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Summer program designed to develop students in the workforce

Summer program designed to develop students in the workforce

Isra Mohamed

February 3, 2020

As summer approaches, many students who live in the Minneapolis area are looking forward to getting jobs from Step Up, a summer program designed to get students in the workforce. According to Step Up youth coordinator Theresa Stets, Step up’s main goal is to build strong, skilled workers. “Step ...

Lawsuit against JUUL provides positive message

Lawsuit against JUUL provides positive message

Lilly Strathman

December 17, 2019

Minnesota sued JUUL Dec. 4, accusing the e-cigarette company of targeting youth as consumers. By displaying the idea that e-cigarettes are dangerous and deterring support for tobacco, the amount of e-cigarettes used by younger generations will hopefully decrease.  Minnesota taking action against JUUL for tar...

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Gabriel Kaplan

September 12, 2018

The St. Louis Park Climate Action Plan, adopted in February of 2018, has already begun to take effect throughout the city. The plan was formed by the City Council and was spurred on by lobbying from Park’s Roots and Shoots environmental club. The plan’s three “kick-start projects” will jum...

Youth rally advocates gun reform

Youth rally advocates gun reform

Izzy Leviton and Sophie Yarosh

February 26, 2018

Junior Eva Goldfarb and senior Anna duSaire speak at the State Capitol.

Don’t do away with tradition

Jonah Kupritz

September 5, 2015

Perhaps it’s hard to appreciate being pelted with water balloons or to watch a group of teenage boys twirl around in dresses in a dance that intermittently edges on illicit, but these instances share one valuable commonality: they are traditions. The aforementioned senior prank and senior boys’ danc...

Texting causes dangerous distractions

Texting causes dangerous distractions

Kayla Goldfarb, News Editor

December 10, 2012

Phones put pedestrians at risk   Alongside the countless reports admonishing drivers for texting behind the wheel, recent accidents suggest that distracted walking is yet another peril facing the technologically inclined. While no data exists to accurately compile the exact number of car a...

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