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New assistant principal Alonzo Parks works in his office Aug. 31. Parks strives to make change at Park in the coming school year.

Alonzo Parks preps for Park

Alicia Mainjeni September 3, 2023

As Park kicks off the new school year, it welcomes new assistant principal Alonzo Parks to the leadership team.  Parks said he is eager to work with the leadership team and finds their guidance to...

The early bird is exhausted

The early bird is exhausted

Ivan Zank October 14, 2022

The school schedule is mostly sustainable, but there are things Park can improve on to better student and staff mental wellbeing. Park should work on prioritizing mental and physical health over academics...

AP U.S History class takes notes Feb. 11. History textbooks have been the subject of criticism in recent years.

A call for change

Demetrius Burges and Johanna Kaplan February 14, 2022

For students and teachers alike, history courses seem to come from an all-too-biased perspective, according to history teacher Jeffrey Cohen. For him, textbooks often lie at fault for spreading skewed,...

Parking pass prices should be lowered

Parking pass prices should be lowered

Lily Nugteren October 27, 2021

If you drive to school every day, buying a parking pass is mandatory to be able to park anywhere near the building, and those who do not have a pass will be towed. However, seeing as students are legally...

Park administration announced grading would be changed to a credit/no credit system in 6425 News May 1. According to the update, neither of these grades will factor into students’ grade point averages.

Park announces grading change

Marta Hill May 1, 2020

Following the closure of schools for the rest of the school year, Park announced in 6425 News that the grading system will change for the remainder of the school year. Park will issue credit or no grade...

Over the past several years, insulin prices in Minnesota have increased significantly with legislators on both sides of the aisle seeking to lower the cost, according to Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives Ryan Winkler.

Insulin prices unnecessarily high

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff March 19, 2020

With hundreds of dollars every month going toward insulin, life with Type 1 diabetes for junior Thor Anderson can be costly, with the actual price of insulin varying from person to person. “With insurance,...

Soar meets with Mayor

February 26, 2020

Sophomore Adil Ade organizes hats and gloves to prepare for his next project Nov. 20. His organization Pocket Change Foundation helps the homeless.

Sophomore creates nonprofit organization

Tenzin Gyaldatsang December 18, 2019

What inspired you to create the Pocket Change Foundation? I hated seeing homeless people in the streets and people suffering because they messed up in life or (experienced) a family crisis that put...

Eighth grader Sophie Earle performs her floor routine at a meet against Hopkins. The middle school will now be getting out 3:52 p.m., which will affect sports practices and after-school events.

2020 start time may impact sports teams

Sophie Olmen April 22, 2019

With the new change in school district start times, sophomore Ryan Barnett said he feels a range of emotions. “I have mixed feelings about it. I think it’ll be good for the middle schoolers so they...

Park students walk into school March 22. The school board is currently deciding between two different starting times for all the Park schools.

Time changes recommended for district

Noah Orloff and Dani Orloff March 22, 2019

Looking over the two proposals for school start and end times next year, freshman John Lawrence said he feels both choices present favorable options for the high school. “It would be nice to make (start...

Snodaze hits rewind

Snodaze hits rewind

Ruby Stillman and Evelyn Nelson February 17, 2019

When deciding on a Sno Daze theme, senior Student Council co-president Cailey Hansen-Mahoney tried to incorporate the new dance location. The result was a nostalgic, retro theme she hopes will allow students...

Staff Editorial: March against fossil fuels encourages change

Staff Editorial: March against fossil fuels encourages change

November 1, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 28 an anti-fossil fuel march was held in St. Paul, Minnesota in solidarity with Youth v. Gov suing the federal government for the cause of climate change. Students organized the march...

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