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Student Council supports hospitalized student

Isaac Greenwood, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


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Raffle held to benefit recovering senior Students and staff united to raise over $719 for senior Adrian Vela-Garay earlier this month. Adrian underwent surgery for a brain tumor in early September and was left partially paralyzed after the operation. Last month, a recovering Adrian was sent home b...

Theater program casting new show

Hannah Hein, Design Editor

November 28, 2012


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Auditions for the winter play end on Tuesday, welcome new talent As the curtains close on the fall musical, the theater program is already preparing for their winter production. “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” is a show presented as a radio broadcast in the 1940s. The play adapts three Al...

Natural Helpers broadens its horizons

Suh Koller, Staff Writer

November 26, 2012


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Members looks forward to new student aid Planning activities to help students outside of school is an everyday event in the life of junior Alex Ess, a member of Natural Helpers. Natural Helpers is an organized group that focuses on peer counseling at Park. Recently the group has been trying to include ot...

Park’s German club expands to the high school

Lani Abelson, Copy Editor

November 16, 2012


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Park’s German club expands to the high school   Streamers hang from the ceiling, German rap music blares in the background and a group of students stand on chairs pasting crepe paper onto balloons as part of the German Club’s newest activity. Park’s German Club started this year with Ger...

Lending a helping hand

Emma Weisner, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012


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Natural Helpers looks for new members   Natural Helpers is at a crossroads. The group, which previously has struggled to make an impact, hopes a new mission and increased membership will make them a permanent part of Park. In past years, the group focused on peer counseling for students th...

“All Shook Up” rolls into opening week

“All Shook Up” rolls into opening week

Suh Koller, Staff Writer

November 8, 2012


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Musical's sneak peek entices student body After Monday’s preview of the musical, “All Shook Up”  is ready to take on the full production. Before every play or musical, the theater program holds previews throughout the day for all English classes to attend. The theater program previewed a ...

Speech team without coach

Ryan McCanna, Writer

November 8, 2012


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Unable to compete until replacement found   After the resignation of their coach, members of Park’s speech team have been relying on each other since the start of the school year. Mrs. Myskowski, the team’s mentor for the past three years, resigned at the end of last season. This was...

Quidditch seeks new heights

Quidditch seeks new heights

Suh Koller, Staff Writer

November 5, 2012


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Team recruits as it begins second year Sophomore Sam Olson mounts his broom and prepares for take off. A whistle blows, and  the Quidditch battle commences. Quidditch originates from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Students try to capture the same idea behind the fictional sport as much ...

Park choir adds before school option

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer

October 26, 2012


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Due to high enrollment the choir program was forced to add a “zero hour” class For junior Emmett Bongaarts, the decision to wake up much earlier than normal this year was a no-brainer. Bongaarts is one of many choir students at Park who decided to take the new “zero hour” choir class which occurs before school. The...

Classic Halloween party draws in volunteers

Staff Writer, Sten Johnson

October 26, 2012


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Park groups join with others to aid local Westwood event      Junior Brandon Dale flew around while talking to kids in a used brown owl costume, one of nearly 150 student volunteers working for almost 600 kids at the 31st annual Westwood Hills Nature Center Halloween Party.  The part...

Measuring up to victory

Measuring up to victory

Ari Weinstein, Minor Staffer

October 24, 2012


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Science Olympiad team aims to reach State   There is a lot of chemistry between junior Declan Fruchtman and the Science Olympiad team. Fruchtman, a captain for Park’s Science Olympiad team, was drawn to the Science Olympiad team last year. Fruchtman said he hopes the team can reach state...

Starting a new chapter for book club

Starting a new chapter for book club

Emma Weisner, Minor Staffer

October 24, 2012


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Club's attendance increases from years past   According to a recent Oxford University sociological study, students in Park’s Media Center Book Club are more likely to achieve professional advancement as adults. The study found that 16-year-old teens who read often have a better chance of ...

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