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New city program reaches out to students

Samantha Klepfer

January 28, 2020

As part of her role as Park elections specialist, Cara Luebke said she is running a new civic engagement program to get students more involved in politics. “Last year it was a program called student elections program,” Luebke said. “Now we’re kind of revamping it to be a little bit more focuse...

SLP Seeds organizes community event

SLP Seeds founder Julie Rappaport smiles as she engages with community members. SLP Seeds is an organization with a purpose of eliminating hunger in St. Louis Park through action-oriented goals.

Ben Sanford

October 20, 2019

Junior SLP Seeds intern Thor Anderson said SLP Seeds creates change in the St. Louis Park community by advocating for local food growth and events. “SLP Seeds is an organization dedicated to promoting both urban agriculture and food equity within the city,” Anderson said. “We campaign for food...

JSU elects new leaders

Freshman Ella Roether gives her election pitch in front of JSU May 23. While her running mate was not present, Roether delivered her bid for the both of them. Roether, Toby Khabie, Noah Orloff, and Ruthie Posada all ran unopposed in the JSU elections for the 2019-2020 school year.

Maria Perez Barriga and Gabriel Kaplan

May 30, 2019

Elected as new co-president of the Jewish Student Union, junior Ruthie Posada said she is thrilled to take  on a new role as leader for the club. “I’m very excited for the opportunity because I love JSU, I go every week, and it’s a fun opportunity for me to have a leadership position in the c...

Voting judging allows involvement

Voting judging allows involvement

Yonah Davis

December 2, 2018

Following the news cycle over the past few months, I have become increasingly frustrated with the direction of our country. I was excited to learn about the opportunity to become a voting judge during the midterm elections, which permitted me to be involved in the democratic process, despite not being able to vote. Prior to election day, I at...

Political dialogue packs a punch

Political dialogue packs a punch

Talia Lissauer, Evie Nelson, and Maddie Schutte

November 2, 2018

Liberal and conservative conversations often result in a losing match for both sides, according to junior Alyscia Thomas. As midterm elections approach she said pressures are high among her peers.

Student Council elects new officers

New public relations officer junior Leila Raymond speaks during Student Council elections April 12. Candidates running for an officer position were required to each present a speech.

Hadeal Rizeq

April 18, 2018

Recently, new Student Council officers were picked for the 2018-2019 school year. Members of the council also received information about running for next year’s student body positions According to Student Council President Sophie Yarosh, the method of choosing the new officers involved each of the c...

Stars unprepared for Presidential role

Stars unprepared for Presidential role

Samantha Klepfer

January 23, 2018

In the wake of Donald Trump’s political success, a slew of celebrities have announced their bid to run for President. Some of these announcements may be jokes, but some seem to be shaping into slightly more serious claims. It's time they get shut down, once and for all. The problem is not in those who begin their ...

Citizenship process proves extensive

Citizenship process proves extensive

D'aviyan Robinson and Sumaya Mohamed

April 28, 2017

According to assistant to the attorney at Ostrom and Peterson LLC Rosie Guzman, acquiring citizenship can be done in a variety of ways. “You have to be a cardholder first to become a citizen,” Guzman said. “(Also), you can become a citizen based on marriage to a citizen, where you can file af...

Student Council elects new officers

Student Council elects new officers

Jayne Stevenson

April 21, 2017

Junior Doreen Moranga said she feels proud to be elected Student Council secretary after serving only one year on the Council. “I was proud of myself for making it,” Morgana said. “It’s a big deal, because Student Council is one of the top organizations or clubs and it really does run a lot of...

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