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MED club hosts speaker

Daniel Klaers speaks Oct. 1 at MED club. Klaers works as a corporate sales rep. for an orthopedic implant company.

Ruthie Posada

October 7, 2019

Corporate sales rep. for an orthopedic implant company Daniel Klaers said he agreed to speak at Medical Education Development club because it allowed him to educate students on his profession.  “What I do isn’t widely known or publicized and a chance to talk about it and teach people sounded l...

Debate team begins competitions

Junior Meredith Reise states her argument on standardized testing Sept. 5 at the Lakeville North debate tournament. This was Park's second tournament this season.

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

October 6, 2019

Debate team member and junior Liz Hodges said she has noticed her growth as a competitor over the last year in her recent debate tournaments. “Last weekend was our first competition of the season and during my first round I was really proud of myself, because I won on both offensive and defencive...

DECA set to attend mock competition

Junior Emma Amon leading group activity for a mock interview. This is the first informational meeting regarding DECA's fundraising and field trips of the year.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

October 3, 2019

Junior Rachel Stein said she is looking forward to the experience at the mock competition DECA was invited to at the University of Minnesota. “I think the (University of Minnesota) inviting DECA for the mock competition was really cool and I’m really excited that we got the opportunity,” Stein sa...

Natural Helpers revamp program

Natural Helpers have posters with QR codes for those who need it's services.

Henry Brettingen, Rodolfo Zarate, and Mushtak Barqab

October 1, 2019

As junior and co-president Jade Shionoya reflected on the upcoming changes to Natural Helpers, he is  optimistic about the future of the program. “We are trying to improve how we recruit new members,(and) to get people to take us seriously and to expand Natural Helper beyond what it has been the ...

Theater prepares for fall musical

Choreographer Julianne Mundale, junior Lilly Strathman, sophomore Dayanara Mora Zengel and freshmen Haley Nielson and Gwendolyn Rockler-Gladen rehearse the opening number of “Legally Blonde”. The show will open 7 p.m., Nov. 15 in the Auditorium.

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

September 30, 2019

According to thespian president senior Ruby Stillman, Park’s next production is set to be “Legally Blonde”. “(‘Legally Blonde’) deals with really tough topics in a fun way. Feminism, obviously, but also stereotypes of women and how that is overcome and how that plays out. Also, sexual...

Orchestra class begins on a high note

Freshman Meshach Mandel pulls his bow across the strings on his violin during third hour Sept. 20. Orchestra is working toward its Halloween concert Oct. 30.

Sofie Geretz

September 29, 2019

According to senior and violin player Ella Hammerstrand, she is excited for the upcoming year of orchestra, primarily the music she gets to play. “Mr. Lee always picks really good music, so I'm excited for that. I really liked the songs (for this year),” Hammerstrand said. Orchestra teacher ...

MED club launches first meeting

Freshman Audrey Brown gives a suggestion for a potential speaker at MED club at the first meeting Sept. 17. The next MED club meeting will be Oct. 1 in A313.

Ruthie Posada

September 22, 2019

The first Medical Education Development club meeting kicked off by giving members the opportunity to request potential guest speakers, according to senior and club leader Sofia Seewald. “I wanted to get suggestions on what people wanted to see this year, who they wanted to hear from,” Seewald said...

Intersectional Feminism Club kicks off

Freshman Amalia Fischer draws on a coloring sheet hand out during the first Intersectional Feminism Club meeting of the year. The club met Sept. 12 to collaborate on its goals for the year.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

September 16, 2019

According to co-club president and senior Maddie Lind, Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to expand its influence by devoting more time to local volunteer opportunities and activism this year.  “We’re hoping to get more involved. Last year was a lot of discussion and maybe some activities,” Lind s...

Drone racing program takes off

Senior Rafe Covin practices flying a drone Sept. 11. The group's first meeting of the school year included flying around and an informational presentation.

Gabriel Kaplan

September 14, 2019

At Park’s drone racing program’s first meeting Sept. 11, senior Will Schweitering, the leader of the activity, said he hopes to turn drone racing into a club in order to spread the fun of the sport to more people.  “We want to be a club, but it’s really just a way for us to come together and...

The Nest reopens with new improvements

The Nest student employee, senior Cole Nugteren, and other board members discuss plans and ideas for the upcoming reopening of the Nest Sept.3. With the reopening of the Nest, there’s a new youth coordinator, Symone Wilson, who is an integral part of helping the Nest grow in the community.

Maria Perez-Barriga

September 1, 2019

With the renovations completed, senior Cole Nugteren said he is looking forward to seeing the reactions of incoming students with the reopening of the Nest. “We have our street done now so that's going to be super nice,” Nugteren said. “I am  excited to see now (that) we are more of an establishm...

Fundraiser gives opportunity to improve lives in Kenya

Freshman Brandon Brito and Hassan Fofana participate in civics class final project. Freshman civics classes worked to raise money to help build a well with clean water at a school in Kenya.

Kate Schneider

June 11, 2019

Sophomore Nadia Mburu said as a Kenyan, she feels clean water is necessary for a child’s education, and wants to do anything she can to help. “Having clean water is important. We want to limit the number of dangerous and timely trips children have to endure to get clean water,” Mburu said. “Al...

A final note for orchestra

Senior Greta Long plays the cello in a cello quintet at the last Orchestra concert of the year June 3.

Samantha Klepfer, Carly Joseph, and Izzy Kanne

June 7, 2019

As senior violinist Estelle Tronson looks back on her orchestra career, she remembers the relationships that grew from her time in the program. “I made some of my best friends through orchestra so I’m going to really miss all the people there. I also just really love music in general,” Tronson...

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