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Elementary STEM program faces cancellation

Elementary STEM program faces cancellation

Annabella Strathman, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima

Update: This story has been updated to reflect superintendent Metz's reasoning for the ParkSci program being cut from the 2017-2018 budget. After an April 24 School Board meeting marked with concerns from faculty and parents regarding elementary science program ParkSci’s cutting from the 2017-2018 district budg...

April 24, 2017

Standardized math testing calls for block scheduling

Standardized math testing calls for block scheduling

Maggie Bahnson

April 24, 2017

House addresses ongoing issues

House addresses ongoing issues

Max Bechtold

Since the inauguration of President Trump, some House topics such as transportation have shifted in the Minnesota House while others like school choice have just begun to appear, according to House representative Cheryl Youakim (DFL). According to Youakim, the House is conflicted over transportation issues, especi...

April 24, 2017

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Prince drummer speaks on growing up in Park

Will Huyck

https://soundcloud.com/user-345668981/bobby-z-of-the-revolution-on-growing-up-in-park-and-working-with-prince

April 21, 2017

Review: ‘Wilson’ lacks plot, character development

Review: ‘Wilson’ lacks plot, character development

Samantha Klepfer

For viewers who enjoy quirky movies lacking a plot and sense of direction, ‘Wilson’ is the movie for you. Woody Harrelson plays a blunt and invasive Wilson in this comedy-drama set in Minnesota. Though Harrelson delivers a decent performance, overall t...

April 21, 2017

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Athletic department prepares for Spring Athletic Education Night

Athletic department prepares for Spring Athletic Education Night

Amaia Barajas and Alexis Machoka

As the spring season approaches, athletic director Andy Ewald said students and families need more information about sports at the high school and beyond. “Part of what (the athletic department wants) to do is provide education and resources,” Ewald said. According to Ewald, the athletic department plans to host the Spring Athletic Education Night to help student...

April 26, 2017

Boys’ lacrosse suffers loss to Benilde

Boys’ lacrosse suffers loss to Benilde

Genesis Buckhalton and Alyssa Lemay

Senior goalkeeper Benji Wyberg faces off against Benilde players trying to shoot on him, a Red Knight gets past the defense and shoots but the ball is immediately caught by Wyberg’s goalie stick. Following a 4-19 loss to Benilde St. Margaret's, offensive coordinator Jon Carlson said the scoreboard did not portray how well the players performed. “(The game) didn'...

April 25, 2017

Girls’ softball loses first game to Bloomington-Jefferson

Girls’ softball loses first game to Bloomington-Jefferson

Maximilion Bechtold

The girl’s softball team lost their first game of the season against Bloomington-Jefferson, the final score was 0-15. Despite their loss, Park players are looking to solve mistakes they made during the game. Sophomore varsity player Savannah Romero said the team wasn’t ready for the game, and could have performed better. “We were really nervous and it definitely ...

April 25, 2017

Track team excels against elite opposition

Track team excels against elite opposition

William Phelan and Jacob Stillman

After taking third place at a home invitational, head coach Richard Keith said the track team benefitted from a higher level of competition. “By competing against teams such as Edina and Wayzata, the boys got a taste of what it will be like to run at Sections and State,” Richard Keith said. Mr. Keith said Park placed third, behind Edina and Irondale, despite a multitude of...

April 21, 2017

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Junior enjoys working behind-the-scenes

Junior enjoys working behind-the-scenes

Eleanor Kline-Olson

While skeptical at first, junior Jake Henry now appreciates his experience working with the theater light crew. Henry said his interest in joining the lights crew became relevant after not being cast as a character in a show his freshman year. “I (joined the light cre...

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Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Samyu Yenamandra

Sophomore Lexi Lee began playing the ukulele in eighth grade after being inspired to do so by her mentor at camp Unistar. “I started in, I think, the fall of eighth grade,” Lexi Lee said. “My camp counselor played it and I just think it’s a really cool instrument s...

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