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University of Minnesota finally hires female president

University of Minnesota finally hires female president

Marta Hill

January 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion Columns

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Reviews

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


Filed under Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

Congressional testimony, scandal elicits controversy

Congressional testimony, scandal elicits controversy

Gabriel Kaplan

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion Columns

Social media site Facebook has failed its nearly two billion users by not only collecting copious amounts of personal information, but also by allowing third parties to access private user data. Starting in 2014 and lasting through the 2016 presidential election, U.K.-based political consulting firm Cambr...

Users neglect internet security

Users neglect internet security

Emma Yarger

May 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Internet security has never been a concern of mine. I use the Internet and social media freely and have never given it much thought. That is, until a message encoded with a virus was sent from my Facebook account to all of my friends on that network. I was forced to explain to my parents, extended family ...

Potential IB Hebrew termination loss for Park

Potential IB Hebrew termination loss for Park

Yonit Krebs

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion Columns

Since kindergarten, I have been taking formal Hebrew classes. When I first heard that International Baccalaureate (IB) would potentially be terminating its IB Hebrew B Standard Level course, I felt disappointed. Last year, Hebrew’s biggest worry was its three sections becoming two. To avoid combinin...

Senior All Night Party flawed

Senior All Night Party flawed

Eli Curran-Moore

May 4, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

The premise of an all-inclusive safe party put on by the local Park community just for our graduating senior class is a good one, and the party has the potential to be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, there are a few problems. The $75 cost of attendance is just too high, turning a large number of stu...

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