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Freshman expresses passion for orchestra

Freshman Hannah Greenstein practices one of orchestra's pieces on April 19.

Eleanor Kline-Olson

April 27, 2017

According to freshman Hannah Greenstein, growing up learning to play orchestral instruments began her love of orchestra, which made her realize she wants orchestra to be in her future. “I would hopefully like to major in music and continue (playing orchestra) professionally,” Greenstein said. ...

Sophomore attends freshman year at performing arts school

Sophomore Greta Nackerud

D'aviyan Robinson, writer

April 27, 2017

After years of longing to enroll in a school of arts, sophomore Greta Nackerud said she attended the Main Street School of Performing Arts her freshman year of high school. “I really wanted to go to an arts school ever since I was little because I have a lot of friends who went to Fair,” Nack...

Sophomore furthers musical career

Sophomore Ben Klepfer practices the trumpet during second hour band April 26. Klepfer has played the trumpet for six years.

Mimi Fhima

April 27, 2017

With six years of trumpet experience in his musical career, sophomore Ben Klepfer said he was thrilled to be accepted into the All-State Jazz Band for the second year in a row. Klepfer said being a part of the All-State Jazz Band allowed him to connect with people who shared the same musical passion...

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Samyu Yenamandra

April 17, 2017

Sophomore Lexi Lee began playing the ukulele in eighth grade after being inspired to do so by her mentor at camp Unistar. “I started in, I think, the fall of eighth grade,” Lexi Lee said. “My camp counselor played it and I just think it’s a really cool instrument so I wanted to play it to...

Lukas Wrede returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Juniors Caroline Green and Lukas Wrede stand under the Northern Lights. They both returned to Park in Dec. after spending the past semester at Conserve School.

Izzy Leviton

February 18, 2017

As junior Lukas Wrede reflects on his past semester at Conserve School, he said he enjoyed going to a school where the outdoors became his classroom. According to Wrede, Conserve School is located in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, and high school students spend one semester learning there. “Las...

Student athletes sign letters of intent

Senior Kailey DeLozier signs her commitment to Seattle University for Division 1 swimming. She signed the contract Nov. 9.

February 16, 2017

According to athletic director Andy Ewald, numerous student athletes has signed letters of intent, committing to participate in athletics at the postsecondary level. Ewald said student athletes often sign their letter of intent to a school early if they have already made their decision, so the sch...

Junior returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Juniors Caroline Green and Lukas Wrede stand under the Northern Lights. They both returned to Park in Dec. after spending the past semester at Conserve School.

Izzy Leviton

February 13, 2017

As junior Lukas Wrede reflects on his past semester at Conserve School, he said he enjoyed going to a school where the outdoors became his classroom. According to Wrede, Conserve School is located in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, and high school students spend one semester learning there. “Las...

Senior reflects on soccer career

Senior Captain Sammi Baer protects the ball from the opponent. The Orioles lost 1-3 in the Oct. 13 game.

Alec Pittman and Kailey DeLozier

January 24, 2017

Reminiscing on her successful senior year as captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team, Sammi Baer said she couldn’t help but look back on her final soccer season with fondness. According to Baer, she opted to run track in college rather than continue playing soccer. “I decided not to co...

Science Olympiad captain enjoys leading club

Science Olympiad captain enjoys leading club

Nicole Sanford and Lauren VonEschen

January 12, 2017

What is your role as captain of Science Olympiad? As captain of Science Olympiad, I generally make sure that the members know what the specific event requires of them and to check in to ensure that (members) have what they need. I also try to include all of the members so we feel like a team because...

Junior debater Ben Dodge wins Novice State Tournament

Junior debater Ben Dodge wins Novice State Tournament

Yonah Davis, Alex Balfour, and Navjot Kaur

December 7, 2016

Why do you participate in debate? Just because it's a fun thing to do and I feel like it's a good thing to know how to do. How long have you participated in debate? I've been in debate for almost two months. What is the Novice State Tournament? The Novice State Tournament is for first-...

New NHS president faces challenges

Senior Ryan Gemilere

Breanna Thompson and Amber Tran

September 29, 2016

The start of the year has been rough for senior Ryan Gemilere, president of the National Honor Society. A new adviser has affected the dedicated group of students. Gemilere said they did not do any recruiting for members over the summer, which means they are a month behind. “The officers have h...

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