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Italian exchange student adjusts to Park life

Italian exchange student, senior Eléna Jommi talks with her new friends at lunch Sept. 19 in the cafeteria.

Yonit Krebs

October 8, 2018

Moving from her home country of Italy to St. Louis Park, Minnesota was not an easy transition, according to exchange student, senior Elena Jommi. She said beyond language difficulties, she had trouble adjusting to the fact that she doesn’t know anyone at Park. “It’s difficult for me to explain,” Jo...

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Senior Ilsa Olsen practices her painting skills after school Sept. 18. Olsen won third place for her watercolor art piece at the State Fair.

Noah Orloff

October 2, 2018

Senior Ilsa Olsen said enthusiasm was her first reaction after receiving the news that she had placed third in a State Fair art competition. “I was really excited. I was actually at tennis practice, so I think it gave me a boost of energy there and I was just really happy,” Olsen said. Senior Marian M...

Senior finds passion in mentoring

Senior Samyu Yenamandra explains a question during her free tutoring session for the ACT. She will be offering more sessions in the summer.

Maddie Lund

June 1, 2018

Senior IB diploma candidate Samyu Yenamandra said she knows that ACT testing is an anxious time for most students and wanted to do something to alleviate the stress. “I wanted to start because I had gotten tutored and it really helped me and it was really easy for me to do it because I had all of ...

Sophomore starts sixth year of sport

Sophomore Raphaela Slager has been Ice skating since she was a pre-teen.

Sofie Geretz

June 1, 2018

According to sophomore Raphaela Slager, her love of skating began when she was in fifth grade. She said she discovered the sport when she tried it out with her sister. “There was a day off (of school), and my sister had skating lessons,” Raphaela Slager said. “I was testing it out, and I liked...

Junior plans to study abroad senior year

Junior plans to study abroad senior year

Yonit Krebs

May 14, 2018

Junior Emma Kempf rejects a typical high school experience and will head to China for her senior year of high school. Kempf said she will be learning Mandarin Chinese and Chinese history along with more traditional classes on a School Year Abroad program in Beijing, China. “I'm really really looki...

Junior takes on stage managing role

Junior KJ Preston Pepperell was a stage manager for the spring play,

Isabel Kjaer

May 3, 2018

According to junior KJ Preston Pepperell, throughout his high school career he has stage managed several shows, a role which requires a cool mindset under pressure and organizational skills. Preston Pepperell said theater has always been a part of life for him, so it was an obvious choice for him to ap...

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Senior Lewis Brown participates in a space learning activity March 8 during his week at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy. The program is located at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Nicole Sanford

April 27, 2018

After attending a week-long space camp through Honeywell at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama, senior Lewis Brown said the experience taught him more than just leadership skills. “It confirmed me not to judge a book by its cover because the first day I got there I said ‘oh my God, I...

Meet the 2018 Valedictorians

Shoshana Altman

Muna Ali

April 18, 2018

Annabella Strathman: What college are you planning on going to? “I am going to Carleton College next year in Northfield.” Is there anything you’re interested in studying? “You know, it’s pretty open-ended right now. I’m leaning towards something with chemistry but I’ve a...

Freshman takes home State title

Freshman takes home State title

Muna Ali

April 3, 2018

Having swum competitively for eight years, freshman Hayden Zheng said he ended this year’s season with an individual State title in the 100 yard breaststroke. “I thought I did really well at this past State, you know, getting the individual State title. I was very happy with that,” Zheng said....

Senior expresses passion through spray painting

Use with permission from Aramis Nolen

Sumaya Mohamed

March 22, 2018

Inspired to make an impact in people's’ lives, senior Aramis Nolen said he plans to pursue a career in art.   “I like to change peoples lives somehow someway. That’s my purpose,” Nolen said. “I don’t have a clear plan yet but I just feel like if I get enough tools I’d be pretty set. It...

Snowboarder competes at the national level

Snowboarder competes at the national level

Eli Curran-Moore

February 26, 2018

According to sophomore snowboarder Tristan Rooney, he started snowboarding seven years ago, was hooked, and has been progressing ever since. “Me and a couple friends just saw some snowboarding videos, wanted to try it out, and we’ve been snowboarding ever since,” Rooney said. “I usuall...

Junior performs with Children’s Theatre

Junior performs with Children’s Theatre

Yonit Krebs

January 24, 2018

After having spent many grueling months working on the Children Theatre’s production of “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” junior Greta Nackerud said she felt it was an amazing experience. “It was a really professional and impressive environment. I learned a lot from from the...

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