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Assassins prompts safety discussion

Assassins prompts safety discussion

Marta Hill, Kaia Myers, and Noah Orloff

May 1, 2019

As senior assassins leader Grace Lynch reflected on this year’s rule changes, she said the purpose is to try to prevent injury. “This year we're really focusing on safety and so if you get in any sort of crash or get a ticket or anything, you're disqualified. Last year there were some debates, (...

Police officers to start new security policy

Police officers to start new security policy

Maria Perez-Barriga

October 1, 2018

The St. Louis Park Police Department recently ended the heated debate on wearing body cameras while on duty and are in the process of testing. Mike Garland, a lieutenant officer for St. Louis Park, said police officers have been thinking about wearing body cameras for years to further safety for the...

Recent shootings cause increase in school security

Recent shootings cause increase in school security

Sofie Geretz

May 21, 2018

In response to the many school shootings taking place around America, some schools have decided to take preventive measures. Hopkins, Southwest and Park have all acted differently to combat this issue, Park being the least active. Hopkins decided to implement door alarms to their school to ensure the securit...

School plans new safety measures

School plans new safety measures

Annabella Strathman

April 10, 2018

Hearing of the recent Parkland shooting, history teacher Brad Brubaker said he can’t help but picture himself in that position. “I don’t know that you’re ever going to really be prepared. I think most teachers, you think about your room and you think ‘OK what would I do,’” Brubaker said...

Accident on Highway 7 sparks road safety conversation

Accident on Highway 7 sparks road safety conversation

Nicole Sanford

March 15, 2018

According to Police Chief Michael Harcey, a Hopkins high school student was killed Feb. 15 in a vehicle collision near the intersection of Highway 7 and Texas Avenue. In light of the recent tragedy, junior Ava Townsend said the unexpected event strongly impacted the community. “I think more people are shocked about it,...

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