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Roots and Shoots members form recycling-focused team

Roots and Shoots members form recycling-focused team

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert

November 20, 2017

Junior Roots and Shoots member Leila Raymond said she decided to join the club’s newly-created recycling team in order to promote sustainability in the Park community. “It was an initiative that a few of us (took on) because Roots and Shoots can impact the city and things (on a large scale), an...

Science Olympiad officially cancelled

Science Olympiad officially cancelled

Nietzsche Deuel and Ndunzi Kunsunga

November 15, 2017

Former co-leader of Science Olympiad junior Ilsa Olsen said when reflecting on Science Olympiad, part of what made the club special to her was the adviser Jenny Madgal. “(Magdal) was so great (as the adviser). I love Ms. Magdal and she always made it so fun. She was so organized, but I’m really ...

Band student teacher brings new strengths to class

Band student teacher brings new strengths to class

Alex Balfour and Izzy Leviton

October 26, 2017

Ever since band student teacher Sam Khwice discovered his passion for conducting music during high school, he has worked to make this a part of his career.    “My senior year I was a (teacher’s assistant) for band, and (my teacher) let me conduct a piece for the concert,” Khwice said. “Th...

Math team establishes welcoming environment

Math team establishes welcoming environment

Amaia Barajas and Emma Yarger

October 6, 2017

According to senior captain Ryan Favour, math team is rewarding because he gets to work with other students who enjoy math as much as he does. “I like math. I like people who like math too. It's all together in math,” Favour said. Favour said he invites math students of any level to join the...

ACT focuses on volunteering

ACT focuses on volunteering

Breanna Thompson, Hayley Westwood, and David Bryant

October 3, 2017

  According to junior Achieving Change Together co-president Yonah Davis, the purpose of the club is to provide students throughout the school with volunteer opportunities. “(ACT will) take your hours for you, we'll coordinate the events and all you have to do is show up which makes volunteering ...

Film club begins second year

Film club begins second year

Alex Balfour, Hannah Leff, and Izzy Leviton

September 27, 2017

Film club president senior Ben Romain said he was surprised to see the amount of people who showed up for film club’s first meeting Sept. 25. “For a first group meeting, I thought it went really well. There were a lot more people than I expected to be here. I thought that was really good,” ...

Gender Sexuality Alliance discusses new goals

Gender Sexuality Alliance discusses new goals

Nietzsche Deuel and Ndunzi Kunsunga

September 15, 2017

Sophomore Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) leader Euan Lim walked out of the first meeting feeling confident on how the first meeting of the year on Tuesday Sept. 12 went. “(I expected the first meeting) to be very chaotic, but it was a nice organized chaos,” Lim said. “We actually did stuff w...

Girls’ ultimate team prepares for out-of-state tournament

Girls’ ultimate team prepares for out-of-state tournament

Samyu Yenamandra, Writer

April 17, 2017

According to senior Ellie Cook, the tournament is called the Madison Mudbath tournament and the team will benefit from the longer trip. “We are going to the Madison Mudbath tournament on April 28th,” Cook said. “It’s cool because I think the whole team is going. We also get to travel togethe...

Club changes fundraising approach

Club changes fundraising approach

Sydney Hall

October 9, 2015

While many clubs and activities sell chocolate bars or coupon cards for their fundraisers, Roots and Shoots employs an alternative approach. Roots and Shoots will sell compost to raise money for upcoming projects, according to adviser Al Wachutka. “We want to make a demo aquaponics tank,” ...

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