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Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Carly Joseph, Izzy Kanne, and Samantha Klepfer

May 23, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she and her teammates get ready to face the buzzer by doing more than just studying facts. “We’re continuing with our daily practices and then individual people are studying a lot more especially as a team. We have been doing a little fundraising as well,” Hansen-...

Roots and Shoots prepares for local outreach

Roots and Shoots prepares for local outreach

Amaia Barajas, Jenna Cook, and Noah Orloff

February 11, 2019


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Sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank said Roots and Shoots currently has a responsibility to make sure the Climate Action Plan’s expectations are met. “We talked about new ways we can help implement solar energy and renewable sources, which will help achieve the Climate Action Plan’s...

Poetry slam stimulates talent

Poetry slam stimulates talent

Dahlia Krebs, Mira Malka, and Ruthie Posada

December 6, 2018


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Senior Nechama Buchbinder, president of 36 Arts, said her reason for having a poetry slam was to allow students to show off the art they have made. “This poetry slam and art share was really a good way for students to express themselves and share their art,” Buchbinder said. The 36 Arts club...

SHEC brainstorms topics to discuss

SHEC brainstorms topics to discuss

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Noah Orloff

November 17, 2018


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According to senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney, the first Sexual Health Education Club meeting went well overall. “(The) turnout could have been a little better, but it’s a really busy time of the year and it was our first meeting,” Hansen-Mahoney said. According to Sexual Health Education Club (SHE...

Math Team competes at first meet of the season

Math Team competes at first meet of the season

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 12, 2018


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When junior Math Team member Rafe Covin completed his events at the Math Team’s first meet of the season, he said he felt confident despite the meet’s difficulty. “I thought (the meet) went pretty well. The questions are usually pretty hard, and I got a couple right, so that was good,” Co...

New dance club teaches hip-hop

New dance club teaches hip-hop

Maria Perez Barriga

November 6, 2018


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After hearing from staff members that students wanted a dance team, coach Tontiana Kendricks said she felt compelled to teach the dancers. “It was brought to my attention by staff at Park that there were students who were interested in creating a hip-hop dance team. The staff expressed the passion the ...

Approved clubs, activities this year

Approved clubs, activities this year

Sofia Seewald

November 5, 2018


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

Natural Helpers train to help community

Natural Helpers train to help community

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

November 4, 2018


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As sophomore Ella Miller left her first Natural Helpers meeting, she said she was satisfied because she appreciates everything Natural Helpers does. “I just started. The training was my first involvement in Natural Helpers,” Miller said. “I really loved it because I just love what Natural Hel...

Roots and Shoots members collaborate with local organizations

Roots and Shoots members collaborate with local organizations

Katie Hardie

October 26, 2018


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When Roots and Shoots members senior Katie Christiansen and sophomore Gabe Kaplan found out their petition to the state governor concerning carbon and greenhouse gas emissions was denied, they, along with local environmental organizations, did not give up in their effort for cleaner air. According ...

Math Team encourages new members to join

Math Team encourages new members to join

Emma Leff, Anika Hanson, and Rachel Salzer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Despite losing several key senior members, Math Team adviser Kristin Johnson is hopeful for this season. “We have some returning students that have a lot of potential, so I’m excited to see them grow and do better and possibly make State,” Johnson said. “I’m excited to expand the team and g...

Roots and Shoots starts year with numbers

Roots and Shoots starts year with numbers

Katie Hardie and David Bryant

September 14, 2018


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With the beginning of St. Louis Park environmental club Roots & Shoots, Senior and leader of the club Katie Christiansen said she was thrilled with the numbers of the first club meeting of the year. “I feel really good, there was a lot of people today. I wasn't expecting the numbers we got...

DECA kicks off new school year

DECA kicks off new school year

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez-Barriga

September 12, 2018


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According to DECA club president, senior Alexis Machoka, DECA will hold a meeting Thursday Sept. 13 where club officers will clarify what DECA is to potential members, as well as introduce their plans for the year. “On Thursday, we will be talking about what DECA is and how to get involved. A lot o...

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