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African American Heritage Museum introduces culture

African American Heritage Museum introduces culture

Maria Perez Barriga

October 14, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

The African American Heritage Museum focuses on teaching viewers about the history of African Americans in Minnesota, according to civil rights attorney and co-founder of the museum Tina Burnside. Burnside said the museum covers topics such as African Americans’ long-standing history in Minnesota...

Latino Student Association celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Latino Student Association celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald

May 10, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

While watching students of different cultures dance, eat and celebrate, freshman Victoria Palma said the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, May 5, was meant to bring attention to the powerful Latino community. “We, here, have to commemorate Mexico,” Palma said. “We are a strong community, and other people ...

Multicultural show promotes diversity

Multicultural show promotes diversity

Jenna Cook

May 4, 2018


Filed under News

Dancing around the stage at this year’s multicultural show, senior Erika Wilson said she chose to participate because of her love for dancing and learning about the culture of others. The multicultural show took place in the auditorium May 1 including a fashion show where...

Meet the athlete: Cire Mayfield

Meet the athlete: Cire Mayfield

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

January 27, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete, Showcase

How long have you been playing basketball? I have been playing since second grade.   How long have you been playing for Park? I have been playing for Park since seventh grade.   What do you like best about basketball? Probably just playing with a team. Playing with a...

Junior expresses culture through dance

Alexis Machoka

December 13, 2017


Filed under Student Profiles

Two years ago, junior Najib Rahl and his friends at St. Maron's Catholic Church decided to join the church’s dance group. Since then, the group has performed many paying gigs including weddings, festivals and parties, according to Rahl. “My church, which is in northeast Minneapolis, is a catholic...

Fall captains gain leadership skillsets

Racquel Fhima

December 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

After attending the first session of captains training, sophomore volleyball captain Makaila Winward reflected positively on her experiences. “I was the youngest fall captain and I think it was a really good building for the years to come to be a captain,” Winward said. “It was really fun. ...

Spanish club combines fun and education

Spanish club combines fun and education

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

November 16, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities

Learning common Latin dances gave Spanish club leader junior Katie Christiansen a chance to get out of her comfort zone while learning about another culture. “It is cool for me to get out there and do something that I don't normally do,” Christiansen said. According to Christensen, the experi...

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