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West End plans for new apartment building

West End plans for new apartment building

Sophie Olmen

January 22, 2019


Filed under News

According to junior Caitlin Seaman, having the Luxe Residential apartment building will offer more more housing options for people in the community. “I think it’s good there will be more living options for people in St. Louis Park, and it will bring in more young people that will work in the cit...

New science teacher promotes a welcoming environment

New science teacher promotes a welcoming environment

Isaac Wahl

January 19, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

The newest addition to the science department, Stephanie Diamond, who teaches environmental science and biology, said right off the bat Park gave her a sense of community that sparked her initial interest to apply. “I think Park has a really strong, close-knit community that everyone’s kind of...

New stadium to open in spring

New stadium to open in spring

Sofia Seewald

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

According to girls’ varsity soccer captain, junior Ava Bishop, the Allianz Field stadium opening in the spring will be very beneficial to the Twin Cities community. “The stadium will bring a form of entertainment and a bit of competitiveness. It will bring a lot of people in, so it could help...

Senior starts vegan culinary club

Senior starts vegan culinary club

Samantha Klepfer and Isaac Wahl

November 14, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to senior Lara Garcia, ever since she decided to eat a vegan diet over a year ago, she has felt inspired to promote positive veganism within her own community. A club seemed like her way to do it. When asked why she became vegan in the first place, Garcia said it was primarily because of...

New orchestra conductor promotes growth

New orchestra conductor promotes growth

Sofie Geretz, Ethan Meisler

November 10, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to orchestra conductor Kou Lee, his longtime dream has been to be a teacher. “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, and I really love supporting people’s growth and helping people learn,” Lee said. Lee said he initially volunteered at Park but later decided to work at Park permanent...

New teachers quiz

New teachers quiz

Marta Hill

October 1, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Click the link below to learn about the new teachers at Park this year. The ten new teachers this year come from varied backgrounds and experiences. Loading New Teachers var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-391282"), "quiz", "391282", { autostart: false, ...

Club inducts new members

Club inducts new members

Marta Hill

April 27, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Uncategorized

Looking at the over 100 students who were inducted into National Honor Society April 27 adviser Jill Merkle said what they all have in common is that they are dedicated to their community. “They are a group of students that have been just really good community members and are now focusing on giving...

Westwood Hills plans for future construction

Westwood Hills plans for future construction

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

March 1, 2018


Filed under News

New interpretive center continues to take shape

eSports adviser prepares players for future

eSports adviser prepares players for future

Lukas Levin

February 20, 2018


Filed under Staff Profiles

According to coach Jacob Utities, Park’s eSports team will play online in Nationals in June after an undefeated season. However, Utities said he still struggles with managing and expanding team. “I can’t really devote much time to each team because there are nine teams, and I am one person,...

Chick-fil-A opens in Knollwood

Chick-fil-A opens in Knollwood

Nicole Sanford

February 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Starting as a new employee at the recently opened Chick-fil-A restaurant located in St. Louis Park, sophomore Demareon Caston said he predicts the new location will be a hit. “It’s actually my first job and I wanted to do something new,” Caston said. “It’s a fun place to work at becaus...

Carpenter Park excites local skaters

Carpenter Park excites local skaters

David Bryant

November 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With the last touches being made to the skatepark in Carpenter Park, junior Isaak Kimmel said he felt excited to check it out. “I'm really happy with the park as it is a good first free skatepark in St. Louis Park,” Kimmel said. “I think as it becomes less crowded with time, it will be a gr...

Construction causes conflicts with school bus routes

Construction causes conflicts with school bus routes

Creston Halstead

October 3, 2017


Filed under News

According to the Agnus Corporation who run St. Louis Park Transportation, the bus routes have gotten worse ever since construction began this summer. Construction season commenced in May and since then, construction crews tore up multiple roads throughout the city. According to St. Louis Park City...

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