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Junior expresses herself through fashion design

Junior expresses herself through fashion design

Amaia Barajas
March 28, 2017
Filed under In the Spotlight

When did you start making your own clothes? The summer before eighth grade, I remember taking some lessons with one of my mom’s friends and she taught me the basics. Do you make clothes for other people or for profit? I’ve actually started doing that a while ago, taking orders and such. How wou...

Senior pursues stand-up comedy

Senior pursues stand-up comedy

William Phelan
March 4, 2017
Filed under In the Spotlight, Profiles

How did you get into comedy? When I was a kid I always loved to make people happy. I still do, and the main way I found I could do that was comedy. How was your humor developed over the years? As I grew older I learned the difference between comedy and straight joke telling, and that comedy comes ...

Senior honors grandmother

Senior honors grandmother

Nicole Sanford
January 16, 2017
Filed under In the Spotlight, Uncategorized

What was your name before and what is your name now? I go by Zosha right now, and then the name before that I went by was Sophia, the name on my birth certificate. How long ago did you change your name? I changed my name just at the beginning of this (school) year — August or September. Why di...

Artist brings drawing to life

Artist brings drawing to life

Hannah Leff
January 13, 2017
Filed under In the Spotlight

How long have you been interested in art? My whole life, I’ve always been interested in art. I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t. I’ve always been sketching and drawing little pictures whether is was of “Star Wars” or “Spiderman,” just things I was into. What kind of classes do...

Freshman celebrates Irish culture, customs

Freshman celebrates Irish culture, customs

Alex Balfour
November 11, 2016
Filed under In the Spotlight

How long have you been Irish dancing? Nine years. How often and where do you practice? I practice at a studio in Edina called Corda Mor. I practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and two classes on Saturday and on Sunday. So typically five days a week. Why did you decide to start Irish dancing? I...

Meet the HAP Adviser: Peter Redmond

Meet the HAP Adviser: Peter Redmond

Sumaya Mohamed and D'aviyan Robinson
November 7, 2016
Filed under In the Spotlight, Profiles, School clubs and activities, Student Life

How did you come to teach at Park? “I moved out of Colorado where I began teaching, then came here. In September, I wasn't in the classroom and it felt very awkward, so I applied. Back then there was no online, you did it in the newspaper and I came here and got the job.” How long have you b...

Student broadens horizons

Student broadens horizons

Sam Orloff
September 22, 2016
Filed under In the Spotlight

How long were you in South Africa? For five and a half months. From January to June. Where in South Africa were you based? Did you travel around? I lived in Cape Town. I traveled a lot. I flew to Johannesburg a couple times, I went up north on safari’s, I traveled the West Coast lots too. ...

Business creates opportunities

Business creates opportunities

Alec Pittman
June 7, 2016
Filed under In the Spotlight

When did you first start your lawn mowing business? Last month. How many lawns do you mow in a season? At least 20 a week. What inspired you to first start your lawn mowing business? I just want to work for myself and it sounds like fun. Who else is involved in the business with you? I...

Freshman connects back to faith

Freshman connects back  to faith

Izzy Leviton
May 22, 2016
Filed under In the Spotlight

Who do you sing for? “New Hope Church and the Latino ministries. I play the (keyboard) and sometimes I do the guitar, which I am still learning.” How did you get into singing? “Ever since I was a little kid, I always sang with my sisters. I have two twin sisters, (who) are older th...

Senior prepares for future as law enforcement

Senior prepares for future as law enforcement

Adah Koivula
April 13, 2016
Filed under In the Spotlight

What is the Police Explorers organization? It’s a national thing. We will be going to Nationals soon. We go to State and do competitions there. Then we go to Nationals and we do competitions there, but the scenarios are going to be different. We are competing at a bunch of different posts in the U...

Senior molds her body for competition

Senior molds her body for competition

Ndunzi Kunsunga
March 9, 2016
Filed under In the Spotlight

What are bikini competitions? Bikini (competitions are) more similar to pageants than figure and physique because bikini is not that muscular. The idea is that girls could diet for a couple months and then you can walk on stage. Any girl could do it if they have the self control. What I’ll be ...

Sophomore strives for career in music

Sophomore strives for career in music

Anna duSaire
February 17, 2016
Filed under In the Spotlight, Showcase

What made you decide to become a DJ? I have always been in love with music. Ever since I was little, I have loved Michael Jackson. He is one of my idols; I used to dance to him a lot. I just always was involved in music, and then about four years ago I realized what a DJ was and what they looked like...

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