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Nest holds bath bomb workshop

Nest holds bath bomb workshop

Molly Schochet and Ruthie Posada

March 14, 2020

Bath bombs have the ability to relax and relieve stress, but they are also environmentally friendly, which is why the Nest held a bath bomb making event March 12 as a part of a series focused on preserving the environment, according to Nest program coordinator Symone Wilson.  “We have an eco-frie...

Orchestra celebrates Women’s History Month

Orchestra celebrates Women’s History Month

Ruthie Posada, Writer

March 12, 2020

According to orchestra director Kou Lee, he invited composer and conductor Erika Svanoe to come speak and practice with the orchestra to inspire his students. “I invited her today because she is not only a composer but a female conductor and it’s a field where it’s mostly dominated by men, so ...

Drone team dominates competition

Drone team dominates competition

Sam Swisher and Claire Bargman

March 10, 2020

The Park drone team competed in the Youth Drone Sports Championships at Benilde March 8. According to Senior Will Schwietering, the event highlighted how unique drone racing is as a sport.  “Drone racing is unlike any other sport, it's like robotics but everybody gets to build their own part of their robo...

eSports holds meeting in preparation for spring season

eSports holds meeting in preparation for spring season

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 9, 2020

Just like in athletic sports, eSports coach Jake Utities said the tenets of collaboration, perseverance and friendship are also key to eSports.  “This program gives an opportunity for those that are typically not celebrated at the school to have that opportunity, to give them that ability to b...

Children’s First program brings community together to discuss climate change

Children’s First program brings community together to discuss climate change

Anna Benishek

March 8, 2020

Junior Roots and Shoots member Sophie Yakes said it’s important for students' voices to be heard at the Children’s First Champion Breakfast because the community can benefit from them. “I am speaking on behalf of all the students for climate action and also because this is a room full of really...

DECA students express satisfaction with State Conference results

DECA students express satisfaction with State Conference results

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

March 7, 2020

As names were being announced for placement on the event, junior Adin Zweigbaum said he was waiting anxiously as his name was called for third place for Apparel and Accessories Marketing.  “It was really cool because I was sitting there and I actually didn't think I did very well. I was getting reall...

ACT club hosts voter registration drive

ACT club hosts voter registration drive

Isra Mohamed

March 4, 2020

According to junior Achieving Change Together club leader Gabriel Kaplan, the purpose of the club is get students involved in social activism. “The purpose of the club is to work on social activism. There is only so much we can do legally but we try to do the best that we could,” Kaplan said. ...

‘Hairspray’ performances delight

‘Hairspray’ performances delight

Sofie Geretz

March 3, 2020

Reflecting on his and the rest of the cast’s performance on choir’s production of “Hairspray,” senior Yoni Potter said the cast was able to pull everything together in time for the production. “I was kind of nervous. I wasn’t sure if we were going to get it all together but I think we pul...

Dungeons and Dragons club hosts immersive role play

Dungeons and Dragons club hosts immersive role play

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 1, 2020

After the final bell on Mondays and Thursdays, room A305 transitions from a science classroom to a realm of fantasy as the Dungeons and Dragons club begins its role-playing game, according to sophomore Paris Lim. “If you’re having like a crap day, you can sit down and you can play and you can ...

Storiole holds slush-a-thon

Storiole holds slush-a-thon

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

February 27, 2020

The Storiole’s new slush-a-thon is a promotional event to raise money for the store. Senior Storiole staffer Alex Riley said they will be selling slushies through Feb. 28.  “For the store, we were put into groups and it's kind of like a competition to see who could sell the most stuff during...

Speech team practices for upcoming competition

Speech team practices for upcoming competition

Ruthie Posada and Molly Schochet

February 27, 2020

In preparation for their tournament Feb. 29, sophomore Semona Robel said the students have been practicing performing and memorizing their different types of speeches. “Currently we are preparing for our February 29th tournament and we are all focusing on different areas of speech, so some people a...

Roots and Shoots looks to improve Park’s recycling program

Roots and Shoots looks to improve Park’s recycling program

Sadie Yarosh

February 27, 2020

At the Roots and Shoots meeting Feb. 24, the group discussed ways to create a video that informs students and staff about the recycling process and how to improve it, according to junior and member Thor Anderson. “The project we are working on with the administration (is) to help the recycling p...

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