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A Park resident holds up a tribute art piece for George Floyd June 6. The city held a memorial in commemoration of Floyds life.

Human Rights Commission hosts George Floyd Memorial Walk

Jacob Khabie June 8, 2021

Struck by the significance of community engagement after attending a memorial for George Floyd, senior Ella Miller said the fight for social justice is not over. “There was success in the Derek Chauvin...

Chauvin verdict is a big step towards more victories

Chauvin verdict is a big step towards more victories

Gillian Kapinos May 1, 2021

After almost a year of protests, riots and trauma, people can finally say George Floyd was murdered, and that he has finally received justice. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found...

PCP: Curfews

PCP: Curfews

April 27, 2021

People gather at George Floyd square paying respects and celebrating after former police officer Derek Chauvin verdict. Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd and was convicted on all three charges brought against him.

Verdict brings relief, hope

Andrea Melear and Jacob Khabie April 22, 2021

Sitting on the bus on her way home from school, sophomore Saynab Mohamed didn’t know what to expect as she listened to the verdict of Derek Chauvin being announced. Mohamed said she didn’t have her...

Protesters hold up a justice for George sign at a protest June 4. Former police officer Derek Chauvin is being charged for the murder of St. Louis Park resident George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin trial begins

Jacob Khabie March 10, 2021

Attempting to put her emotions aside in fear of being let down later on, senior Grace Kanyinku prepares herself for the trial of Derek Chauvin. “Until I see the result of (the trial), I don’t really...

A group of young protesters protest racial injustice and police brutality at a family-friendly protest June 25. Protesters gathered from 5-6:30 p.m. at the France Ave. bridge over Hwy 62.

Black Lives Matter protests continue

Maggie Klaers and Molly Schochet June 26, 2020

One month after the death of George Floyd, Park students continue to participate in Black Lives Matter protests. Rising junior Ezra Hudson said he came to the June 25 protest to continue to work toward...

After having a passionate discussion about covering up graffiti, two volunteers fist bump May 30. The volunteers discussed the value of covering up graffiti even if it were to be redone.

Community unites to recover, remember

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer June 10, 2020

After attending various protests, donating to the cause and helping paint a mural commemorating George Floyd, senior Miriam Hope said while it is unfair to judge someone for the ways they choose to...

A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.

Gallery: Family-friendly memorial organized in St. Louis Park

Maggie Klaers and Talia Lissauer June 5, 2020
A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.
Why the press does what it does 

Why the press does what it does 

Marta Hill May 31, 2020

While protests and riots spread throughout the Twin Cities, the press had a job to do. The press needs to be there to truthfully record history for the people who can’t attend and for future generations...

Seniors Victoria Caraballo and Selena Nejib lead a group of Park students and alumni from the St. Louis Park City Hall building back to the overpass May 28. The memorial began 5:30 p.m. and continued into the evening.

George Floyd memorial organized in St. Louis Park

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill May 29, 2020

Hundreds of community members joined together at the intersection of Minnetonka and Highway 100 May 28 to remember George Floyd. The most active participants were current Park students and recent graduates,...

A woman takes part in a protest May 26 on Chicago Avenue, holding a sign reading, “George Floyd was murdered.” Floyd died May 25 after being detained and choked by four Minneapolis police officers, sparking citywide protests.

Unjustified murders need to be put to an end

Tobias Khabie May 28, 2020

When I first heard about the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police May 25, I was saddened and ashamed to hear that this horrific event occurred in Minneapolis. However, I was always one of the people...

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