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Orchestra prepares to rock the stage

Caroline Ahlgrim, Entertainment editor

January 28, 2013


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Council members organize concert with local bands   Although freshman Aiden Foner typically only plays classical music during orchestra class, she will be rocking out to different tunes at her concert Feb. 7. This year, the orchestra’s Rock & Roll concert, scheduled to take place at 7 p.m....

Reliving the ’40s at Park

Reliving the ’40s at Park

Josh Anderson and Caroline Ahlgrim

January 16, 2013


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Park theater is opening Joe Landry's "Vintage Hitchcock," a 1940 style radio broadcast   The theater department is expanding its horizons, opening “Vintage HItchcock” this weekend, a performance that includes intrigue, espionage and murder. Since November, 49 Park students have been working ...

Math team prepares for home meet

Brenna Cook, Staff Writer

January 13, 2013


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Student group's season continues   As it looks toward the State competition, Park’s math team also approaches the only meet it will have at home this season. According to math team coach Will Tanberg, each school in the Southwest Suburban Conference of the High School Mathematics League h...

British Arrow Awards hit Walker

Sten Johnson, Staff Writer

January 3, 2013


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Popular awards return to celebrate commercials For those interested more in the commercials about British television than the programs themselves, the Arrow Awards have returned to please. Showing in art centers across the United States the awards aim to celebrate the best television and cinema ...

New app redefines the ‘Kodak moment’

Danielle Appelman, Business Manager

December 23, 2012


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Before, a picture could last a lifetime, but now it may only last three seconds. The trending smartphone application SnapChat created by Evan Speigal and Bobby Murphy has become an outlet for creativity for students in and out of school. The app enables someone to send a picture to another user for a...

Poetry slam finds its rhythm

Sten Johnson, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012


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36 magazine event hopes to expand from last year For the second time, students interested in verbal storytelling will be able to voice themselves at the upcoming Poetry Slam. The slam was started last year by two seniors, Marlynn Chang and Mirian Lema and showcases student-made poems, rap, songs or...

Orchestra program plans action

Orchestra program plans action

Caroline Ahlgrim, In-Depth Editor

December 13, 2012


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Members react to Minnesota and St. Paul Chamber orchestra  lockouts When sophomore Miranda Van Pilsum-Johnson looks for classical music concerts to attend this holiday season, she will find significantly less events scheduled than in previous years. Although much attention this fall has been directe...

Ugly sweaters become holiday tradition

Ugly sweaters become holiday tradition

Amelia Shankawitz, Staff Writer/Photographer

December 12, 2012


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Students make the holidays more quirky with festive attire   With the holiday season underway, ugly sweaters with snowmen, Santa Claus and reindeer fill the racks at thrift stores. Uptown Ragstock manager Janet Kolterman keeps the store stocked with ugly sweaters for adults and teenagers alike. U...

Artistic movement finds home in park

Lani Abelson, Copy Editor

December 12, 2012


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Studio offers beginners chances to learn new styles Students longing to move like those on reality shows may find a new outlet in St. Louis Park to express their inner “Dance Mom.” The Park Dance Center, located at the corner of Louisiana Avenue and Oxford Street opened this September and offers cl...

Park debater sweeps in Iowa

Isaac Greenwood, Staff Writer

December 12, 2012


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Senior wins tournament to guarantee spot in national competition The last time a Park student won the Dowling Catholic Paradigm Tournament in Des Moines, IA was five years ago. Senior Richard Shmikler ended this streak after going undefeated at the competition, held Dec 7-9. Shmikler, a varsit...

Review: Jingleball the way

Cole Bacig, Staff Writer

December 6, 2012


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Old and new artists hit the stage at the Xcel Energy Center for KDWB’s annual holiday concert Eight popular artists, of varying ages and styles, traveled from around the world to St. Paul, Minnesota. Loud bass and screaming fans filled the Xcel Energy Center at KDWB’s Jingleball Concert on T...

Celebrating Hanukkah at Park

Josh Anderson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2012


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The Jewish holiday will be celebrated by many students beginning Dec. 8 The setting of the sun Dec. 8 will arise numerous celebrations from Jewish students at Park. Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple, which is commemorated every year by those who practice the Jewish faith....

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