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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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Minneapolis Police Department pattern of discrimination violates humans rights

Minneapolis Police Department pattern of discrimination violates humans rights

Ivan Zank May 13, 2022

After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, a formal investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department was opened, and finally after two years it has been concluded that the Minneapolis Police Department...

Students march to the Governor’s Residence during a walkout to protest the murder of Amir Locke. The walkout took place Feb. 8, six days after Locke was killed.

Students march for Amir Locke

Ava Ashby, Tobias Khabie, and Grace Stillman February 11, 2022

Students from across the metro area came together in protest following the Feb 2. murder of Amir Locke by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. Following the murder, students at St. Paul Central...

School resource officer Maurice Smith sits outside of lunch Sept. 23. Smith sits across the street of the school everyday during lunch.

Officer monitors speeding during lunch

Sophia Curran-Moore September 29, 2021

As students eat lunch, a police car sits quietly but perceptibly on Edgewood Ave S. School resource officer Maurice Smith said his job during lunch is to supervise traffic near the high school. According...

New proposed police department cuts will be good for Minneapolis

Nora Hall December 5, 2020

Three of Minneapolis City Council members released a Safety For All Budget Plan Nov. 27. Their idea is to remove $7.9 million away from the police department’s annual budget and put it in alternative...

A woman takes part in a protest May 26 on Chicago Avenue, holding a sign reading, “George Floyd was murdered.” Floyd died May 25 after being detained and choked by four Minneapolis police officers, sparking citywide protests.

Unjustified murders need to be put to an end

Tobias Khabie May 28, 2020

When I first heard about the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police May 25, I was saddened and ashamed to hear that this horrific event occurred in Minneapolis. However, I was always one of the people...

Two protesters show strength with one carrying a “Black Lives Matter” flag while the other raising a fist. Following the death of George Floyd May 25, protesters gathered to honor Floyd and fight against police violence.

‘I can’t breathe’: protesters unite against police violence

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer May 27, 2020

The image of black men being mistreated by police has become so common for junior Rahwa Berhane that she said just by seeing the thumbnail of a white police officer kneeling on a black man's neck,...

Art by Lucy zumBrunnen

Police fail to present hate crime as charge

Tamar Gewirtz December 19, 2018

Two Somali men said they were petrified to discover two skinned deer carcasses on the hoods of their cars in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This act, which took them by surprise, was clearly one of xenophobia....

Rabbi Aryeh Leiv Cohen was employed by the Kollel until he was terminated after his July 31 charge.

Park Rabbi arrested, charged in underage sex sting

Amaia Barajas and Grace Farley September 6, 2018

Cohen, a prominent figure in the Orthodox Jewish community in St. Louis Park and Minneapolis was arrested Feb. 1 for two counts of sexual misconduct in Ramsey County, according to St. Paul Police. According...

Junior Libby Ramsburger runs with her dog alongside fellow classmate Ben Klepfer during the 5k run held on April 29.

5k fundraiser delivers positive community experience

Katie Hardie and Sophie Olmen May 7, 2018

When police advisory commission member Ellen McDaniel decided to initiate a 5k fundraiser for the city of St. Louis Park, she knew she would need the help of Park’s police department. “I personally...

Dear Martin provokes gut wrenching reality

Dear Martin provokes gut wrenching reality

Samantha Klepfer December 6, 2017

Dear Martin by Nic Stone is a marvelous story about racism, police brutality and a young man searching for where he fits in the world. When a series of racism-laced events threaten to unravel his life,...

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