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Photo used with permission from Kevin Martinez Herrera.

Kevin Martinez Herrera presents testimony at MN capital

Anna Williams April 11, 2023

During your testimony, you spoke on your personal life and all that has influenced you to be where you are today. Based on those experiences and mentors, what led you to this path of advocacy? My passion...

Sophomore Hawkins Moore doodles in class June 8. He recently illustrated the song cover for Will Gohmans single Vertigo.

Sophmore designs album cover

Abby Meisler June 8, 2022

When sophomore Hawkins Moore found out his friend, Willis Gohman, was going to release a song, Gohman asked him if he could design the album cover. Moore said had always been into his art. From drawing...

Freshman Born Anderson designs his own shirts, May 28. Anderson expresses his creativity through the designs on his shirts.

Freshman launches clothing brand

Crystal Diaz June 1, 2021

What inspired you to start this clothing brand? I always see things on social media, people starting out on clothing brands, and I’m in Business Innovations, so then I thought I'm gonna do it. I was...

Senior Claire Diamon-Wheeler organizes menus at The Block Jan. 15. The Block is now open for indoor dining, and takeout.

Lack of students affects local businesses

Sam Swisher October 1, 2020

Looking back on a pandemic that has lasted several months, The Block manager Mary Rohr said innovating has been essential to bringing in business that has been lost.   “The biggest struggle...

Sophomore Jacy Demcisak shaves her head to support childhood cancer research. Demcisak has shaved her head every year for the last four years.

Sophomore goes bald to raise awareness of childhood cancer 

Harris Keekley April 24, 2020

Why do you shave your head? I shave my head because my brother's best friend, who was also really close to me, passed away from childhood cancer. His mother and his family still do it and my brother...

Photo Illustration by Sofia Seewald. Latino Student Associations next meeting will be held during 3rd hour Nov. 7 in C350.

Latino Student Association initiates meetings

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald November 6, 2019

Here is the most updated Latino Student Association (LSA) information for the 2019-20 school year. LSA plans to meet monthly and bring club participants and Latino students to the 2019 Latino Youth Conference....

Used with permission. Artwork by senior Muna Ahmed titled Shadow

Student work submitted to 5th Congressional district art competition

Yonah Davis June 4, 2019

According to art teacher Martha Ortman she submitted the artwork of two of her students Matt Loftus (junior) and Muna Ahmed (senior) to the annual 5th congressional district art competition. What is...

Junior Sarah McCallon runs back to defend against a Bloomington Jefferson player. Park lost in their last regular season game and placed sixth in their conference with a record of 5-7-0.

Girls’ lacrosse finishes sixth in Conference

Breanna Thompson and Sophia Olmen May 29, 2019

According to junior Aliviah McClinton, the girls’ lacrosse team knew going into the game, Jefferson would be a tough matchup up but Park went in with a tough fight. “We got in our heads they are...

Junior Lauren Schmelzer paints with watercolors in Martha Ortmans painting class March 8. On her own time, Schmelzer takes nature photography and sells her work at the Nest.

The Nest displays amatuer art

Ben Sanford March 12, 2019

After hearing about a way to showcase her art at the Nest, junior Lauren Schmelzer jumped at the opportunity. In previous years, Schmelzer has had to sell her own art in person. “(My mom) told me...

Senior project manager Christian Vega Celis works with a team member and an adult mentor during ACE club meeting. ACE meets Thursdays after school in C250A.

ACE continues planning phase

Isabel Kjaer and Tennam Gyaldatsang February 20, 2019

Architecture, Construction, Engineering (ACE) club is currently working through their plan for their project, which is due in March. The members are working in partners to complete a blueprint and a presentation...

Junior Dayna Krause raises her voice about adding LGBTQ books to the school library during a GSA meeting in room B231.

GSA provides safe space

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz December 10, 2018

According to junior and GSA co-president Anika Jamison, she joined the Gay Straight Alliance in order to positively change the school’s community. “I have been involved since the middle school,...

Several St. Louis Park students attended multiple training sessions to become student election judges. These students will help run polling stations on election day Nov. 6.

Polling stations prepare for election day

Maggie Klaers November 5, 2018

Student election judge, junior Yoni Potter, said the student election judge program is an opportunity for Park students over the age of 16 to work at the city’s polling stations. “The election...

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