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National Honor Society begins year

National Honor Society begins year

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

September 23, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Senior National Honor Society president Ayanna Nathan said she thinks the community and school may have the wrong impression of the National Honor Society’s purpose and she wants to change that. “I want to change our image both in the community and within ourselves because a lot of people thi...

Football preps for Homecoming game

Football preps for Homecoming game

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

September 20, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

In the week leading up to Park’s homecoming game against Richfield, senior Jake Olson said  the team’s strong focus on bringing home a win has been leading to successful practices. “We’ve increased the intensity this week and have had good practices,” Olson said. “We’ve stayed focused...

Athletes seek recognition from school

Athletes seek recognition from school

Sofia Seewald

September 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

According to synchronized swimmer, junior Ava Tronson, who has competed at State multiple years with her team, her sport does not receive equal recognition for achieving the same goals as other Park teams. “Since the football team has never really been to State, it was nice the school recognized...

Senior commits to play Division 1 volleyball

Senior commits to play Division 1 volleyball

Anika Hanson and Emma Leff

September 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Gabby McCaa began the recruiting process to play collegiate volleyball at the age of 14. All she knew was that she wanted to keep playing volleyball. “(Volleyball) is something that I really love and (I) wanted to continue to compete,” McCaa said. McCaa said her parents and coaching...

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Rachel Salzer, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

September 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As the 2018 Homecoming week quickly approaches, students eagerly await the week packed with activities. Homecoming week activities are open to all students with the goal of bringing the student body together. Student Council co-president, senior Cailey Hanson-Mahoney explains how much work goes into the exte...

Wooddale bridge construction to continue

Wooddale bridge construction to continue

Maggie Klaers

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

According to Jack Sullivan, senior engineering project manager for the Wooddale bridge construction, the city of St. Louis Park is working to rebuild the bridge crossing over Highway 7 to make it safer for drivers. “The bridge was originally built in 2008,” Sullivan said. “It’s being rebui...

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Gabe Kaplan

September 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The St. Louis Park Climate Action Plan, adopted in February of 2018, has already begun to take effect throughout the city. The plan was formed by the City Council and was spurred on by lobbying from Park’s Roots and Shoots environmental club. The plan’s three “kick-start projects” will jum...

DECA kicks off new school year

DECA kicks off new school year

Yonit Krebs, Gabe Kaplan, and Maria Perez-Barriga

September 12, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to DECA club president, senior Alexis Machoka, DECA will hold a meeting Thursday Sept. 13 where club officers will clarify what DECA is to potential members, as well as introduce their plans for the year. “On Thursday, we will be talking about what DECA is and how to get involved. A lot o...

SLP Nest to open its doors to community

SLP Nest to open its doors to community

Dani Orloff and Maddie Schutte

September 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After hearing about the stress high school students undergo, founder of the SLP Nest Julia Schmelzer said she felt she had to take action. “There’s really no space for people to figure out who they are and decompress,” Schmelzer said. “I have close friends whose high school students have been sui...

Advocacy group works toward gun reform

Advocacy group works toward gun reform

Emma Yarger

September 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

According to Mayor Jake Spano, recent conversations between a group of Park students and City Council have pushed for gun reform in the city of St. Louis Park. “I had just left a bunch of kids who want to ban guns from St. Louis Park in a room with a gun store owner and I really wasn't worried,” ...

‘Sweetener’ delivers reinvented sound

‘Sweetener’ delivers reinvented sound

Jenna Cook

September 4, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Following the tragic suicide bombing at one of her concerts last May 22, Ariana Grande put on a charity concert in memoriam of the victims. She has also performed at political events such as the March for Our Lives. Despite the traumatic experience, Grande has been hard at work on new music. “Sweetener” give...

OPINION: Ilhan Omar, a luke-warm candidate

OPINION: Ilhan Omar, a luke-warm candidate

Gabriel Kaplan

August 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion Columns, Showcase

State Representative Ilhan Omar will be able to serve the 5th Congressional District using a national voice unlike that of any recent 5th District representative, but her past comments on Israel are concerning. Following Omar’s Democratic Primary win on August 14, the candidate is on track to beco...

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