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Birdfeeder creates winter meal packs

Birdfeeder creates winter meal packs

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

December 16, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Senior and student manager of the Birdfeeder Althea Tyler said the holidays can be a difficult time financially for many families. “It’s a time when families are already buying presents and they might be having a harder time over the break, just because it’s a busy time and there’s more fa...

Architecture Construction Engineering club opens doors

Architecture Construction Engineering club opens doors

Izzy Kanne

December 16, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Architecture Construction Engineering club is giving students the opportunity to learn more about the world of construction, according to adviser Al Wachutka. He said students are currently meeting to design playgrounds. Senior Maria Vivone said she utilizes the opportunities the club provides her...

Staff Editorial: Successful alumna inspires community

Staff Editorial: Successful alumna inspires community

November 25, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorials

Park High School focuses on fostering close alumni ties and prides itself on bringing the community back to its roots. Alumni who have accomplished great things bring success and pride to our school, and offer many useful lessons of wisdom for students. This November, Park alum and Minnesota state...

Gay Straight Alliance plans activism

Gay Straight Alliance plans activism

Isabel Kjaer

October 30, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

.According to junior copresident Anika Jamison, the Gay Straight Alliance hopes to have more focused meetings and plans this year, particularly with regard to activism for LGBTQ rights. “Last year, we were a little less organized. This year, we are cracking down,” Jamison said. Adviser Kyle...

Parking passes continue to sell

Parking passes continue to sell

Abby Intveld and Sofia Seewald

October 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

When senior Danny Hunegs received his license this past week, he was doubtful he’d acquire a pass. “Someone told me they were still selling the passes so I went in to just ask, I didn’t expect there would be any,” Hunegs said. “I went in and they did have them available which I was happy ...

Staff Editorial: Discrimination lawsuit needs more attention, student input

Staff Editorial: Discrimination lawsuit needs more attention, student input

October 11, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorials

Last fall, the district was charged by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights for discrimination against students of color and disabled students for disciplinary action. Suspensions and expulsions of these groups were found to be higher than white and non-disabled students at Park. According to...

Advocacy group works toward gun reform

Advocacy group works toward gun reform

Emma Yarger

September 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

According to Mayor Jake Spano, recent conversations between a group of Park students and City Council have pushed for gun reform in the city of St. Louis Park. “I had just left a bunch of kids who want to ban guns from St. Louis Park in a room with a gun store owner and I really wasn't worried,” ...

Nest Board searching for location, suitable building

Nest Board searching for location, suitable building

Ndunzi Kunsunga

April 26, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to Nest board member sophomore Joey Miller, the Nest board is currently looking for a location. “We're looking at a lot more buildings right now for making the space usable for coffee and whatever we want to use it for,” Miller said. Chair of the St. Louis Park Nest board Julia Schmelzer...

Multicultural show displays diverse community

Multicultural show displays diverse community

Sophie Yarosh

April 11, 2018


Filed under News

Junior Soubane Abdi said after dancing in the multicultural show last year, her passion for dance has driven her to audition for this year’s show. “(Participating) probably shows more color to our school, more diversity where everyone comes together embraces their culture, embraces their heritag...

School plans new safety measures

School plans new safety measures

Annabella Strathman

April 10, 2018


Filed under News

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...

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