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Students to work with REM5, local soda company

Students are working on designing logos for a local soda company. The company helps students learn about jobs.

Henry Brettingen

January 8, 2020

According to Art Tech head Trevor Paulson, students are working with the virtual reality company REM5 to design soda cans for a local company. “The students are going to work on designing the cans for the soda company, and the artwork going on the can, with the local company using only virtual r...

City Council to vote on new Dakota bikeway project

City Council to vote on new Dakota bikeway project

Sam Swisher

November 24, 2019

Hoping to connect the city with bikeways on north and south streets, city transportation engineer Ben Manibog said the Dakota bikeway will solve a north south connection problem. “It fills in a very key pedestrian and bike (path) north-south connection,” Manibog said. “There’s not a lot of eas...

City proposes $22 million in projects

Senior National Honors Society public relations officer Ilsa Olsen signs kids off Oct. 19 at the Westwood Hills Nature Center Halloween party. The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of designing a new building for the Westwood Hills Nature Center.

Maggie Klaers and Dani Orloff

March 16, 2019

Split Rock Studios exhibit designer Amanda Wambach said the Westwood Hills Nature Center renovations are intended to expand the capabilities of what they can do for the community. “Westwood Hills has been working on a new building,” Wambach said. “They’re really excited to create something for...

‘Connect the Park’ aims to make St. Louis Park easier to get around

Construction on S France Ave causes temporary inconvenience for drivers.  The construction will make the intersection safe by constructing a crosswalk.

Ethan Meisler

December 4, 2018

According to St. Louis Park transportation engineer Ben Manibog, the city has been implementing an initiative called “Connect the Park,” which will attempt to improve the ability of residents to walk or bike around. “Part of my job is doing ‘Connect the Park’ projects,” Manibog said. ...

Staff Editorial: Project team needs to encompass diversity in its decisions

Junior Ky'areia Malone exits the bus at the High School in the morning Nov 7. The start time for the High School is 8:20 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8:40 on Tuesday and Thursday.

November 8, 2018

This November, St. Louis Park Public Schools announced its search to assemble a group of parents/guardians, students and staff to discuss changing the start and end times of the district’s schools. According to St. Louis Park Public Schools, they hope to revise start times for the students’ benefits. “(The goal is) to meet the overall health, academic and social/developmental needs of all K-12 students,” according to St. Louis Park Public Schools. St. Louis Park Public Schools’ ...

Wooddale bridge construction to continue

Signs and cones distract drivers on Wooddale Bridge. The bridge construction causes traffic buildup and confusion with many new signs and driving precautions.

Maggie Klaers

September 13, 2018

According to Jack Sullivan, senior engineering project manager for the Wooddale bridge construction, the city of St. Louis Park is working to rebuild the bridge crossing over Highway 7 to make it safer for drivers. “The bridge was originally built in 2008,” Sullivan said. “It’s being rebui...

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Girls’ softball players junior Maddy Schmitz and seniors Maddie Cascio, Megan Perkins and Trinity Boehlke hug senior teammate Sam Garcia in celebration of winning against boys' tennis players April 18.  Team Softball lost to team Learn Stuff in the final game but received free prom tickets as the runner-ups.

Sumaya Mohamed

April 19, 2018

With two seconds remaining in the championship round, senior and member of team Softball Sam Garcia felt beyond thrilled when she caught the ball, winning that round for her team as well as being named MVP. “I don’t know it is crazy. I just came here to play and have fun and I was named MVP ...

IB Diploma candidates to hold dodgeball tournament

Senior Mitchell Vortherms participates in a dodgeball game during Snodaze week. Seniors Mahamed Mahamed, Megan Perkins and Hanna Schechter are hosting a fundraiser in the form of a dodgeball tournament April 18 in the old gym.

Nicole Sanford

April 6, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, senior Mahamed Mahamed said he, alongside seniors Megan Perkins and Hanna Schechter, are organizing a fundraiser in the form of a dodgeball tournament to complete the requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. “The CAS project is basically a ...

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