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Stories from St. Louis Park High School
Trump hopes to turn Minnesota red
News

Talia Lissauer | October 14, 2019

Speaking to over 25,000 Minnesotans at a rally on Oct. 10 at Target Center in Minneapolis, President Donald Trump began his speech by telling the crowd that in 2020 he will turn Minnesota red.

“For…

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Administration introduces new approach to discipline
News

Isabel Kjaer | October 14, 2019

With the new policies rolling into action, assistant Principal Jessica Busse said Park pride tasks are meant to restore the damage done by students when they perform simple infractions, such as leaving…

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Rep. Ilhan Omar’s visit sparks concern
News

Grace Farley | May 29, 2019

While sophomore Claire Diamond-Wheeler said she is proud of her fellow classmate Amal, who initiated the Rep. Ilhan Omar visit to Park by sending Omar a letter, she said she had mixed feelings when she…

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‘Prelude to a Kiss’ marks new beginnings, ends
Arts & Entertainment

Abby Intveld | May 17, 2019

With her four years of theater coming to a close, senior Zoey Zachek said the spring play indicates the end of her thespian career at Park.

“It’s really crazy because I’m one of the seniors who…

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2020 start time may impact sports teams
Sports

Sophie Olmen | May 17, 2019

With the new change in school district start times, sophomore Ryan Barnett said he feels a range of emotions.
“I have mixed feelings about it. I think it’ll be good for the middle schoolers so they…

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High school holds free parent workshops over conferences
News

Sofia Seewald | April 3, 2019

After sitting in on a parenting workshop led by Marc Hertz, the founder of Family Recovery Resource Experts, Park parent Paula Engelking said the session changed her view on certain parenting strategies.

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Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options
News

Maggie Klaers | April 2, 2019

Spring break can be a time of food uncertainty for students who depend on school-supplied meals, according to Birdfeeder student manager, junior Mushtakh Mohammed.
“During the week students have school…

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Locker rooms closed for spring season
News

Marta Hill | April 1, 2019

When girls’ lacrosse captain junior Sarah McCallon reflected on the locker rooms being closed for the entire spring season, she said she thought the inconvenience will pay off in the long run.

“I…

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#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society
News

Grace Farley | March 26, 2019

After junior Zoe Younger read aloud a spoken word piece she wrote for the Black History Month performance, she said she believes that all American should be educated about the issues of racism.“I think…

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Sophomore swimmer breaks all-time State record
Sports

Dani Orloff | March 12, 2019

As sophomore boys’ swimmer Hayden Zheng realized he had broken the all-time State record in Minnesota for the 100-yard breaststroke, he said he felt thrilled, which was displayed in his post-swim repeated…

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City adopts ranked-choice voting
News

Gabriel Kaplan | March 9, 2019

To implement the ranked-choice voting system, the City Council needed all of its members to approve the change, according to St. Louis Park mayor Jake Spano.

“The City Council had to vote unanimously…

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Sophomore composes musical, plays five instruments
Arts & Entertainment

Samantha Klepfer | March 5, 2019

According to sophomore Amara Foner, she has been learning music since she was 4 years old.

“I play piano, cello, flute, viola and ocarina. I’ve been playing piano since I was 4, and I was 9 when…

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Roots and Shoots brings Climate Action Plan to local businesses
News

Maggie Klaers | February 27, 2019

According to sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank, Roots and Shoots has been campaigning the Climate Action Plan to local businesses.

“(Since) the passing of the Climate Action Plan — which…

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Several upperclassmen return from Israel
News

Gabriel Kaplan | February 15, 2019

After attending the two-month long Alexander Muss High School program in Israel, junior David Khabie said the students often traveled to historical sites across Israel, learning as they went.

“We…

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Aquila evacuated after sprinkler head ruptures
News

Marta Hill | February 14, 2019

As she stepped foot in Aquila Elementary School following an extended evacuation, fifth grader Juliana Mayer said she smelled rotten and moldy candy.

“It smelled bad because of all the water,” Mayer…

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Fight for a future
News

Grace Farley | January 28, 2019

As senior Sophia Davenport reflects on the surge of youth-led activism this past year, she said she believes it is important for student voice to be heard and acknowledged.

“Since we can’t…

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Government shutdown hits home
The Shutdown

Dani Orloff | January 24, 2019

For senior Jack Ostrovsky, the government shutdown is more than simply a news headline. According to Ostrovsky, his father, a federal worker for the Internal Revenue Service, has been out of work for three…

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Senior takes first lead role
Arts & Entertainment

Marta Hill | January 15, 2019

When senior Estelle Tronson first saw the cast list for the winter play, “The Amish Project,” she was surprised to find she had gotten a lead role.

“I was really excited, because it is a named…

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Sota clothing starts store locally
News

Tamar Gewirtz | January 10, 2019

According to Sota store owner, Spencer Johnson, he was recently inspired to open their first physical location of the clothing brand flaunting Minnesota after being strictly online for seven years.

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Math teacher hopes to start yoga classes at high school
Features

Emma Leff | December 27, 2018

According to math teacher Bobby Otto, yoga offers many benefits that have helped him manage stress. Because he thinks it also can help students, he is planning to start teaching a morning yoga class this…

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Senior tries out for Junior Nationals
Sports

Kaia Myers | December 27, 2018

Senior Nordic captain Cece Schmelzle said she is trying out for the 2019 Junior National Cross Country Championships team.

“People from the different divisions compete to try out and make their Nationals…

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Band to collaborate with Park Singers
Arts & Entertainment

Amaia Barajas | December 20, 2018

As senior Lexi Lee, who plays clarinet in the wind ensemble, nears the last winter concert of her band career, she reflects on ending band and saying goodbye to another high school experience.

“It’s…

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Let’s talk race
News

Grace Farley | December 19, 2018

For junior Victoria Caraballo, conversations about race and equity have previously been uncomfortable, but she said open dialogue, like the un- censored race panel, fosters healthy discussions regarding…

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Pool conditions cause difficulties for swimmers
News

Abby Intveld | December 14, 2018

According to district facilities manager Tom Bravo, a pump at the high school broke the week of Sept. 29, decreasing the temperatures of the swimming pool.

“At that time it went down to 76 degrees,”…

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SHEC brainstorms topics to discuss
Features

Marta Hill | December 5, 2018

According to senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney, the first Sexual Health Education Club meeting went well overall.

“(The) turnout could have been a little better, but it’s a really busy time of the year…

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Fall musical advertisement vandalized
News

Abby Intveld | November 16, 2018

Seeing the words “so gay” and “boo” spray painted over theater’s advertisement for “9 to 5 the Musical,” senior thespian president Nietzsche Deuel said she was disappointed at the immature…

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Astronaut speaks at Carleton
News

Marta Hill | November 9, 2018

After hearing Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to travel to space, speak, sophomore Bella Steward said the most empowering aspect of the program was how applicable Jemison’s message is to her own…

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Tragedy brings solidarity to Jewish community
Opinions

Talia Lissauer | November 8, 2018

I never realized the extent of anti-semitism until I saw the news report of a shooting at a synagogue.
At Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, a Jewish congregation was practicing their religion when…

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Bus driver shortage yields issues
News

Abby Intveld | November 6, 2018

Reflecting on her bus ride with the Park freshman and junior varsity football team Sept. 13, senior girls’ tennis captain Sidney Hosfield said the experience was uncomfortable and frustrating.

“It…

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‘Risky’ dress code prompts discussion
News

Abby Intveld | October 31, 2018

When volleyball captain and senior Maddy McIntosh dressed up in “Risky Business” apparel—a white button down with boxers—she said she didn’t think it would cause any problems.

“We went ahead…

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