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Bringing a new beat

Bringing a new beat

Sara Tifft, Staff writer

February 18, 2014


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How did you become interested? I started two years ago. My dad is the main person that DJs and he asked me if I’d want to try it. I got more into it and started doing my own parties. How did you learn to DJ? My dad taught me how to scratch, what songs to play at different times an...

A real glass act

A real glass act

Noa Raasch

January 15, 2014


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When did you start? I started blowing glass in my garage around the middle of last summer, about six months ago. Where did you learn to blow glass? I took an intro class this summer. My instructor influenced me to continue after the class. I’ve been interested in art and glass for a few years,...

A passion for poetry

A passion for poetry

Peter Johnson

December 11, 2013


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What motivated you to write your poem? At first I had bad writers’ block. It took me three days to start. I visited my mentor Shanna Gronewold’s house, and she helped me. Every time I saw her perform spoken word or write poetry, I saw how much she loved it. I realized how good of a thin...

Sophomore rolls onto the track

Sophomore rolls onto the track

Josh Mesick

November 13, 2013


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How did you get into the sport? I first started playing when I was 12, three years ago. I went to a roller derby bout (game) with my grandparents and we heard about the Twin Cities Junior Roller Derby, and I just decided to sign up. I started with Twin Cities Junior Roller Derbys, and I beg...

Gearing up for the war | Andrew Grindle

Gearing up for the war | Andrew Grindle

Daniel Vlodaver

October 23, 2013


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What influenced you to start doing World War II reenactments? I have been a huge world war history buff for as long as I can remember. I wanted to do something hands on with it and what better way than actually going out and reenacting it? One day I was reading this newspaper and there was...

Japanese culture hits home | Jouji Hanchi

Japanese culture hits home | Jouji Hanchi

Zoe Kedrowski

October 3, 2013


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How often do you visit Japan? I went to go see my grandparents. I get to go see them every two years or so. What did you do while you were in Japan? I stayed in Tokyo with my grandparents for three weeks. I wandered around Tokyo on my own and had different places and stores to go to. I also went...

1997 Park grad returns as teacher | Andy Carlson

1997 Park grad returns as teacher | Andy Carlson

Natalie Vig

September 16, 2013


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What brought you back to Park? “I have always looked for a job at SLP, I was born and raised here and always wanted to come back and give to the students what I got from the teachers here.” Are there many differences in the school since you graduated? “It has a fairly similar atmosphere, a l...

In the spotlight: Hibaaq Shire, freshman

Noah Robiner, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013


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Activity: Freshman Hibaaq Shire has taken her love of art and applied it to henna tattooing. It also allows her to connect to her faith. What is henna? Henna is a tattoo that can be done just for fun or for special occasions like a holiday. It’s done in a different style than other tattoos...

In the spotlight

Amelia Shankwitz, Staff Writer

March 20, 2013


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Who: Kristin Botzet, senior Activity: With a childhood filled with baked goods and multiple experiences baking cakes, cookies and other types of treats, senior Kristen Botzet shares information about her homemade delicacies. How did you start baking? My mom has always baked, and when I was too...

In the spotlight: Stefan Fraizer

In the spotlight: Stefan Fraizer

Danielle Appleman, Business Manager

February 26, 2013


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Who: Stefan Fraizer, senior Activity: Senior Stefan Fraizer and junior Sam Rybeck started Park’s radio station 106.5 FM to broadcast their favorite artists. To hear the featured genre of the week and potentially listen to interviews with local artists, tune in before school from 8:00 to 8:40 a.m....

In the spotlight: Diana Magaril

Suh Koller, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013


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Who: Diana Magaril, sophomore Activity: While most students may spend their free time on the Internet, and Netflix, Diana Magaril enjoys spending her time drawing and writing her own anime comics. When did you first become interested in anime? I first became interested in anime when I watched mo...

Card-playing junior competes in regional events

Ari Weinstein

December 3, 2012


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Who: Jake Segal, junior Activity: From an early age, junior Jake Segal has been hooked on the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards. Segal said his mastery of the strategy of the game launched him from amateur card player to regional champion. When did you start collecting cards? I started at age 4, when I got my first Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. I played with the...

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