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Senior captain Connor Coleman practices his flutter kick during practice Jan. 22. The boys’ swimming team beat Wayzata in its Feb. 23 meet.

Boys’ swimming beats Wayzata

Kate Schneider February 28, 2021

The result of the boys’ swim meet against Wayzata came down to the final event and according to sophomore Miles Nordling, amid the cheers and energy in the pool, Park’s relay team beat Wayzata to win...

Issue 2, Feb. 22

Issue 2, Feb. 22

February 22, 2021  

Students figure out which bus to take home after the first day of hybrid learning Oct. 26. When hybrid learning returns Feb. 22, teachers will once again be tasked with balancing distance and in-person cohorts.

Return to hybrid requires balancing once again

Tobias Khabie February 17, 2021

As students and teachers prepare for a second stint in the hybrid learning model, science teacher Al Wachutka said he is worried he will once again have to struggle with the balance of teaching students...

Senior Drew Boyum skates with the puck Feb. 12. Park lost 6-4 to Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

Boys’ hockey falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Jack Kroells February 17, 2021

After a heart-breaking 6-4 loss to Benilde-St. Margaret’s, head coach Andrew Sackrison said he was proud of the way the team played strongly the whole game. “The expectation is that we compete and...

Junior Abby Turcotte works on her assignments in the Oriole Study Nest Feb. 12. Asynchronous times will be optional for online students but required for in-person students starting Feb. 22.

Asynchronous periods restructured

Gabriel Kaplan February 16, 2021

After months of learning over Zoom, assistant principal Jessica Busse said she thinks the asynchronous periods will be more important when hybrid learning starts Feb. 22. “The people at home are not...

Senior Danny Walsh carries federally funded meals to his car to be donated. Walsh will be donating unneeded meals twice a week for the rest of the year.

Danny Walsh organizes donation drive of federally-funded meals

Talia Lissauer February 12, 2021

When a few friends dropped off their federally funded lunches at senior Danny Walsh’s house he collected and donated 310 meals in two days. After months of planning, Walsh said he has begun to pick up...

Senior Erin Brousseau passes the puck to a teammate in a Jan. 30 game. The girls' hockey's State Tournament is currently scheduled to start Mar. 26 at the Xcel Energy Center.

State tournament approved for winter sports

Tobias Khabie and Kate Schneider February 8, 2021

After hearing her team would have the opportunity to compete in the State tournament, senior girls’ basketball captain Sadie Yarosh said she was thrilled, as in the fall, her soccer team didn’t get...

Gov. Walz announces Due North Education plan

Gov. Walz announces Due North Education plan

Sophia Curran-Moore February 5, 2021

After reflecting on her experiences as a student of color, equity instructional coach Jess Davis said she hopes the Due North plan will foster students’ intelligence regardless of their race. “I...

Seniors Emma Heinzen and Anna Jensen work on a yearbook layout Feb. 1. A select few Echowan editorial staffers have came into the building to work on the yearbook. Otherwise, the yearbook runs virtually.

Echowan works on yearbook virtually

Tenzin Gyaldatsang February 2, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, many clubs have experienced changes in procedures and protocols. Senior Echowan editor-in-chief Anna Jensen said it has been hard for the staff to interact with each other and...

Senior Paris Johnson goes for a layup while being heavily contested in the game Jan. 26. Park lost to Chaska 69-54 in its best game yet.

Boys’ basketball loses to Chaska

Henry Harper January 31, 2021

Going into the fifth game of the season, the team finally hosts its first home game. Junior Brady Walsh said the team is starting to improve greatly despite what the scoreboard says. “Things are finally...

Freshmen Graham Sullivan and Charlie Odens wait for math class to begin during freshman orientation Oct. 21. Park will return to a hybrid learning model Feb. 22.

District prepares for hybrid learning

Tobias Khabie and Maddie Schutte January 29, 2021

Park will get a second shot to start to return to normalcy after the School Board approved a plan for students to return to hybrid learning. According to Superintendent Astein Osei, the focus this time...

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