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Nest hosts open mic night

Senior and Student Council president Anna Wert speaks to the crowd at the Nest’s open-mic event Feb. 20. The program aimed to give students the opportunity to show off their talents and participate in SnoDaze festivities.

Talia Lissauer and Gabriel Kaplan

February 21, 2020

Marketing intern for the Nest and junior Rachel Stein said she enjoyed seeing new people visiting the Nest at the store’s open mic night. “It was super fun to see a lot of people from my community coming to the Nest,” Stein said. “It was really fun to see people coming in and learning about (t...

Successful year of progress for Nest

Junior Rachel Stein and Symone Wilson youth coordinator talk about scamming that can occur on a daily basis. The Aarp volunteer informs students about concerns you don't always learn in High School.

Henry Brettingen

October 23, 2019

As Chair of the Nest Julia Schmelzer reflected on the Nest’s progress this past year, she was optimistic the Nest would continue to succeed. “I would say it would definitely be considered a success, not a check the box we’re done, but we have something worth shaping more,” Schmelzer said. ...

The Nest reopens with new improvements

The Nest student employee, senior Cole Nugteren, and other board members discuss plans and ideas for the upcoming reopening of the Nest Sept.3. With the reopening of the Nest, there’s a new youth coordinator, Symone Wilson, who is an integral part of helping the Nest grow in the community.

Maria Perez-Barriga

September 1, 2019

With the renovations completed, senior Cole Nugteren said he is looking forward to seeing the reactions of incoming students with the reopening of the Nest. “We have our street done now so that's going to be super nice,” Nugteren said. “I am  excited to see now (that) we are more of an establishm...

Local coffee shop temporarily closed

The SLP Nest was closed March 5-6 because of frozen pipes from water damage during the winter months. The SLP Nest fixed the problem and are now back open and have recently expanded their hours to Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

March 19, 2019

As senior Nietzsche Deuel reflects on the Nest being closed, she recalls how it affected her, as well as other students who enjoy going to the coffee shop after school. “It affected me as a customer because the Nest was actually closed, it also affected (job training). We had planned to do training...

Battle of Bands hosted in new location

Seniors Ben Klepfer and Andreina Rodriguez perform at the Battle of the Bands Sno Daze event hosted at the Nest Feb. 21.

Yonit Krebs

February 22, 2019

Senior Andreina Rodriguez, who performed with senior Ben Klepfer at the Battle of the Bands event hosted by the Nest, said despite her initial apprehensions, their performance was successful. “I was really nervous, and I thought there was going to be less people but there was a lot and they were al...

The Nest event fosters creativity

Junior Patrick Djerf announces the next performer at the Nest open mic night Dec. 14. The event was to promote the Nest and showcase student's musical talents.

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

December 20, 2018

As freshman Luna Labelle reflects on the Nest’s open mic event, she stresses the importance of giving everyone a safe space to express themselves. “I feel like it’s important so then students and other people can just express their talents and what they like to do,” Labelle said. According ...

Poetry jam to focus on mental health

Parkway Pizza hosts trivia April 6 in part-
nership with the SLP Nest. The SLP Nest is also sponsor-
ing the poetry jam April 18.

Marta Hill

April 11, 2018

As the poetry jam at yum! kitchen and bakery rapidly         approaches SLP Nest board member Lara Cleveland said she hopes it will attract a diverse group. “I think (the poetry jam) will be a fun time to hear about other people’s experiences and share words,” Cleveland said. “I would love...

Nest hosts meeting to expand planning ideas

Nest members gather Feb. 22 in room A304 to talk about new updates and ideas for their board meeting. The board meeting will take place March 12.

Marta Hill

March 9, 2018

Thinking about the Nest's future, Nest chair Julia Schmelzer said in order for the Nest to succeed, they need a variety of students involved in planning. “We need to make sure that we have diverse student interest present in shaping what (the Nest) becomes,” Schmelzer said. “In order for (the Nest) to be su...

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