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Photo Gallery: Pep fest Feb. 16

Photo Gallery: Pep fest Feb. 16

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Chris Nordstrom crosses up junior Jariel Barrera and proceeds to drain a jump shot.

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Roots and Shoots continues to promote sustainability

Roots and Shoots continues to promote sustainability

Avia Kaner-Roth and Isaac Wert

February 19, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Following the successful adoption of the Climate Action Plan by St. Louis Park’s City Council, Park’s Roots and Shoots club looks to expand their sustainability campaigns this spring, according to senior club leader Lukas Wrede. “We’re about to try a door-to-door campaign for wind sourcin...

Choir performance of ‘Cinderella’ approaches

Choir performance of ‘Cinderella’ approaches

Avia Kaner-Roth and Isaac Wert

February 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

While preparing for the winter choir musical, ‘Cinderella,’ senior Thomas Bryant said he foresees an engaging finished product. “I’m excited to see the whole piece come together and really bring the full effort of the choir into it and show our best work,” Bryant said. Junior choir...

Mayfield joins 1,000-point club

Mayfield joins 1,000-point club

Alec Pittman, Jacob Stillman

February 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Confetti showered the stands behind Park’s bench as senior Cire Mayfield scored his 1,000 career high school point after driving with his right hand to the basket. Assistant coach Rob Griffin said he believes this feat is even more impressive because of who Mayfield has played alongside for the la...

Choir works to defy stereotypes in ‘Cinderella’

Choir works to defy stereotypes in ‘Cinderella’

Sofia Seewald

February 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As choir prepares for its annual musical, "Cinderella," choir teacher and musical director John Myszkowski said he hopes to challenge pre-set assumptions about the characters’ appearance. “Our version is not the same as the Disney movie, and that was something that kids were really challenging, a...

Minnesota Wild holds practice at Recreation Outdoor Center

Minnesota Wild holds practice at Recreation Outdoor Center

William Phelan

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As junior Isaac Swartz sat on the bleachers at the newly developed ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center), he said he saw many kids filled with joy watching their favorite Minnesota Wild players practice up close. “There were so many kids that showed up to watch the outdoor practice, and it was so clear...

Taser device activation in classroom determined not threatening

Taser device activation in classroom determined not threatening

Atticus Raasch and Annabella Strathman

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A student’s handheld taser was activated during a fifth hour Business Innovations class Jan. 18, according to assistant principal Charles Johnson-Nixon. “It was something his mother had given to him, simply for safety outside of school,” Johnson-Nixon said. “He has had it several times, but...

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

Nicole Sanford

February 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Senior Roots and Shoots club leader Lukas Wrede said the adoption of a Climate Action Plan by City Council Feb. 5 left him feeling eager for an environmentally friendly future. “I expected (the meeting) to go smoothly and I expected it to pass and obviously I couldn’t prepare myself for the overwhelm...

Boys’ swimming victorious against Benilde, prepares for Sections

Boys’ swimming victorious against Benilde, prepares for Sections

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

February 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

According to freshman Hayden Zheng, who broke the 100 backstroke pool record previously held by Chaska-Chan with a time of 00:53.85, the team felt very confident going into and coming out of the meet after its 63-30 victory over Benilde. “We felt pretty confident. Forsberg, our coach, has always hyp...

Chick-fil-A opens in Knollwood

Chick-fil-A opens in Knollwood

Nicole Sanford

February 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Starting as a new employee at the recently opened Chick-fil-A restaurant located in St. Louis Park, sophomore Demareon Caston said he predicts the new location will be a hit. “It’s actually my first job and I wanted to do something new,” Caston said. “It’s a fun place to work at becaus...

Women’s March returns to Minnesota

Women’s March returns to Minnesota

Amaia Barajas

January 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As co-founder of Women’s March Minnesota and Park alumni, Alicia Donahue, settles down from the most recent Women’s March, she explains why it is important for young people to get involved in activism. “Your voice matters, your vote matters. If they didn't, people wouldn't try to silence you ...

Meet the athlete: Cire Mayfield

Meet the athlete: Cire Mayfield

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

January 27, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete, Showcase

How long have you been playing basketball? I have been playing since second grade.   How long have you been playing for Park? I have been playing for Park since seventh grade.   What do you like best about basketball? Probably just playing with a team. Playing with a...

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