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Roots and Shoots prepares for local outreach

Roots and Shoots prepares for local outreach

Amaia Barajas, Jenna Cook, and Noah Orloff

February 11, 2019


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Sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank said Roots and Shoots currently has a responsibility to make sure the Climate Action Plan’s expectations are met. “We talked about new ways we can help implement solar energy and renewable sources, which will help achieve the Climate Action Plan’s...

Occupational therapist speaks at MED club

Occupational therapist speaks at MED club

Henry Brettingen, Dani Orloff, and Noah Orloff

February 10, 2019


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After listening to occupational therapist Steven Boraas at the Medical Educational Development club meeting, senior Sidney Hosfield said she appreciated learning about the real world applications of courses available at Park. “I think it is a good way for people to explore their career options espe...

Quiz Bowl advances to State

Quiz Bowl advances to State

Marta Hill, Anika Hanson, and Emma Leff

February 7, 2019


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Despite having to compete against schools with much larger programs, Quiz Bowl adviser Peter Dangerfield said he was pleased with the results and is excited for the Quiz Bowl team to participate in State. “We finished third in the South division. I am pretty happy with that,” Dangerfield said. ...

Park competes at Winter One Act Sections

Park competes at Winter One Act Sections

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

February 6, 2019


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After “The Amish Project” won the first round of the Winter One Act competition, it fell short of qualifying for State at Sections Feb. 2, according to theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “We performed very well, and got third place. The Academy of Holy Angels took first, and then second place ...

Winter One Act wins first round of competition

Winter One Act wins first round of competition

Maggie Klaers

February 1, 2019


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Sophomore lead cast member Lilly Strathman said she was thrilled that theater’s production of “The Amish Project” received first place at the Winter One Act competition Jan. 22 at Edina High School. “I mean we got first place, so that was a cool experience because last year we didn’t m...

Theater hosts Q&A after ‘The Amish Project’ performances

Theater hosts Q&A after ‘The Amish Project’ performances

Anika Hanson and Sophie Olmen

January 23, 2019


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Senior crew member Rachel Mattson said the Q&A went very well for both the cast and crew of “The Amish Project” as well as the audiences that attended each performance. “It went a lot better than I expected, there were people who had really amazing questions that we’re thrown back by,...

Choir students invited to perform at Carnegie Hall

Choir students invited to perform at Carnegie Hall

Kate Schneider

January 23, 2019


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According to senior Zoey Zachek, the choir students were invited to sing at Carnegie Hall and are taking the opportunity to do some sightseeing in New York City. “The main thing we will be doing is singing at Carnegie Hall. We will be singing a movement called ‘Calling All Dawns’ by Chris...

Band plays at Timberwolves game

Band plays at Timberwolves game

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

January 22, 2019


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As senior Lexi Lee reflects on the band’s performance at a Timberwolves game, she recalled a particular song that she was proud of. “When we played ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ it sounded really good and it was fun to play,” Lee said. “It was a fun experience playing with friends.” According...

36 Arts President hopes for growth

36 Arts President hopes for growth

Dahlia Krebs

January 22, 2019


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Senior 36 Arts President Nechama Buchbinder joined the club after she heard that the club would be a great place to try new things. “It sounded like a really fun group and a great opportunity,” Buchbinder said. Buchbinder has been adding a lot of events to what the club does, including poetry...

GSA co-president Anika Jamison promotes equality

GSA co-president Anika Jamison promotes equality

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

January 21, 2019


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According to co-president and junior Anika Jamison she got involved in the Gay Straight Alliance, because of the safe space it creates and wanting to make a difference in the community. “I want to make a change at St. Louis Park and make it safer,” Jamison said. “In the beginning, it was findin...

Destress club grant allows club to branch out

Destress club grant allows club to branch out

Isaac Wahl

January 21, 2019


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Senior destress club co-president, Ayanna Nathan, was overjoyed to hear about the grant the club will now be receiving monthly. “I was incredibly excited to learn that we had won the grant,” Nathan said. “It will allow us to hire professionals for for some of our meetings for fun and new activities.” Birkeland...

Student actors perform outside of school

Student actors perform outside of school

Gabriel Kaplan and Maria Perez-Barriga

January 21, 2019


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Senior Greta Nackerud, who was a part of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Minneapolis Children’s Theater Company, said she found herself acting in productions beyond the high school for several reasons. “At some point when I was in seventh grade, I decided I wanted to be a famous actor....

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