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Band plays at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Band plays at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Alex Balfour and Izzy Leviton

October 13, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

Surrounded by pink ribbons and a high energy atmosphere, senior Ethan Rickert, whose mother passed away from breast cancer last summer, felt a personal tie to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 7 at the U.S. Bank Stadium. “I have to thank Making Strides Against Breast Cancer because they gave my mom a substantial...

Girls’ swimming wins last home meet

Girls’ swimming wins last home meet

Sophie Yarosh

October 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

When senior girls swimming captain Izzy Leviton heard the final score of the swim meet, she jumped and screamed as she realized the team took second place in the conference. According to Leviton, the girls’ swim team won 51.5-42.5 in their final home meet Oct. 12 against Bloomington Jefferson. Leviton...

Israel Advocacy club focuses on new year

Israel Advocacy club focuses on new year

Hayley Westwood, Breanna Thompson, and David Bryant

October 13, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to club president junior Dani Orloff, from a discussion group to a group of activists, the Israel Advocacy club sets its attention to political and social issues in Israel as they advocate for change. “Israel Advocacy club is the first of its kind in the Midwest, it's to teach students...

Dakota Park, Keller Baseball Field undergo renovations

Dakota Park, Keller Baseball Field undergo renovations

Dani Orloff

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

When freshman baseball player Sam Hunt evaluates the renovations occurring on the Park baseball and softball fields Oct. 4, he said he believes they will help the team enhance their skills. “I think it will give our guys a little more confidence as well as a better quality training facility that wil...

ACT focuses on volunteering

ACT focuses on volunteering

Breanna Thompson, Hayley Westwood, and David Bryant

October 3, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

  According to junior Achieving Change Together co-president Yonah Davis, the purpose of the club is to provide students throughout the school with volunteer opportunities. “(ACT will) take your hours for you, we'll coordinate the events and all you have to do is show up which makes volunteering ...

Park makes America’s Most Challenging High Schools list

Park makes America’s Most Challenging High Schools list

Nicole Sanford

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

According to Washington Post author Jay Matthews, Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools list was originally designed to give high schools credit for offering challenging courses, despite the results of their students’ standardized test scores. “I created (the list) because I had writte...

Girls’ soccer endures busy week

Girls’ soccer endures busy week

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

October 3, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Girls’ soccer head coach Benjy Kent said when the season gets busy, like the past week, it is important to get back to the basics of why the team plays the game. “We talk a lot about finding joy in the game. It's so easy once school starts to get busy with academics,” Kent said. “It can star...

Orioles fall to Benilde 48-20

Orioles fall to Benilde 48-20

Hanna Schechter, Photographer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

Boys’ soccer moves toward improvement

Boys’ soccer moves toward improvement

Jenna Cook

September 28, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Park’s varsity boys’ soccer team pulled quickly ahead of Bloomington Jefferson Sept. 26, finishing the game with a 3-1 score in their favor after Jefferson scored the first goal. The team has been on a winning streak since their tie with Chanhassen Sept 14. According to mnsoccerhub.com, Park’s...

Orioles to face cross town rival Benilde

Orioles to face cross town rival Benilde

Sam Birnberg and Adam Johnson

September 27, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Following a 28-20 win over the Richfield Spartans, Park football prepares this week for Thursday’s home game against rival, Benilde-St. Margaret’s. The game will be played early because of Yom Kippur. According to senior defensive back and kicker, Skyler Rudelius-Palmer, last week’s win provided team...

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Profiles

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...

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