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Unique experience expands horizons

Unique experience expands horizons

Jenna Cook

April 27, 2019


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As a freshman, I would have told anyone that I couldn’t see myself travelling south of the equator anytime soon. Now, as a senior, I am excited and grateful to have been able to experience Latin America in a completely individualized, one-of-a-kind way. I travelled with a close friend to her homet...

Community exhibition provokes awareness

Community exhibition provokes awareness

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas

April 26, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Nest youth coordinator Ellen Pajor said she hopes the climate justice art show will help draw the attention to the difficult subject of the Earth’s wellbeing. “Normally it’s a lot of doom and gloom, facts and figures, which is appropriate, it’s pretty doomy and gloomy. But it’s just a diff...

Lobbying at Congress gives new outlook on political ideology

Lobbying at Congress gives new outlook on political ideology

Carly Joseph

April 25, 2019


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When I got off the plane in our nation's capital, I had no idea what was in store for me. I knew I would be lobbying at Congress and learning about important political issues, but I was unsure how the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) was going to make it happen. I was in D.C. with 12 o...

Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Izzy Kanne

April 24, 2019


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When it comes to race, there is a difference between learning and understanding. Most people know only what they have learned in school about the history of race in the United States. A trip through the south allowed me to understand this history and the impact it still has on our society. Over sp...

Rep. Ilhan Omar visits Park

Rep. Ilhan Omar visits Park

Dani Orloff

April 23, 2019


Filed under Galleries, Showcase, Student Life

  Patiently waiting outside of C350 for the arrival of Rep. Ilhan Omar after hearing of the event last minute, senior Aisha Abdi was ecstatic Omar allowed Abdi and others who were not on the list into the room to hear her story. “When she came into the school, and I saw her, I was ...

Theater welcomes new thespians

Theater welcomes new thespians

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

April 22, 2019


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According to thespian president Nietzsche Deuel, new thespians were woken up between the hours of five and six a.m. April 17 to partake in an induction tradition. “Between the time of 5-6 a.m. we would be let into their houses and we would sneak into their rooms. My group played songs that we tho...

Roots and Shoots paints wall for Earth Day

Roots and Shoots paints wall for Earth Day

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Emma Leff

April 21, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As sophomore Kaylee Quick painted the senior wall, she said her first Roots and Shoots event was a fun way to honor the upcoming Earth Day. “I thought it was a really cool idea as a way to prepare for Earth Day,” Quick said. “I also thought it was a great way to start getting more involved wi...

Senior travels to Uganda

Senior travels to Uganda

Maria Perez-Barriga

April 20, 2019


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As senior Grace Lynch and 12 others arrived in Uganda March 20, they were able to visit a refugee camp with many huts in which South Sudanese refugee kids were living. “I went with a group of 12 people through my church. We were working with this organization that houses South Sudanese refugee kids...

Yoga club gains popularity

Yoga club gains popularity

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

April 20, 2019


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Sophomore Keely Berntsen said yoga club has been a comforting and centering addition to her daily routine. “I like how it’s calming and a good start to the day and it gets me in a good place for the rest of the day,” Berntsen said. “I feel better throughout the day and less stressed.” Yog...

Choir fundraiser quiz

Choir fundraiser quiz

Abby Prestholdt

April 17, 2019


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Orchestra looks forward to district festival

Orchestra looks forward to district festival

Samantha Klepfer, Carly Joseph, and Izzy Kanne

April 17, 2019


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  Orchestra director Kou Lee reflects on the orchestra’s preparation for the district festival. “I think it's a culture. Music is part of being human; it’s part of our lives and just having the district festival helps create that culture, that part of our life. In a sense, it creat...

Band teacher named finalist for teacher of the year award

Band teacher named finalist for teacher of the year award

Maria Perez Barriga, Gabriel Kaplan, and Katie Hardie

April 15, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

After being nominated for teacher of the year and becoming one of only nine finalists, band teacher Steven Schmitz said he felt enthused about the nomination, but cared most about what his students think. “It’s a great honor to be nominated and to have made it this far, it’s been surreal,” ...

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