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Dollars for Scholars ceremony uplifts recipients

Dollars for Scholars ceremony uplifts recipients

Emma Yarger

May 23, 2019

This year over 100 seniors received scholarships to fund their futures from over 200 financial contributors at the Dollars for Scholars ceremony, according to counselor and Dollars for Scholars event organizer Barb Nelson. Praise for students’ achievement poured out from teachers and community mem...

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Carly Joseph, Izzy Kanne, and Samantha Klepfer

May 23, 2019

Senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she and her teammates get ready to face the buzzer by doing more than just studying facts. “We’re continuing with our daily practices and then individual people are studying a lot more especially as a team. We have been doing a little fundraising as well,” Hansen-...

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 21, 2019

Sophomore Alanna Franklin said achieving the conference champion title is a clear example of the hard work the team has put in throughout the season. “We worked really hard this year to catch up with the bigger schools. This entire season we have had a smaller team so we have pushed to be the b...

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Marta Hill

May 17, 2019

On Fridays, both girls’ and boys’ Ultimate Frisbee have captains practice on the high school field and will now have to share the smaller space, according to senior Daniel Hunegs. “(The boys’ and girls’ teams) usually split the space and I think both teams get the amount of space they wa...

Sophomores accepted into All-State Choir

Sophomores accepted into All-State Choir

Abby Prestholdt

May 13, 2019

After hearing he had been accepted into All-State Choir, sophomore Leo Dworsky said he was excited to begin the program because of all the good stories he has been told about it. “From what I have heard it is a really cool experience so it'll be really cool for me as well,” Dworsky said. Sophomore...

Local lake name sparks controversy

Local lake name sparks controversy

Ben Sanford

May 9, 2019

Large controversy surrounds the name of Bde Maka Ska, with some thinking it should go back to its name as of late 2017, Lake Calhoun. The President of the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Brad Bourn, said the lake is an important part of Minnesota, sparking many opinions. “I think that ev...

Light rail construction temporarily closes bike paths

Light rail construction temporarily closes bike paths

David Bryant

May 7, 2019

As construction begins for the Southwest Light Rail, St. Louis Park Council member Margaret Rog said she realizes the negative effects of the Cedar Lake Avenue and Kenilworth trails being closed. “I do recognize the irony in simultaneously promoting alternate forms of transportation, particularly...

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends

Abby Intveld

May 4, 2019

With her four years of theater coming to a close, senior Zoey Zachek said the spring play indicates the end of her thespian career at Park. “It’s really crazy because I’m one of the seniors who has been in the program all of high school. So to see the different people cycle through and see p...

Baseball beats Benilde after three years

Baseball beats Benilde after three years

Talia Lissauer

April 27, 2019

After a three-year losing streak to Benilde, the teams’ ongoing support for each other and the ability to stay focused is what contributed to the teams’ 7-1 win, according to sophomore Jack Wandmacher. “We love each other, we play as a team, no one gets down and we don't get too high. We are ...

Softball struggles in third game

Softball struggles in third game

Claire Bargman

April 24, 2019

As captain and senior Maddy Schmitz improved her batting in the first weeks of the season, she said she was excited to show off her hard work. Coach Bobby Crumpton said certain players had exceptional games despite losing 4-25 to Chaska April 24. “I thought (captain and senior) Sophie Olmen...

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