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Intersectional Feminism Club kicks off

Intersectional Feminism Club kicks off

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

September 16, 2019

According to co-club president and senior Maddie Lind, Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to expand its influence by devoting more time to local volunteer opportunities and activism this year.  “We’re hoping to get more involved. Last year was a lot of discussion and maybe some activities,” Lind s...

Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

Dahlia Krebs

January 16, 2019

According to junior Morgan Graves, who signed up to run a game night for elementary school kids at Peter Hobart, it is not only to bring the community together, but also a way for National Honor Society participants to volunteer. “It is a game night at Peter Hobart to promote community in the elementary...

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Evie Nelson

December 24, 2018

Why did your family decide to go on a trip to Haiti? The purpose of why we went is because we wanted to help kids (in need). I went there before in seventh grade, (my family) wanted to go back on another mission trip. How did your experience visiting Haiti in the past shape your most recent trip? Th...

Club volunteers at local party

Club volunteers at local party

Noah Orloff and Marta Hill

October 28, 2018

Becky McConnell, a naturalist at Westwood Hills Nature Center said the 37th annual Halloween party at the Nature Center had a number of features including themes trails and other party games. “We have a couple themed trails, one being Mother Nature’s Trail where people walk along the trail an...

High schoolers looking back, helping out

High schoolers looking back, helping out

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 4, 2018

According to sophomore student director Sam Sietsema, he began helping with the middle school shows early last school year. “The fall of last school year I went to (Lillian) Zumberg and asked, ‘do you want help from student directors’ because we have had student directors for the middle school...

Natural Helpers volunteer at Bowl-A-Thon

Natural Helpers volunteer at Bowl-A-Thon

Nietzsche Deuel

April 26, 2018

Senior co-leader Caleb Mesick said Natural Helpers has been wanting to do volunteer work in order to help more than just students at Park. “We felt like we wanted to do things more outside the school because we strictly focus on inside the school so we felt this was a good outlet to help more th...

National Honor Society prepares for next year’s officers

Isaac Wahl

February 20, 2018

According to the adviser Jill Merkle, the National Honors Society recently held a meeting to discuss upcoming deadlines, requirements and applications for next year’s officers. Merkle said one of the biggest tasks, aside from tying up loose ends before the year concludes, is preparing the inc...

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Marta Hill

October 31, 2017

After starting on the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota a month ago junior Alaysha McCall is embracing this opportunity to learn. “At first I was nervous out of my mind,” McCall said. “I thought it was a volunteer thing, but when I got (to the meeting) lieutenant governor Tina Smith and gov...

Senior gives back to community

Senior gives back to community

Nicole Sanford

October 18, 2017

As a part of her community service class, senior Alex Monson joined the Birdfeeder, an organization that packs backpacks of food for Park students in need. Monson said she was elected Birdfeeder manager alongside three of her classmates. Birdfeeder adviser Sophia Ross said more students applied for Bi...

ACT focuses on volunteering

ACT focuses on volunteering

Breanna Thompson, Hayley Westwood, and David Bryant

October 3, 2017

  According to junior Achieving Change Together co-president Yonah Davis, the purpose of the club is to provide students throughout the school with volunteer opportunities. “(ACT will) take your hours for you, we'll coordinate the events and all you have to do is show up which makes volunteering ...

NHS volunteers at STEP

NHS volunteers at STEP

Dani Orloff, Breanna Thompson, and Amber Tran

November 5, 2016

When junior Kate Brinkman reflects on her first National Honors Society (NHS) group project at St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP), a majority of her expectations were met. “I expected to work with sorting food and stuff,” Brinkman said. “(It was) just a quick group project but it’s still help...

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