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Park wins Change to Chill grant

Freshman James Vournakis and other Natural Helpers participate during spring training March 22.

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

May 5, 2019

After seeing the impact stress has on students at Park, the counseling office decided to apply for the Change to Chill grant, according to Natural Helpers adviser and health teacher Allison Luskey. Luskey said Park was awarded one of the $1,000 grants, and Natural Helpers will be creating a space...

Destress club grant allows club to branch out

Ayanna Nathan and fellow club members sit around a table at the SLP NEST painting and writing letter Jan. 7.

Isaac Wahl

January 21, 2019

Senior destress club co-president, Ayanna Nathan, was overjoyed to hear about the grant the club will now be receiving monthly. “I was incredibly excited to learn that we had won the grant,” Nathan said. “It will allow us to hire professionals for for some of our meetings for fun and new activities.” Birkeland...

Teen mental illness demands solution

Teen mental illness demands solution

Abby Intveld

December 20, 2018

The increasing stress of high school and new pressures set by society have to lead to a proliferation of mental illnesses among my generation. Despite this, we still lack sufficient mental health services to combat the rising epidemic. In response to this problem, the Minnesota Department of Health ...

City awards Vegan Club grant of $1,000

Senior Cecillia Brown hands a club member a vegan coconut cupcake. Vegan Club celebrated multiple birthdays and a new monetary grant this Wednesday on Nov. 14.

Katie Hardie

November 18, 2018

According to Vegan Club leader Lara Garcia, who is a senior, the club celebrated multiple birthdays and a new grant with vegan coconut cupcakes Nov. 14. According to club member senior Delaney Wallerich, this week’s meeting was all about celebrating the members of Vegan Club. “Today we m...

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