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St. Louis Park closes public facilities, plans to meet on COVID-19

St. Louis Park closes public facilities, plans to meet on COVID-19

Gabriel Kaplan

March 15, 2020

This story is updated as of 7:15 p.m. March 15. In an update published by the St. Louis Park municipal government, the city announced it will close the Westwood Hills Nature Center, the Recreation Outdoor Center, and the Rec. Center, however, city hall will remain open for the time being.  “...

Rec Center hosts entertainment swap

Rec Center hosts entertainment swap

Jayde Claussen

January 17, 2020

In an effort to promote reuse and waste prevention, the St. Louis Park Rec Center will host an event to exchange entertainment items to give them a new purpose, according to Emily Barker, a solid waste specialist. “It's not first nature for a lot of people (to reuse). It's still easier for people to...

Boys’ hockey continues winning streak

Boys’ hockey continues winning streak

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

January 15, 2020

Following a 4-0 victory against Hopkins, senior Bobby Doss reflected on how these successes have affected him.   “Playing at St. Louis Park, you don't really get the opportunity to win games and be relevant. We're going to take our opportunity to see how far we can go with it,” Doss said. ...

Minnesota hockey team plays at home arena

Minnesota hockey team plays at home arena

Tennam Gyaldatsang

December 30, 2019

According to public relations director of the Minnesota Wild Aaron Sickman, the Wilds have been holding outdoor practices in St. Louis Park for the last couple of years.  “This is the third year in a row that we have done this outdoor practice at the ROC,” Sickman said. Freshman Eli Puchner ...

Senior all night party changes venue, price

Senior all night party changes venue, price

Kate Schneider and Talia Lissauer

January 23, 2019

According to Aquila media specialist and teacher Joanne Bongaarts, a group of volunteers get together annually to put on a final party for the senior class the night of graduation. “Every year a group of parents and caregivers come together to put on a celebration for the seniors that are graduatin...

Annual Turkeys on Ice continues

Annual Turkeys on Ice continues

Talia Lissauer and Ben Sanford

November 19, 2018

Lisa Abernathy, recreation supervisor of the St. Louis Park Rec Center, said the Turkeys on Ice event has been held the day before Thanksgiving annually. “We've done it as long as I have been here and I'm sure long before I was here too,” Abernathy said. “It’s just open skating around Than...

Senior All Night Party hopes to bring peers closer

Senior All Night Party hopes to bring peers closer

Isabel Kjaer

April 11, 2018

According to senior Tommy Guddal, the Senior All Night Party provides an opportunity for students to celebrate their graduation and spend time with their classmates. “I’m planning to attend because it’s a very good opportunity for students,” Guddal said. “It’s a great last ‘hoorah’ to c...

Rec Center hosts Minnesota Wild practice

Rec Center hosts Minnesota Wild practice

Alex Balfour

February 9, 2018

Remembering previous places the Minnesota Wild hosted practices at, sophomore Ethan Favour said he is excited they chose the St. Louis Park community for this year’s location. “It’s interesting because they did it last year at Braemar, so it's cool that they did it this year at St. Louis Park ...

Ice Cream Social encourages communal interaction

Ice Cream Social encourages communal interaction

D'aviyan Robinson

May 18, 2017

Junior Alyssa Whetstine said she would love attending the annual Ice Cream Social event held in St. Louis Park to become familiar with other members of her community and bond with her siblings. “(I would like to go) to get to know the people that are in my community and because my siblings like ...

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