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SOAR kicks off year by attending community panel

SOAR kicks off year by attending community panel

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

October 13, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As a member of the Students Organized Against Racism club, junior Amaya Fokuo said she was impressed by the community discussion held at the Rec Center Oct. 11, as it brought awareness to important racial issues. “Last night we learned a lot about microaggressions, which was really interesting,” Fokuo said. “...

Staff Editorial: Discrimination lawsuit needs more attention, student input

Staff Editorial: Discrimination lawsuit needs more attention, student input

October 11, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorials

Last fall, the district was charged by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights for discrimination against students of color and disabled students for disciplinary action. Suspensions and expulsions of these groups were found to be higher than white and non-disabled students at Park. According to...

Birdfeeder starts fresh with new student managers

Birdfeeder starts fresh with new student managers

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

October 2, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Adviser of the Birdfeeder, Sophia Ross, said students in her community service class help run and manage the in-school food shelf. “The Birdfeeder is part of my community service class and everybody in the class takes part in the Birdfeeder, like helping out with the food drives or telling people...

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Gabriel Kaplan

September 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The St. Louis Park Climate Action Plan, adopted in February of 2018, has already begun to take effect throughout the city. The plan was formed by the City Council and was spurred on by lobbying from Park’s Roots and Shoots environmental club. The plan’s three “kick-start projects” will jum...

School club creates community

School club creates community

David Bryant

June 4, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Physics teacher and club adviser Daniel Ruzek said since his introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons club, he continues to enjoy the experience and people involved. “I was strong-armed into the club by two kids last year, and I thought it sounded easy enough and could be a fun experience,” R...

Nest intends to focus on students needs

Nest intends to focus on students needs

Marta Hill

February 9, 2018


Filed under Student Life

When Nest chair Julia Schmelzer reflected on the purpose behind the Nest, she said the goal is especially relevant in today's day and age. “(Students are) really scheduled, and there is a lot of stress. The expectations for school and getting into college are higher than they ever have been, so I thi...

Chick-fil-A opens in Knollwood

Chick-fil-A opens in Knollwood

Nicole Sanford

February 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Starting as a new employee at the recently opened Chick-fil-A restaurant located in St. Louis Park, sophomore Demareon Caston said he predicts the new location will be a hit. “It’s actually my first job and I wanted to do something new,” Caston said. “It’s a fun place to work at becaus...

ACE prepares community based project

ACE prepares community based project

Elise Riley

January 9, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Architecture, Construction and Engineering club project manager junior Caroline Garland said the club is currently working on designing establishments for a city block in St. Paul. “We’re designing the things and using architecture, and then we’re going to put (the design) in this computer program ca...

Seniors spend summer representing SLP

Seniors spend summer representing SLP

Jenna Cook, writer

September 16, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

According to senior Jasmine Tchida, the Parktacular Ambassador program inspires her to do more than sit around with nothing to do all summer. “I knew I wasn’t going to do anything this summer except for work, and I know I’m not going to be working all the time,” Tchida said. “I just...

Greeks share tradition with the community

Greeks share tradition with the community

Makagbe Kuyateh

September 5, 2015


Filed under City Entertainment

Last year, the Greek Fest sold more than 2,000 dinners, 300 salads, 2,000 orders of french fries and 2,000 spanakopitas and tyropitas. “Taste of Greece” gathers authentic Greek food, music and culture near Lake Calhoun during Labor Day weekend every year for the past 27 years. Katherine Boosali...

Social activism group holds first meeting

Social activism group holds first meeting

Noah Betz-Richman, Staff Writer

April 8, 2013


Filed under News

Local Free the Children chapter founded When sophomore Maddie Brown was asked to help organize a new social action organization, she agreed to assist the founding of Park’s chapter of Free the Children. “I thought it was a really good idea,” Brown said. “We can get our school more involved...

Fighting hunger, one bowl at a time

Suh Koller, Staff Writer

March 9, 2013


Filed under City Entertainment

Students help out local food shelf by donating pottery bowls.   In an attempt to battle against hunger, St. Louis Park’s Emergency Program (STEP) hosted its 13th Annual Empty Bowls event March 7, while Park students aided the cause by donating pottery bowls. Empty Bowls helps raise money an...

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