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Denim Day leaves positive impact

Fair use from the Denim Day website. Pictured is the quote “My jeans protest violence,” which spreads awareness on sexual violence by asking people to wear denim. The purpose of wearing denim is to show solidarity with victims of sexual violence.

Jayde Claussen

May 19, 2020

Denim Day has been celebrated for the past 21 years, and although the thought might be lighthearted, the story behind this day is heartbreaking, yet empowering. In 1999, the Italian Supreme Court ruled that an 18 year old girl, who was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old driving instructor, was ...

Health in the Park Fair open to all ages

Art by Maggie Klaers

Ben Sanford

February 22, 2020

According to the wellness and volunteer coordinator for St. Louis Park Laura Smith, the upcoming Health in the Park Fair Feb. 22 is an event for everybody and aims to bring the SLP community together to learn more about their well being. “The Health in the Park Fair is an event for all community...

STEP Empty Bowls spreads awareness of food insecurity in SLP

Junior Katie Casey hands a bowl full of soup and bread to a St. Louis Park citizen Feb. 13. Casey volunteered at the STEP Empty Bowls event alongside many Park students.

Sofie Geretz

February 18, 2020

Reflecting on the STEP Empty Bowls event Feb. 13, owner and artistic director of GoodSpace Murals Greta McLain said the event brings the community together while promoting a good cause. “It's so beautiful to see people coming together around a cause and also coming together on one of the coldest...

GSA meeting gets canceled

Freshmen Ruby Livon and Christina Loschy discuss their opinions on GSA being cancelled Nov. 22. They talk about their opinions on the importance of GSA.

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

December 2, 2019

When sitting in Madam Sweeney’s classroom on Nov. 21, GSA’s (gay, straight alliance) co-president and senior Anika Jamison had to cancel the meeting because of lack of attendance.  “There were not enough people there to spark good conversation,” Jamison said.  According to junior Ain...

Fire department raises money for cancer awareness

Pink T-shirts available for purchase at the St. Louis Park Fire Station 1. The shirts cost $20 and are being sold in support of breast cancer awareness.

Gabriel Kaplan

November 25, 2019

John Wolff, St. Louis Park’s deputy fire chief, said he believes the fire department’s pink T-shirt sales — which support the local Jane Brattain Breast Center — will make a positive impact on the community. “We’re trying to help where we can. It’s a small gesture on our part to support f...

Anxiety workshop provides guidance

Psychotherapist Lynn Lyons speaks at Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School May 13. Lyons spoke to parents about anxiety and how to stop the worry cycle.

Ruthie Posada

June 2, 2019

As universal anxiety rates in children and teens continue to rise, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School Head of School Yoni Binus said he thought inviting a psychotherapist to come speak to parents and staff would benefit the school’s community. “Anxiety is an issue on the forefront of our ...

Instagram account made for AP teacher

AP European History teacher Jeffery Cohen explains the details of the essay portion of the upcoming AP test to sophomore Hope Cassman. According to Cohen he entered a teachers-only contest to win a free Norwegian cruise.

Maria Perez-Barriga

April 12, 2019

As sophomore Luci Jensen was talking with friends in the hallway, history teacher Jeffrey Cohen approached them and asked one of them to nominate him for a free Norwegian cruise given to teachers. “Cohen showed (the post) to us. I was a little confused at first because I didn’t know what he was...

Volleyball promotes breast cancer awareness

Senior captain Maddy McIntosh and junior Ivy Jones play in the match against Bloomington-Kennedy Oct. 10. Earlier they had done the dig pink dress code as shown by their pink hair and hair ties.

Dahlia Krebs and Mira Malka

October 15, 2018

Raising awareness about breast cancer is important, according to senior Gabby McCaa because she said she wanted to support women who are battling for their lives. “We want to support cancer research and so we chose to do Dig Pink to raise awareness and to support the women who are going through...

Student council raises breast cancer awareness

Sophmores Ian Otos and Shayla Miller collect breast cancer donation from sophmore Nebyu Bekele.

Emma Yarger and Amaia Barajas

October 27, 2017

According to student council adviser Sarah Lindenberg, the students organized a fundraiser on Wednesday Oct. 25 to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Lindenberg said the student council members want to raise money and awareness for causes like breast cancer because many of their fellow pe...

Band plays at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Senior Ethan Rickert stands alongside band teacher Steven Schmidtz during one of their warmups at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The walk took place Oct. 8. at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

Alex Balfour and Izzy Leviton

October 13, 2017

Surrounded by pink ribbons and a high energy atmosphere, senior Ethan Rickert, whose mother passed away from breast cancer last summer, felt a personal tie to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 7 at the U.S. Bank Stadium. “I have to thank Making Strides Against Breast Cancer because they gave my mom a substantial...

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