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Junior Ricardo Marquina Valdez attends his fourth hour class at the Oriole Study Nest Jan. 19. The Study Nest began late November in response to the School Board’s decision to reenter distance learning.

Orioles take comfort in the Nest

Jayde Claussen January 26, 2021

Waking up just in time to join class before you get marked absent, you're still in the same position you were eight hours ago and you just can't get up. This is one of the reasons the Study Nest sessions...

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.

Nest hosts open mic night

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...

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 dont always learn in High School.

Successful year of progress for Nest

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,...

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.

The Nest reopens with new improvements

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...

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.

Local coffee shop temporarily closed

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...

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

Battle of Bands hosted in new location

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...

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

The Nest event fosters creativity

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...

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.

Poetry jam to focus on mental health

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...

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.

Nest hosts meeting to expand planning ideas

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...

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