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Sewing up a storm

Hannah Bernstein
February 28, 2015
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Zoe Weinmann made her first hand-sewn doll clothes when she was in fourth grade, and started using a machine to make her own clothing in eighth. Now, she considers it a career option and a life passion. Weinmann described the process she typically uses to make her clothing. Her first step is usually...

Passion Fueling a Young Mind

Amina Mohamud
February 28, 2015
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“ I am the puppet and it is my master;” with every word he speaks, with every move he dances, and with every lyric he picks, the love he has is shown. Self-taught and motivated, Sophomore Tre Givens has been dancing for the last three and a half years, and competing for Dance-N-Magic in St. Paul....

Freshman celebrates coming of age through dance

Jonah Kupritz
February 28, 2015
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Freshman Britney Villanueva will need to put her dancing skills to the test in a few weeks when she celebrates her quinceañera. Villanueva said her passion for dancing began many years ago, after watching her sister dance often. “When I was little, my older sister always danced in front of me...

Moving from Sweden to Minnesota

Sara Tifft
January 17, 2015
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This school year, junior Amanda Flote flew all the way from her hometown in Bastad, Sweden, to come to school here at Park. “It’s through a program called Youth for Understanding. I didn’t pick St. Louis Park specifically, I chose the U.S,” Flote said. “I wanted to do something different...

Calling them criminals

Calling them criminals

Noa Grossman
December 25, 2014
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Many parents have made the mistake of providing their fifth grade children with access to drums, guitars and amplifiers, but for a lucky few, the suffering pays off. Sophomore Cooper Gatzmer has been playing the bass guitar in a band since the fifth grade. Gatzmer, along with singer/guitar player...

Pianist aspires for success

Pianist aspires for success

Noah Robiner
December 25, 2014
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Plenty of people take piano or guitar lessons when they’re younger and grow out of the activity after a few years, but sophomore Troy Richardson has been playing his whole life and has no intentions to stop. Besides taking private lessons for over a decade, Richardson is in wind ensemble, jazz band,...

Adapting to America

Adapting to America

Neda Salamzadeh
December 25, 2014
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One of the first things you notice about freshman Lewis Brown is his intriguing accent. At the age of 11, Lewis’ father received a business promotion causing the family to emigrate from Scotland. As expected, there was a significant amount of culture shock upon resettling in St. Louis Park. “When...

Park student takes fun to new century

Park student takes fun to new century

Olivia Sieff
December 25, 2014
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Not many students spend their free time partaking in medieval fencing classes, but according to sophomore Dovid Borg, he is an exception. Borg first got into swordplay before moving to Minnesota, crediting his passion for fantasy action games like “The Legend of Zelda”. “It was primarily...

Educating for a brighter future

Educating for a brighter future

Brita Hunegs
December 19, 2014
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In 2005 when the Blake Road Corridor, a one mile by one-half mile area, became the spot of 20 percent of crime in Hopkins, even though it is only four percent of the cities overall population, the organization called the Blake Road Corridor Collaborative or the BRCC was started. An initiative was...

Aiming for success

Aiming for success

Polina Pekurovsky
November 7, 2014
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Vanessa Levitan points her gun in the air, ready to shoot. A “bird” flies out of a concrete block that stands next to her, and she aims carefully at it. Sophomore Vanessa Levitan started trap shooting at the age of fourteen, when she was a freshman. “I grew up hunting, and my dad got me into...

Swinging towards success

Swinging towards success

Ivy Kaplan
November 7, 2014
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While some students may hit the books during their free time, senior Riley Knudson prefers to hit the greens and participate in golf. According to Knudson, he started golf during his freshman year at his old high school in Virginia and continued becoming more involved and skilled in it. “A lot...

Student goes on mission trip to Missouri over summer

Student goes on mission trip to Missouri over summer

Josh Mesick
November 7, 2014
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This summer, junior Moises Arias Galvan strayed from a usual summer vacation and instead volunteered a week of his break to give back to those in need. With the help of the at-risk teen organization Treehouse, Galvan spent over one week in Kansas City and involved himself in multiple activities around...

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