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Kiran Alwy competes on Chopped Jr.

Kiran Alwy competes on Chopped Jr.

Harris Keekley

December 2, 2019

What did you do to prepare for the competition? “My dad talked to a lot of award-winning chefs and they gave me some tips and then the producers of the show sent a lot of stuff that they wanted (me) to practice and then I just watched Youtube videos.” What are some of your favorite dishes to cook and why...

Junior plays Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde’

Junior plays Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde’

Sofie Geretz

November 22, 2019

According to junior Phoebe McKinney, playing Elle Woods in Park’s production of “Legally Blonde” is the largest role she has ever had in a production. “I've had leads in the past, but nothing as large of an undertaking as this one. Elle is in every scene in this show and I've never had a ...

English teacher going paperless

English teacher going paperless

Adin Zweigbaum

October 10, 2019

When cleaning his room at the end of the year, English teacher Andrew Wilkes said he felt sad about the amount of paper he was wasting. “I was throwing out just reams and reams of, either student work that's been turned in, orstuff that, I printed out and we never ended up using. It just was kind of d...

Senior Will Pinney leads fundraiser for breast cancer

Senior Will Pinney leads fundraiser for breast cancer

Sofie Geretz

October 10, 2019

What is the October Saves fundraiser? “October Saves is a charity for breast cancer that hockey goalies from all over can be a part of. Goalies create an account on the October Saves website where people can donate. The goalie’s job is to count the amount of saves they get throughout October ...

Library media specialist aides students and staff

Library media specialist aides students and staff

Samiya Mohamed

June 6, 2019

Library media specialist Ellen George who is very intriguing and one of the most open-minded staff here at Park said she her role is quite interesting “It's a job where you’re doing so many different things everyday that no day is like the next day and what's interesting is all the different t...

Athena award recipient honored at luncheon

Athena award recipient honored at luncheon

Anika Hanson and Rachel Salzer

June 2, 2019

Senior Sophie Olmen attended the Athena Award Ceremony luncheon at the DoubleTree in Bloomington May 3. According to Olmen, at the ceremony they had lunch and there were different speakers who shared personal stories about impactful events in their life to inspire the new Athena winners in their future...

Sophomore takes seven advanced placement tests

Sophomore takes seven advanced placement tests

Samiya Mohamed

June 2, 2019

Sophomore Thor Anderson, who has signed up for seven AP tests, said he is only taking two classes, studying the rest of them himself. "I’m taking Statistics, European History, Computer Science A, Human Geography, Comparative Government and Politics, World History and Calculus BC,” Anderson said....

Sophomore attends annual State competition

Sophomore attends annual State competition

Maria Perez Barriga

June 2, 2019

After seeing many other police explorers, sophomore Isela Perez-Kauhaihao felt excited to compete against them in the State competition. “It was really fun, you get to meet other people that have the same interests as you from all over Minnesota,” Perez-Kauhaihao said. Last month Perez-Kauha...

Junior plans trip to hike alone for six weeks

Junior plans trip to hike alone for six weeks

Ethan Meisler

May 23, 2019

With the upcoming six week hiking trip by herself on the Camino de Santiago trail through France and Spain, junior Ellen Poulter said she looks forward to growing and immersing herself in the outdoors. “A goal for me is to grow as a person while I’m there because a lot of times when you’re on ...

Teenagers serve as referees for youth sports

Teenagers serve as referees for youth sports

Yonit Krebs

May 14, 2019

Knowing he wouldn’t be able to play hockey on Park’s high school team, sophomore Elliot Salmon said he searched for other ways to maintain a connection to the sport. “I ended up asking the players’ dads and they said to try reffing hockey as a way to stay involved and they ended up giving ...

Senior gets full ride for musical talent

Senior gets full ride for musical talent

Carly Joseph

May 10, 2019

For his notable achievements with the violin, senior Emmett Foner said he was awarded a full ride to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. While he was not originally set on going to Eau Claire, he said he is very excited for the opportunity. “I was planning on going to Iowa State University, b...

Senior to serve in National Guard

Senior to serve in National Guard

Ben Sanford

April 29, 2019

With the intent of serving after high school, senior Max Dehn said he decided to reach out to the National Guard. “I always wanted to serve, and I know it’s good to try (to) join senior year or shortly after you join high school, so I sought (the National Guard) out,” Dehn said. Computer scien...

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