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JSU celebrates Purim

JSU celebrates Purim

Gabriel Kaplan, Katie Hardie, and Maria Perez Barriga

March 21, 2019

Jewish Student Union president senior Leila Raymond said she attended every annual Purim celebration meeting in the last four years, which the club celebrates by eating a Jewish pastry that symbolizes the villain in the Jewish Purim story. “Today we are making hamantaschen — an amazing pastry that r...

#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society

#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

March 19, 2019

After junior Zoe Younger read aloud a spoken word piece she wrote for the Black History Month performance, she said she believes that all American should be educated about the issues of racism.“I think (racism) a big part of American culture right now and just throughout all of our history,” Y...

Meet the 2019 baseball captains

Meet the 2019 baseball captains

Maddie Schutte and Talia Lissauer

March 19, 2019

Hover over each photo for more information about the captains.

Softball finds its strengths and weaknesses

Softball finds its strengths and weaknesses

Claire Bargman

March 18, 2019

According to softball coach Bobby Crumpton, both the new and experienced players have great skill, and he’s optimistic about the teams future. “Our younger classes are just amazing, amazing talent. I have a great senior class too, and I’m trying to really get the young girls ready to play,”...

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

March 18, 2019

Spring break can be a time of food uncertainty for students who depend on school-supplied meals, according to Birdfeeder student manager, junior Mushtakh Mohammed. “During the week students have school lunch and school breakfast, which is really nice,” Mohammed said. “But then when spring break c...

Networking event connects industry professionals

Networking event connects industry professionals

Ruby Stillman

March 17, 2019

After attending the Career Conversations event, which aimed to provide students with the opportunity to connect with professionals from a wide range of industries, junior Victoria Martinez said she enjoyed learning from the discussions she had. “(The event) was trying to ask questions to get some more info...

Dancers perform for cultural celebration

Dancers perform for cultural celebration

Carissa Prestholdt

March 15, 2019

As junior Emma Tight laces up her dance shoes for upcoming Irish dance performances, she said Irish dancers look forward to St. Patrick’s Day because of the festive atmosphere and opportunities for spontaneity. “There are some parades that you can go see and sometimes we go and watch those before we...

Journalist testifies for student free expression legislation

Journalist testifies for student free expression legislation

Dani Orloff

March 14, 2019

As senior Emma Yarger testified alongside three others in favor of the student free expression legislation, she said she felt powerful having a platform to express her point of view. “It was really cool to have the attention of so many adults on you because I feel like as a student you don't al...

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Samantha Klepfer

March 14, 2019

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the rock concert provides a unique opportunity for the orchestra members to get a professional experience.   “It's a huge fundraiser, and we only do this twice a year for our tours. On those tours, students get the opportunity not only to perform, but they get to work...

eSports virtual game makes real world cash

eSports virtual game makes real world cash

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 12, 2019

According to the coach of the eSports program Jacob Utites, eSports is involved in the college process.   “We have college recruiters coming in and offering scholarships to students for college,” Utites said. “We have also had some students win scholarships by playing in high school; Our ...

The Nest displays amatuer art

The Nest displays amatuer art

Ben Sanford

March 12, 2019

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 ...

Vegan Club wraps up year

Vegan Club wraps up year

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Emma Leff

March 10, 2019

When senior Vegan Club member Delaney Wallerich reflected on the club’s final meeting at Vibe Organic Juice Bar in St. Louis Park, she said she enjoyed connecting with the other members over their shared passion for food. “I thought it was exciting that we could do something outside of school w...

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