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Debate puts in extra work for State

Debate puts in extra work for State

Grace Schultz

December 13, 2019

Junior Kaylee Quick was proud of how her teammates performed after the JV debate team went to State Dec 6. “My team overall did very well, especially the novices,” Quick said. “However, I didn’t do my best because state is a really traditional tournament.”  Debate tournaments consist...

Teacher finds new way to interact with students

Teacher finds new way to interact with students

Humna Belete

December 13, 2019

The question box outside of Ms. Sigel's classroom is a new feature in the A3 science hallway. Biology Teacher Ms.Sigel put in a question box outside her door to answer students questions if she wasn’t in class that day or if she couldn’t get to them during class. “Last year I was spread all over the build...

Art Tech Department invests in virtual reality

Art Tech Department invests in virtual reality

Henry Brettingen and Zuhayb Yassin

December 13, 2019

According to Paulson, students are working with the virtual reality company REM5 to design soda cans for a local company. “The students are going to work on designing the cans for the soda company, and the artwork going on the can, with the local company using only (VR) software,” Paulson said....

NHS assists Birdfeeder with food and clothing drive

NHS assists Birdfeeder with food and clothing drive

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

December 12, 2019

Feeling optimistic about the food and clothing drive provided by National Honor Society (NHS) members for Birdfeeder Dec. 9-13, co-manager and junior Ayan Hassan said it will impact Park in a positive way.  “It’s really helpful that (the) NHS wants to help us because it's a way for students to get...

Band to play for senior citizens

Band to play for senior citizens

Henry Brettingen

December 11, 2019

As freshman band member Fiona Schaack reflected on why the band performance on Dec. 12 is important, she said more people should have respect for elders. “Respecting your elders matters because it’s important to be a well-rounded, respectful person,” Schaack said. According to band director Stev...

Question whiteboard sparks dialogue

Question whiteboard sparks dialogue

Colin Canaday

December 9, 2019

Walking through the A3 hallway, students are greeted each day with questions ranging from how do you pronounce “caramel” to preference between Pepsi and Coke products. These questions, created by teacher Alexander Polk, are intended to help engage students, according to Polk. “(It allows student...

Students combat controversial flag photo

Students combat controversial flag photo

Sam Swisher

December 9, 2019

According to English teacher Callie Hefstad, students came up with the idea to take pictures of themselves with a flag of their choice to make people realize how powerful symbols can be. “When the picture blew up on social media my class spent the entire class period talking about it and having a d...

Music inspires passion, spreads hope

Music inspires passion, spreads hope

Nebyu Bekele

December 9, 2019

Music is something I have loved since I was a child. Every time music played on the radio or on television, I used to get up and dance. As I  grew up, I began developing a special attachment to it. Around age 12 or 13, I realized I wanted to be a part of making it. That’s when I started writing songs ...

GSA meeting gets canceled

GSA meeting gets canceled

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

December 2, 2019

When sitting in Madam Sweeney’s classroom on Nov. 21, GSA’s (gay, straight alliance) co-president and senior Anika Jamison had to cancel the meeting because of lack of attendance.  “There were not enough people there to spark good conversation,” Jamison said.  According to junior Ain...

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

November 26, 2019

As a way to assist families over Thanksgiving break Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Birdfeeder co-manager junior Ayan Hassan said the club will shop for items to pack meals for students in need.  “This Thanksgiving we are giving out meals to students who want food to take home for their families,” Hassan said...

Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to inspire society

Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to inspire society

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

November 26, 2019

After discussing problems with the wage gap during the Intersectional Feminism Club meeting Nov. 21, senior and club leader Ally Feller said she thinks talking about these issues will help fix them in the community. “There are a lot of issues in society about women not being held as highly as men...

‘Wasted! The Story of Food Waste’ shown to educate city

‘Wasted! The Story of Food Waste’ shown to educate city

Sofie Geretz

November 25, 2019

“WASTED! The Story of Food Waste”, a documentary about food disposal and food waste, had a free showing 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Lenox Community Center. According to senior Yoni Potter, “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” helps to educate people on the issue of food waste and food disposal opti...

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