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ACT amends registration requirements

ACT amends registration requirements

Kayla Goldfarb, News Editor

November 14, 2012


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Photo identification standards revised When Junior Noah Kupritz sits down at the computer to register for the ACT, he’ll also have to log in to his Facebook page, owing to recent changes to the registration process for the standardized test. The new policy, which started on the last ACT exam da...

Club reacts to marriage amendment results

Josh Anderson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2012


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Marriage amendment rejection in Minnesota pleases the gay-straight alliance (GSA) at park, but motivates more work. GSA is a club dedicated to the equality of persons of different sexual orientations, and promotes this acceptance at Park. Members of GSA said they were delighted with the outcome of the...

Continuing old rituals

Cole Bacig, Staff Writer

November 12, 2012


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Fall musical “All Shook Up” opened Nov. 9 Junior Bessie Bulman, who plays Natalie in the production, continues pre-opening show traditions her 22 year old sister participated in when she went to Park in 2010. On Friday Nov. 9 the cast of the fall musical, “All Shook Up,” gathered in the...

Alumnus, New York Times columnist returns

Charlie Bahnson and Willy Morrow, Managing editor and Copy editor

November 8, 2012


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Alumnus, New York Times columnist returns   Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman went back in time as he took his seat in front of teachers and administrators during an Oct. 29 event at Park. Friedman, a 1971 Park graduate, returned to the school as part ...

Controversial dance cancelled

Isaac Greenwood, Staff writer

November 8, 2012


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Administration ends tradition because of lewd content   After years of receiving complaints about the Homecoming senior boys’ dance, Principal Rob Metz ended the contested tradition. In years past, senior boys performed the dance annually at the Homecoming pep fest. However, the sexu...

Hear me out

Sarah Brandt, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2012


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Hi, I’m Sarah and I have three earlobes. I’ve spoken that strange phrase countless times in my life during icebreaker activities and “get to know you” games where we are asked to share something unique about ourselves. On my left ear lie two flaps of skin where there should be one. It resembles...

A&A

Amelia Shankwitz, Staff Writer

November 5, 2012


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Students gear up for Sadie’s The Sadie Hawkins dance will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Double Tree Hotel near the West End in St. Louis Park. Park’s DECA members put on the dance for students. DECA officer senior Josie Verhasselt said the dance is different from the rest of the school dances, which ma...

Multicultural junior experiences international affairs

Multicultural junior experiences international affairs

Sarah Brandt, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2012


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Who: Andres Pinto, junior Activity: In 2008, junior Andres Pinto left his familiar life in metropolitan Mexico City to reside in suburban Minnesota after his mother was elected to be the Mexican consulate in the Midwest. Her involvement in foreign relations has sparked his interest in other cultures. Why...

New set, music are shaking up the fall musical

New set, music are shaking up the fall musical

Grant Donald, Sports Editor

November 5, 2012


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Juniors take lead  positions in "All Shook Up"   A two-leveled set, Elvis music and new faces are just some of the featured items this year in the fall musical “All Shook Up.” According to director Jodi Hatzenbeller, this year’s performance will include a more complex set to go al...

Casting an informed ballot

Gabe Bichinho, Staff writer

November 5, 2012


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Teens weigh in on which issues are most important in the upcoming election When junior Kaynan Appelbaum thinks about the upcoming election, he regularly considers the impact it could have on his future. According to a study by the Washington Post, the issues most important to n...

Raku Sushi rolls into West End

Josh Anderson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2012


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Early this November, Raku Sushi will open a location in The Shops at West End exposing students to new cultures through unique foods   Raku Sushi wraps up artistically and well prepared food perfectly at their Japanese fusion restaurant. Raku’s food options cover a wide range of Japanes...

School Board to swear in new member

Zach Knighton, Writer

October 18, 2012


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Ken Morrison selected in unanimous decision For about a month the School Board has been taking attendance with one empty seat. Now that seat has been filled by a unanimous mid-term appointment from the remaining board members. Since member Pam Rykken chose to resign in September due to personal reasons, ...

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