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Ramadan to occur week before finals

Ramadan to occur week before finals

Hadeal Rizeq

Every year, freshman Zahra Mohamed looks forward to the Muslim holiday, Ramadan, but worries academics and finals will make things difficult. “I love Ramadan. I’m kind of excited that Ramadan is coming up, but I feel like the best idea is to not have it during finals because some people are really exhaust...

May 24, 2017

Project officials outline building process

Project officials outline building process

Hadeal Rizeq

Since the flooding of the loading docks at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in 2014,  Minnehaha Creek Watershed District project and land technician Laura Domyancich said she has supported the hospital’s idea of working on a flood wall every step of the way. “The flooding in 2014 was considered a 100...

May 24, 2017

Planning moves forward for new Chick-Fil-A

Planning moves forward for new Chick-Fil-A

Amaia Barajas

According to Assistant Zoning Administrator Gary Morrison, the building of Chick-Fil-A has finally been approved after a wait for approval from the city. “The council approved the second reading. The council review is completed, and the project is approved. We have some paperwork to do in our office, then ...

May 24, 2017

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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to reopen early June

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to reopen early June

D’aviyan Robinson

After hearing about the changes made to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, junior Veda Cole said she anticipates visiting for the first time since it closed for renovations in 2015. “I’m excited about seeing what they changed, how they’re going to...

May 23, 2017

Paramore explores new sonic territory

Paramore explores new sonic territory

Maddie Lund

After two and a half years of silence, the band Paramore is back with their experimental new album “After Laughter." During their hiatus, the band lost its bassist Jeremy Davis, and gained their former drummer Zac Farro for this new album. “Af...

May 19, 2017

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Synchro overtakes Edina, wins Sections Meet

Synchro overtakes Edina, wins Sections Meet

Kailey DeLozier and Kirby Goodman

When reflecting on the recent Sections meet, senior captain Emma Breyak said she’s happy with her team’s outcome in defending the team’s Section championship title. “We kind of killed it, honestly, because it was supposed to be pretty close between us and Edina and we’ve won every Sections since Sections started,Breyak said. “This was the first year it was ...

May 25, 2017

Girls’ lacrosse advances to Sections

Girls’ lacrosse advances to Sections

Josh Halper

May 24, 2017

Park softball sweeps Cooper in last duel game

Park softball sweeps Cooper in last duel game

Max Bechtold

Softball celebrated their final duel game of the season with one of the last games their seniors would be playing with them. According to head coach Bobby Crumpton, Park played against Cooper and won both games 6-2 and 1-0, respectively. “We played against Cooper twice and won the first game 6-2 and the second game 1-0 in 9 innings,” Crumpton said. “(Junior captain) Annabelle Schutte pitched 14 innings and gave (Park) the 1-0 victory in the second game....

May 24, 2017

Softball team prepares for Sections

Softball team prepares for Sections

Max Bechtold

Mindful of the nearing Sections tournament, softball head coach Bobby Crumpton thinks of how much progress the players have made through a challenging season. “It’s been a tough season; I think wins and losses don’t show how strong the team really is,” Crumpton said. “They’ve gone up and down and been through a lot, but they’re capable of still doing great thi...

May 19, 2017

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Seniors choose gap year options

Seniors choose gap year options

Max Bechtold, Izzy Leviton, and Nicole Sanford

When senior Felix Hengel was considering taking a gap year in Switzerland, he said he thought about his brothers’ decisions and the benefits of a gap year. “A gap year is something that both of my brothers wish they would have done,” Hengel said. “I wanted to take advanta...

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Photographer earns third in congressional art contest

Photographer earns third in congressional art contest

Ndunzi Kunsunga

Junior Malaika Bigirindavyi said she felt surprised when her photo recently received recognition in the Keith Ellison 5th district congressional art show. “I know that (Martha) Ortman entered me into this contest and it’s the congressional art contest and I got third ...

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