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Snowstorm delays after school transportation

Snowstorm delays after school transportation

Talia Lissauer and Dani Orloff

February 5, 2019

According to an announcement made over the high school loudspeaker, after school buses were delayed 10 to 15 minutes Feb. 5 due to winter weather. Sophomore Ellen Payne said weather conditions and transportation impact her time management. “The weather is really bad, (but) when the buses are ...

Aquila evacuated after sprinkler head ruptures

Aquila evacuated after sprinkler head ruptures

Marta Hill and Dani Orloff

February 2, 2019

As she stepped foot in Aquila Elementary School following an extended evacuation, fifth grader Juliana Mayer said she smelled rotten and moldy candy. “It smelled bad because of all the water,” Mayer said. “I saw that some of the ceiling was on the floor, by where all the water was coming fro...

Winter One Act wins first round of competition

Winter One Act wins first round of competition

Maggie Klaers

February 1, 2019

Sophomore lead cast member Lilly Strathman said she was thrilled that theater’s production of “The Amish Project” received first place at the Winter One Act competition Jan. 22 at Edina High School. “I mean we got first place, so that was a cool experience because last year we didn’t m...

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

January 31, 2019

Looking at her tardies from first semester, sophomore Fadumo Abdi said she believes the attendance policy allows students to decrease absences in the future. “Sometimes I don’t follow the attendance policies,” Abdi said. “I personally have 12 tardies, so I love that there is a way to lower th...

Crime-free/drug-free housing ordinance under investigation

Crime-free/drug-free housing ordinance under investigation

Talia Lissauer

January 29, 2019

While talking about the crime-free/drug-free rental housing ordinance, Mayor of St. Louis Park Jake Spano, said “Evicted before Convicted” is not a true representation of the ordinance. “We understand that being evicted from your apartment is a big deal,” Spano said. “Eviction before convic...

Gophers men’s hockey visits St. Louis Park

Gophers men’s hockey visits St. Louis Park

Rachel Salzer

January 28, 2019

As a part of the program “Gophers Skate the Cities,” the Gopher men’s hockey team recently made a trip to St. Louis Park to skate at the ROC Jan. 7. During this event, the Gophers had an hour long practice for the fans to watch, followed by an open skate with the players. Players also were s...

Southwest Light Rail Transit breaks ground

Southwest Light Rail Transit breaks ground

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

January 23, 2019

As the Southwest Light Rail Transit begins construction in St. Louis Park, sophomore Zoe Frank said she believes the light rail provides advantages to the metro area. “I honestly feel pretty good about the whole project,” Frank said. “Public transportation overall reduces emissions. I thin...

Gallery: Boys’ hockey wins their second conference game

Gallery: Boys’ hockey wins their second conference game

January 20, 2019

Park boys' has played Chaska and Chanhassen in the Metro West conference. Park lost to Chaska Jan. 10 and won 4-1 against Chanhassen Jan. 19.

Fight for a future

Fight for a future

Grace Farley, Abby Intveld, and Dani Orloff

January 19, 2019

As senior Sophia Davenport reflects on the surge of youth-led activism this past year, she said she believes it is important for student voice to be heard and acknowledged. “Since we can’t vote and the majority of us are not 18, there is no way to express your opinion or create any change wi...

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