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Parkettes increase in number

Parkettes increase in number

Ruby Stillman

December 11, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

When former Parkettes and current co-directors Faith Schway and Marcia Brucciani set out to bring back the Park dance team, they said they were determined to accomplish their goal and feel pleased with the team’s success so far. “There have been four or five attempts to try and start the group back up, an...

Eastern African association leader reflects on school year

Eastern African association leader reflects on school year

Hadeal Rizeq and Makagbe Kuyateh

May 29, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

How do you think the meetings went this year? “It was OK, but we had a little fallout towards the end of the school year. Some students didn’t pay attention sometimes, and (would attend) just because they don’t want to go to their classes. Also most of the time we talked about political iss...

Dungeons and Dragons roars through first year

Dungeons and Dragons roars through first year

Isaac Wert and Nicole Sanford

April 21, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

This year, a group of students started a Dungeons and Dragons club at Park with the help of physics teacher Daniel Ruzek. According to Ruzek, the club’s adviser, Dungeons and Dragons’ first year is off to a solid start, with around twelve kids regularly attending meetings. “(This first yea...

Book club discusses ‘We All Looked Up’

Book club discusses ‘We All Looked Up’

D'aviyan Robinson and Sumaya Mohamed

April 20, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

Library media specialist and book club adviser Ellen George said when selecting the book ‘We All Looked Up’ for the meeting held May 12th, she chose it because of its interesting content. “I look for books that are just fun to read because that's the whole point of book club. It isn't to m...

Senior enjoys leadership role in club

Senior enjoys leadership role in club

Nicole Sanford and Isaac Wert

April 17, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

For senior president of Gender Sexuality Alliance Elise Bargman, sexual orientation and gender identity hold personal meaning. “I identify as a lesbian, and I’ve always had a very accepting household. My grandma actually was in charge of PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, in the...

Junior debater Ben Dodge wins Novice State Tournament

Junior debater Ben Dodge wins Novice State Tournament

Yonah Davis, Alex Balfour, and Navjot Kaur

December 7, 2016


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Student Profiles

Why do you participate in debate? Just because it's a fun thing to do and I feel like it's a good thing to know how to do. How long have you participated in debate? I've been in debate for almost two months. What is the Novice State Tournament? The Novice State Tournament is for first-...

Member finds comfort in club

Member finds comfort in club

Emily Tifft

December 3, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities

When did you join Sexual Health Education Club (SHEC)? I joined SHEC when it started last year. Why did you join? I joined because I heard about it on Facebook and Twitter and it sounded really interesting. How has SHEC changed your perspective on sexual education? It has helped me realize how importa...

Gender Sexuality Alliance meets with faculty

Gender Sexuality Alliance meets with faculty

Will Huyck

November 8, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to Gender Sexuality Alliance president junior Elise Bargman, the club's leadership talked with teachers about how to be more understanding of the issues transgender people face. “Claire O’Grady, the club’s vice president, and I mostly discussed the various LGBTQ identities, the importance...

Film club leaders prepare for first meeting

Film club leaders prepare for first meeting

Lauren VonEschen

October 9, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities

Senior Miles Sandbo said his excitement level continues to grow as the recently formed film club inches closer to its first group meeting of the year. “People always bring their own perspectives to a movie and they can show you something unique about a film that you would've missed. That's wha...

Counseling department adds second activity fair

Counseling department adds second activity fair

Katie Orton

August 31, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities

During the 2014 freshmen orientation activity fair, the gym buzzed with excitement. Sophomore Alex Monson traveled to tables inquiring about extracurriculars, but with limited time and distractions, she said she wasn’t able to speak to everyone. “I didn’t really get a chance to look at everyth...

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