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Staff Editorial: Park’s Prom timing error inexcusable

Staff Editorial: Park’s Prom timing error inexcusable

April 16, 2019

How can we call ourselves a “caring, diverse community” — as the district does in its mission statement — if we are an exclusive one? By originally scheduling Prom on Ramadan, the administration isolated Muslim students and failed to act in the best interest of the entire community. Although ...

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...

Locker room approach sparks irritation

Locker room approach sparks irritation

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

January 7, 2019

According to Principal Scott Meyers, the locker rooms are only available for physical education classes during school. “Students should not be using locker room lockers as their regular locker,” Meyers said. “Really just in that overlap, roughly 10 to 15 minutes in between classes and get...

Assistant principals prepare for winter break

Assistant principals prepare for winter break

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

December 21, 2018

According to assistant principal Todd Goggleye, the administration brought coffee and donuts to staff members Dec. 21. "It's just a little bit of holiday cheer for the staff to send them on winter break," Goggleye said. Goggleye said he believes it is important to recognize the work the staff does...

Approved clubs, activities this year

Approved clubs, activities this year

Sofia Seewald

November 5, 2018

School administration approves final list of clubs for 2018-19 year

Mining projects approved near Boundary Waters

Mining projects approved near Boundary Waters

Emma Yarger

September 17, 2018

Picture the most beautiful nature landscape possible. Picture lakes and trees and sky that is untouched by light, sound and air pollution. Picture lakes so pristine when you canoe across them you can drink the water straight from beneath you. There is a small section of our Earth that has been preserv...

Administration shows cooperation toward walkout

Administration shows cooperation toward walkout

Dani Orloff

March 13, 2018

As the nationwide school walkout approaches on March 14, senior planner Elliot Schochet said he has worked alongside peers, district administrators and Mayor Jake Spano to logistically turn a proposal into a reality. “As people will see on Wednesday, this is something that was put together that I ...

Taser device activation in classroom determined not threatening

Taser device activation in classroom determined not threatening

Atticus Raasch and Annabella Strathman

February 14, 2018

A student’s handheld taser was activated during a fifth hour Business Innovations class Jan. 18, according to assistant principal Charles Johnson-Nixon. “It was something his mother had given to him, simply for safety outside of school,” Johnson-Nixon said. “He has had it several times, but...

In-school suspension referral process changed

In-school suspension referral process changed

Annabella Strathman

November 20, 2017

After being closed for the first six weeks of school, the procedure for in-school suspensions has changed, according to assistant principal Charles Johnson-Nixon. Johnson-Nixon said Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) now determine if a student requires time in the in-school suspension (ISS) room. ...

Drug policy confusion draws controversy

Drug policy confusion draws controversy

Alex Balfour, Izzy Leviton, and Hannah Leff

November 17, 2017

Upon returning from a leave for lunch, an unnamed student claims to have been greeted by accusations of drug use based on his smell, and then to his further surprise — suspension. “I went out with my friends at lunch time, and some of them were smoking in the car. I came back (to school) and ...

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