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Being an essential worker during COVID-19

Being an essential worker during COVID-19

Ryan Barnett

May 14, 2020

Working as a high schooler is a great idea for any teenager. It’s a good way to meet new people, make some money and gain valuable experience in the workforce. I’ve been an employee at YoYo Donuts in Minnetonka since September 2017. It is a great fit for me, as I can work after school and on weeken...

Park joins #BeTheLightMN project

Due to COVID-19 closures, Park's stadium is empty. In support of senior athletes, the stadium's light will be on for 315 seconds on at 8:20 p.m. April 22.

Isabel Kjaer

April 21, 2020

In support of senior student-athletes, Park will be participating in the #BeTheLightMN campaign, according to 6425 News. “In a show of support to the student-athletes who haven't been able to participate in Spring sports due to COVID-19, the High School Stadium lights will be turned on at 8:20 p.m. ...

AP testing moves online

Photo illustration by Molly Schochet. The College Board released the online Advanced Placement testing schedule and format April 2. Advanced Placement testing will take place from May 11 to May 22.

Molly Schochet

April 10, 2020

As I left school March 16, not knowing when I would be back, one of my main concerns was how I would keep up in my Advanced Placement class and if and how the exam would happen. After reading the email sent out by the College Board addressing this, I feel they made the correct decision in continuing...

Distance learning shifts amid schools closing

Photo used with permission from junior Marissa Boettcher. “This is my setup. I don’t have a desk in my room so I had to get creative. I used two TV trays (idk what they’re called) and put a cute blanket over it. I also decorated with some accessories so that my work space wouldn’t be bland,” Boettcher said. To submit your digital learning set up, send a picture and a few sentences about how digital learning is going to slpecho on Instagram.

Grace Schultz

April 7, 2020

  As schools close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the way students learn has shifted to online. According to junior Anna Bauer, online school prompted students to overcome new challenges with distance learning.   One challenge Bauer said she had to overcome is making sure she is managing h...

Virtual dress codes strive to unify students

Art by Maggie Klaers. According to St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano, the city is declaring a local state of emergency.

Ayelet Prottas

March 22, 2020

Park is having virtual dress codes over time away from school March 23- 27 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The dress codes are being used to unite the community because distance learning has made it difficult for students to connect. Administration is encouraging students to post pictures of them doing...

Park to begin distance learning March 18

Art by Maggie Klaers. As of March 13, there is one case of COVID-19 in St. Louis Park.

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer

March 17, 2020

Though the decision to cancel all Minnesota schools March 18-27 due to COVID-19 was not one Governor Tim Walz made lightly, he said the school closures will allow for a smooth transition if long-term cancellations are necessary.  “While children have proven to be less vulnerable to this virus, w...

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