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Girls’ volleyball loses tough match to Bloomington Jefferson

Senior Hannah Howell hits the ball over the net in a game against Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 23. Park lost with a final set score of 1-3.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

October 25, 2020

Playing a close game, girls’ volleyball lost a tough match against Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 22 putting its record at 4-1. Head coach Emily Minnick said that in order to win sets, the team needs to minimize the amount of errors it’s making. “We need to be more consistent. We showed up in...

Cross country finishes the season strong

Senior captain Erin Brousseau runs in her last sections meet Oct. 14. The girls team placed 6th out of 16 teams.

Lilly Strathman and Anna Benishek

October 23, 2020

After a season filled with uncertainties and challenges, the cross country teams persevered in their last sections meet. Reflecting on the final cross country meet of the season, senior captain Erin Brousseau was proud of the results. “Sections went really well. We got 6th as a team, and that mig...

Football falls to Waconia

Senior Derric Standifer reaches for the ball to complete a pass in the endzone for a touchdown Oct. 16. Park lost to Waconia 49-14.

Molly Schochet

October 17, 2020

After a hard-fought battle with Waconia at its home opener, Oct. 16, Park lost 49-14. Head coach Jason Foster said that he saw many opportunities in the game that didn’t go as he hoped.  “(The game) was tough because we made a lot of self-inflicted wounds that led to some scores, early and late...

Girls’ swimming embraces teamwork during a challenging season

Junior Freya Wade prepares to dive into the water during her race Oct. 1. This meet was Park's first away meet of the season.

Lilly Strathman and Ben Sanford

October 4, 2020

After a tough season due to COVID-19 precautions, Park came out victorious in its meet versus Bloomington Kennedy. Senior captain Lily Metzler said she realized the team helped carry her through the meet despite challenges. “The beginning of the meet was a little rough because our varsity medley re...

Point-counter-point: Letter grades for distance learning

Point-counter-point: Letter grades for distance learning

September 2, 2020

Park plans to use standard letter-grades during the start of the year, including for distance-learning.

Interim principal announced for Park

In a statement May 19, Superintendent Astein Osei announced Wendy Loberg as the interim Principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Loberg is set to being in the position in July.

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer

May 19, 2020

In a statement posted by St. Louis Park Public Schools, Superintendent Astein Osei announced Wendy Loberg will fill the vacancy left by Principal Scott Meyers beginning in July.  “In her past leadership experiences, Wendy has demonstrated the ability to implement effective strategies, to elevate st...

Search for interim principal continues

Principal Scott Meyers speaks at the Graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 June 6. Meyers announced his resignation effective June 30 and St. Louis Park Public Schools is currently searching for an interim principal.

Marta Hill

May 14, 2020

Less than two months before Principal Meyers’ resignation is set to go into effect, Superintendent Astein Osei decided not to hire any of the candidates that were previously considered. In 6425 News May 1, Osei announced he would begin the search for an interim principal for the 2020-2021 school y...

COVID-19 case in St. Louis Park

Art by Maggie Klaers. As of March 13, there is one case of COVID-19 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

Seniors Jacob Johnson and William Pinney embrace each other following the Feb. 20 Sections loss against Cretin-Durham Hall. The final score of the game was 3-6.

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

Senior Bobby Doss checks Chanhassen player Parker Thomas into the glass Feb. 6. Park currently holds a winning record of 14-8-0.

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

Seniors Flynn Spano and William Pinney talk center ice after practice Jan. 31. Spano and Pinney spent the first portion of practice working on goalie skills.

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 Amaya Fokuo informs students about the upcoming Black History Month show on Feb. 28. Amaya is also the head of the 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...

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