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Trip sparks knowledge about heritage

Trip sparks knowledge about heritage

Isra Mohamed

February 3, 2020

When sophomore Fatima Mohamed heard that her family was taking a trip to Somalia, she was ecstatic.  “I have never traveled outside of the United States, so I was excited to go and visit another country and see different things,” Mohamed said.  According to Mohamed, her family decided to take th...

Junior creates Instagram for business

Junior creates Instagram for business

Sofie Geretz

January 8, 2020

@sick_threadz sells clothing bought from thrift stores or take people’s clothing and adds detailing, according to Junior Evie Gutzke. “I take thrifted clothing and revamp it so it's more modern and I can resell it. I add my own detailing to it and make it my own,” Gutzke said. “You can als...

$4 bet waged to outlast, brave elements

$4 bet waged to outlast, brave elements

Colin Canaday

January 8, 2020

The first snowfall of each year signifies many things, including the end of students sitting outside for lunch. But sophomores Danny Shope, Blake Knudson, Joe McGurgan and Luke Walsh are set on testing limits, according to Shope. “A few friends and I were eating outside for lunch in the fall, when it ...

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 ...

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...

Theater program fosters an interest in sewing

Theater program fosters an interest in sewing

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

April 18, 2019

Swapping pillowcases for elaborate performance costumes, junior Morgan Graves said her sewing abilities have grown immensely since joining the theater costumes crew. “I basically didn’t do much sewing until I started theater. I did a little bit here and there when I was at my grandma’s house. ...

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