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Fundraiser gives opportunity to improve lives in Kenya

Fundraiser gives opportunity to improve lives in Kenya

Kate Schneider

June 11, 2019


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Sophomore Nadia Mburu said as a Kenyan, she feels clean water is necessary for a child’s education, and wants to do anything she can to help. “Having clean water is important. We want to limit the number of dangerous and timely trips children have to endure to get clean water,” Mburu said. “Al...

A final note for orchestra

A final note for orchestra

Samantha Klepfer, Carly Joseph, and Izzy Kanne

June 7, 2019


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As senior violinist Estelle Tronson looks back on her orchestra career, she remembers the relationships that grew from her time in the program. “I made some of my best friends through orchestra so I’m going to really miss all the people there. I also just really love music in general,” Tronson...

A curtain call for theater

A curtain call for theater

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

June 5, 2019


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Sophomore Evelyn Chlebeck said hard work with her fellow thespians this year has given her long-lasting relationships. “It’s a really welcoming and happy group,” Chlebeck said. “When you work so hard with a group of people on a project, or specifically a show, you really get a connection with...

Storiole adds accessible element

Storiole adds accessible element

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

June 5, 2019


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According to senior Grace Lynch, creator of the Storiole website, the purpose of a website is to create increased accessibility for students and community members. “We thought it was necessary to provide a service for people that aren’t always at school, like parents, so that they can buy stu...

Club provides stress management

Club provides stress management

Lucy Zumbrunnen

June 3, 2019


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When senior Bella Birkeland heard the Nest was looking for ways to connect with the community in different ways, she  sought the opportunity to restart a once active club: the Destress Club. “We thought it would be nice to have a fun activity and a low-commitment club for everyone who can join in ...

Teacher starts classroom garden

Teacher starts classroom garden

Lucy Zumbrunnen

June 3, 2019


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When senior Ethan Hoeschen began as a teacher’s assistant for Al Wachutka his sophomore year, he was assigned with the task of growing and taking care of tomatoes. “I’m not sure if (Wachutka) was growing tomatoes before I started as teacher assistant, but I started my sophomore year. He had ...

Echowan celebrates distribution day

Echowan celebrates distribution day

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

June 1, 2019


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After nine months of stress and hard work, managing editor and senior Ilsa Olsen said distribution day is extremely rewarding for the Echowan staff. “Distribution day is literally the best day ever,” Olsen said. “Just handing the book to people and seeing them look through it and say ‘oh my go...

Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

May 30, 2019


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The Birdfeeder and free and reduced lunch provide meal security for students in need during the school year. According to junior Victoria Martinez, this service will continue into the summer. “During the summer we want (students) to be able to relax and not have to worry about getting a job to help ...

Elementary, high school students unite in performance

Elementary, high school students unite in performance

Annica Schultz

May 29, 2019


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Every Thursday afternoon freshman Anna Haen and sophomore Leo Dworsky can be found helping energetic fourth and fifth graders with their singing and dancing, according to Dworsky. Anna Haen said she will teach the young actors techniques to improve their performing. “More than anything, I am excited to watch...

Prom dresses pose a big decision

Prom dresses pose a big decision

Liberty Powers

May 28, 2019


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Although prom has come and gone at Park, students still need to decide what to do with their dresses. Senior Lexi Lee’s dress was taking up space, so when someone asked to buy it, she happily bartered. “It’s just been in my closet for the year,” Lee said. “But recently someone (direct m...

Puzzle Club finishes year

Puzzle Club finishes year

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

May 27, 2019


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The future of Puzzle Club at Park is still unclear because no one has stepped up to lead the club next year, according to Puzzle Club student leader, senior Greta Long. “I’m not sure if it will continue next year,” Long said. “At the moment there is no line of succession for next year.” W...

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Carly Joseph, Izzy Kanne, and Samantha Klepfer

May 23, 2019


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Senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she and her teammates get ready to face the buzzer by doing more than just studying facts. “We’re continuing with our daily practices and then individual people are studying a lot more especially as a team. We have been doing a little fundraising as well,” Hansen-...

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