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Nordic begins strength and conditioning

Nordic begins strength and conditioning

Sofie Geretz

December 6, 2019

According to senior and Nordic captain David Klein, strength and conditioning is pivotal to the quality of a season. “We started doing the strength training program because Nordic is a very, very intense physical sport,” Klein said. “If you're not working the right muscles and you're not workin...

Walking group provides exercise in community

Walking group provides exercise in community

Noah Orloff

November 18, 2019

As St. Louis Park Recreation Superintendent Jason West reflected on the beginning of Walk the Park, he said the walking group originated from a Park local.  “Frank (Freedman), a community resident, came to me and said he would want to explore the park system more and have an open recreational wal...

Vaping can lead to serious pulmonary illnesses

Vaping can lead to serious pulmonary illnesses

Maggie Klaers

October 9, 2019

Years ago, senior Quentin Cloutier said he began vaping, but noticed adverse effects as his dependence on nicotine grew. “I was 16 when I started (vaping). I’ve been doing it for a really long time,” Cloutier said. “It’s for the buzz effect, honestly. It’s a stress reliever, but it’s ...

Different healthy food options in St. Louis Park

Different healthy food options in St. Louis Park

Breanna Thompson

May 9, 2019

Check out healthy places to shop and eat in St. Louis Park. All these places offer different health food alternatives. ...

SLP Nutrition to create a healthy, happier community

SLP Nutrition to create a healthy, happier community

Talia Lissauer

March 18, 2019

After visiting a nutrition club when he was younger co-owner Alex Brouse said he was inspired to open a nutrition club of his own. “I (went) into a nutrition club when I was 18, and I loved the vibe of it. I started working there, washing dishes, and we opened (a store) in Hopkins about two years ago...

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 ...

Popular vaporizers present unrecognized risks

Popular vaporizers present unrecognized risks

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 9, 2018

Thinking about the people who vape in his life, junior Flynn Spano said he feels the use of vapes should be determined based on the situation. “Some people I know vape just for fun. But I know quite a few people who vape because they are quitting cigarettes,” Spano said. “I think for the peo...

Student Council raises money for mental health

Student Council raises money for mental health

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...

New diets, eating habits grow in popularity with mixed results

New diets, eating habits  grow in popularity with mixed results

Dani Orloff

May 5, 2018

As senior Hannah Wolk reflects on her experience participating in the Whole30 challenge she said she felt electrified after the lifestyle change. “I definitely felt a lot healthier and not very bloated at all,” Wolk said. “I would normally feel bloated after a big meal or eating a lot of sugar, ...

Earth Day SEED event arranged meals for families

Earth Day SEED event arranged meals for families

Sumaya Mohamed

May 3, 2018

Aspiring to be a garden intern over the summer, senior and co-chair of St. Louis Park’s (SLP) annual SEEDS Earth Day event Lindsey Prestholdt said over 200 individuals received a free meal April 24.   Prestholdt said the main event was a community gathering which supplied families with meals.  ...

Step to it challenge encourages physical activity

Step to it challenge encourages physical activity

Sofia Seewald

April 26, 2018

As freshman Bella Kaplan tries to stay physically fit throughout the school year, she said the Step to it challenge will be a great opportunity for her and other students to get involved in more physical activity. “I think the challenge is a really cool way to motivate people, and I think a lo...

Top 3 fitness apps: 7 minute workout, My Macros+, MapMyRun

William Phelan

April 20, 2018

  7 minute workout ★★★★★ If there is one app that could single handedly transform your fitness routine, it’s 7 minute workout app. This app takes the user through a 7 minute full body workout requiring nothing more than a chair and a wall. The workout includes 14 different ex...

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