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In room C157, Da’Naiyah Hunter and Kaelyn Dagon take a seat. They finished setting up for the National African American Parent Involvement Day Feb. 13.

Park holds NAAPID celebration

Sarah Peterson and Alex Hoag February 13, 2023

For National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) Feb. 13, Park hosted a celebration and invited all families of the African diaspora to join. NAAPID is held on the second Monday of February,...

Remembering where it started

Remembering where it started

Jordyn Deschamps March 2, 2022

Even though Black History Month is over, it is still important to remember all the stories behind these important historical figures. Watching these movies, implemented a strong theme as to remembering...

Park Disregards Black History Month

Park Disregards Black History Month

Alicia Mainjeni February 17, 2022

As the daughter, granddaughter and niece of a successful, African, immigrant, family, I am always influenced by the past and present experiences of my relatives. I’ve seen my family hustle to get to...

Senior KyAreia Malone raises her fist at the end of her spoken word presentation Feb. 28. The Black History Month presentation was performed during fourth and sixth hour.

Voices rise up through Black History Month performance

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte February 28, 2020

Battling with her racial identity for most of her life, senior Zoe Younger said seeing the Black History Month performance her freshman year allowed her to connect with her racial “identity.” This...

Senior Amaya Fokuo explains the plan for the Black History Month performance. Students can watch the show during 4th and 6th hour Feb. 28.

Students prepare for annual Black History Month show

Grace Schultz February 27, 2020

Preparing for his first Black History Month performance, Sophomore Ezra Hudson said that African American students don’t have enough advocacy in our school and he is proud to be participating.  “It’s...

Junior Neb Bekele recites an original spoken word that he wrote for the Black History Month presentation.

#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff March 19, 2019

After junior Zoe Younger read aloud a spoken word piece she wrote for the Black History Month performance, she said she believes that all American should be educated about the issues of racism.“I...

Students listen to a speaker for the Black History Month presentation March 8. The presentation proved that very little change has been made in the treatment of people of color. Last years presentation was based on black history not starting with slavery which is what most schools teach.

We are tired of being black

Samiya Mohamed March 19, 2019

Celebrating black history is over, and now we’re at the point where we have given up. From acknowledging our history to trying to not let the past repeat itself, “We are tired.” This year's Black...

Sophomore Abby Mcguire said she chose to draw Jean-Michel Basquiat because her grandmother would talk about how he changed people’s views of street art.
“I drew Jean-Michel Basquiat. I chose to draw him because he was around when my Grandma was around. I’ve heard her tell stories about him about how she recognized him as the person who brought street art to be seen as a real form of art, not just scribbling on the walls,” Mcguire said.

Portraits by Drawing and Illustration class

Nietzsche Deuel April 17, 2018

Art teacher Martha Ortman said she decided to have her students draw portraits of of people who made contributions to the black community after meeting with her equity coach. “This year I met...

Senior Eben Managbe recites a poem by Maya Angelou at the Black History Month show. Managbe raised her fist at the end of the performance as an act of solidarity.

Black History Month performance offers student-led perspective

Genesis Buckhalton March 1, 2017

The lights in the Auditorium turn off and the curtain draws open to students with their fists raised in the air chanting “we will not be hidden,” emphasizing the show’s theme: Hidden History. Senior...

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