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Pro-life movement should focus on improving those living

Maddie Schutte

June 7, 2019

Our country has proven its lack of respect for women’s bodies through the recent abortion ban laws happening around the country. These poorly researched and misogynistic laws have no place in our government. These four states have passed or are in the process of passing a heartbeat ...

State abortion laws are saving babies’ lives across the country

Adin Zweigbaum

June 7, 2019

According to The New York Times recent bills in Mississippi, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia and many other states have proven our country is changing its mind on abortion by restricting it. Keith Moore said life begins at conception in “Essential of Human Embryology,” therefore these bills are detrimental to saving human lives. These states are in the pr...

English Department develops new coursework

English Department develops new coursework

Gabriel Kaplan, Katie Hardie, and Maria Perez Barriga

June 5, 2019

Junior Amelia Huebsch said she believes the English Department’s decision to change curriculum will be for the better, as it will provide students with a new set of diverse, representative readings. “(Changing curriculum) is really good because I think it’s important to have representation in...

Student work submitted to 5th Congressional district art competition

Student work submitted to 5th Congressional district art competition

Yonah Davis

June 4, 2019

According to art teacher Martha Ortman she submitted the artwork of two of her students Matt Loftus (junior) and Muna Ahmed (senior) to the annual 5th congressional district art competition. What is the competition students submitted their art to? The 5th Congressional district art competition is p...

Baseball loses to Hopkins in Sections

Baseball loses to Hopkins in Sections

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

May 30, 2019

Before going into the game against Hopkins, sophomore Sam Hunt said he felt pressured for the team to play well after earning the second seed for the first time. “I think we were a little tight coming out just because we have never been the second seed before. We felt like we had to play up...

Senior competes at Fine Arts Festival

Senior competes at Fine Arts Festival

Yonit Krebs

May 23, 2019

Stepping onto the stage at the Minnesota District Fine Arts Festival, senior Cecilia Brown was overwhelmed when she realized she was performing in front of a huge crowd in a competition setting. “It was pretty nerve-wracking because there was like 300 people there, but it was really fun overall...

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

May 23, 2019

 After a season of shutouts and blowouts, Park finally felt that it was able to unleash some of its potential, according to assistant coach Aaron Peterson. “Today we proved that our hard work is paying off, even though the score did not reflect what we really wanted,” Peterson said. During...

Facial recognition will improve overall experience at airports

Anika Hanson

May 14, 2019

Allowing passengers to check themselves in with facial recognition technology will significantly reduce wait times and make passengers’ trip to the airport much more efficient. The new technology could eliminate the use of document checks and boarding passes, which would also have a positive impact on the environment...

New technology invades privacy, requires proper consent

Isabella Kanne

May 14, 2019

Consent is not being given for JetBlue’s facial recognition and privacy is being invaded. Airline JetBlue uses facial recognition which passengers can opt-out of this step but even so, they are still in the airline company’s system. Using the data in this system without passengers consent is a ...

‘Old Town Road’ proves to be a country song

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

May 14, 2019

The release of Lil Nas X’s song “Old Town Road” has come with controversy after Billboard decided to pull the plug on the song’s place in the "Hot Country Songs”. Even after the remix was released with Billy Ray Cyrus, it was unfair to take the song off the list because of the song’s country roots. ...

‘Old Town Road,’ rap song with country lyrical themes

David Bryant

May 14, 2019

With the recent surge in popularity of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, followed by the remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, a lot of controversy has arisen regarding whether or not the track should be considered in the country genre. The track rose to number one on the Billboard “Hot Country Songs...

May 10, 2019

According to SLP Nutrition co-owner Allyson Oman, the local nutrition club that opened in March has seen an increase in visitors, including those who are vegetarian and vegan. “We do see some people that have restrictions or choose to eat all vegetarian or vegan,” Oman said. “We have a selecte...

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