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Senior Chiara Collinet having a discussion with classmates in IB History of the Americas Nov. 21. The class satisfies one of the requirements on her path to the IB diploma.

IB or not to be

Taylor Voigt November 29, 2023

Every five years, Park’s IB (International Baccalaureate) program is evaluated to ensure the school is allowing students to reach their full potential within IB classes. This especially affects students...

Continued construction by the main office is still affecting students Nov. 16. The construction is projected to be finished half way through next school year.

Safety barriers flood park

Jack Betzer November 18, 2023

Park has continued the process of the ongoing construction inside of the school, and some people have been questioning different parts of the project. This process will last until about halfway through...

Within the At Large Lab many books have been banned Nov 2. Many different kinds of books have been banned due to dialog.

Banned books in 2023

Caedon Exsted November 17, 2023

Last month, banned books week came and went, yet it is still being faced in public schools across America. Over 800 books were banned last year. Public schools in America are still dealing with this problem...

History teacher Emma Engebretson grades homework Oct. 23. Park instituted an 80/20 grading model that makes summative assignments worth 80% of students’ grades.

Reactions to new grading policies split 50/50

Aidan Shafton and Alicia Mainjeni October 27, 2023

Park implemented a series of school-wide grading practices at the start of the 2023–24 school year to more consistently track academic progress. Students and staff said they are experiencing the effects...

Magic: Seniors Sophia Laux, Greta Gabel and Lilia Meyer make plans to paint a wall Oct. 25. Park
seniors initially weren’t allowed to paint the traditional senior wall, but compromised on the temporary wall.

Class of ‘24 ready to leave their mark

Ted McCarren October 25, 2023

After originally being told that they wouldn’t be able to, Parks senior class recently found out that they would be able to carry on the tradition of painting the wall. In years past, the seniors have...

Senior tennis player Micheal Schneider serves ball Oct. 4. The seniors play on Parks tennis courts a few times a week.

Tennis players lead to parking lot issue

Zara Fakier October 7, 2023

At the end of the 2022-2023 school year, a parking lot issue came to students' attention. A group of older men playing tennis on Park’s school tennis courts started to affect students. The men taking...

People surround the Operation Battle Cries table Sept. 30. Shout Out Loud held a suicide prevention interactive event.

Shout out loud spreads awareness

Caedon Exsted October 3, 2023

With September wrapping up, Suicide Prevention month is also coming to an end. On Sept. 30, Shout Out Loud held their fourth annual Suicide Prevention awareness event at the Park ROC. Organizer of the...

Sophomore Josh Rickord looks to complete a pass Sept. 14. This first down brings the Orioles one step closer to a touchdown.

Football encounters home-opener loss

Abby Bartleson and Layla Mickelson September 16, 2023

During a highly anticipated home-opener game, Park football started off strong during the first half but ultimately suffered a 7-31 loss against Apple Valley Sept. 14. Coach Alex Polk said the biggest...

Photo illustration by Maya Nieves

Superintendent resigns abruptly

Maya Nieves September 13, 2023

Park announced that Superintendent Osei would be abruptly resigning, effective immediately. Park families received a short letter explaining that he would be leaving the job, without any specific reasons...

Graduating seniors throw their caps in the air June 6. Seniors throwing their caps marks the end of the graduation ceremony.

Seniors sign out

Anya Panday and Crystal Diaz June 7, 2023

As the end of the year approaches, many anticipated end-of-year events are occurring — prom, final concerts and lastly, graduation. On June 6, Park had yet another successful graduation ceremony...

Senior Eli Puchner swings and misses on June 3. Park found success against Hopkins after a 10-6 win to advance to the section semi-final.

Park stays alive against Hopkins

Owen McColgan June 6, 2023

Park Baseball beat Hopkins 10-6 to advance to the semi-final June 3. Park is lined up to play Edina to advance to the section final.  Junior Josh Middleton said his goal going forward into sections...

Junior Lola Powers gets her lunch June 2. The farm to school grant has made it possible for the school to get more food from local farms.

New lunch grant excites students

Taylor Voigt and Cole Denham June 5, 2023

The new Farm to School lunch grant has students enthusiastic for the future of school lunches. The grant gives the food department more money to be able to spend on fresher and better food, and students...

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