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Launch Party to happen on Earth Day

Launch Party to happen on Earth Day

Emma Yarger

April 19, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to freshman Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank, the Climate Action Plan has been in the works for three to four years. She said she feels happy to see their hard work come to fruition. “We are doing the launch this weekend, on Earth Day — the 22nd, and we have been planning the event...

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Sumaya Mohamed

April 19, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

With two seconds remaining in the championship round, senior and member of team Softball Sam Garcia felt beyond thrilled when she caught the ball, winning that round for her team as well as being named MVP. “I don’t know it is crazy. I just came here to play and have fun and I was named MVP ...

Rappers in Park dream big

Rappers in Park dream big

Emma Yarger

April 18, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

[one-third-first] Bekele focuses on inspiring listeners Sophomore Nebyu Bekele said he wakes up every morning thinking about winning a Grammy someday. “(Rapping) is my passion. I mean (winning a grammy) is unrealistic right now, but that is my dream,” Bekele said. “I think music is something I’m goin...

Administration to enforce Pledge of Allegiance

Administration to enforce Pledge of Allegiance

Abby Intveld, Dani Orloff, and Emma Yarger

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Having not stated the Pledge of Allegiance since elementary school, senior Sam Wooden said he was inspired by the opportunity to honor the United States and its flag at school. “We haven’t done the Pledge of Allegiance at all even though it’s in the student handbook,” Wooden said. “I t...

District remains in session despite snow storm conditions

District remains in session despite snow storm conditions

Amaia Barajas, Abby Intveld, and Dani Orloff

April 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As senior Shoshana Altman drove to school this morning, she said her normal drive became dangerous due to the severe winter weather. “Side streets closer to the school or in my neighborhood were terrible and terrifying. You don’t want to go too slow and get stuck in the snow, but if you go too...

Weekly games unite faculty

Weekly games unite faculty

Ruby Stillman

April 16, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to engineering and science teacher Mark Miller, a group of teachers and administrators from around the district get together every week to play basketball. “We play basketball starting at 6 o’clock at the middle school every Wednesday, and we get a group together and we play four on four,...

Girls’ golf combats weather

Girls’ golf combats weather

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

April 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Beginning her second year on the girls’ golf team, junior Erica Dudley said the cold spring weather could make for a more stagnant season than in years past. “We just don’t get to play that much this season,” Dudley said. “I’m upset that we don’t get to play outside. I don’t love pla...

Ultimate chooses tournaments for the season

Ultimate chooses tournaments for the season

Ella Hammerstrand and Carissa Prestholdt

April 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to junior ultimate captain Daniel Hunegs, the head coach of the team decides what tournaments the team will play in based on player’s flexibility regarding practices and holidays. “Spencer, our head coach, determines (the tournaments). We were deciding between two tournaments,” said H...

Baseball team remains positive, confident after loss

Baseball team remains positive, confident after loss

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

April 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Despite today’s loss to the Edina Hornets, head baseball coach Brian Kelly said he is pleased with the team’s performance and believes the Orioles outplayed Edina. Kelly said the team began mentally preparing on the bus, bringing a focused mindset onto the field. “I thought we hit the ball bet...

Athletes participate in concussion tests

Athletes participate in concussion tests

Izzy Leviton

April 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Junior lacrosse captain Grace Lynch said she believes Park has invested more into athletic programs this year, especially with the new captains training and concussion testing. “It feels like our school is trying a lot harder this year to be aware of what is going on in sports, with the captains t...

Assassins elicits new concerns

Assassins elicits new concerns

Atticus Raasch

April 12, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

This story has been modified since the release of the print edition April 11.

Team prepares for match-up against Edina

Team prepares for match-up against Edina

Mimi Fhima

April 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to junior outfielder Aaron Sledge, despite the recent cold weather, he is not concerned about tomorrow’s non-conference baseball game against Edina. Sledge said the team has prepared mentally and physically for the game and expects a competitive match-up. “So far we have taken a ...

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