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GSA co-president Anika Jamison promotes equality

GSA co-president Anika Jamison promotes equality

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

January 21, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to co-president and junior Anika Jamison she got involved in the Gay Straight Alliance, because of the safe space it creates and wanting to make a difference in the community. “I want to make a change at St. Louis Park and make it safer,” Jamison said. “In the beginning, it was findin...

DECA attends Fall Leadership Conference

DECA attends Fall Leadership Conference

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez Barriga

November 7, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

DECA’s Fall Leadership Conference began the night of Oct. 28 in downtown Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency, according to sophomore DECA member Rachel Stein. “It started Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and ended Monday at 12 p.m. so we slept at the (downtown) Hyatt (regency),” Stein said. According t...

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Nicole Sanford

April 27, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles

After attending a week-long space camp through Honeywell at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama, senior Lewis Brown said the experience taught him more than just leadership skills. “It confirmed me not to judge a book by its cover because the first day I got there I said ‘oh my God, I...

National Honors Society announces new officers

National Honors Society announces new officers

Marta Hill

April 16, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

When reflecting on why she wanted to be an officer, junior 2018-19 public relations officer Ilsa Olsen said she saw it as an opportunity to further her experience in National Honors Society. “I really like National Honors Society. It has given me opportunities to go out and do more for my community, ...

Fulfilling a sense of achievement

Fulfilling a sense of achievement

Alec Pittman

April 12, 2018


Filed under Sports Columns

Times mean a lot in swimming. I used to base my achievements based solely on them, and by comparing my times with some of the most talented swimmers in the country. In early December, when I began my senior year of high school swimming, I approached the season with the same mindset that my times defi...

Adapt mentally, not physically

Adapt mentally, not physically

Alec Pittman

February 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Going into my final fall season with my club swim team, I assumed the culture would behave as it had always in the past — no cliques and no conflict. However, as the season progressed, I came to find my expectations were not reality as the team looked to be more divided and less communicative than in ...

Girls’ hockey beats Benilde

Girls’ hockey beats Benilde

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

January 12, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized, Winter sports

Walking off the ice after Hopkins-Park’s 3-2 win against its rival team, junior Mary Gleason said the victory made her feel proud. “(I felt) amazing (when I scored), obviously against the team that everybody hates. This is the team you want to beat,” Gleason said. Coach Chris Erickson al...

Fall captains gain leadership skillsets

Racquel Fhima

December 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

After attending the first session of captains training, sophomore volleyball captain Makaila Winward reflected positively on her experiences. “I was the youngest fall captain and I think it was a really good building for the years to come to be a captain,” Winward said. “It was really fun. ...

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