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Student finds her passion in knitting

Student finds her passion in knitting

Sara Tifft
November 7, 2014
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Junior Kate Ruhland preoccupies some of her free time creating different knitted projects. She said she started knitting in fourth grade and has continued her hobby through high school. “I taught myself. I knew the basic stitches but learned more complex stitches from there. My grandma and mom both...

Brothers bond

Brothers bond

Emily Tifft
November 4, 2014
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Sophomore Elliot Christopher is one of six brothers and two of them were adopted from China. Christopher said he loves all of his brothers and finds it easy for them to be apart of the family. “It is fun having them around, they fit in, they feel like my normal brothers. I don't look at them...

Relating to Russian roots

Relating to Russian roots

Albie Sher
November 4, 2014
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Sophomore Nina Afremov speaks not only one language, but three. Having a family background in Russia has inspired her to break out of her comfort zone and learn other languages. “The reason I wanted to learn Russian was because my dad is from St. Petersburg,” Afremov said. Over the summer Afremov...

Soccer player continues family tradition

Soccer player continues family tradition

Joseph Brandel
November 4, 2014
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Malaika Bigirindavyi, a freshman at Park, finds a way to express herself in her free time through sports and being active. Her favorite sport she participates in is soccer, which she started doing at a very young age. “Everyone in my family has played soccer at some point, so it sort of runs...

Guitar enthusiast plays for others

Guitar enthusiast plays for others

Abby Hickstein
November 4, 2014
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Sophomore Josh Hodge has played guitar for eight years and enjoys being able to play music. Since he has played guitar for most of his life, he has opportunities to express himself in front of an audience. “Once a month I play guitar at the Children’s Hospital,” Hodge said. “My mom is a pediatrician...

Freshman ducks into hunting season

Freshman ducks into hunting season

Hannah Goldenberg
November 4, 2014
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While most students think of fall as a time to watch the leaves change colors or to visit apple orchards, freshman Brendan Lindstrom said he looks forward to fall as it is the season of duck hunting. Lindstrom first started hunting ducks four years ago with his four uncles and his grandfather. Every...

Stress, School, Skate, Repeat

Stress, School, Skate, Repeat

Celene Koller
November 3, 2014
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From Sun Valley, Idaho to New York City sophomore Kirby Goodman has traveled around the country competing in figure skating events. “I like to figure skate for fun, but it definitely becomes competitive,”  Goodman said. Goodman’s parents placed her into lessons at the St. Louis Park Rec...

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