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New orchestra conductor promotes growth

New orchestra conductor promotes growth

Sofie Geretz, Ethan Meisler

November 10, 2018


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According to orchestra conductor Kou Lee, his longtime dream has been to be a teacher. “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, and I really love supporting people’s growth and helping people learn,” Lee said. Lee said he initially volunteered at Park but later decided to work at Park permanent...

Quill and Scroll starts up for the year

Quill and Scroll starts up for the year

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

November 9, 2018


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According to Lori Keekley, the Quill and Scroll adviser, the club will have its second meeting of the year soon. “We will have our next meeting within the next couple of weeks,” Keekley said. “I just have to tell the Echo and Echowan students.” Keekley said the club gets together to wor...

Theater prepares for opening night of ‘9 to 5 the Musical’

Theater prepares for opening night of ‘9 to 5 the Musical’

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

November 8, 2018


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Junior crew member Euan Lim said theater’s tech week for ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ is all about feeling prepared going into performance day. “Tech week, it’s crazy, but it’s going pretty well,” Lim said. “(We) just (have some) last few minimal changes and detail oriented things to make...

DECA attends Fall Leadership Conference

DECA attends Fall Leadership Conference

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez Barriga

November 7, 2018


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DECA’s Fall Leadership Conference began the night of Oct. 28 in downtown Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency, according to sophomore DECA member Rachel Stein. “It started Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and ended Monday at 12 p.m. so we slept at the (downtown) Hyatt (regency),” Stein said. According t...

New dance club teaches hip-hop

New dance club teaches hip-hop

Maria Perez Barriga

November 6, 2018


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After hearing from staff members that students wanted a dance team, coach Tontiana Kendricks said she felt compelled to teach the dancers. “It was brought to my attention by staff at Park that there were students who were interested in creating a hip-hop dance team. The staff expressed the passion the ...

Natural Helpers train to help community

Natural Helpers train to help community

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

November 4, 2018


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As sophomore Ella Miller left her first Natural Helpers meeting, she said she was satisfied because she appreciates everything Natural Helpers does. “I just started. The training was my first involvement in Natural Helpers,” Miller said. “I really loved it because I just love what Natural Hel...

Park science department seeks donations

Park science department seeks donations

Gabriel Kaplan

November 4, 2018


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In order to cover the cost of extra lab materials and other equipment, the science department has resorted to asking the Park community for support, according to department head Patrick Hartman. “A lot of our science supplies cost a lot of money. To do some of the labs that we do, we spend a fai...

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

Katie Hardie

November 2, 2018


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According to senior choir member Ayanna Nathan, singing in the District Vocal Festival this Monday, showed her growth as a singer. “It was our final District Vocal Festival, so it was very important to the seniors because this is where we can see our progression in choir,” Nathan said. “I sta...

DECA sells pizza to raise money

DECA sells pizza to raise money

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez Barriga

October 30, 2018


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On a cold Sunday, sophomore DECA member Koby Davis said he went door-to-door pitching frozen pizzas to his neighbors for a DECA fundraiser. “We were instructed to sell twenty frozen pizzas in order to raise funding to lower the cost for conventions and other travel things that DECA needs,” Davis...

Gay Straight Alliance plans activism

Gay Straight Alliance plans activism

Isabel Kjaer

October 30, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

.According to junior copresident Anika Jamison, the Gay Straight Alliance hopes to have more focused meetings and plans this year, particularly with regard to activism for LGBTQ rights. “Last year, we were a little less organized. This year, we are cracking down,” Jamison said. Adviser Kyle...

Club volunteers at local party

Club volunteers at local party

Noah Orloff and Marta Hill

October 28, 2018


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Becky McConnell, a naturalist at Westwood Hills Nature Center said the 37th annual Halloween party at the Nature Center had a number of features including themes trails and other party games. “We have a couple themed trails, one being Mother Nature’s Trail where people walk along the trail an...

Roots and Shoots members collaborate with local organizations

Roots and Shoots members collaborate with local organizations

Katie Hardie

October 26, 2018


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When Roots and Shoots members senior Katie Christiansen and sophomore Gabe Kaplan found out their petition to the state governor concerning carbon and greenhouse gas emissions was denied, they, along with local environmental organizations, did not give up in their effort for cleaner air. According ...

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