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Roots and Shoots brings awareness to climate change

Roots and Shoots brings awareness to climate change

Nietzsche Deuel and Isabelle Becker
April 4, 2017
Filed under Galleries, School clubs and activities, Showcase

Roots and Shoots worked with St. Louis Park City Council to hold a contest to raise awareness for the environment by decorating a utility box with the winners art/photo submission. These are the art/photo submissions, used with permission from the photographers.

Natural Helpers fails to meet expectations

Natural Helpers fails to meet expectations

Devin Raynor
April 4, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Uncategorized

According to senior Natural Helper leader Anna Gleason, the club has not lived up to her expectations for the year. “(This year) really hasn’t gone as well as we hoped,” Gleason said. “We haven’t helped as many people as we would have liked to. Some of the people who are in it aren’t a...

Quiz Bowl reflects on performance at penultimate tournament

Quiz Bowl reflects on performance at penultimate tournament

Izzy Leviton, Samyu Yenamandra
April 3, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Uncategorized

As sophomore Lily Johnson looks back on the Quiz Bowl team’s final tournament before the National tournament she believes the team worked coherently and performed well. According to Johnson, on March 18 three Park teams competed at Burnsville high school. “I thought that we worked well as a t...

Regional History Day 2017 competition results

Regional History Day 2017 competition results

April 3, 2017
Filed under News, School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

Below are the State qualifiers from the 2017 Regional National History Day competition held March 14. Group Websites: Raphy Gendler, Jared Zirkes and Noah Smith – Curt Flood Anna Zirkes and Freja Olson – Rachel Carson Performances: Ilana Weinstein, Nils Rykken, Anya Lindell Pau...

DECA students qualify for Nationals

DECA students qualify for Nationals

Kirby Goodman
March 25, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When looking ahead to the National DECA competition, business and marketing teacher Sophia Ross is optimistic about the skills of the two Park students who qualified for the competition at the state competition March 19-21. “The top three students from each event in every single state are going to ...

IB Biology seniors acknowledge women in science

IB Biology seniors acknowledge women in science

Hadeal Rizeq and Makagbe Kuyateh
March 25, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities

There has been a correction made to this story, read the revised version below.  After getting the idea from the radio and social media, IB Biology teacher Julie Schilz had her students present research about female scientists for International Women’s Day. “I (had) my students research a fe...

Film Club watches ‘Moonlight’

Film Club watches ‘Moonlight’

Isabelle Becker and Nietzsche Deuel
March 23, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

The Park Film Club met March 12 to watch and discuss Best Picture award winning  “Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins. According to senior Film Club president Amira Stone, the group gathered at a club member’s home and watched the film while enjoying snacks and discussing the movie. Stone...

College fair provides opportunity to survey post-secondary options

College fair provides opportunity to survey post-secondary options

Esther Gendler
March 23, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When junior Jillian Volk walked into the college fair on March 15, she felt overwhelmed, but impressed by all of the post-secondary school options presented. “I think it was very overwhelming because they try to separate it by grades but the grades stay together, so it’s just overwhelming,” ...

Participants enjoy Family Science Night despite low turnout

Participants enjoy Family Science Night despite low turnout

Makagbe Kuyateh and Hadeal Rizeq
March 22, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities

When junior Maddy Kapel presented her project at Family Science Night this year, she enjoyed entertaining kids visiting her booth. “I enjoyed seeing how happy and excited all of the kids were (when they came). It was great to see kids come up to my booth to learn more about science, ” Kapel sa...

36 Arts revises agenda

36 Arts revises agenda

Isaac Wert and Nicole Sanford
March 22, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to junior club member Chava Buchbinder, 36 Arts intends to revise the club’s activities for the future. “(Right now), we’re trying to figure out plans (moving forward) because we’re actually changing how we’re doing 36 Arts,” Buchbinder said. Buchbinder said the club spent t...

Orchestra students test their skills

Orchestra students test their skills

Eleanor Kline-Olson
March 21, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to orchestra director Miriam Edgar, the orchestra typically participates in a solo/ensemble competition every spring. According to Edgar, solo/ensemble competition schools in the Metro West Conference get together to have their students perform pieces to judges that score them on their ...

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