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Within the At Large Lab many books have been banned Nov 2. Many different kinds of books have been banned due to dialog.

Banned books in 2023

Caedon Exsted November 17, 2023

Last month, banned books week came and went, yet it is still being faced in public schools across America. Over 800 books were banned last year. Public schools in America are still dealing with this problem...

Media center assistant Nancy Becerra-Balbuena works at LMC front desk March 20. Park has plans to renovate the library once the school year ends.

Checking out the future

Taylor Voigt March 21, 2023

Park’s Media Center is going to be renovated along with other spaces such as the cafeteria over a period of 18 months. In order for these renovations to happen, the Media Center will not allow book checkout...

Junior Sofia Jerney and sophomore Isaiah Brown browse through the books in the St. Louis Park Library. The library recently reopened and provides a welcoming space for students to check out books and study.

Back to the books

Aidan Shafton January 25, 2023

After the St. Louis Park Library was closed for four months due to maintenance, it has finally reopened and is back in business. According to senior Lauren Thon, the closure of the library took away a...

Photo illustration by Sergei Bovee

Library hosts book March madness

Ivan Zank April 1, 2022

The media center hosted a book March madness, where students and staff members can vote on their favorite book. According to librarian Jane Dorn, students were already excited about the idea before she...

Fair use from Penguin Random House.

Must-read novels for the summer

Elena Ortiz Fishman May 14, 2021

With school ending just around the corner, here are some of my favorite books to enjoy during these coming summer months.    A.S. King — ‘Dig’ ★★★★★  Spanning years...

The Media Center is now offering free e-books to students, according to Media Specialist Ellen George. Because of COVID-19, e-books offer a safer alternative to paper books.

Media Center offers students free e-books

Molly Schochet November 6, 2020

With paper books being harder to access safely and affordably due to COVID-19, Media Specialist Ellen George said she hopes that giving Park students access to books available for download e-books will...

English teacher Annamarie Wilfahrt directs her honors English 10 students in the beginning of class June 4. Wilfahrt is one of many teachers who will alter the structure of their class next year under International Baccalaureate directive.

English Department develops new coursework

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...

Senior Sam Schug discusses the book They Both Die at the End with Book Club March 13. The next book to be discussed among Book Club members will be Love, Hate & Other Filters.

Book club gains fresh perspective

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman March 18, 2019

Senior Estelle Tronson said she was prompted to examine her own life by book club's most recent read, "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera. “I don’t read a lot of realistic fiction, but I...

Teen Lit Con to engage readers in discussions, activities

Teen Lit Con to engage readers in discussions, activities

D’aviyan Robinson and Sumaya Mohamed April 28, 2017

After learning about Teen Lit Con, an event for students to meet other book enthusiasts, junior Ciara Woida felt interested in the opportunity to participate. Woida said she thinks Teen Lit Con provides...

Junior Megan Wojtasiak adds the finishing touches to her artwork in her coloring book.

Adult coloring book trend grows

Hannah Wolk February 12, 2016

When junior Megan Wojtasiak noticed the growing popularity of adult coloring books, she knew she wanted to get one. Wojtasiak said the intricate designs and huge variety of books spiked her curiosity. “You...

Book club meets to examine change taught through text

Amelia Shankawitz, Staff Writer January 29, 2013

Club explores early 19th century customs through Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen’s tale of a woman finding herself through love brings students together at the book club meeting to discuss the change...

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