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Empty Bowls educates, unites

Empty Bowls educates, unites

Noah Orloff and Adin Zweigbaum

March 5, 2019


Filed under News

While Empty Bowls planning committee co-chair Lisa Hertel reflected on the goals of the event, she said communal bonding was a main aspiration of Empty Bowls. “Our number one purpose in doing Empty Bowls is to bring the community together,” Hertel said. “I would say that Empty Bowls in St. Louis...

Pottery class donates artwork

Pottery class donates artwork

Amaia Barajas, Jenna Cook, and Noah Orloff

February 17, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to pottery teacher Angela Jacob, pottery pieces will be sent to the St. Louis Park Emergency Program for their Empty Bowls gathering. “Whenever I have something that students don’t want to bring home, I collect it and donate it to (the) Empty Bowls project,” Jacob said. “A lot of...

Government shutdown hits home

Government shutdown hits home

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

For senior Jack Ostrovsky, the government shutdown is more than simply a news headline. According to Ostrovsky, his father, a federal worker for the Internal Revenue Service, has been out of work for three weeks because of the shutdown. “Like many federal workers, (my father) wants to get back into ...

Holiday Train returns to Park

Holiday Train returns to Park

Maggie Klaers

December 10, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

Junior Amaya Fokuo said her past experiences with the Holiday Train have been enjoyable. “I enjoyed it a lot. We took my little cousin last time, his little friends, and my brother. The kids really enjoy the music, and I enjoyed it too,” Fokuo said. “It’s a fun family activity and everyone ca...

Toy drive aids many around the holiday season

Toy drive aids many around the holiday season

Noah Orloff

November 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

St. Louis Park Emergency Program volunteer and community relations coordinator Mari-Claire Dart said she believes wintertime offers a different type of atmosphere that can help bring joy to both donors and those receiving donations. “There’s a certain kind of magic that happens during the hol...

Coat drive heats up for winter

Coat drive heats up for winter

Noah Orloff

November 3, 2018


Filed under News

According to St. Louis Park Emergency Program volunteer and community relations coordinator, Mari-Claire Dart, St. Louis Park Emergency Program’s winter clothing is open to those who seek help for winter warmth. “It’s available for anyone who feels they have the need to use our services,” Dart s...

ACT club fundraises winter gear for STEP

ACT club fundraises winter gear for STEP

Evelyn Nelson

December 19, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities

With the temperatures dropping, sophomore Morgan Graves said she felt inspired to create a difference for her community this winter season. “I know so many kids just don’t have mittens, and they are really important to keep warm, especially because they want to be able to play with their friend...

Holiday Train returns to Park

Holiday Train returns to Park

Samantha Klepfer

December 11, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Despite a long wait for the train to arrive, sophomore Holden Christopher said his little brother’s reaction to the Holiday Train and it’s lights made it all worthwhile. “The best part was when the train showed up, and I got to see my little brothers reactions to it,” Christopher said. ...

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