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Going maskless feels unnatural

Going maskless feels unnatural

Harris Keekley June 10, 2021

After about a year in quarantine and having to wear a mask at all times, when I visited Wisconsin, one of many states that have lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated people, it felt really awkward. All...


Graduation to be held in person

Molly Schochet June 4, 2021

After an unprecedented year, senior Kristi Thompson said she is glad she and her classmates will be able to celebrate their graduation in person.  “It’s nice because for a lot of people graduation...

Used with permission from Todd Goggleye.

Vice principal shares challenges of pandemic

Crystal Diaz April 16, 2021

How do you feel about going 100 percent? I feel confident. We had procedures in place when we were at 25 percent and then we went to 50 percent, and now we are at 100 percent. We still have roughly...

Students exit the field house after taking the PSAT Jan. 27. Students were required to wear masks and desks were distanced six feet apart in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.

Park holds in-person PSAT

Molly Schochet and Oliver Smith January 28, 2021

On top of enforcing normal exam rules that increase test security, Park testing coordinator Jamie Lapray had to figure out how to enforce new COVID-19 guidelines for the PSAT. “We just do our best...

Junior Marley Miller applies to the University of Minnesota Duluth. COVID-19 has brought changes to the application requirements, stressing out many students.

COVID-19 creates added stressors on college applicants 

Molly Schochet January 18, 2021

College applications are just one of the countless things impacted by COVID-19. Counselor for the class of 2021 Laura King said COVID-19 has led to different requirements for applications than in the past.  “The...

Photo illustration by Abigail Prestholdt.

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Minnesota

Grace Schultz December 15, 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Minnesota Dec. 14. Individuals classified in group 1A (those on the front lines of treating COVID-19) will be the first to receive the vaccine. It is expected to take months...

The STEP building, located on West Lake St., is unsettlingly quiet. Clients and volunteers no longer enter the building as a safety precaution. Instead, contactless pick-up is used to deliver items to those in need.

STEP to not accept food donations through December

Sophia Curran-Moore December 13, 2020

According to the St. Louis Park Emergency Program website, the organization will not be accepting food donations until Dec. 31 or possibly longer due to the abundance of food donations and Gov. Tim Walz’s...

Sarah Fuller becomes a beacon of hope

Sarah Fuller becomes a beacon of hope

Aisha Hersi December 6, 2020

Sarah Fuller became an unbelievable inspiration to all women and little girls who watch in awe seeing someone just like them do something no one has ever done before. Fuller wore the No. 32, the same number...

Senior Davis Bye protects the puck from Osseo’s defenders Nov. 12. Governor Tim Walz new restrictions on high school sports have delayed them for four weeks.

Student-athletes bare the brunt of winter season postponement

Andrea Melear November 30, 2020

As athletic director Andy Ewald faces the challenges of managing sports during a pandemic, he said the four-week delay will be hard on the athletes' physical and emotional health.  “It’s at a minimum...

Sophomore Cole Taylor keeps the puck in position as he attempts to score a goal against Forest Lake. Park lost 5-3 against Forest Lake Nov. 10.

Boys’ hockey loses to Forest Lake during bridge season

Emmy Pearson November 11, 2020

Boys’ hockey lost its Nov. 10 preseason game 5-3 against Forest Lake. Senior Austin Amelse said although he is frustrated with the outcome of the game, he feels the team did well whilst being down a...

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