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COVID-19 case in St. Louis Park

COVID-19 case in St. Louis Park

Talia Lissauer and Isabel Kjaer

March 14, 2020

This story is accurate as of 10:00 p.m. March 14. According to an update posted to the St. Louis Park Schools Public Schools website, there have been two positive cases in the Park Nicollet system. People in the same facility as the infected are currently at low-risk, according to the CDC. “Both patients were seen and test...

TikTok makes a meteoric rise to popularity

TikTok makes a meteoric rise to popularity

Maggie Klaers

March 10, 2020

After watching several students make TikToks, teacher Bobby Otto said the app enables students to create and share short, vine-like videos. “From an older perspective, I would consider it kind of like Vine from when I was in school. It’s just short videos that can be created,” Otto said. “What...

Newspaper highlights struggles students of color face

Newspaper highlights struggles students of color face

Isra Mohamed

March 4, 2020

When I was first approached by a student handing me a newspaper, I thought it was just a copy of the Echo newspaper, but as I looked at it more closely, I realized that it was another newspaper made by social studies teacher Kara Cisco and her students. As I started to look through The New Aboliti...

‘Hairspray’ performances delight

‘Hairspray’ performances delight

Sofie Geretz

March 3, 2020

Reflecting on his and the rest of the cast’s performance on choir’s production of “Hairspray,” senior Yoni Potter said the cast was able to pull everything together in time for the production. “I was kind of nervous. I wasn’t sure if we were going to get it all together but I think we pul...

Roots and Shoots looks to improve Park’s recycling program

Roots and Shoots looks to improve Park’s recycling program

Sadie Yarosh

February 27, 2020

At the Roots and Shoots meeting Feb. 24, the group discussed ways to create a video that informs students and staff about the recycling process and how to improve it, according to junior and member Thor Anderson. “The project we are working on with the administration (is) to help the recycling p...

City Council to vote on bike infrastructure project

City Council to vote on bike infrastructure project

Sam Swisher

February 25, 2020

As City Council plans to vote on the southeast bikeway improvements March 2, Senior City Engineering Project Manager Jack Sullivan said the project will help enlarge the quality of transportation choices in the area. “Our goal is to achieve a better network of mobility choices for the community, ...

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...

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