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Sophomore Dahlia Cohen, senior Nora Olson and sophomore Audrey Tuite plan what to write on their poster Sept. 28. Girls United met to discuss Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month.

Girls United’s school year goals

Ivan Zank October 25, 2023

As the school year kicked off, so did one of Park’s clubs, Girls United. The female-run club focuses on meaningful discussions about misogyny and women around the world. This year they are hoping to...

At the end of the school day Oct. 2. Everyone rushes out of the parking lot to get out of there as fast as they can.

Parking lot troubles

Finn Berry October 7, 2023

Following the start of this school year, there have been some changes to the highschool student parking lot which are causing frustration with the parking lot at Park. The navigation around Park’s parking...

Echowans new advisor Ms. Hanson informs students on the changes for this years yearbook Oct. 3. Ms. Hanson connects with the students right away to work effectively.

Echowan turns the page

Taylor Voigt October 3, 2023

Park’s student-run yearbook committee made a decision at the end of the 2022-23 school year to change advisors for this year and more to come. Echowan members said they have high hopes for what new advisor...

Junior Libi Ackerman and senior Elena Colacci audition for the Park upcoming musical on Sept. 14. They do their best as they show off their singing, dancing and acting skills.

Meet your match at, ‘Emma: A pop musical!’

Kayleigh Bishop and Jesse Belen September 25, 2023

Coming to the stage soon is the Park theater’s production of “Emma: A pop musical!” This will be performed at the Park’s middle school this coming November. The musical will be about a matchmaker...

Sophomore Jacob Balcos studies for finals June 7. Students at Park got ready for a big week of finals testing.

The stress of finals week

Owen McColgan and Jacob Martenson June 8, 2023

With the school year coming to a close, many students have been feeling the pressure finals come with and have been stressing to try and find time to study.                         Sophomore...

Sophomore Fisher Christopher practicing for his drivers test May 30. Christopher is hoping to pass his test which he will take soon.

Anticipation to drive

Owen McColgan and Jacob Martenson June 5, 2023

Throughout this school year, many sophomores have gotten the opportunity to take their drivers license test. According to sophomore Henry Berg, he was stoked to get his license and said it was a big coming-of-age...

Sophomore Alex Keekley orders Crumbl cookies June 1. Crumbl cookies is a luxury cookie brand.

My Crumbl experience

Caedon Exsted June 1, 2023

Many students have jobs and personally, I know a significant amount that don’t love them. Back in December I found myself feeling the same way. I had recently started working at Crumbl Cookies last Dec....

Social studies teacher Greg Goddard teaches AP European History on May 1. Goddard is retiring from Park after teaching for 32 years.

Social studies teacher to retire

Dahlia Herman April 26, 2023

Social studies teacher Greg Goddard, a Park alum himself, has been working at Park for 32 years. Now, after 37 years of teaching, he has decided to retire. Goddard said that Park has been, and still is,...

Park math teacher Chad Austad works with students on their March Madness brackets. Austad holds his annual March Madness bracket competition, as the tournament kicks off in March 2023.

Math madness in March

Owen McColgan March 28, 2023

To commemorate and incorporate the basketball tournament March Madness into learning, math teacher Chad Austad created a classwide bracket competition in order to win prizes such as extra credit or a free...

‘Book Madness’ underway

Sarah Kluckhohn March 22, 2023

Every year, the Media Center at Park officiates ‘Book Madness.’ This is a competition inspired by March Madness, a basketball tournament. This year, the new library director Alison Tsuchiya Theiler...

View from a boat in Milford Sound, New Zealand. Going from the Midwest to New Zealand is now possible to travel in just one flight.

On board the longest flight out of the Midwest

Johanna Kaplan January 13, 2023

Out of all 61 international destinations Chicago’s O'Hare Airport flies to, Auckland, New Zealand is the longest haul. I recently flew this exact flight twice, both going out and returning. It took 17...

Freshman Audrey Martin plays her violin at the orchestra concert December 15. This was their last concert before winter break.

Orchestra winter concert creates community

Ivan Zank and Charlotte Cox January 8, 2023

Park orchestra’s most recent concert on Dec. 15 focused on a holiday theme to celebrate the end of the year and the last concert before winter break. Orchestra teacher Kou Lee said he wanted to play...

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