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Continued construction by the main office is still affecting students Nov. 16. The construction is projected to be finished half way through next school year.

Safety barriers flood park

Jack Betzer November 18, 2023

Park has continued the process of the ongoing construction inside of the school, and some people have been questioning different parts of the project. This process will last until about halfway through...

Lunchroom relocation sparks frustration

Lunchroom relocation sparks frustration

Noah Leventhal September 25, 2023

As Park continues to update and refurbish inside the classroom, they are also renovating outside the classroom – the lunchroom to be specific. Park’s effort to overhaul the cafeteria and kitchen came...

Students wait in line to pay for lunch March 23. Starting this fall, the lunchbox tax cut law will come into effect, making school breakfasts and lunches free of charge.

Breakfast and lunch: a no-cost munch

Alex Geretz March 27, 2023

Starting next school year, every student will be able to get breakfast and lunch meals at Park completely free of charge. Governor Tim Walz passed into law the proposed “lunchbox tax cut” bill that...

Ms. Dagen hands out hot chocolate to sophomore Chloe Lorentz. Student council organized for hot cocoa to be available to students during lunchtime.

Cheers to hot chocolate

Sarah Peterson and Taylor Voigt December 24, 2022

In honor of winter break’s arrival, Park’s student council decided to give back to the students by sharing a warm holiday treat Dec. 19–21. Students were able to find free hot cocoa outside of the...

Five drinks available in the cafeteria store. All these are available for purchase during your designated lunch.

Cafeteria drink review

Charlotte Cox December 6, 2022

Envy fruit punch (blue):  $2.50  ★★★★☆ This drink is a really good mid-day drink if you forgot your water bottle or if you ran out of your drink. This drink is 100% fruit juice and has no...

Patra Bakalars and Coralee Arnolds pay for school lunch Sep. 29. In the 2022-2023 school year school lunch is no longer free.

Munching on lunch is costing a bunch

Noah Leventhal October 13, 2022

As we emerge from the pandemic, changes are being made everywhere. Mask restrictions have dropped, social distancing is no more and schedule changes are prevalent now more than ever. One of the more important...

Students in the cafeteria line up for lunch during second lunch April 15. Students with dietary restrictions have had a lack of choices for lunches.

A salad a day keeps the accommodations away

Anya Panday May 2, 2022

It’s not uncommon to be late to a class, miss your bus, or forget your lunch, but students at Park with dietary restrictions can’t afford to forget their lunches. For far too long, my peers who need...

School resource officer Maurice Smith sits outside of lunch Sept. 23. Smith sits across the street of the school everyday during lunch.

Officer monitors speeding during lunch

Sophia Curran-Moore September 29, 2021

As students eat lunch, a police car sits quietly but perceptibly on Edgewood Ave S. School resource officer Maurice Smith said his job during lunch is to supervise traffic near the high school. According...

Senior Danny Walsh carries federally funded meals to his car to be donated. Walsh will be donating unneeded meals twice a week for the rest of the year.

Danny Walsh organizes donation drive of federally-funded meals

Talia Lissauer February 12, 2021

When a few friends dropped off their federally funded lunches at senior Danny Walsh’s house he collected and donated 310 meals in two days. After months of planning, Walsh said he has begun to pick up...

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials recommend washing hands for 20 seconds and practicing social distancing, according to the CDC. In an effort to help students eligible for free and reduced lunch, St. Louis Park Public Schools has implemented a free meal program.

District implements free meal program

Ryan Barnett March 22, 2020

Due to school closures, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin to deliver daily meals to students who rely on free and reduced lunch starting March 23. The meals, delivered by buses to 13 locations,...

Sophomore Danny Shope tosses a frisbee to sophomore Joe Mcgurgan Dec. 12. Sophomore Luke Walsh dropped out of the bet leaving Shope, Mcgurgan and sophomore Blake Knudson left in the bet.

$4 bet participant drops out

Sofie Geretz February 9, 2020

Sophomore Luke Walsh said he dropped out of the $4 bet due to lunch changes and his friends’ payment for his departure. “After the start of second semester the four of us had different lunches and...

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