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Students to work with REM5, local soda company

Students to work with REM5, local soda company

Henry Brettingen

January 8, 2020

According to Art Tech head Trevor Paulson, students are working with the virtual reality company REM5 to design soda cans for a local company. “The students are going to work on designing the cans for the soda company, and the artwork going on the can, with the local company using only virtual r...

Impeachment reverberates locally

Impeachment reverberates locally

Noah Orloff, Mushtaq Barqab

December 25, 2019

After the full House voted to officially impeach President Donald Trump, the recent political discourse has called into question the effect of national politics on Park. According to social studies teacher Jill Merkle, impeachment has generated varying degrees of interest among students. “In gen...

Sophomore creates nonprofit organization

Sophomore creates nonprofit organization

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 18, 2019

What inspired you to create the Pocket Change Foundation? I hated seeing homeless people in the streets and people suffering because they messed up in life or (experienced) a family crisis that put them on the streets. Having to go through that without having hope made me feel sad for them. Wha...

Students prevented from printing at school

Students prevented from printing at school

Samantha Klepfer

December 17, 2019

In high school, it is required for many classes that students print assignments. In some cases, it’s required that students print during their class period. When students aren’t able to perform this integral job, it slows down classes and other school functions. Many students utilize the printers in the Li...

Students combat controversial flag photo

Students combat controversial flag photo

Sam Swisher

December 9, 2019

According to English teacher Callie Hefstad, students came up with the idea to take pictures of themselves with a flag of their choice to make people realize how powerful symbols can be. “When the picture blew up on social media my class spent the entire class period talking about it and having a d...

Racist incidents ignored in Chaska schools

Racist incidents ignored in Chaska schools

Lily Simonett

September 21, 2019

Six Chaska students and their families are suing the school district after the school officials ignored blatantly racist actions against their students.  This is a scary reality for many students and I think the lawsuit is a necessity.  According to Star Tribune  the nearly 50-page lawsuit “asks for a j...

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Carly Joseph, Izzy Kanne, and Samantha Klepfer

May 23, 2019

Senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she and her teammates get ready to face the buzzer by doing more than just studying facts. “We’re continuing with our daily practices and then individual people are studying a lot more especially as a team. We have been doing a little fundraising as well,” Hansen-...

Different healthy food options in St. Louis Park

Different healthy food options in St. Louis Park

Breanna Thompson

May 9, 2019

Check out healthy places to shop and eat in St. Louis Park. All these places offer different health food alternatives. ...

Festival celebrates Latino culture

Festival celebrates Latino culture

Noah Orloff

May 8, 2019

As junior Victoria Caraballo smashed the piñata open, leading to cheers, candy and chaos, she said she felt validated by Latino Association Day May 2. “It was so fun. Everyone was telling me that I couldn’t do it because they thought I was weak but I proved them wrong,” Caraballo sa...

Staff Editorial: Game of Assassins should consider expense in the future

April 28, 2019

The 2019 Park Assassins game commenced April 21 with leaders anguishing over the details of the game, yet failing to account for the game’s inclusivity as cost could be keeping people from participating. The objective of Assassins is to kill everyone on the six-person hit list the leaders of the game...

Multicultural show energizes audience

Multicultural show energizes audience

Dani Orloff, Noah Orloff, and Abby Intveld

April 15, 2019

As junior Zahra Mohamud reflects on this year's multicultural show's performance, she said she was proud of the initiative students took to create the performance this year.   “I was a part of the show freshman year but the thing was it was never student-led. It was always a teacher who took the resp...

36 Arts basics quiz

36 Arts basics quiz

February 21, 2019

With the school year over halfway done, work on learning about some of the foundational knowledge about 36 Arts, Park’s student artwork magazine.   Loading 36 Arts var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-409982"), "quiz", "4099...

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