started because a friend of mine had to go and he brought me to make it more fun. That's how it started, but once I got connecte...

Exchange student from Iceland reflects on first few weeks at Park

Senior Rosa Sigrunardottir celebrates after scoring a goal against Minneapolis Southwest on September 25th.

Isabel Leviton

September 26, 2017

Senior Rosa Sigrunardorrit said she has been embraced by the Park community, which made her transition from being 2959 miles from her home easier. According to Sigrunardorrit, she moved from the capital city in Iceland, Reykjavik, and will be spending the year at Park as an exchange student. “I l...

Senior spends summer at Paisley Park

Senior and rising DJ Joe Holloway practices the mix he uses for his position at Paisley Park. Joe has been a DJ at Paisley Park since November.

Avia Kaner-Roth, writer

September 20, 2017

Senior Joseph Holloway said he was very lucky to have the opportunity to be a part time DJ and Ecology worker at Paisley Park because it is such a private and prestigious institution. “The only way to get hired at Paisley Park is to have a personal connection,” Holloway said. “My mom used to...

Seniors spend summer representing SLP

Savita Oberdorfer at the Robbinsdale  Royalty Coronation on July 9.

Jenna Cook, writer

September 16, 2017

According to senior Jasmine Tchida, the Parktacular Ambassador program inspires her to do more than sit around with nothing to do all summer. “I knew I wasn’t going to do anything this summer except for work, and I know I’m not going to be working all the time,” Tchida said. “I just...

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Freshman Charlie Harper holds his follow through after teeing off on the first hole. The team's next match takes place at 10 a.m. on May 31 at Sand Greek Golf Club for the section championships.

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter

June 1, 2017

Freshman Charlie Harper said he has been playing golf since he was three years old and decided to join the St. Louis Park boys’ team for more golfing experience. “My parents and my grandparents all play golf,” Harper said. “(I joined the team) because we get to play more and I didn’t get ...

Seniors choose gap year options

A student volunteers in Fiji through the International Volunteer HQ. Senior Ian Juaire will be participating in the same gap year volunteer program to Fiji and South Africa.

Max Bechtold, Izzy Leviton, and Nicole Sanford

May 24, 2017

When senior Felix Hengel was considering taking a gap year in Switzerland, he said he thought about his brothers’ decisions and the benefits of a gap year. “A gap year is something that both of my brothers wish they would have done,” Hengel said. “I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity...

Senior commits to play Division I hockey

Senior Captain Bauer Neudecker skates down the ice on a fast break. Neudecker recently committed to play hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville in 2019.

Nicole Sanford

May 22, 2017

After announcing his Division I college commitment to the University of Alabama-Huntsville, senior Bauer Neudecker said he felt as though he finally achieved a lifelong goal. “I knew that for a really long time that I’ve wanted to (play hockey in college), so I’ve always been working for it,...

Junior reflects on 36 Arts’ slow year

Junior Chava Buchbinder sits in the library media center working on an event for 36 Arts. Buchbinder plans to pass on her leadership role because she will not attend Park next year.

Nicole Sanford and Isaac Wert

May 20, 2017

According to club president junior Chava Buchbinder, 36 Arts remains a place for students to express their artistic talents in different ways. “(The most rewarding part of 36 Arts has been) getting recognition throughout the school with people who want to do art,” Buchbinder said. “I think ...

Senior receives Rose Rees Peace Award

Senior Elise Bargman discusses possible speakers for a School Board open forum during a Gender Sexuality Alliance meeting.

Jayne Stevenson

May 19, 2017

Senior Elise Bargman said she felt honored and humbled as she received the Rose Rees Peace Award from the National Council of Jewish Women. According to St. Louis Park public schools, the award recognizes “exceptional high school seniors from 25 local schools who have demonstrated a special interest in and commitment to international relati...

Freshman plays first year on varsity

Freshman plays first year on varsity

May 8, 2017

    How long have you been playing tennis? Probably since I was five, but in an organization on a team I started playing in the sixth grade. Why do you play tennis? Partly because my dad played in college and (tennis is) really fun, and really just something I can do with my fr...

Sophomore practices Taekwondo

Sophomore Lindsey Epstien

Isabelle Becker

May 3, 2017

According to sophomore Lindsey Epstien, earning their first degree black belt in Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, made them feel accomplished. “I’ve been doing (Taekwondo) for a long time. (Earning a first degree black belt is) finally achieving what I’ve been striving for for so long,” Ep...

Senior engages in his community

Senior engages in his community

Amaia Barajas

May 1, 2017

Senior Park Ambassador Santeyne Thornton said he recalls the process behind deciding to sign-up for the position of Park ambassador. “There was a recruiting process we had to go through (to become a Park ambassador)  and one of the directors came from College Possible last year. She spoke with...

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