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District should continue providing Chromebooks

District should continue providing Chromebooks

Danny Shope May 20, 2021

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on every aspect of our lives, including working, shopping and having fun. Education has also changed immensely — with students going to school from home, the district has...

Junior Olivia Brown does work during class Feb. 22. Students returning in person for hybrid learning have experienced Wi-Fi connection issues.

Return to school brings WiFi issues

Tobias Khabie and Jacob Khabie February 26, 2021

When junior Jordan Clarke opened her Windows computer as she prepared for her first class in the hybrid learning model, she was met with an odd message. “When I clicked on the student Wi-Fi, it said...

Used with the permission of Jacy Demcisak.

Junior builds her own computer

Jacob Khabie December 7, 2020

When junior Jacy Demcisak felt unsatisfied with the quality of the computer she had, she realized that there was only one option for a replacement that made sense to her. “I wanted to get a computer...

Art by Maggie Klaers. As of March 13, there is one case of COVID-19 in St. Louis Park.

Park to begin distance learning March 18

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer March 17, 2020

Though the decision to cancel all Minnesota schools March 18-27 due to COVID-19 was not one Governor Tim Walz made lightly, he said the school closures will allow for a smooth transition if long-term cancellations...

Privacy under attack

Marta Hill and Maggie Klaers March 10, 2020

Following the release of YouTuber Shane Dawson’s hidden camera conspiracy video, some raised concerns about being watched. This, coupled with the increase in reports of hidden cameras in Airbnbs and...

Photo Illustration by Lilly Strathman.

Fake draft texts bring trust in technology into question

Colin Canaday February 5, 2020

Following the conflicts between the United States and Iran, concerns of a draft have been steadily increasing. Preying on that fear, there have been many reports of “fake draft texts” being sent to...

Juniors Julia Salita and Liz Madigan work on an online assignment in English teacher Andrew Wilkess class Oct. 3. Wilkes works to go paperless this school year.

English teacher going paperless

Adin Zweigbaum October 10, 2019

When cleaning his room at the end of the year, English teacher Andrew Wilkes said he felt sad about the amount of paper he was wasting. “I was throwing out just reams and reams of, either student...

Junior Zoe Younger and senior Sidney Hosfield discuss app ideas at Technovations first meeting of the year on Jan. 9. Club members will develop an app and present to a panel of judges in May.

Technovations club adds two new teams

Maria Perez-Barriga January 17, 2019

Technovations this year has two more additional teams than last year, which means more apps will be developed, according to adviser Mark Miller. According to Miller, Technovations had its first meeting...

Owner of Rem5VR lab, Amir Berenjian helps set up a game of virtual reality fruit ninja.

Virtual reality increasing in popularity

Talia Lissauer December 2, 2018

Amir Berenjian was fascinated by the world of virtual reality when trying it for the first time, so he started forming his own business which turned into the creation of the Rem5VR Lab. “My buddy...

Chemistry teacher Patrick Puskala uses his Macbook Pro to teach class Feb. 2.

Faculty to receive new laptops

Dani Orloff February 20, 2018

According to district director of information services Tom Marble, who was interviewed via email, all teachers will be given new 13” Apple Macbook Air laptops in February. “We have a life-cycle...

Sophomore Kaia Myers looks at her school applications folder during passing time. She uses these applications to keep her school life organized.

Technology aids in learning

Marta Hill November 6, 2017

According to sophomore Aaron Ellingson, there are many apps for smartphones out there that students use for school and productivity. “I have a whole folder (of apps for school) actually: Quizlet,...

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