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Postponing Prom provides hope

Postponing Prom provides hope

Ruthie Posada

April 17, 2020

In a recent announcement provided by St. Louis Park High School April 10, it was announced that Prom would be moved to summer 2020. This was by far the best news I had heard in a very long time and gave me a sense of hope I didn’t think I would be able to have. I have friends who are seniors all ...

Prom postponed due to COVID-19

The senior section cheers during the pep fest Feb. 14. According to senior Anna Nicholls, seniors may be able to have their last school dance in the summer, because the in-person Prom April 18 was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

April 15, 2020

Although senior William Pinney believes postponing Prom was the right thing to do, he is disappointed that he will not have a normal senior Prom. Despite that, he said participating in a virtual Prom could be a unique experience.  “I was planning on going to Prom originally. I was bummed (when Prom was ...

Principal of five years resigns

Principal Scott Meyers speaks during the Graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 June 6. Meyers is resigning June 30.

Isabel Kjaer, Marta Hill, and Kaia Myers

February 17, 2020

Though the decision to resign was hard to make, Principal Scott Meyers said it was ultimately made easier because of the potential positive effects on his life.  “I'm going to miss being a part of almost 1,500 students' lives. It is a really important thing and I take it very seriously. I'll miss...

Summer program designed to develop students in the workforce

Senior Sam Sietsema looks over the sign up process for the step up program Feb 3. The deadline for signing up for Step Up is Feb . 10.

Isra Mohamed

February 3, 2020

As summer approaches, many students who live in the Minneapolis area are looking forward to getting jobs from Step Up, a summer program designed to get students in the workforce. According to Step Up youth coordinator Theresa Stets, Step up’s main goal is to build strong, skilled workers. “Step ...

E. Coli shuts down beaches

Yellow caution tape blocks swimming at Lake Nokomis due to positive E. Coli tests. According to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the beach on Lake Nokomis will not be open for the remainder of the year.

Tobias Khabie

September 2, 2019

When E. Coli forced multiple lakes around the Twin Cities to close, sophomore Thomas Hanson said he was disappointed because he couldn't complete his sailing license. “One of the tests we had to do to get our sailing license was in (Lake of the) Isles, but we couldn’t, so I couldn’t get my ...

Summer concerts

A leader at the teen pride festival excites the crowd and introduces the  entertainment. The teen pride celebration took place June 1 at Loring Park.

Carly Joseph

June 5, 2019

Events happen all summer and this year the music industry has a lot going on. From Billie Eilish to New Kids On The Block, there is something for everybody in the Twin Cities....

Synchro ends competition season

Juniors Annie Breyak and Ella Hammerstrand hold up their pinky fingers during the song

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

June 5, 2019

After celebrating its success at State, Park’s synchro team looks to the next season and preparing through summer programs, according to sophomore Maya Lee. “In the summer you can do the strength and conditioning program, summer synchro through the high school or summer synchro through Aquafins, wh...

Nordic team trains during summer

Sophomore Danny Walsh and junior Rakesh Plantz roller ski down the street May 21. They practice in preparation for a summer skiing program at Minneapolis Ski Club. According to Plantz and Walsh, they plan on participating in Nordic captains practices, Cross Country captains practices and Minneapolis Ski Club throughout every week.

Noah Orloff and Dani Orloff

May 31, 2019

Sophomore Danny Walsh, who participated in Minneapolis Ski Club last year and will be a Nordic captain this upcoming season, said Minneapolis Ski Club was a two to three hour commitment per day. “They're really hard and you've got to get up really early, but it's really rewarding,” Walsh said. ...

Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

Senior Altheagrace Tyler packs a bag for students in need of food May 28. Birdfeeder is accepting applications from students who need food over the summer until May 31.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

May 30, 2019

The Birdfeeder and free and reduced lunch provide meal security for students in need during the school year. According to junior Victoria Martinez, this service will continue into the summer. “During the summer we want (students) to be able to relax and not have to worry about getting a job to help ...

Program seeks to provide summer employment

Jobs in the Park provides summer employment to students at many places within the city, including the Westwood Hills Nature Center. According to St. Louis Park, positions include junior naturalist coordinator or playground naturalist.

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

March 15, 2019

As sophomore Marcos Alvarez reflects on his time volunteering at a St. Louis Park park during the summer, he said it was a fulfilling experience. “It’s really fun. You get to hang with kids, make activities and you get a lot of job experience and volunteer experience for college and stuff like ...

Netflix movie charms viewers

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Jenna Cook

June 6, 2018

One of Netflix’s most recent original additions, “Ibiza” left me amused and entertained just as any good summer travel movie should. The film tells the story of a young woman, Harper (Gillian Jacobs), who travels to Spain on a business trip along with her friends. In a turn of events, Harper is ...

6 hot tracks missing from your Summer playlist

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Isaac Wert

June 3, 2018

Now that it’s finally Summer, there’s nothing better than rolling the windows down and taking an exhilarating drive to celebrate the nice weather. No matter what your plans are, everyone needs an upbeat, feel-good soundtrack for their summer. These are 6 underrated songs you don’t know your goo...

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