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New science teacher promotes a welcoming environment

New science teacher promotes a welcoming environment

Isaac Wahl

January 19, 2019


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The newest addition to the science department, Stephanie Diamond, who teaches environmental science and biology, said right off the bat Park gave her a sense of community that sparked her initial interest to apply. “I think Park has a really strong, close-knit community that everyone’s kind of...

DECA begins competition through examination

DECA begins competition through examination

Gabriel Kaplan, Maria Perez-Barriga, and Yonit Krebs

January 19, 2019


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According to sophomore Koby Davis, DECA’s placement at it’s next competition is entirely dependent on the test club members took this week. “It was a 100-question multiple-choice test. You had 60 minutes to complete it,” Davis said. “It had a whole bunch of questions ranging from body lan...

Technovations club adds two new teams

Technovations club adds two new teams

Maria Perez-Barriga

January 17, 2019


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Technovations this year has two more additional teams than last year, which means more apps will be developed, according to adviser Mark Miller. According to Miller, Technovations had its first meeting Jan. 9, and 15 girls attended. “Two (girls) have contacted me that they couldn’t make it,...

Choir begins preparation for musical

Choir begins preparation for musical

Sofie Geretz and Ethan Meisler

January 17, 2019


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Choir teacher John Myszkowski said the satisfaction he gets from teaching high school students is because of their increased abilities and adaptability when it comes time for big performances. “High school kids are easier to work with. They’re capable of much more difficult things, and they...

Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

Dahlia Krebs

January 16, 2019


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According to junior Morgan Graves, who signed up to run a game night for elementary school kids at Peter Hobart, it is not only to bring the community together, but also a way for National Honor Society participants to volunteer. “It is a game night at Peter Hobart to promote community in the elementary...

Smaller band ensemble performs in intimate settings

Smaller band ensemble performs in intimate settings

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas

January 15, 2019


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According to band director Steven Schmitz, Harmony Bridge is a small program which provides a unique experience for performers and audiences alike. “Students play in small groups, and then they perform at senior homes and veteran homes, and then a key part of it besides the playing and bringing a co...

Club meeting experiences low turnout

Club meeting experiences low turnout

Marta Hill, Noah Orloff, and Isabel Kjaer

January 15, 2019


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According to junior Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ co-leader Aaron Ellingson, the meeting Jan. 10 had a lower turnout than normal. “I thought it went well. There were fewer people than are usually here—I think just because we had to reschedule, but it went well,” Ellingson said. Junior c...

Math Team begins final push to qualify for State

Math Team begins final push to qualify for State

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

January 14, 2019


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After not practicing over winter break, Math Team adviser Kristin Johnson said she hopes the team can regroup and prepare for its upcoming meet. “Hopefully we are going to get back in gear and just review the topics that will be showing up on the next test, and then we run practice tests from pr...

Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

January 13, 2019


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According to Roots and Shoots club leader, senior Katie Christiansen, marching to the Capitol acted as another chance to reinforce the need for environmental action for Minnesota. “We met with Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and recently appointed MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) commissio...

Math department plans test prep

Math department plans test prep

Emma Leff

January 10, 2019


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According to math teacher Amanda Forsberg, as the ACT date for all juniors at Park quickly approaches, the math department is working to prepare students for the high-stakes test. “The last couple years when we’ve hit second semester we have done an ACT prep class in our precalculus and advance...

Robotics attends season kickoff event

Robotics attends season kickoff event

Marta Hill, Noah Orloff, and Isabel Kjaer

January 10, 2019


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As senior robotics captain Anthony David reflected on the season kickoff, he said the event had positive energy as students and advisers awaited the much anticipated release of competition details. “Everyone was pretty excited. It's always interesting to see what they come up with every year becau...

Senior takes first lead role

Senior takes first lead role

Marta Hill

January 9, 2019


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When senior Estelle Tronson first saw the cast list for the winter play, “The Amish Project,” she was surprised to find she had gotten a lead role. “I was really excited, because it is a named role and that is super awesome and exciting for me,” Tronson said. “The only other time I have be...

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