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Junior creates Instagram for business

Junior Evie Gutzke designs her own clothing and shoes to wear. She also sells her designs to people who are interested on her Instagram @sick_threadz.

Sofie Geretz

January 9, 2020

@sick_threadz sells clothing bought from thrift stores or take people’s clothing and adds detailing, according to Junior Evie Gutzke. “I take thrifted clothing and revamp it so it's more modern and I can resell it. I add my own detailing to it and make it my own,” Gutzke said. “You can als...

DECA dives into the world of sports management

Juniors Kahrder Schmitt and James Peterson work on a project for DECA Oct. 22. Sophomore Julian Johnson also works on a DECA related task.

Maria Perez-Barriga and Jayde Claussen

October 23, 2019

Business teacher and co-adviser of DECA Abigail Lugo said the club is taking students to a Minnesota Timberwolves game to look at the business aspect of a sports team. “We are going to go see what it is like to run the Timberwolves games, but on the business side of it, so ( students) will get an in-d...

Networking event connects industry professionals

Sophomores Deo Shindano and Justin Colon learn from a guest speaker about an occupation they're interested in March 8. The guest speakers came to educate students to assist them in planning their futures.

Ruby Stillman

March 17, 2019

After attending the Career Conversations event, which aimed to provide students with the opportunity to connect with professionals from a wide range of industries, junior Victoria Martinez said she enjoyed learning from the discussions she had. “(The event) was trying to ask questions to get some more info...

Sophomore works on Sports-Check It Out

Sophomore Hamsa Osman posts on one of the social media platforms of his business, Sports-Check it out. He created the social media aspect of marketing for Sports-Check it out.

Noah Orloff

March 16, 2019

How did you start your business and what were your inspirations? My inspirations (came from) seeing only in the Somali community there were three sports we played, basketball, football and soccer and I wanted to bring more variety to the community. They started out with a program called AdVenture Ca...

DECA competes at District

DECA competes at District

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez-Barriga

February 12, 2019

Sophomore Rachel Stein said she competed for her second time this year at the DECA District Conference. “I did it last year, so I knew what I was doing better this year because last year I literally had no clue, and I was so confused,” Stein said. “This year I felt a little bit more confide...

Junior sells jewelry on Instagram

Junior Anna Long beads necklace for a customer in her jewelry room. Follow @acl.jewelry to see updates on the jewelry she makes.

Gabriel Kaplan

January 3, 2019

Junior Anna Long said she picked up jewelry crafting as a hobby after learning how to make it from her nanny. “My nanny made (jewelry) and I thought it was really cool, so she lent me some of her stuff and I started making it and got really into it,” Long said. “I use beads and wire and I ha...

Park Tech acquires business volunteer

Park Tech acquires business volunteer

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez-Barriga

December 20, 2018

According to Park Tech adviser Jake Utites, Nathan Thorgrimson reached out to the club in order to help renew the club and its approach towards outreach and business management.    “So I am still the adviser, but there is a (helper) named Nathan Thorgrimson,” Utites said. “He was one of th...

Honey Candle Company creates buzz

Sophomore Evie Gutzke sells a candle to sophomore Maia Seidel outside the lunch room Nov. 7. The candles are selling for seven dollars .

Megan Raatz

December 3, 2018

According to student employee Evie Gutzke, the Honey Candle Company is a part of the business innovations class where students pick a product to sell and target a specific group of consumers. “We picked candles because we thought it was cute to hand make them,” Gutzke said. “They're made out of ...

DECA prepares to compete

Seniors Anya Morrsion and Susanna Hu discuss their preparation plan for the upcoming DECA competitions.

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez Barriga

November 21, 2018

As DECA looks forward to upcoming competitions this winter, the club prepared by signing up its members for specific events, according to sophomore Grace Schultz. “So far we all signed up for events,” Schultz said. “For first-year people, most people are doing an interview and a hospitality and touri...

Local frozen yogurt shop closes

Sophomore Jackson Thoe gives change to a customer at Park Yogurt. The store was in business for four years before its closing.

Sophie Olmen and Amaia Barajas

October 20, 2018

According to former employee of Park Yogurt senior Greta Long, the closure of Park Yogurt means there will be fewer opportunities for fundraising for school activities. “Sadly there's not going to be frozen yogurt right next door and (the owner) was big into fundraising,” Long said. “Basket...

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Senior Lewis Brown participates in a space learning activity March 8 during his week at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy. The program is located at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Nicole Sanford

April 27, 2018

After attending a week-long space camp through Honeywell at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama, senior Lewis Brown said the experience taught him more than just leadership skills. “It confirmed me not to judge a book by its cover because the first day I got there I said ‘oh my God, I...

Senior sells scrunchies with mom

Senior Jade LaBelle pours out her homemade scrunchies to sell. Her mom makes many different scrunchies for students to buy.

Tjessa Arradondo

October 31, 2017

Scrunchies are back in, according to senior Jade LaBelle, who sells these fabric hair ties to classmates. Labelle said her mother makes the hair accessories at home. “This year specifically my mom has been like, ‘oh scrunchies are back I'll just make a bunch you can give them out',” LaBelle said ...

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