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English teacher Andy Wilkes addresses his online students April 13. Many students opted to stay in Cohort C due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19.

Cohort C remains in distance learning

Sam Listiak April 21, 2021

Despite many Park students returning to the building to finish off the year, junior Hiro McKee chose to stay in distance learning to avoid the risk of COVID-19. “I don’t even feel totally safe going...

Actors in the spring musical,

Spring musical ‘Working’ will be livestreamed

Sophia Curran-Moore April 19, 2021

Park’s upgraded auditorium seats are eerily empty, but the new stage is finally blessed with actors. According to junior cast member Caroline Butler, performing for the first time in a year is exhilarating. “It’s...

St. Louis Park Public Schools staff members had the option to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine March 5. Staff members had to sign up ahead of time for a slot.

St. Louis Park Public Schools staff receive vaccinations

Laniyah Thornton and Talia Lissauer March 6, 2021

After receiving an email from the president of the Park Association of Teachers regarding a link with information for the vaccine, superintendent Astein Osei said he reached out to a contact at the county...

Junior Ben Farley fights with Hopkins senior Colin Geiser for the puck Feb. 25. Park defeated Hopkins 6-3.

Boys’ hockey victorious against Hopkins

Emmy Pearson, Design Editor February 26, 2021

After a slow start to the first period, down 1-0, Park endured a tense battle on the ice, racking up six goals in the second and third periods. According to interim head coach Zach Strouts, the team...

Junior Murphy Fries and Ava Hanson work on their assignments in the Learning Lab Feb. 12. Seniors and freshmen will be returning to school Feb. 22, split into three cohorts with a new hybrid-learning plan.

Staff Editorial: Return to hybrid learning raises concerns

Sam Listiak February 15, 2021

Although distance learning has taken a toll on many of us, it may be a little too early to go back into school. Park introduced a plan which includes freshmen and seniors returning back to school for hybrid...

Sophomore Teddy Dahlin attempts to score a goal against Chaska. Park won 6-5 in a close game against Chaska.

Boys’ hockey makes an unexpected comeback against Chaska

Emmy Pearson February 3, 2021

It's the third period, Chaska is in the lead. With only a few minutes left in the period and tension building on the ice, Park scores four goals, tying the game and sending it into overtime. Head coach...

Students eat their lunches at socially distant tables Oct. 26. Due to the budget overage, many nutrition staff providing these lunches will be voluntarily furloughed.

School district goes over budget during previous fiscal year

Because 160 students fewer than projected attended St. Louis Park Public Schools in the current school year, Superintendent Astein Osei said the district was a million dollars over budget last fiscal year. “Technically...

Junior Robert Perelman talks to Jeremy Boone on Facebook Live about the winter drive Desire to Lead held for Park. Desire to Lead is a program run by Boone which last about 10 weeks and helps build leadership skills for athletes nationwide.

Desire to Lead program inspires athletes

Maria Perez Barriga December 24, 2020

Attending weekly Zoom meetings and gaining leadership advice and experience, junior Robert Perelman said he was thrilled to meet other student athletes and special guests.  “It was really exciting....

Senior Annie Holden hits the ball in the game against Chanhassen Nov. 10. Park won with a final set score of 3-1.

Girls’ volleyball wins long match against Chanhassen

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley November 12, 2020

After an arduous battle against Chanhassen for the second time in its season, girls’ volleyball beat Chanhassen 3-1 following a grueling 39-41 third set. After a close 3-2 win last time Park played...

Sophomore Cole Taylor keeps the puck in position as he attempts to score a goal against Forest Lake. Park lost 5-3 against Forest Lake Nov. 10.

Boys’ hockey loses to Forest Lake during bridge season

Emmy Pearson November 11, 2020

Boys’ hockey lost its Nov. 10 preseason game 5-3 against Forest Lake. Senior Austin Amelse said although he is frustrated with the outcome of the game, he feels the team did well whilst being down a...

Senior Annie Holden hits the ball in the game against Bloomington Kennedy Nov. 5. Park won with a final set score of 3-0.

Girls’ volleyball beats Kennedy a second time

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley November 7, 2020

Once again beating Bloomington Kennedy in three sets Nov. 5, senior Anna Bauer said that a big focus of this match was the serve. “Since the serve is the first part of the point, it really sets the...

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