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Rainwater management program revitalized

Rainwater management program revitalized

Grace Farley

December 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

During the surface water plan meeting, senior engineering project manager Phillip Elkin said the plan is a required 10-year checkup and revitalization of the city’s rainwater management program. “We analyze (the watersheds) for flooding as far as water quality coming into and leaving the city....

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Kaia Myers

December 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

The Nordic team had their first 5k Metro West skate race on Dec. 13 at Hyland Park. Sophomore Olivia Etz said the longer distance gave the skiers an opportunity to work on pacing themselves as opposed to faster skiing.   “It was definitely harder than our last race, which was shorter. It was sh...

Chamber orchestra prepares for concert

Chamber orchestra prepares for concert

Samantha Klepfer

December 16, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Orchestra director Kou Lee said chamber orchestra is preparing for their upcoming concert by rehearsing their pieces alongside their regular classmates. “We’re sight reading some of the pieces in class this week and that serves the chamber but also the whole orchestra,” Lee said. According to...

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

December 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to sophomore Courtney Hanson, the girls’ gymnastics team defeated Richfield in their first dual meet of the season Dec. 11, scoring 124.8 points. Head coach Dawn Thielen said the first meet was a success and the results reflected that. “I think we had a really great first meet. We di...

Boys’ hockey loses against Wayzata

Boys’ hockey loses against Wayzata

David Bryant

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Junior William Pinney said the 0-10 loss versus Wayzata didn't reflect the teams energy and ability shown in previous games. “I think last game in the first and third period our energy was there, but I don't think we showed any of that in this game,” Pinney said. Coach Andrew Sackrison said...

Holiday Train returns to Park

Holiday Train returns to Park

Maggie Klaers

December 10, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

Junior Amaya Fokuo said her past experiences with the Holiday Train have been enjoyable. “I enjoyed it a lot. We took my little cousin last time, his little friends, and my brother. The kids really enjoy the music, and I enjoyed it too,” Fokuo said. “It’s a fun family activity and everyone ca...

GSA provides safe space

GSA provides safe space

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

December 10, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to junior and GSA co-president Anika Jamison, she joined the Gay Straight Alliance in order to positively change the school’s community. “I have been involved since the middle school, and I really wanted to make a change at Park,” Jamison said. “I wanted to make St. Louis Park fe...

Boys’ hockey experiences first loss

Boys’ hockey experiences first loss

David Bryant

December 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Upon the boys’ hockey teams first loss with a score of 1-8 versus the Minnetonka Skippers, making Park’s record 3-1, senior Tim Collins said despite the loss the game was a learning experience. “I think we competed well, obviously not the end result that we wanted but we can learn a lot from...

Students wait months to take driver’s test

Students wait months to take driver’s test

Gabriel Kaplan

December 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

When junior Shaqued Benharush found out she would have to wait over a month to take her driver’s license test, she said she was frustrated. “It took my mom a few days before (the Department of Public Safety) could get back to her, and we got the appointment over a month later,” Benharush sa...

Let’s talk race

Let’s talk race

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For junior Victoria Caraballo, conversations about race and equity have previously been uncomfortable, but she said open dialogue, like the un- censored race panel, fosters healthy discussions regarding race. “I think that even just starting up a conversation in class or starting a conversation ...

STEP hosts toy drive, cheesecake sampling

STEP hosts toy drive, cheesecake sampling

Nolan Kelly

December 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

St. Louis Park Emergency Program partnered with Muddy Paws Cheesecake to draw a larger crowd for their toy and food drive, according to their website. The main focus of the event is on the charities in need, according to volunteer Christine Anderson. “The purpose would be to bring awareness for some charities th...

Boys’ hockey wins home opener

Boys’ hockey wins home opener

David Bryant

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to senior Gerald Perelman, playing with grit and passion led him and his team to start with a 1-0 lead. “The word we are focusing on this year is gritty, so working hard. That means even if it's not the pretty play it's the right play,” Perelman said. The boys’ hockey team wo...

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