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Boys’ hockey endures emotional loss

Boys’ hockey endures emotional loss

David Bryant

February 20, 2019

Junior Will Pinney said that despite the slow start the team made a massive comeback after being down by three goals with 13 minutes left in the third period. “After that third goal scored on us we showed a lot of energy and we started playing as a team and passing the puck to make some huge pl...

St. Louis Park Public Schools closed Feb. 20

St. Louis Park Public Schools closed Feb. 20

Dani Orloff

February 19, 2019

According to district communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed Feb. 20. Students and staff should not report to the high school. Thompson said the ACT test scheduled for juniors Feb. 20 will be postponed and administered on the designated make-up day March...

Snodaze hits rewind

Snodaze hits rewind

Ruby Stillman and Evelyn Nelson

February 17, 2019

When deciding on a Sno Daze theme, senior Student Council co-president Cailey Hansen-Mahoney tried to incorporate the new dance location. The result was a nostalgic, retro theme she hopes will allow students to reminisce. “We are going to do a throwback theme this year, bringing it back to the time wh...

Pottery class donates artwork

Pottery class donates artwork

Amaia Barajas, Jenna Cook, and Noah Orloff

February 17, 2019

According to pottery teacher Angela Jacob, pottery pieces will be sent to the St. Louis Park Emergency Program for their Empty Bowls gathering. “Whenever I have something that students don’t want to bring home, I collect it and donate it to (the) Empty Bowls project,” Jacob said. “A lot of...

Senior qualifies for Nordic State race

Senior qualifies  for Nordic State race

Kaia Myers

February 14, 2019

In order to achieve his five-year long goal of skiing at State, senior Emmett Foner chose an unconventional strategy. “For that second race, I just sprinted the first half of it and burned out all of my energy to dishearten the skiers so that they’d lose sight and give up. All they were shooting...

Boys’ basketball loses nine-game winning streak

Boys’ basketball loses nine-game winning streak

Kate Schneider

February 11, 2019

According to coach David Breitenbucher, the boys’ basketball team started off playing well, but began to fall apart early in the game and were unable to keep the ball in their possession for long. Breitenbucher said it was hard on team morale to lose after winning nine games in a row. “It’s a ...

Intersectional Feminism Club presidents recognized for dedication

Intersectional Feminism Club presidents recognized for dedication

Sofia Seewald and Adin Zweigbaum

February 11, 2019

After getting involved in the Intersectional Feminism Club at the beginning of this school year, sophomore Elizabeth Orton said she was impressed by the comfortable atmosphere junior presidents Ally Feller and Maddie Lind were able to create. “They're welcoming,” Orton said. “They’re always...

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

February 7, 2019

According to sophomore Zach Affeldt, the team had a successful meet against Bloomington Jefferson despite coming off of peak week which is the most intense practices of the season. “It went really well even though we were supposed to not win by as much, which was really impressive since we were comin...

Two-hour late start announced for Park schools Feb. 8

Two-hour late start announced for Park schools Feb. 8

Dani Orloff

February 7, 2019

According to District communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin two hours late Feb. 8 because of the forecasted winter weather. According to the National Weather Service, East Central and Southern Minnesota will have a wind chill advisory tonight until tomorrow morning...

Quiz Bowl advances to State

Quiz Bowl advances to State

Marta Hill, Anika Hanson, and Emma Leff

February 7, 2019

Despite having to compete against schools with much larger programs, Quiz Bowl adviser Peter Dangerfield said he was pleased with the results and is excited for the Quiz Bowl team to participate in State. “We finished third in the South division. I am pretty happy with that,” Dangerfield said. ...

Park competes at Winter One Act Sections

Park competes at Winter One Act Sections

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

February 6, 2019

After “The Amish Project” won the first round of the Winter One Act competition, it fell short of qualifying for State at Sections Feb. 2, according to theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “We performed very well, and got third place. The Academy of Holy Angels took first, and then second place ...

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