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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 ...

Students prepare for business conference

Isaac Greenwood, Minor Staffer

October 24, 2012


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DECA provides students with marketing skills   Sophomore Amy Bachman hopes to walk away from the upcoming Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Fall Leadership Conference with a greater knowledge of business and competition. “My goal is to learn and take away as much as I can from...

Orchestra plans Halloween concert

October 23, 2012


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Event to help raise money for international trip in spring, 2014 Before saying “bonjour” to Europe, members of the high school orchestra are hosting a Halloween event in order to help them get there. The orchestra will be playing a concert Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria to supp...

For Singers, quantity boosts quality

Grace Steffenhagen, Entertainment editor

October 16, 2012


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The Park Singers have seen an increase in their participants, even with an earlier start time. Zero hour, the fifty minutes before class starts on Tuesdays and Thursdays, has proved more packed than before, according to senior Maddie Peterson. “We have a lot of more people than before, ...

Quiz Bowl buzzes with excitement

Dylan Scott, Photo editor

October 10, 2012


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New season brings questions and learning   Quiz Bowl players at Park began their season Oct. 4 with a mixture of questions and a blur of hands as players slap a red buzzer at the slightest inclination that they know the answer. Sophomore player Simon Fruchtman said the key to the team's s...

New store to feature Park pride

Noah Betz-Richman, Student-Life editor

October 10, 2012


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Apparel store House of Sport opens across from stadium   There’s a new house on the block. House of Sport, a store that offers Park apparel recently opened down the street from the high school. The store is located at 6414 W. Lake St. across from the football stadium, and prov...

Jewish Studies club looking to continue cultural and religious teachings

Hannah Hein, Design Editor

September 21, 2012


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Students of all religions invited to learn about Jewish culture -- For the Jewish Studies club the new school year brings expectations of the continuation of religious teachings and cultural experiences Sophomore Brita Hunegs said she joined Jewish Studies because she heard it was a fun and in...

National Honor Society kicks off new year

Zack Gilbert Burke, Features Editor

September 21, 2012


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First volunteer opportunity arises with park clean-up The 2012-2013 session of the National Honor Society commenced with its first member meeting Sept. 13. Secretary senior Carter Robinson said he was energized and hopeful with the outcome and turnout of the first meeting. “There was a good t...

Orchestra implements council

Caroline Ahlgrim, In-depth editor

September 20, 2012


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Students focus on program involvement, future trip   When students, parents and community members attend an orchestra concert this year, they will see a new level of student leadership. The orchestra has chosen eight high school students to represent and strengthen the program. These students ...

Student club recieves county funding

Kayla Goldfarb, News editor

September 20, 2012


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Grant to assist in environmental projects   Gathered in a tight circle of folding chairs, the members of the Roots and Shoots environmental group met to discuss the progress of their newest initiative. The club, co-led by seniors Lani Abelson and Anders Conroy will focus its energy o...

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