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Multicultural show to occur April 12

Multicultural show to occur April 12

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

April 8, 2019

As junior multicultural show leader Zahra Mohamed reflected on past shows, she said after performing at the multicultural show for multiple years she was ready to take on a greater leadership role. “This year, we kind of felt like it wasn't going to happen, and we wanted to do something different, so o...

Natural Helpers hold training session

Natural Helpers hold training session

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Emma Leff

April 6, 2019

As Park welcomes in the spring weather, Natural Helpers work through training, according to sophomore Natural Helper Ryan Barnett. Barnett said conversations with social workers helped students understand their role as Natural Helpers during their training day. ...

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

March 31, 2019

After Roots and Shoots presented to the School Board regarding the school district’s involvement with the Climate Action Plan, senior Katie Christiansen, who is the club's leader, said she felt optimistic about the reception within the community. “It felt like we were really in a space to start a conversatio...

Knitting inspires sophomores to start club

Knitting inspires sophomores to start club

Marta Hill, Noah Orloff, and Emma Leff

March 24, 2019

After Yarn club leader sophomore Gaby Beilke and fellow club leader sophomore Evelyn Chlebek discovered their love of knitting over winter break, Beilke said they felt inspired to start the club. “We realized how much we love (knitting) over winter break, and thought ‘what if other people at s...

JSU celebrates Purim

JSU celebrates Purim

Gabriel Kaplan, Katie Hardie, and Maria Perez Barriga

March 21, 2019

Jewish Student Union president senior Leila Raymond said she attended every annual Purim celebration meeting in the last four years, which the club celebrates by eating a Jewish pastry that symbolizes the villain in the Jewish Purim story. “Today we are making hamantaschen — an amazing pastry that r...

Local coffee shop temporarily closed

Local coffee shop temporarily closed

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

March 19, 2019

As senior Nietzsche Deuel reflects on the Nest being closed, she recalls how it affected her, as well as other students who enjoy going to the coffee shop after school. “It affected me as a customer because the Nest was actually closed, it also affected (job training). We had planned to do training...

ACE basics quiz

ACE basics quiz

March 19, 2019

With ACE nearly halfway done with their project, test yourself on some information about the club. Loading ACE Quiz var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-413592"), "quiz", "413592", { autostart: false, width: "100%", heig...

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Maggie Klaers, Emily Ziessman, and Ruthie Posada

March 18, 2019

The theater company’s spring performance will be a funny love story with a surprising turn of events, according to director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “Peter and Rita meet, they fall fast in love, they get married after 6 weeks and on their wedding day a strange man wanders into the ceremony, kisses t...

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

March 18, 2019

Spring break can be a time of food uncertainty for students who depend on school-supplied meals, according to Birdfeeder student manager, junior Mushtakh Mohammed. “During the week students have school lunch and school breakfast, which is really nice,” Mohammed said. “But then when spring break c...

Book club gains fresh perspective

Book club gains fresh perspective

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

March 18, 2019

Senior Estelle Tronson said she was prompted to examine her own life by book club's most recent read, "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera. “I don’t read a lot of realistic fiction, but I thought (the book) was good,” Tronson said. “It really makes you think about your life and what yo...

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Samantha Klepfer

March 14, 2019

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the rock concert provides a unique opportunity for the orchestra members to get a professional experience.   “It's a huge fundraiser, and we only do this twice a year for our tours. On those tours, students get the opportunity not only to perform, but they get to work...

Vegan Club wraps up year

Vegan Club wraps up year

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Emma Leff

March 10, 2019

When senior Vegan Club member Delaney Wallerich reflected on the club’s final meeting at Vibe Organic Juice Bar in St. Louis Park, she said she enjoyed connecting with the other members over their shared passion for food. “I thought it was exciting that we could do something outside of school w...

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