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Park joins #BeTheLightMN project

Due to COVID-19 closures, Park's stadium is empty. In support of senior athletes, the stadium's light will be on for 315 seconds on at 8:20 p.m. April 22.

Isabel Kjaer

April 21, 2020

In support of senior student-athletes, Park will be participating in the #BeTheLightMN campaign, according to 6425 News. “In a show of support to the student-athletes who haven't been able to participate in Spring sports due to COVID-19, the High School Stadium lights will be turned on at 8:20 p.m. ...

2019 St. Louis Park city election results announced

St. Louis Park resident heads into the Fieldhouse in order to cast her vote in the election Nov. 6. Voting was held in the high school, as well as other locations around the city.

Emily Ziessman

November 10, 2019

Below are the results to the St. Louis Park 2019 mayor, City Council and School Board elections Nov. 5. Polls were open until 8 p.m. with results to follow the next morning Nov. 6. ...

The 2019 city election unraveled

The 2019 city election unraveled

Gabriel Kaplan, Tobias Khabie, Noah Orloff, and Maddie Schutte

November 4, 2019

Senior Isaac Wahl, who plans on voting in the upcoming election, said he believes it is essential for young people to vote in order to make their voices known. “It’s important for high schoolers to vote because we’re very conscious of what’s going on in the world today,” Wahl said. “We...

Meet the candidates for St. Louis Park School Board

Art by Maggie Klaers

Gabriel Kaplan, Noah Orloff, and Maddie Schutte

November 3, 2019

Jim Beneke Why did you decide to run? I am one of two incumbents running again. I ran for the first time four years ago (because) I had been active in a lot of school committees. You name the committee, I was probably on it. I was on the Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC), the Equity...

Spanish teacher inspired by youth to give back to community

Spanish teacher Nelly Korman assists freshman Solin Mendes-Duffy with an assignment Oct. 24. Korman is running for Bloomington school board for the 2019 election.

Lilly Strathman

October 29, 2019

When teaching one day, spanish teacher Nelly Korman had a revelation and realized she wanted to give back to students by running for Bloomington school board.  Sophomore Sophia Romero believes having diversity on the Bloomington school board will give more students an opportunity to be heard.  ...

School Board passes time changes

Parent Sarah Mutchler speaks at the School Board meeting March 25 during open forum. Mutchler said before a final vote, the questions from the community should be answered.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

April 22, 2019

To give families time to prepare for the time changes, School Board vice chair Mary Tomback said at the School Board meeting April 8 the school district will wait an additional year before implementing the new times. “We are recommending a change for very good reasons, but we have to delay that...

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Senior Roots and Shoots member Rachel Mattson speaks in front of the School Board March 25. According to Mattson, people were respectful in response to the presentation.

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

March 31, 2019

After Roots and Shoots presented to the School Board regarding the school district’s involvement with the Climate Action Plan, senior Katie Christiansen, who is the club's leader, said she felt optimistic about the reception within the community. “It felt like we were really in a space to start a conversatio...

District hours under review

A St. Louis Park parent asks a question regarding the time change for schools in the St. Louis Park School District during an informational meeting Feb. 21. According to superintendent Astein Osei, the school board will likely make the final decision in March.

Noah Orloff and Gabriel Kaplan

February 26, 2019

The St. Louis Park School Board is actively working on gathering community input on potentially changing start and end times throughout the district in order to address issues with sleep and transportation, according to Park superintendent Astein Osei. “Currently, we are in the feedback stage of the proc...

School Board, City Council discuss safety measures

City Council member Anne Mavity contributes her thoughts in the City Council discussion concerning gun violence and race on Oct. 29.

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

November 12, 2018

As sophomore Achieving Change Together president Gabriel Kaplan continues to promote gun violence prevention measures in the St. Louis Park community, he said it is a challenging task. “In St. Louis Park we’re still working on that, and the City Council is still deciding what to do but it’s...

Administration to enforce Pledge of Allegiance

Photo Illustration by Grace Farley

Abby Intveld, Dani Orloff, and Emma Yarger

April 17, 2018

Having not stated the Pledge of Allegiance since elementary school, senior Sam Wooden said he was inspired by the opportunity to honor the United States and its flag at school. “We haven’t done the Pledge of Allegiance at all even though it’s in the student handbook,” Wooden said. “I t...

Nest hosts meeting to expand planning ideas

Nest members gather Feb. 22 in room A304 to talk about new updates and ideas for their board meeting. The board meeting will take place March 12.

Marta Hill

March 9, 2018

Thinking about the Nest's future, Nest chair Julia Schmelzer said in order for the Nest to succeed, they need a variety of students involved in planning. “We need to make sure that we have diverse student interest present in shaping what (the Nest) becomes,” Schmelzer said. “In order for (the Nest) to be su...

First round of superintendent interviews announced

Nick Shaughnessy, Beats Editor

May 1, 2013

Following Debra Bowers' announcement of resignation as the St. Louis Park Public Schools Superintendent on Jan. 8 2013, the school board began search for possible replacements. The St. Louis Park school board recently released a list of seven candidates to be interviewed on May 1 and 2. They are as follows.   Dr. Net...

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