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Principal of five years resigns

Principal of five years resigns

Isabel Kjaer, Marta Hill, and Kaia Myers

February 16, 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

Summer program designed to develop students in the workforce

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

E. Coli shuts down beaches

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

Summer concerts

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

Synchro ends competition season

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

Nordic team trains during summer

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

Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

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

Program seeks to provide summer employment

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

Netflix movie charms viewers

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

6 hot tracks missing from your Summer playlist

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...

Club plans summer canoe trip

Club plans summer canoe trip

Emma Yarger

May 31, 2018

As the Roots and Shoots Boundary Waters canoe trip approaches, senior Adam Recknagel said he thinks about upcoming the adventure every day. According to senior Lukas Wrede, the Boundary Waters is a good example of what the club is attempting to preserve. “A lot of people in Roots and Shoots...

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