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Sophomore lands lead in spring play

Sophomores Cole Kanne and Isaac Scott rehearse for the upcoming spring play

Kate Schneider

April 17, 2019

Sophomore Cole Kanne said he is well equipped to play Peter, the lead in “Prelude to a Kiss,” because they have similar personality traits and Kanne said he will put an interesting twist on the character. “This character, in particular, has to make stuff pretty awkward and I’m good at that...

Junior converts to Judaism

Junior presidents Maddie Lind and Ally Feller organize a meeting Sept. 24. Lind and Feller will co-lead this year's chapter of Intersectional Feminism Club.

Breanna Thompson

March 17, 2019

Why did you convert? I am still in the conversion process. I wasn't really religious before I kind of developed an interest in Judaism. I was raised Methodist, but Christianity was never really my thing, and then I kind of realized, ‘Hey I don't have to believe in God in a way that's like an old wh...

The Nest displays amatuer art

Junior Lauren Schmelzer paints with watercolors in Martha Ortman's painting class March 8. On her own time, Schmelzer takes nature photography and sells her work at the Nest.

Ben Sanford

March 12, 2019

After hearing about a way to showcase her art at the Nest, junior Lauren Schmelzer jumped at the opportunity. In previous years, Schmelzer has had to sell her own art in person. “(My mom) told me I could have my art sitting (at the Nest), because I don’t really like to be sitting at a booth for ...

Sophomore composes musical, plays five instruments

Sophomore Amara Foner plays the viola at Orchestra practice Friday the 15th. This is one of six instruments that she plays as well as composing the score for a musical.

Samantha Klepfer

February 26, 2019

According to sophomore Amara Foner, she has been learning music since she was 4 years old. “I play piano, cello, flute, viola and ocarina. I’ve been playing piano since I was 4, and I was 9 when I started cello,” Foner said. “I was 11 when I started flute; I started viola last year, and I sta...

Sophomore instructs children’s karate classes

Sophomore Grace Schultz practices a side kick Feb. 10 on her own time. Schultz has a third-degree black belt and started taking karate lessons at age 5. She began teaching karate in February 2017.

Yonit Krebs

February 21, 2019

Now a children’s karate instructor and third-degree black belt, sophomore Grace Schultz said she began karate when her dad brought her to classes because he wanted her to learn self defense. “I was really nervous at first but as I kept going and learning new things I kind of got obsessed with tr...

Senior applies for year-long exchange program

Senior Caroline Garland reads from her book preparing her for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Yonit Krebs

January 20, 2019

After hearing about her father’s experience on an exchange program and hosting an Italian exchange student, senior Caroline Garland said she decided apply for a foreign exchange program as a gap year between high school and college. “My dad did this American Field Service (AFS) foreign exchange...

Sophomore hopes to visit all seven continents by graduation

A photo from sophomore Elie Grassley's trip to Antarctica. According to Grassley, she hopes to visit all seven continents by 2021, her graduation year.

Kate Schneider

January 17, 2019

Sophomore Elie Grassley said she started traveling internationally when she was a baby. She said her love for travel comes from observing how differently people around the world live. “I think I was around 3 or 6 months old when I first traveled out of the country. It’s always been something that...

Junior sells jewelry on Instagram

Junior Anna Long beads necklace for a customer in her jewelry room. Follow @acl.jewelry to see updates on the jewelry she makes.

Gabriel Kaplan

January 3, 2019

Junior Anna Long said she picked up jewelry crafting as a hobby after learning how to make it from her nanny. “My nanny made (jewelry) and I thought it was really cool, so she lent me some of her stuff and I started making it and got really into it,” Long said. “I use beads and wire and I ha...

Junior works as Chipotle kitchen manager

Junior works as Chipotle kitchen manager

Noah Orloff

December 2, 2018

According to junior Elliott Rickert, who started his job at the St. Louis Park Chipotle Mexican Grill location toward the end of June, his responsibilities consist of overseeing the restaurant. “I’m a kitchen manager,” Rickert said. “I have to make sure all of the food is kept up so ...

Singer pursues career in music

Sophmore Leo Dworsky practices one on one with his choir teacher Mr. Myszkowski.

Noah Orloff

December 1, 2018

As sophomore singer Leo Dworsky performs, he said his favorite parts of singing are developing relationships with others as well as improving his own vocal technique. “I love connecting with other people, but I don’t just do it for others. I do it for myself to better myself,” Dworsky said. ...

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Senior Zinedine Kroeten strikes the ball passing it to a fellow teammate during the game against Washburn Oct. 6. The game ended in Park's demise with a final score of 1-2.

Tamar Gewirtz

November 6, 2018

This coming winter, senior soccer player Zinedine Kroeten will be going off to Germany to play for soccer team Werderbrenem. According to Kroeten, this opportunity arose only recently. “I went to guest play for this team in Chicago. I did really well there, so the coach of the team showed the videos of...

Stage manager for ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ works towards success

Senior Nietzsche Deuel feeds lines to actors during theater rehearsal Oct. 24. Deuel is the active stage manager for '9 to 5 the Musical.'

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

October 25, 2018

Senior Nietzsche Deuel said she has enjoyed working with both the cast and crew for ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ and previous theater productions as the stage manager. “I get to work with all the parts of theater, because usually cast works with cast and crew works with crew, but as stage manager I...

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