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COVID-19 case in St. Louis Park

COVID-19 case in St. Louis Park

Talia Lissauer and Isabel Kjaer

March 14, 2020

This story is accurate as of 10:00 p.m. March 14. According to an update posted to the St. Louis Park Schools Public Schools website, there have been two positive cases in the Park Nicollet system. People in the same facility as the infected are currently at low-risk, according to the CDC. “Both patients were seen and test...

Boys’ hockey season comes to an emotional close

Boys’ hockey season comes to an emotional close

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 21, 2020

After the Feb. 20 Sections loss to Cretin-Derham Hall, Park players gathered around each other on the ice in tears and in support of each other. Senior Will Pinney said the emotions were running high throughout the game. “They were a really good team. The energy on the ice was unreal. It definite...

Boys’ hockey victorious despite prolonged time in penalty box

Boys’ hockey victorious despite prolonged time in penalty box

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 7, 2020

In the first two periods of the matchup against Chanhassen Feb. 6, Park boys’ hockey faced a tight battle, but after hitting the ice at the start of the third period, the team racked up a four-point lead.  According to junior Drew Boyum, even after a rough beginning to the game, a shift in the t...

Park’s goalie corps has teamwork at its core

Park’s goalie corps has teamwork at its core

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

February 6, 2020

Goalies hold a special position in hockey, according to goalie coach Dan Nispel, not only because of the necessary skills, but also the nature of the position. “Hockey goaltending is interesting because in hockey it's a skill set that none of the other players really have. The skating techniques are different, training is different and it's essent...

Senior elected as youngest chairwoman for human rights commission

Senior elected as youngest chairwoman for human rights commission

Samantha Klepfer

January 21, 2020

What is your role in the city of St. Louis Park? My current role is Human Rights (Commission chairperson) for the city. I was appointed about two years ago and I was reappointed a couple months ago. Our whole thing is bringing support and racial equity to different parts of the city, so a lot of our tim...

Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Adin Zweigbaum

January 15, 2020

As the first half ends, Park is far behind Jefferson. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said he needed to make some adjustments going into the second half. “At half-time, we started pressuring a little bit better than we did in the first half,” Breitenbucher said. “The first half we had good ball pressu...

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

Talia Lissauer

December 22, 2019

Despite experiencing difficulties on beam routines, sophomore Sophia Romero said the gymnastics team was able to pull through the mistakes and place first. “We struggled on beam, there were a few falls that could have been prevented and that took a toll on the rest of the meet,” Romero said. “It wa...

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 4, 2019

During the Dec. 2 game against Edina, the boys’ hockey team made a comeback to end the game with a score of 3-6, after a four point deficit at the end of the second period. Despite the defeat, senior Bobby Doss said the team connected and played its hardest while battling throughout the game. ...

Park community shows support for volleyball team at State

Park community shows support for volleyball team at State

Colin Canaday, Harris Keekley

November 7, 2019

“O-R-I-O-L-E-S” erupted throughout the Xcel Energy Center  arena as more than 500 fans cheered on the Park volleyball team in their first State appearance on Nov. 7. Senior Rakesh Plantz said he noticed Eagan brought a lot of energy to the game and decided to counter it. “We provided the...

Park holds informational sessions, tours

Park holds informational sessions, tours

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed

November 2, 2019

Informational sessions and tours are important for those who are looking to attend Park in the future said ninth grade Counselor Barb Nelson.  “Every year there is so much interest from people coming from the outside. Whether they’re coming from private schools and live in (district) or public s...

Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Zuhayb Yassin

October 22, 2019

Jacob Utities, a teacher that used to work at Park said there’s no difference between being a teacher and eSports adviser because he is still  mentoring students. “It gives me more time to help kids do what they love, and that is video games. [As well as] getting them to the next level by do...

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

October 17, 2019

The night of the Trump rally Oct. 10, gloomy skies and flurries of rain complemented the unfolding chaos below as the president spewed hate before a large audience of his supporters inside the Target Center, sheltered from thousands more protesting outside. Although Trump stuck to the basics for much of the rally — focusing on the booming economy, corrupt media and the ongoing impeach...

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