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Trip sparks knowledge about heritage

Sophomore Fatima Mohamed recently traveled to Somalia. Her trip helped her explore her culture and heritage.

Isra Mohamed

February 3, 2020

When sophomore Fatima Mohamed heard that her family was taking a trip to Somalia, she was ecstatic.  “I have never traveled outside of the United States, so I was excited to go and visit another country and see different things,” Mohamed said.  According to Mohamed, her family decided to take th...

Festival celebrates Latino culture

Multicultural liaison Carmen Rudin blindfolds junior Victoria Caraballo as she prepares to hit the piñata during the celebration May 2. The group celebrated during fifth hour May 2.

Noah Orloff

May 8, 2019

As junior Victoria Caraballo smashed the piñata open, leading to cheers, candy and chaos, she said she felt validated by Latino Association Day May 2. “It was so fun. Everyone was telling me that I couldn’t do it because they thought I was weak but I proved them wrong,” Caraballo sa...

African American Heritage Museum introduces culture

The African American Heritage Museum celebrates the resilience of African Americans in Minnesota. On display is an authentic uniform from WWII belonging to Jack Sidney Rainey Sr. The museum is free of admission and is open from 1- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, located at 1256 Penn Ave North in Minneapolis.

Maria Perez Barriga

October 14, 2018

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

Juniors Natalia Caraballo and Esmeralda Perez perform a cultural dance at the Cinco de Mayo celebration during lunch May 4.

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald

May 10, 2018

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

Senior Mario Marin Luna sings and plays a Spanish song on the guitar. Students and Teachers alike presented and performed their different cultures during the Multicultural Show May 1.

Jenna Cook

May 4, 2018

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

Mayfield looks to attack the Redhawk defense. The Orioles record as of Jan. 26 is 7-8 overall, and 3-1 in conference.

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

January 27, 2018

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

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

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 cub members practice Salsa dancing. They learned the dance through Profe Anderson's class.

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

November 16, 2017

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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