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Delayed remorse for anti-Semitic cartoon

Delayed remorse for anti-Semitic cartoon

Adin Zweigbaum

May 1, 2019

The New York Times apologized for their anti-Semitic cartoon three days too late. The cartoon shouldn’t have been uploaded in the first place, but three days is too much to wait for an apology. The New York Times published a cartoon April 25 depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as ...

Notre Dame disaster uncovers one-sided attention

Notre Dame disaster uncovers one-sided attention

Abby Intveld

April 24, 2019

On the evening of April 15, two prominent religious buildings burst into flames from separate causes — the Notre Dame in Paris and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Yet most people, including me, only knew about the Catholic Church’s tragedy. The disaster in Paris overwhelmed the media, with almost every m...

Hateful sign at Minnetonka High School fuels anti-Semitism

Hateful sign at Minnetonka High School fuels anti-Semitism

Tamar Gewirtz

February 17, 2019

Although anti-Semitism is far from new, it is not too often we hear about anti-Semitic activity taking place so close to home. When a Minnetonka high school student asked another out to Sno Daze using an anti-Semitic sign referencing Hitler, the incident was felt throughout all of Minnesota. As a Jew living just one suburb away, in a community full of Jewish people, the anti-Semitic sign shook me to my core. In...

Staff Editorial: Evicted before convicted program must be stopped

Staff Editorial: Evicted before convicted program must be stopped

January 23, 2019

Since 2008, the crime-free housing ordinance has been in effect in St. Louis Park. According to the city, it was put in place to address concerns about disorderly and criminal activity in housing units. The ordinance allows St. Louis Park police to tell landlords to evict tenants for reported instances ...

University of Minnesota finally hires female president

University of Minnesota finally hires female president

Marta Hill

January 18, 2019

In the 167 year history of the University of Minnesota, 16 men have filled the role of university president. That will all change come July 1, 2019 when Joan T.A. Gabel will become the president of the university, according to the University of Minnesota. Currently, Gabel serves as provost at the University of South Carolina, and will continue to serve there until she assumes the po...

Ilhan Omar contradicts herself

Ilhan Omar contradicts herself

Gabriel Kaplan

November 20, 2018

Ilhan Omar, Congressional District Five’s promising representative-elect, failed her constituents before even taking the oath of office. As a Congresswoman, Omar’s job is to represent the people and therefore she must not speak on unfounded and erroneously based misconceptions. Unfortunately...

Staff Editorial: Drug Take Back Day needs more promotion

Staff Editorial: Drug Take Back Day needs more promotion

October 20, 2018

St. Louis Park will participate in the 16th national Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27, a day in which anyone can drop off expired or unused prescription drugs, according to the St. Louis Park City website. People will be able to bring in their drugs to the St. Louis Park Police Department from 10 a.m...

Staff Editorial: City should commit to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day

Staff Editorial: City should commit to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day

October 8, 2018

In 46 states, the second Monday in October is celebrated as Columbus Day. But in the past few years, there have been initiatives to focus on celebrating native culture instead and rename the holiday Indigenous People’s Day. According to Time, the change has gone into effect in Minnesota, Vermont, Alaska and South Dakota, as well as some other individual cit...

‘The Nun’ twists religion against viewers

‘The Nun’ twists religion against viewers

Izzy Kanne

October 8, 2018

With the recent addition to “The Conjuring” series, I was excited to see how “The Nun” would compare and complete previous plot holes of past movies. “The Nun” begins in what seems to be a dark or abandoned church and jumps straight into the disturbing plot. The film opens with two nuns ...

Staff Editorial: Trump’s attack on journalists provides motivation

Staff Editorial: Trump’s attack on journalists provides motivation

September 17, 2018

After President Donald Trump’s statement naming journalists “the enemy of the people” July 31, the Boston Globe spurred a movement Aug. 15 to showcase that the enemy is not the journalists. This movement encouraged publications nationwide to write staff editorials highlighting the significance of free press. ...

The age of printable guns

The age of printable guns

Amaia Barajas

September 17, 2018

In 2018 alone, 9,578 people in the United States have died because of gun violence, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The newest controversy in gun control legislation is the introduction of 3D printable guns. Blueprints of guns made for a 3D printer invented by Cody Wilson in 2012 have recently be...

More options to satisfy all voices

More options to satisfy all voices

Evie Nelson

September 10, 2018

Through the start of this school year, St. Louis Park seniors discussed the question of keeping the classic “Senior Ladies” shirt. Since freshman year, I have looked up to many girls and closest friends wearing these shirts. To me, they represent a fun and unique tradition, a lighthearted message of conne...

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