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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, ...

Debate anticipates strong season

Kayla Goldfarb, News Editor

October 17, 2012


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Team looks forward to improvement    Sitting in swivel chairs and on desktops, Park's debate team met after school Oct. 15 for practice. Sophomore David Hope leaned on a table, listening to coach Charles McClung, while his teammates congratulated Richard Shmikler on his recent win at a l...

Metro Light Rail recognized by President Obama

Ari Weinstein, Minor Staffer

October 17, 2012


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"We Can’t Wait” endorsement progresses project Though Park residents won’t have access to a Light Rail running through Minneapolis’ southwest suburbs until 2018, President Barack Obama simply said that it “Can’t Wait.”     The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Transit (SWLRT), which wil...

International films meet Park

Cole Bacig, Staff writer

October 16, 2012


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German and French begin monthly movie activity According to German teacher Frau Fox and French teacher Madame Conrad, a French teacher, students are always looking for an entertaining way to supplement their learning. They believe they have found an answer. Fox and Conrad have set out to create...

PSAT brings scholarship opportunity

PSAT brings scholarship opportunity

Josh Anderson, Staff writer

October 16, 2012


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Students will test Oct. 17 Cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) gives numerous opportunities and advantages to students who take the test. The PSAT is a test specifically developed in order to help students prepare for the ...

Reinventing the classroom

Josh Scal, Writer

October 12, 2012


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CEO of Khan Academy teams up with Google to expand online learning 200 million lessons would take the normal teacher 7,300 years to complete. Sal Khan has done it in six. Khan runs YouTube’s most popular education channel, Khan Academy. He personally records lessons ranging from comput...

Learning Lab improves involvement

Zach Knighton, Minor Staffer

October 11, 2012


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Programs continue from last year with continued success and renewed energy for improvement Although no new programs have been added to the Learning Lab this year, turnout has not been a problem. According to Rachel Hoffman, the Learning Lab Logistics Coordinator, the new Tuesday and Thursday schedule...

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