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Park sees drop in the achievement gap

Makagbe Kuyateh

After hearing about the recent rise in graduation rates for people of color, sophomore Alyssa Whetstine felt pride about Park's success in closing its racial achievement gap. “It makes me feel glad and proud that our school is working hard to decrease this gap,” Whetstine said. Prachee Mukherjee, Pa...  Read More »

April 28, 2016 • 0 comments

Career fair provides opportunities

Career fair provides opportunities

Lukas Levin

When junior Ian Juaire heard about the career fair, he felt genuinely intrigued to learn about job opportunities in the future. Juaire said he looks forward to learning about potential jobs. “It will give (students) a good insight on what their future plans may be after high school.  It’s just a good...  Read More »

April 26, 2016 • 0 comments

New classroom offers new opportunities

New classroom offers new opportunities

Sydney Hall

When freshman Ayanah Nelson first saw civics teacher Mike Nordean’s new classroom, she didn’t know what to expect. “I thought it looked really nice and comfortable but I didn’t think it was going to change anything that we do in class,” Nelson said. About a month ago, Nordean’s classroom got...  Read More »

April 25, 2016 • 0 comments

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Weisman explores clouds

Weisman explores clouds

Devin Raynor

To celebrate 100 years since artist Jon Schueler’s birth, the Weisman Art Museum presents “Clouds, Temporarily Visible,” an exhibit centered around his work painting clouds. Diane Mullin, curator at the Weisman, said the exhibit intends to draw attention...  Read More »

April 22, 2016

Twin Cities prepares for film festival

Twin Cities prepares for film festival

Sam Orloff

The upcoming Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival offers students affordable opportunities to enjoy worldwide cinema, according to film festival director Eric Wilson. “(The festival) is a great way for students to see world-class fil...  Read More »

April 16, 2016

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Lacrosse teams work around improvement

Lacrosse teams work around improvement

Max Kent

As renovations continue for the stadium, some complications, including space and time for after-school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse practices, have arisen that anger athletes. According to athletic director Andy Ewald, the renovations at the stadium don’t allow for some of the commodities that are usually available to athletes and spectators, such as the use of the li...  Read More »

May 1, 2016

Leaders share enthusiasm for Frisbee

Leaders share enthusiasm for Frisbee

Mimi Fhima

As best friends and captains of the boys’ ultimate team, juniors Erik Haroldson and Jacob Raatz said they share a love for ultimate that allows them to be successful leaders. Raatz said his close relationship with Haroldson allows practice to run smoothly. “We are very close friends so a lot of the time it is very easy for us to work together and manage things individ...  Read More »

April 30, 2016

Strength and conditioning adds approach

Strength and conditioning adds approach

Max Kent

Three years ago, head football coach Ben Wolfe decided to step in as the strength and conditioning coach while head strength and conditioning coach Jessica Gust coached the synchro team. While working with athletes in the strength and conditioning program, Wolfe said he tries to incorporate new methods for improving overall athleticism. “At this point in the year, ...  Read More »

April 29, 2016

Team starts from scratch

Team starts from scratch

Sam Crary

After a painful loss in the playoffs last season, senior captain Patrick Bordewick hopes for a better season under new leadership. Bordewick said the hiring of a new coach this year will help the team surpass last year’s performance. “We really liked coach (Jim Nun) last year but we didn’t really have that great of a season and we are hoping this year with our new coach...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

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Softball and soccer player wins Influence Award

Softball and soccer player wins Influence Award

Genesis Buckhalton

Fellowship of Christian Athletes club member junior Anya Lindell-Paulson said she was astonished and happy to receive the Influence Award, given to someone who shows their faith in Christ. “The influence award is when your Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) coach nominates ...  Read More »

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Freshman attends musical camp

Freshman attends musical camp

Alec Pittman

At a young age, piano player freshman Marco Giovannelli surprised his music teacher when he played “Jingle Bells” on the fly with perfect flats and sharps. Giovannelli said he began attending the Colorado Suzuki Institute in the Rocky Mountains, where he practices ...  Read More »

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