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STEP hosts toy drive, cheesecake sampling

A Muddy Paws Cheesecake employee shows donation participants the different trays available with free samples. Each person who donated a toy or dog food could sample cheesecakes for free.

Nolan Kelly

December 5, 2018

St. Louis Park Emergency Program partnered with Muddy Paws Cheesecake to draw a larger crowd for their toy and food drive, according to their website. The main focus of the event is on the charities in need, according to volunteer Christine Anderson. “The purpose would be to bring awareness for some charities th...

GiveMN to host Give to the Max Day

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Maggie Klaers

November 14, 2018

According to GiveMN executive director Jake Blumberg, Give to the Max Day is a day to celebrate donating. “Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s state giving holiday,” Blumberg said. “We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and over the course of those 10 years, more than $200 millio...

Park science department seeks donations

Science teacher Alexander Polk makes an announcement during his fifth hour class. He teaches tenth grade chemistry.

Gabriel Kaplan

November 4, 2018

In order to cover the cost of extra lab materials and other equipment, the science department has resorted to asking the Park community for support, according to department head Patrick Hartman. “A lot of our science supplies cost a lot of money. To do some of the labs that we do, we spend a fai...

Student Council raises money for mental health

Donation bins were set up around the school for students to donate as much as they were able. If students donate, they are able to take a purple ribbon sticker to show their support for mental health awareness.

Emma Leff, Rachel Salzer, and Anika Hanson

October 17, 2018

Following a tragic loss in the St. Louis Park community, Student Council decided to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as raise awareness about mental health Students created small donation bins that were put in classrooms around the school. Students and staff are being encouraged to donate. Kara Cisco helped...

Science department accepts donations

IB Biology teacher Julie Schilz teaches in a class on November 9. The science department accepts donations from students and their families to help fund the science program.

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

November 20, 2017

When IB Biology teacher Julie Schilz informed her class about the science department accepting donations from students’ families, junior Thomas Pelowitz said he thought it was a good idea. “I think it’s good teachers don’t necessarily pressure (donations), it’s just more thought of as a...

Birdfeeder chooses new managers

Junior Maddy Gonzalez restocks cereal for Birdfeeder. Birdfeeder bags are available every Friday for students.

Nicole Sanford

September 28, 2017

According to Birdfeeder adviser Sophia Ross, the Birdfeeder aims to reach all students at Park in need of food. “The Birdfeeder is a food shelf, ran by high school students in (my) community service class for other students and families that attend St. Louis Park High School,” Ross said. “Our ...

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