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Teen mental illness demands solution

Teen mental illness demands solution

Abby Intveld

December 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 ...

Focus on school safety provides reassurance

Focus on school safety provides reassurance

Maddie Schutte

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns

The joint St. Louis Park City Council and School Board’s latest meeting regarding the new safety measures and potential mental health resources to be implemented in Park schools helped to return the overall feeling of safety in the community. Participating in the April 20 National School Walkout last year ...

Student Council raises money for mental health

Student Council raises money for mental health

Emma Leff, Rachel Salzer, and Anika Hanson

October 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

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...

Mental Health exhibit educates in a new way

Mental Health exhibit educates in a new way

Tamar Gewirtz

October 15, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Affecting over 450 million people worldwide (Minnesota Science Museum), mental illness is an ongoing struggle experienced by many. Few, however, have been successful in their attempts to discover fun and effective ways to educate others about this topic.   The Minnesota Science Museum, attended by...

Poetry jam to focus on mental health

Poetry jam to focus on mental health

Marta Hill

April 11, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As the poetry jam at yum! kitchen and bakery rapidly         approaches SLP Nest board member Lara Cleveland said she hopes it will attract a diverse group. “I think (the poetry jam) will be a fun time to hear about other people’s experiences and share words,” Cleveland said. “I would love...

Integrative medicine unifies healing processes

Integrative medicine unifies healing processes

Alex Balfour and Izzy Leviton

March 22, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Experiencing an increase in anxiety with the upcoming track season, junior Anna Jennissen said she felt inclined to look for alternative ways to combat her stress. According to Jennissen, she will be receiving help from integrative medicine specialist Bob Decker to help with the mental aspect of sport...

Motivational TED talks to kick-start new semester

Motivational TED talks to kick-start new semester

Hadeal Rizeq

February 4, 2018


Filed under Student Life

“Every Kid Needs a Champion” | Rita Pierson In this 2013 TED Talk, the late Rita Pierson discussed teaching her students the value of student-teacher relationships. Pierson was the daughter and granddaughter of teachers, and was a teacher herself for 40 years. Pierson emphasizes the idea that...

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