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Battle of Bands hosted in new location

Battle of Bands hosted in new location

Yonit Krebs

February 22, 2019


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Senior Andreina Rodriguez, who performed with senior Ben Klepfer at the Battle of the Bands event hosted by the Nest, said despite her initial apprehensions, their performance was successful. “I was really nervous, and I thought there was going to be less people but there was a lot and they were al...

Quiz Bowl eliminated in State tournament

Quiz Bowl eliminated in State tournament

Emma Leff, Marta Hill, and Anika Hanson

February 21, 2019


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When the State Quiz Bowl team was eliminated by Chanhassen, senior Daniel Hunegs said he was disappointed because the team had previously beaten Chanhassen. “I'm glad that we qualified, but I think we are all a bit bummed that we won our first game but lost our next two. We felt that the team we ...

36 Arts basics quiz

36 Arts basics quiz

February 21, 2019


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With the school year over halfway done, work on learning about some of the foundational knowledge about 36 Arts, Park’s student artwork magazine.   Loading 36 Arts var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-409982"), "quiz", "4099...

ACE continues planning phase

ACE continues planning phase

Isabel Kjaer and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

February 20, 2019


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Architecture, Construction, Engineering (ACE) club is currently working through their plan for their project, which is due in March. The members are working in partners to complete a blueprint and a presentation on time. ...

Choir works to make ‘The Sound of Music’ a success

Choir works to make ‘The Sound of Music’ a success

Ethan Meisler, Adin Zweigbaum, and Sofia Seewald

February 20, 2019


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As choir gets ready to perform “The Sound of Music,” sophomore Leo Dworsky said the cast has been working productively during practices with help from choir teacher John Myszkowski, as well as co-director Lillian Zumberge. “Basically in the rehearsals we work on staging. The theater director helps us bl...

Pottery class donates artwork

Pottery class donates artwork

Amaia Barajas, Jenna Cook, and Noah Orloff

February 17, 2019


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According to pottery teacher Angela Jacob, pottery pieces will be sent to the St. Louis Park Emergency Program for their Empty Bowls gathering. “Whenever I have something that students don’t want to bring home, I collect it and donate it to (the) Empty Bowls project,” Jacob said. “A lot of...

Robotics prepares for competition

Robotics prepares for competition

Henry Brettingen

February 17, 2019


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As sophomore Julia Salita looks forward to the upcoming Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional Robotics Competition she said she felt optimistic about the Robotics team’s opportunities to advance. “I'm really excited because I went last year and it was a lot of fun, even though we didn’t win or go...

Yearbook sales close

Yearbook sales close

Gabriel Kaplan

February 16, 2019


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According to Echowan adviser Julianne Herbert, sales — which closed on Feb. 5 — were especially good this year, leaving staffers less stressed than in the past. “We got out of the gate quickly and got a lot of sales really early on. The staff have been really willing to work on their sales te...

Storiole celebrates Valentine’s Day

Storiole celebrates Valentine’s Day

Yonit Krebs

February 13, 2019


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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Storiole decided to sell flower-grams, according to Storiole worker and senior Alexis Machoka. “The Storiole is doing Valentine’s Day flower-grams and so people can purchase those flower-grams through Maddy Gonzalez or through the store,” Machoka said. Macho...

DECA competes at District

DECA competes at District

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez-Barriga

February 12, 2019


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Sophomore Rachel Stein said she competed for her second time this year at the DECA District Conference. “I did it last year, so I knew what I was doing better this year because last year I literally had no clue, and I was so confused,” Stein said. “This year I felt a little bit more confide...

Student council prepares for Sno Daze week

Student council prepares for Sno Daze week

Ruby Stillman, Breanna Thompson, and Nebyu Bekele

February 11, 2019


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When deciding on a Sno Daze theme, senior Student Council co-president Cailey Hansen-Mahoney thought it made sense to have a nostalgic theme because of the change in the Sno Daze dance location from the high school to the middle school. “We are going to do a throwback theme this year, bringing it b...

Intersectional Feminism Club presidents recognized for dedication

Intersectional Feminism Club presidents recognized for dedication

Sofia Seewald and Adin Zweigbaum

February 11, 2019


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After getting involved in the Intersectional Feminism Club at the beginning of this school year, sophomore Elizabeth Orton said she was impressed by the comfortable atmosphere junior presidents Ally Feller and Maddie Lind were able to create. “They're welcoming,” Orton said. “They’re always...

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