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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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Outdated laws are thriving

Outdated laws are thriving

Serena Bovee April 27, 2023

As in most times, right now is a very politically-active period. With the recent laws that are designed to restrict and remove the rights of trans people and women’s reproductive rights, this country...

New trans refuge bill passes Minnesota House

New trans refuge bill passes Minnesota House

Serena Bovee April 8, 2023

The nation is becoming increasingly split on the topic of trans medical care. Trans people have become the focus of discussion, and have become vilified by the Republican party. As of right now, 492 bills...

Club adviser Emma Engebretson speaks to students about Model UN March 1. This was the clubs first in-person meeting this year.

Model United Nations makes its mark

Layla Mickelson March 6, 2023

After many years with limited government related extracurriculars, Park students have stepped up and started a new program involving diplomacy and international relations. After participating in the...

City Council member Larry Kraft speaks to Park students Jan. 13. Youth and Government focuses on teaching the inner workings of government

Youth in Government offers unique learning experience

Roberto Alvarez January 18, 2023

As a way for students to get more of an insight into government and how it works, Park students received the opportunity to experience what it's like dealing with everyday politics at a local conference...

Over the past several years, insulin prices in Minnesota have increased significantly with legislators on both sides of the aisle seeking to lower the cost, according to Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives Ryan Winkler.

Insulin prices unnecessarily high

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff March 19, 2020

With hundreds of dollars every month going toward insulin, life with Type 1 diabetes for junior Thor Anderson can be costly, with the actual price of insulin varying from person to person. “With insurance,...

According to the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, 7% of Minnesota’s population were in foreign countries as of 2017. Minnesota has a history of accepting large numbers of refugees, including Hmong and Somali populations, who began settling in the late 20th century. As of 2015, Minnesota has the largest Somali population and the second largest Hmong population in the nation.

Staff Editorial: Hennepin County should vote to welcome refugees

December 13, 2019

Following an executive order issued by President Trump Sept. 26, a North Dakota county created local tensions by considering a ban on refugees. Burleigh County attracted national attention over a rule...

Al Franken right to resign

Al Franken right to resign

Samantha Klepfer January 24, 2018

Since the summer, Sen. Al Franken has been faced with eight accusations of sexual harassment, according to Time. Franken chose to publicly respond in a few different ways and eventually resigned from his...

A car parks near the electric car charger at the Goodwill on Hwy 100. The City of Minneapolis is considering changing their official vehicles from gas to electricity powered.

Minneapolis should not switch to electric government cars

Tennam Gyaldatsang November 8, 2017

According to the Star Tribune, the city of Minneapolis may be making the change to electric cars in their government fleet. The city believes that having a fleet of electric cars would save money on...

Trump’s choice for Defense returns idea of American exceptionalism

Trump’s choice for Defense returns idea of American exceptionalism

Adah Koivula January 5, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump recently nominated four-star General James Mattis, affectionately known as ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, to be his Secretary of Defense in one of his best choices thus far in his transition...

Government must continue separating church and state

Adah Koivula November 3, 2015

Puritans, Quakers, Jews and many other religious groups came to the U.S. for the first time mainly for religious freedom after being persecuted throughout Europe. They became the Founding Fathers of...

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