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Administration closes school April 11

Administration closes school April 11

Marta Hill

April 11, 2019

St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed to students and staff April 11 because of winter weather, according to district communications director Sara Thompson. “All schools will be closed and all daytime, after school and evening programs, activities and events are cancelled due to severe ...

District discusses options after cancellations

District discusses options after cancellations

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

March 8, 2019

As senior Zoey Zachek heard the senior class may need to make up instructional hours because of weather-related cancellations, she said she is concerned how the district will arrange to fulfill state requirements.   “I was not aware of that. I want to graduate,” Zachek said. “That worries me ...

Team focuses on cooperation

Team focuses on cooperation

David Bryant

February 17, 2019

Sophomore Drew Boyum said despite the team's loss to the rivalry versus Benilde always leads to a competitive game. “This game has history, so I feel like people want to come out and watch it and it gets us pumped up,” Boyum said. The boys’ hockey team lost to Benilde 0-5 at the Rec Cente...

Two-hour late start announced for Park schools Feb. 8

Two-hour late start announced for Park schools Feb. 8

Dani Orloff

February 7, 2019

According to District communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin two hours late Feb. 8 because of the forecasted winter weather. According to the National Weather Service, East Central and Southern Minnesota will have a wind chill advisory tonight until tomorrow morning...

Late start Jan. 28 due to severe winter weather

Late start Jan. 28 due to severe winter weather

Dani Orloff

January 27, 2019

According to a phone blast sent out by District communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will have a two-hour late start Jan. 28. According to Thompson, the late start is because of the heavy snowfall and low temperatures. "Kids Place childcare will begin at 8:30 a.m....

The costs of winter sports

The costs of winter sports

January 16, 2019

The different sports played at Park in the winter have a wide variety of equipment with differing prices. Girls' gymnastics costs the least with gymnasts paying for warmups, leotards and grips according to freshman Sophia Romero. Hockey is on the opposite end of the spectrum with players buying pads,...

Boys’ hockey loss redirects team focus

Boys’ hockey loss redirects team focus

David Bryant

January 16, 2019

Assistant coach Zach Strouts said despite the slow start the team showed potential throughout the third period. “I think the team had a good period where they competed because they wanted it more and even though they did have a few bad breaks the team worked pretty damn hard,” Strouts said. ...

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Kaia Myers

January 11, 2019

According to sophomore Maya Lee, the Nordic team had a successful first meet back after winter break. “Everyone seems to be doing really well and (our) technique seemed good. Everyone seems pretty happy with how they did,” Lee said. “I feel like I did alright. I wasn’t feeling as good as ...

Nordic competes at largest ski meet in the country

Nordic competes at largest ski meet in the country

Kaia Myers

January 9, 2019

According to Nordic head coach Doug Peterson, the team’s latest meet last weekend in Mesabi, MN drew competition from across the United States. It is the biggest Nordic race for high schoolers in the nation. The top ten skiers from both the girls’ and boys’ teams were selected to compete at thi...

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Kaia Myers

December 22, 2018

Nordic coach Kaitlyn Lindaman said the team skied really well despite the icy course conditions. Due to these conditions, the skiers had to use their poles to propel them forward instead of a skiing motion. “I know there were some nerves going into the race because the conditions are obviously n...

Toy drive aids many around the holiday season

Toy drive aids many around the holiday season

Noah Orloff

November 25, 2018

St. Louis Park Emergency Program volunteer and community relations coordinator Mari-Claire Dart said she believes wintertime offers a different type of atmosphere that can help bring joy to both donors and those receiving donations. “There’s a certain kind of magic that happens during the hol...

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