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Taking Control, freshman Johnny Ryan steals the ball from Armstrong defender Johnathan Castro Oct. 14. Park won 4-2 against Robbinsdale Armstrong.

Boys’ soccer takes victory

Jordyn Deschamps October 16, 2021

As the boys’ soccer team prepared for its first game of sections against Armstrong Oct. 14, Senior captain Nick Kent said he felt confident that his team could win. “I was honestly super excited,a...

Sophomore Greta Gable and Silas Cowell use practice buzzers to improve their reaction time Oct. 5. Quiz Bowl is holding practices at 3:30 p.m. in room A304 and Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Quiz bowl gears up for season

Katie Nelson, Lily Nugteren, and Elena Ortiz-Fishman October 15, 2021

After a year of online practices and no tournaments, the Park Quiz Bowl team is ready for a fresh start. According to senior co-captain Truman Fillibrandt, while the hiatus due to the pandemic created...

Varsity runners run during practice Sept. 29. The cross country team will face St. Michaels at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at St. Michael Recreation Center.

Cross country prepares for upcoming race

Sophia Curran-Moore October 4, 2021

As the team prepares for its next meet, sophomore Griffin Krone said he feels assured that the team will triumph over their opponent. “I’m confident the team is in a really good spot. I think we...

TikTok trends dominate student life

Nora Hall September 30, 2021

TikTok has been a huge social media platform since it went from Musical.ly to TikTok Aug. 2018. Prior to the change, many teens came with it and so did the trends. TikTok is a platform where teens can...

SOAR members protest at an event hosted by the club April 12. The group hopes to hold more in-person events this coming school year.

SOAR eager to start the new year

Maren Wilsey, Zoe Ziessman, and Tobias Khabie September 30, 2021

As the new year kicks off, Students Organized for Anti-Racism (SOAR) is preparing to welcome new students. The club's adviser, Dr. Lee-Ann Stephens said she is looking forward to the perspectives new members...

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Social Studies teacher becomes soccer coach

Lilia Gonzalez September 23, 2021

What made you want to become a soccer coach? I’ve coached before and I always really loved coaching because it’s a group of people that are choosing to be there and it’s an outdoor activity. The...

Seniors and co-presidents of Girls United Gracia Rettig and Semona Robel pose for a photo Sept. 16. Girls United is a non-profit organization created to support girls.

Girls United ambitious for year

Katie Nelson, Elena Ortiz-Fishman, and Lily Nugteren September 21, 2021

As the school year begins, Girls United is excited for the possibilities that are ahead. According to senior and co-president Gracia Rettig, Girls United is a state-wide, nonprofit club led by girls, for...

Senior Ben Matthews competes in a cross country meet Sept. 17. Park finished the meet in fifth place.

Cross country endures difficulties

Sophia Curran-Moore September 20, 2021

After a year of running mostly in solitude, sophomore Ayelel Meyen said she is ecstatic to run in a team again. The Lakeville Apple Jack Invitational Sept. 18 was a great opportunity to race with other...

Katie Boerboom works on ninth grade environmental science notes, Sept. 16. Boerboom has began teaching environmental science and will move on to biology.

Student-teacher plans to gain teaching experience

Aisha Hersi September 19, 2021

Why did you decide to do your teaching at Park?  I actually didn’t have any choice in it; they had to place me outside of my normal school district. I’m from Marshall, MN which is a rural town...

Return to school poses challenges

Return to school poses challenges

Elena Ortiz Fishman August 31, 2021

My last full year of school with no interruptions, was 8th grade — meaning, I’ve never had a full year of high school. But this fall, students of all grades will be returning to Park, as an attempt...

 Teachers Julianne Kaster and Jennifer Magdal receive gifts during their retirement celebration May 11.  Students organized a surprise party to honor Kaster and Magdal.

Surprise party held for two teachers

Nora Hall June 9, 2021

After two International Baccalaureate (IB) teachers announced their retirements, students decided to throw them a surprise party to show their appreciation. One of the teachers who is leaving, Jenny...

Vaccinated people must wear masks

Nora Hall June 8, 2021

With about 2,602,326 Minnesotans now completely vaccinated it is starting to feel much safer to be outside and with friends. Since the vaccine lowers the chances of people to get the virus, the mask mandate...

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