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Staff Editorial: Hennepin County should vote to welcome refugees

Staff Editorial: Hennepin County should vote to welcome refugees

December 13, 2019

Following an executive order issued by President Trump Sept. 26, a North Dakota county created local tensions by considering a ban on refugees. Burleigh County attracted national attention over a rule mentioned in the executive order, authorizing both the State and local government to express written co...

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

November 26, 2019

As a way to assist families over Thanksgiving break Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Birdfeeder co-manager junior Ayan Hassan said the club will shop for items to pack meals for students in need.  “This Thanksgiving we are giving out meals to students who want food to take home for their families,” Hassan said...

SLP Seeds emphasizes diversified discussions

SLP Seeds emphasizes diversified discussions

Lilly Strathman

November 20, 2019

When conversing about hunger Nov. 7, founder of SLP Seeds Julia Rappaport realized the importance of representing multiple perspectives in St. Louis Park by hosting more diverse discussions. “The more voices we bring to the table, the stronger the effect we have on bettering the community,” Rappapo...

Walking group provides exercise in community

Walking group provides exercise in community

Noah Orloff

November 18, 2019

As St. Louis Park Recreation Superintendent Jason West reflected on the beginning of Walk the Park, he said the walking group originated from a Park local.  “Frank (Freedman), a community resident, came to me and said he would want to explore the park system more and have an open recreational wal...

Students hope to start unique sports group

Students hope to start unique sports group

Sam Swisher

November 7, 2019

According to junior Clayton Horstman-Olson, he hopes people will join his log rolling group and become involved in the sport. “I envision this club for St. Louis Park as something where people can come and learn to log roll,”Horstman said. “It can be a really fun community builder while doi...

Proposed club strives to create positive impact

Proposed club strives to create positive impact

Ruthie Posada

November 3, 2019

Once Letters of Love is approved, it will aim to brighten the spirits of patients at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis by fundraising and delivering cards, according to senior and club leader Maggie Klaers. “Letters of Love is a club where students can come and write cards for kids at Children...

‘Parade of Schools’ highlights newly completed facilities

‘Parade of Schools’ highlights newly completed facilities

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers

October 29, 2019

According to Sara Thompson, Director of Communications and Community Relations for St. Louis Park Public Schools, the “Parade of Schools” open house event was hosted by the district to showcase the spaces recently finished as a part of the referendum.   “The goal of the event is to open up these newly renovated spaces that were completed over the summer and opened to students...

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

October 17, 2019

The night of the Trump rally Oct. 10, gloomy skies and flurries of rain complemented the unfolding chaos below as the president spewed hate before a large audience of his supporters inside the Target Center, sheltered from thousands more protesting outside. Although Trump stuck to the basics for much of the rally — focusing on the booming economy, corrupt media and the ongoing impeach...

Empty Bowls educates, unites

Empty Bowls educates, unites

Noah Orloff and Adin Zweigbaum

March 5, 2019

While Empty Bowls planning committee co-chair Lisa Hertel reflected on the goals of the event, she said communal bonding was a main aspiration of Empty Bowls. “Our number one purpose in doing Empty Bowls is to bring the community together,” Hertel said. “I would say that Empty Bowls in St. Louis...

My first Senate testimony

My first Senate testimony

Yonah Davis

February 18, 2019

When the chair of the Minnesota Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee, Carla Nelson, called my name and invited me to begin my testimony my heart began to pound. I could hear myself speak as I presented my prepared remarks about the importance of personal finance education in high school in support of SF...

Gophers men’s hockey visits St. Louis Park

Gophers men’s hockey visits St. Louis Park

Rachel Salzer

January 28, 2019

As a part of the program “Gophers Skate the Cities,” the Gopher men’s hockey team recently made a trip to St. Louis Park to skate at the ROC Jan. 7. During this event, the Gophers had an hour long practice for the fans to watch, followed by an open skate with the players. Players also were s...

Destress club grant allows club to branch out

Destress club grant allows club to branch out

Isaac Wahl

January 21, 2019

Senior destress club co-president, Ayanna Nathan, was overjoyed to hear about the grant the club will now be receiving monthly. “I was incredibly excited to learn that we had won the grant,” Nathan said. “It will allow us to hire professionals for for some of our meetings for fun and new activities.” Birkeland...

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