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Junior Calvin Otos gets ready to take the MCA during biology March 26. All juniors took the MCA during the block scheduling.

Standardized testing returns

Serena Bovee, Copy Editor April 1, 2024

The MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) season has rolled around the corner to measure schools’ ability to teach their students and what can be improved. The MCA is an annual test done in Minnesota...

Co-stars Declan Gaines (Jack) and Coco Gruen (Katherine) perform an emotional scene. This is a major moment in the pairs relationship, as they reveal their true feelings.

‘Newsies’ is sensational in first showing

Nicholas Garrett and Kalsang Wangmo March 24, 2024

The auditorium at Park broke open March 21 with its debut performance of “Newsies,” which Park’s choir has been working on for around three months. The show was musically directed by choir teacher...

Sophomore Tess Machalek visits a therapy dog March 19. The therapy dogs work to help students navigate their stressful lifestyles.

Ruff days fade away

Gabby Fadden, Staffer March 24, 2024

This week Natural Helpers hosted a therapy dog event for students to meet four different therapy dogs during classes. Students were able to use the event to destress during the last two weeks before spring...

Junior Charlie Rostal watches a close matchup between Northwestern and Florida Atlantic March 22. Many of these March Madness games will be the center of students attention throughout the tournament.

What’s all the madness about?

Ryan Steinberg, Staffer March 22, 2024

Every year when March rolls around, all people can talk about is college basketball and the March Madness tournament. 64 teams enter and after each game the number of teams dwindles and fans refuse to...

Illustration by Zara Fakier

Students seize their chance to boost ACT scores

Kayleigh Bishop, Copy Editor March 20, 2024

Most students spend their junior year in anticipation for the ACT test. People adapt different study methods and practices to help them achieve the best possible score. They are given a substantial amount...

Junior Jordan Greene walks on new field Mar. 14. This is the first year students can use the new track and field.

New track, new season

Louisa Augustine, Copy Editor March 20, 2024

As the winter winds down, athletes begin finding themselves immersed in the spring sports season. For Park’s track and field team, the new season brings about a new twist; a brand new track and turf....

The sun sets early in Parkss student parking lot due to daylight savings March 12. Students adjust to the time change as the school year continues.

Leaping forward for daylight savings

Serena Bovee, Copy Editor March 18, 2024

Every single year on March 10, Americans lose an hour in the day with daylight savings. Daylight savings is a twice annual event where the clocks shift forward or backward an hour. This was very useful...

Junior Sam Tolzin works on his PSEO work Mar. 8. Tolzin is currently taking one online class this semester.

PSEO on the rise

Yosef Teshome, Staffer March 12, 2024

As the year is going by and class registration just ended, Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is an option for upcoming juniors. PSEO allows students to be dually enrolled at a college and earn both...

Senior Erik Lindell and sophomore Kylie Kaiser work together on future plans for student council. Student council meets every Tuesday before school at 7:45 am.

Student council sets eyes on future

Roberto Alvarez and Caedon Exsted March 10, 2024

With spring just around the corner, Student Council is in full swing. Upon the ending of Sno Daze, student council is looking to the future. Compared to last year, advisors and students have felt an increase...

Sophomore Alex Liska practices the trumpet March 8. The band received a grant from GTCYS.

Band brings in big bucks

Leo Justesen, Staffer March 10, 2024

Park’s band program has been rewarded with a $1000 music grant. This grant was from GTCYS (Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony). GTCYS aims to bring music to people around the city and inspire youth musicians....

Minh Ochoa works on a sketch at Art Club on March 1. Many Park students gather for the club after school every Tuesday.

Art club encourages creativity

Georgia Hughes and Hanna Lipschultz March 10, 2024

The art club at Park is largely student led and has started to take off since its debut in 2020. The advisor of the weekly club, Angela Jacob, said students should join the club because it is a welcoming...

Graphic by Ruby Viot

Students debate if ACT is worth it

Ryan Moran, Staffer March 5, 2024

Park’s juniors have had to prepare all year for just one test: the ACT. However, there are many opinions about the test, like whether it is a good representation of a student's knowledge or whether teachers...

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