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Military transgender ban neglects American values

Military transgender ban neglects American values

Maddie Schutte

February 15, 2019

The Supreme Court recently voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s bigoted and disrespectful ban on transgender individuals from serving in our military, paving the way for more hate to thrive in our society. America loves to take pride in being a nation full of opportunities and being the la...

Staff Editorial: Discrimination lawsuit needs more attention, student input

Staff Editorial: Discrimination lawsuit needs more attention, student input

October 11, 2018

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...

District to reduce suspension disparities

District to reduce suspension disparities

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

October 9, 2018

According to Superintendent Astein Osei, the St. Louis Park School District was one of many districts in Minnesota that were notified about discrimination violations by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. “They found St. Louis Park to be one of 43 school districts in the state that had a di...

Spring break misses passover by a week

Spring break misses passover by a week

Sofie Geretz

April 17, 2018

This year, spring break was from March 22 until April 1. The break covered Easter and only two days of Passover, which ended on April 7. Passover is an important Jewish holiday where the first two days and the last two days of the eight-day holiday are called “yom tov” (the translation is hol...

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