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Volunteer gives time to orchestra

Volunteer gives time to orchestra

Eleanor Kline-Olson
May 20, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Staff Profiles, Uncategorized

According to orchestra director Miriam Edgar, Kou Lee is a volunteer helping orchestra out because he is working on his teaching license.   “Kou is a friend of mine from college and Kou is volunteering his time to get orchestra experience in our classroom and we’re also observing his knowled...

Seniors win at Metro West art show

Seniors win at Metro West art show

Hannah Leff
May 19, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to art teacher Martha Ortman, Park art teachers meet once a year to decide which student art pieces will be submitted to the annual Metro West Conference Visual Art Exhibition. According to Normandale.edu, schools in the Metro West conference submit art pieces to be displayed and judged...

Meet the new Feminism Club president

Meet the new Feminism Club president

Dani Orloff
May 15, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Why do you enjoy being involved in Feminism Club? It’s a really important thing to be doing especially in this political climate. I think empowering women to stand up for themselves is something that needs to be taught when we are young. What motivated you to take a leadership role in the club? Somethi...

GSA members to barbecue and bond

GSA members to barbecue and bond

Nicole Sanford and Isaac Wert
May 13, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

To bookend this school year, the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) will be having a barbecue to celebrate the beginning of summer on May 20, according to club member and event coordinator Dayna Krause. “I invited all of the GSA members to a celebration (at my house) for the two seniors who are gra...

DECA Storiole hosts blowout sale

DECA Storiole hosts blowout sale

Emma Kempf
May 10, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

From May 8 until May 19, the Storiole will be holding its annual blowout sale, according to DECA advisor Ms. Ross. “We try to get rid of all our merchandise by offering students and staff discounted prices,” Ross said. The goal of the Storiole is to clean out the inventory to raise money for merchandi...

Theater successfully concludes final production

Theater successfully concludes final production

Sumaya Mohamed and D’aviyan Robinson
May 8, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

After wrapping up the theater production “Sense and Sensibility”, theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller said she feels pleased with the results of the final performances of the year. “I’m incredibly proud of the work the students did, from the tech elements all the way to the last moment of the...

Gardening internship available for students

Gardening internship available for students

Nietzsche Deuel and Isabelle Becker
May 3, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Every year of his high school career, senior Roots and Shoots member Owen Geier said he has participated in internships working in gardens. “(Working in the garden was) actually really nice. I think gardening is very essential to a person’s health and it makes them happy,” Geier said. The ...

Classes ramp up in preparation

Classes ramp up in preparation

Emma Kempf and Ndunzi Kunsunga
May 2, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

With testing coming up in May, the Advanced Placement social studies classes are entering review periods to prepare their students for rigorous testing. The four Advanced Placement (AP) social studies classes offered at Park, AP European History, AP Psychology, AP U.S. History, and AP World History...

Art displayed in community

Art displayed in community

Nietzsche Deuel and Isabelle Becker
May 2, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

After holding a contest where Park students submit art or photographs to be displayed on a utility box in St. Louis Park, members of Roots and Shoots, City Council and a neighborhood representative selected senior Nathaniel Sturzl’s photograph for the winner. According to senior Roots and Shoots mem...

Robotics team reflects on season

Robotics team reflects on season

Sam Birnberg
May 2, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

The Park Robotics team's season came to an end after losing in the semifinals of the state robotics tournament. Sophomore Isaac Swartz, one of the team’s drivers of their robot, considered the robotics team’s philosophy of the season as a simple phrase. “Keep it simple yet functional,”...

SOAR adviser takes paternity leave

SOAR adviser takes paternity leave

Alexis Machoka
May 1, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Uncategorized

Student organization against racism adviser Daniel Perez said he left his position as an adviser at the  high school temporarily for paternity leave last winter. According to Perez, he was only able to take temporary leave from the Student Organization Against Racism (SOAR) because he knew the gro...

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