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Park to begin distance learning March 18

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

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 are necessary.  “While children have proven to be less vulnerable to this virus, w...

Privacy under attack

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 other short term rentals, begs the question: is our privacy guaranteed? After a frightening encounter on a tr...

Fake draft texts bring trust in technology into question

Photo Illustration by Lilly Strathman.

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 misinform people regarding a draft. This demonstrates the lack of knowledge regarding the draft, a...

English teacher going paperless

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

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 work that's been turned in, orstuff that, I printed out and we never ended up using. It just was kind of d...

Technovations club adds two new teams

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

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 Jan. 9, and 15 girls attended. “Two (girls) have contacted me that they couldn’t make it,...

Virtual reality increasing in popularity

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

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 and I tried virtual reality two years ago and were blown away with the technology,” Berenjian said. “We as...

Faculty to receive new laptops

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

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 for equipment across the district. Teacher laptops were due to be replaced as per this cycle,” Marble...

Technology aids in learning

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

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, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Translate, Google Slides, Google Sheets, PowerSchool, Schoology, Photo...

Teacher recognized for classroom technology

Teacher recognized for classroom technology

Hannah Hein, Design Editor

December 13, 2012

Esboldt awarded TIES exceptional teacher award Spanish teacher Joy Esboldt was acknowledged for her work as she was presented with the Technology Information Educational Services (TIES) Exceptional Teacher award at the Dec. 10 school board meeting. The award is given to teachers who are active in us...

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