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Senior designs art for rappers

Senior designs art for rappers

Maggie Klaers

May 7, 2018


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What kind of art do you do? I like to draw, but what I’m trying to pursue is graphic design. Do you see yourself pursuing this as a career after high school?  Yes, certainly. That’s why right now I’m trying to get my foot in the door, because I want to make this a career when I leave...

Senior decides to join National Guard

Senior decides to join National Guard

Abby Intveld

March 22, 2018


Filed under In the Spotlight, Student Life

What made you want to join the National Guard? There were a lot of different reasons behind joining. The adventure of the National Guard experience is a huge reason, and it will also help pay for college, which is a big factor. There’s a bunch of different reasons. Did anyone influence your decision to join? ...

Artist develops unique makeup style

Artist develops unique makeup style

Evelyn Nelson

December 23, 2017


Filed under In the Spotlight, Profiles

How did you first begin doing makeup? I just wanted to do it, but I could never could figure out why. Then I started watching “RuPaul's Drag Race,” and I started getting into the drag aspects of that. Who inspires you when creating your makeup looks? Instagram. I follow a lot of different acc...

Junior expresses himself through poems

Junior expresses himself through poems

Abby Intveld

November 15, 2017


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When did you start writing poetry? I started writing poetry when my grandpa died. His death was really big in my life because he’s the one that got me started with bowling, and we’d always hang out on the weekends over the summer. I hadn’t lost any family members before him, so when he died it hit...

Junior expresses herself through fashion design

Junior expresses herself through fashion design

Amaia Barajas

March 28, 2017


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When did you start making your own clothes? The summer before eighth grade, I remember taking some lessons with one of my mom’s friends and she taught me the basics. Do you make clothes for other people or for profit? I’ve actually started doing that a while ago, taking orders and such. How wou...

Senior pursues stand-up comedy

Senior pursues stand-up comedy

William Phelan

March 4, 2017


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How did you get into comedy? When I was a kid I always loved to make people happy. I still do, and the main way I found I could do that was comedy. How was your humor developed over the years? As I grew older I learned the difference between comedy and straight joke telling, and that comedy comes ...

Senior honors grandmother

Senior honors grandmother

Nicole Sanford

January 16, 2017


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What was your name before and what is your name now? I go by Zosha right now, and then the name before that I went by was Sophia, the name on my birth certificate. How long ago did you change your name? I changed my name just at the beginning of this (school) year — August or September. Why di...

Artist brings drawing to life

Artist brings drawing to life

Hannah Leff

January 13, 2017


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How long have you been interested in art? My whole life, I’ve always been interested in art. I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t. I’ve always been sketching and drawing little pictures whether is was of “Star Wars” or “Spiderman,” just things I was into. What kind of classes do...

Freshman celebrates Irish culture, customs

Freshman celebrates Irish culture, customs

Alex Balfour

November 11, 2016


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How long have you been Irish dancing? Nine years. How often and where do you practice? I practice at a studio in Edina called Corda Mor. I practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and two classes on Saturday and on Sunday. So typically five days a week. Why did you decide to start Irish dancing? I...

Meet the HAP Adviser: Peter Redmond

Meet the HAP Adviser: Peter Redmond

Sumaya Mohamed and D'aviyan Robinson

November 7, 2016


Filed under In the Spotlight, Profiles, School clubs and activities, Student Life

How did you come to teach at Park? “I moved out of Colorado where I began teaching, then came here. In September, I wasn't in the classroom and it felt very awkward, so I applied. Back then there was no online, you did it in the newspaper and I came here and got the job.” How long have you b...

Student broadens horizons

Student broadens horizons

Sam Orloff

September 22, 2016


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How long were you in South Africa? For five and a half months. From January to June. Where in South Africa were you based? Did you travel around? I lived in Cape Town. I traveled a lot. I flew to Johannesburg a couple times, I went up north on safari’s, I traveled the West Coast lots too. ...

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