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Senior leads MED Club as president

Senior leads MED Club as president

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

December 4, 2017


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When senior MED Club president Hannah Wolk heard about the MED Club two years ago, she felt very excited to join. “I joined because I have always been interested in going into a medical field, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to be,” Wolk said. Wolk said she always was interested i...

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

November 28, 2017


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Senior robotics club president George Hare said he first joined robotics because of his interest in math and science and seeing a good opportunity to improve his skills. “What sparked my interest in robotics is that I want to go into engineering, and robotics is a really cool way to get involved...

Athlete strives to move forward in karate

Athlete strives to move forward in karate

Amaia Barajas

November 17, 2017


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Senior Jack Dooley reflects on the lessons karate has taught him after 11 years of training and acquiring a third degree black belt. “(Karate) taught me about self-discipline. It’s taught me about time management because it’s a lot of training,” Dooley said. “You have to manage doing schoo...

Junior scores 36 on ACT

Junior scores 36 on ACT

Sumaya Mohamed

November 9, 2017


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Going in to take the American College Testing Sept. 9, junior Jack Ostrovsky said he felt confident because of all the hard work he put into studying over the summer. “I took a lot of practice tests and then I reviewed my answers that I got wrong so I wouldn't make the same mistake the next time,”...

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Marta Hill

October 31, 2017


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After starting on the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota a month ago junior Alaysha McCall is embracing this opportunity to learn. “At first I was nervous out of my mind,” McCall said. “I thought it was a volunteer thing, but when I got (to the meeting) lieutenant governor Tina Smith and gov...

Junior provides positivity for swim team

Junior provides positivity for swim team

Sophie Yarosh and Maddie Lund

October 26, 2017


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As junior Claudia Stone thinks about some of her favorite times on the high school swim team, she said her most memorable moments were those spent with her teammates. “I enjoy (swimming) because the team is really great and I like all the girls which makes it really fun,” Stone said. Stone...

Senior serves on city commission

Senior serves on city commission

Eli Curran-Moore

October 26, 2017


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When senior Isaac Mintzer joined the City of Golden Valley Human Rights Commission, he joined with serving his community in mind. Mintzer said this stems from childhood commitments. “Since I was little my father helped ingrain in me the sense that I have to give back to my community, and I've bee...

Senior expresses passion for environment

Senior expresses passion for environment

Isaac Wert

October 17, 2017


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For senior Roots and Shoots member Lukas Wrede, the connection he feels with the environment is nearindescribable. “(The environment) is the biggest part of my life and it’s something that is my home. I feel a personal connection to nature and to just the environment in general,” Wrede said. Wr...

Senior finds home at church youth group

Senior finds home at church youth group

Avia Kaner-Roth

October 3, 2017


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When senior Austin Patterson first heard of his church youth group, YTH, he was reluctant to join. Patterson said his friend convinced him to attend a YTH meeting. “I started because a friend of mine had to go and he brought me to make it more fun. That's how it started, but once I got connecte...

Exchange student from Iceland reflects on first few weeks at Park

Exchange student from Iceland reflects on first few weeks at Park

Isabel Leviton

September 26, 2017


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Senior Rosa Sigrunardorrit said she has been embraced by the Park community, which made her transition from being 2959 miles from her home easier. According to Sigrunardorrit, she moved from the capital city in Iceland, Reykjavik, and will be spending the year at Park as an exchange student. “I l...

Senior spends summer at Paisley Park

Senior spends summer at Paisley Park

Avia Kaner-Roth, writer

September 20, 2017


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Senior Joseph Holloway said he was very lucky to have the opportunity to be a part time DJ and Ecology worker at Paisley Park because it is such a private and prestigious institution. “The only way to get hired at Paisley Park is to have a personal connection,” Holloway said. “My mom used to...

Seniors spend summer representing SLP

Seniors spend summer representing SLP

Jenna Cook, writer

September 16, 2017


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According to senior Jasmine Tchida, the Parktacular Ambassador program inspires her to do more than sit around with nothing to do all summer. “I knew I wasn’t going to do anything this summer except for work, and I know I’m not going to be working all the time,” Tchida said. “I just...

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