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Actor, comedian takes center stage

Actor, comedian takes center stage

Raphy Gendler

April 13, 2016


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When senior Ethan Fogel describes his “off-brand humor,” he references the wide variety of comedic acts available. “My humor can sometimes fluctuate between making fart noises and making obscure pop culture references,” Fogel said. Fogel said his humor comes in part from his father. ...

Senior joins sport for final year of high school

Senior joins sport for final year of high school

Jayne Stevenson

April 11, 2016


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Senior Raymond Stack remembers the enjoyment he felt sprinting alongside his friend to finish his final race of this past cross country season. According to Stack, he began running because it looked like a good way to clear his mind.   “When you get tired from working out I just feel l...

Senior explores alternative options

Senior explores alternative options

Jamie Halper

April 10, 2016


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As senior Ben Freund looks toward his final months of high school, he’s excited to see where his post-high school plans will take him. Freund plans to attend a Kerem B'Yavneh yeshiva in Israel next year. “I’ll be taking a gap year and doing a yeshiva program and then after that some college...

Athlete aspires to play professional baseball

Athlete aspires to play professional baseball

Alissa Meredith

April 9, 2016


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Sophomore Kai McKee shakes off his nerves as he steps up to home plate and anticipates a fastball from the top of the mound. McKee said athletics are a big part of his everyday life. Ever since he was in second grade, he said he’s dreamed of someday traveling the world and playing baseball for the Ja...

New experiences allow for different perspective

New experiences allow for different perspective

Lauren VonEschen

April 8, 2016


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Throughout the year, freshman Brahim Bouzrara plans to increase his understanding about his family’s culture by learning and practicing Islam. Bouzrara said his father, Samir Bouzrara, was born and raised in Tunisia. In order to learn more about his father’s beliefs, Bouzrara said he has begun...

Sophomore writes to deal with life events

Sophomore writes to deal with life events

Celene Koller

April 7, 2016


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Sophomore Britney Villanueva was 8 when she first picked up a piece of paper and a pencil to keep her mind away from her dad’s deportation. “I needed something to distract me from my dad being gone. He was deported and I didn’t know what else to do,” Villanueva said. Since her dad’s deport...

Junior finds interest in space

Junior finds interest in space

Emily Tifft

April 6, 2016


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When anyone asks if junior Tygget Vaillancourt has an interest in space, he says an interest is a bit of an understatement — he's obsessed. Vaillancourt said space exploration interests him the most, and he likes to learn about the different areas of space in many different ways. “I follow up...

Senior to explore Peru this summer

Senior to explore Peru this summer

Sari Hattis

April 5, 2016


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Senior Dominique Robinson said she thinks when she visits Peru, her father’s country of origin, in July, she will feel like an outsider, experiencing the culture from a completely different point of view. “When people come here, they are the outsider, so when I go there I will get to be in th...

Freshman plans to see all Major League baseball fields

Freshman plans to see all Major League baseball fields

Brigid Duffy

April 4, 2016


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Freshman Cyrus Abrahamson’s goal is to visit every Major League baseball field in the country by the time he is 18 — and he’s almost halfway there. Abrahamson said his family has made it to 14 Major League fields out of 30, attending a baseball game at every one. “My family and I l...

Freshman loves to sightsee

Freshman loves to sightsee

Hanna Schechter

April 3, 2016


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After soccer, theater and honors classes, freshman Emma Yarger loves to relax by traveling around the world. In the summer, Yarger said she spends her time traveling with her family. “I’ve been to Costa Rica,” Yarger said. “One of my favorite trips (was when) I went to New York. I hav...

Junior excels in German

Junior excels in German

Jonah Kupritz

April 2, 2016


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Experts say to truly master a language, one must practice it regularly and experience it in its natural setting; junior Kim Brandt does just this. Brandt said she attended the Twin Cities German Immersion School before high school, but the everyday interactions with native-speaking family me...

Sophomore plays to impress

Sophomore plays to impress

Ethan Brown

April 1, 2016


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Sophomore Ethan Rickert unpacks his saxophone, pulls out his folder of music and places it on his stand, ever mindful of where his instrument has taken him. Rickert, who plays saxophone in Park’s wind ensemble, said he chose to join band in fifth grade and enjoys every opportunity to play. ...

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