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Busing offered to students for volleyball State match

Busing offered to students for volleyball State match

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

November 5, 2019

When freshman Clare Miller found out busing would be available for Park volleyball’s upcoming State matches, she said she was joyful because of the convenience it would offer.  “I think it might make people feel better knowing they’re going to be able to get home alright and there’s no chaos,...

Math Instagram account engages students

Math Instagram account engages students

Isra Mohamed

November 5, 2019

Math teacher Keisha Piehl said she wanted to find a way to make her students more engaged in the math they were learning, so she looked toward clubs and activities for inspiration. “I noticed that a variety of clubs and athletics were starting up Instagram accounts and I thought it would be really f...

Activities demonstrate ways to de-stress

Activities demonstrate ways to de-stress

Maria Perez Barriga

November 5, 2019

Aware of the importance of self-care, junior Natural Helper Josie Briant said the Change to Chill program provides an outlet for students to decompress.  The school received the Change to Chill grant, which allowed for the implementation of Chill Week Oct. 7-11 as well as other aspects of the pro...

Park Tech begins new business venture

Park Tech begins new business venture

Sofie Geretz

November 4, 2019

Social Media is significant in connecting to a base of people and gauging overall club interest, according to junior and Park Tech member James Peterson.  “An Instagram is important, because you can connect to your market through their phone, something they have on them at all times,” Peterson sai...

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 4, 2019

Dance captain and senior Ruby Stillman said “Legally Blonde” uses dances to relay the message of the story. “Dance numbers are really important because they’re really entertaining and they’re really difficult, but they tell a big piece of the story,” Stillman said. Stillman said prep...

Proposed club strives to create positive impact

Proposed club strives to create positive impact

Ruthie Posada

November 3, 2019

Once Letters of Love is approved, it will aim to brighten the spirits of patients at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis by fundraising and delivering cards, according to senior and club leader Maggie Klaers. “Letters of Love is a club where students can come and write cards for kids at Children...

Debate team practices for upcoming tournament

Debate team practices for upcoming tournament

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 3, 2019

As coach Aedan Helweg reflected on his time teaching the debate team, he explained how the club can be beneficial for other aspects of life. “Debate is awesome, it’s a great way to prepare for just about everything you can prepare for — college and your professional career,” Helweg said. ...

Park holds informational sessions, tours

Park holds informational sessions, tours

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed

November 2, 2019

Informational sessions and tours are important for those who are looking to attend Park in the future said ninth grade Counselor Barb Nelson.  “Every year there is so much interest from people coming from the outside. Whether they’re coming from private schools and live in (district) or public s...

DECA reflects on mock competition

DECA reflects on mock competition

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

November 2, 2019

Junior Michael Boxley-Harmon said going to the University of Minnesota mock competition Oct. 25 gave DECA members a better understanding of official DECA competitions. “I think this helped the people who were new to DECA, and it was a refresher to the returning members of what the competition wa...

Birdfeeder expands impact on Park

Birdfeeder expands impact on Park

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed

October 31, 2019

In order to prevent worry about access to basic necessities such as food, Birdfeeder supervisor Sophia Ross said the Birdfeeder works to relieve students of this stress. “Our school is either at 34% or 35% free or reduced lunch. When I’m hungry, I can’t get my mind off...

Dog-friendly restaurant opens in St. Louis Park

Dog-friendly restaurant opens in St. Louis Park

Talia Lissauer

October 30, 2019

According to David Benowitz, co-owner of The Block restaurant and President of Craft and Crew Hospitality, The Block prioritizes creating a relationship with its customers by creating a welcoming environment.  “For us, it's more about having an experience when you dine with us, versus going ou...

Spanish teacher inspired by youth to give back to community

Spanish teacher inspired by youth to give back to community

Lilly Strathman

October 29, 2019

When teaching one day, spanish teacher Nelly Korman had a revelation and realized she wanted to give back to students by running for Bloomington school board.  Sophomore Sophia Romero believes having diversity on the Bloomington school board will give more students an opportunity to be heard.  ...

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