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Sophomore expresses self through dance

Sophomore Rosario Montero- Ward practices a dance routine March 19. Montero-Ward is creating a new dance club starting fall of 2020.

Megan Hoenie

May 5, 2020

What are you doing? So right now we are working on starting a dance team. Hopefully like next year we would probably have a performance team in the fall and potentially in the winter, but probably just the fall. Right now we are working on finding coaches, setting up information sessions and things lik...

Prom postponed due to COVID-19

The senior section cheers during the pep fest Feb. 14. According to senior Anna Nicholls, seniors may be able to have their last school dance in the summer, because the in-person Prom April 18 was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

April 15, 2020

Although senior William Pinney believes postponing Prom was the right thing to do, he is disappointed that he will not have a normal senior Prom. Despite that, he said participating in a virtual Prom could be a unique experience.  “I was planning on going to Prom originally. I was bummed (when Prom was ...

Prom delayed until summer

Art by Maggie Klaers.

Talia Lissauer

April 10, 2020

Following Gov. Tim Walz’s decision to extend the stay-at-home order until May 3, Park has postponed this year’s prom, which was originally scheduled for April 18, to the summer, according to 6425 News. “There were moments of hope during the past month that it could be held as scheduled. Howe...

Choir makes unfortunate schedule decision

Junior Leo Dworsky and other members of the ‘Hairspray’ cast perform their final dress rehearsal Feb. 19. Choir performed the musical “Hairspray” Feb. 20–Feb. 23.

Colin Canaday

February 23, 2020

Scheduled for 8-11 p.m. Feb. 22, the Sno Daze dance directly conflicted with the high school choir rendition of “Hairspray” on the same day at 2 p.m. The competition between these two events demonstrates concerns with current scheduling procedures and has the potential to turn away prospective actors...

Sno Daze week dress codes

Junior Rochelle Jackson reacts to the announcement of her being selected to make the half court shot during the pep fest Feb. 14. The pep fest kicked off the start of SnoDaze week.

Sofie Geretz

February 23, 2020

Feb. 18–Feb. 21 Park had dress codes leading up to the Sno Daze dance Feb. 22. The dress codes ranged from twin day to comfy day. Students and staff alike were encouraged to participate, incentivized by new mirrors in the school bathrooms.  ...

Student council prepares for Sno Daze

Seniors and Student Council co-presidents Anna Wert and Anna Nicholls discuss Sno Daze plans with adviser Sarah Lindenburg. Student Council is in charge of organizing Sno Daze week activities and decorating for the dance.

Sam Swisher

February 21, 2020

Before the upcoming Sno Daze dance Feb. 22, Student Council adviser Sarah Lindenberg said allowing students to choose music will help raise attendance. “The seniors (on Student Council) decided on having a couple of senior students create a playlist and be able to DJ the event to hopefully draw more s...

Spanish club energized by new dances

Juniors Isaac Scott and Justin Colon dance together at the Spanish club Feb. 12th. The meeting was focused around different Latin American music and dancing.

Tobias Khabie

February 13, 2020

After an active Spanish club meeting where students learned traditional Spanish dances Feb. 12, junior Isaac Scott said the liveliness in the room was attributed to the people who were eager to be there. “The people that are here are here because they want to be here,” Scott said. “This (cl...

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

Sophomores Olivia Brown and Mackenzie Peshong rehearse the opening number of the upcoming fall musical

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 4, 2019

Dance captain and senior Ruby Stillman said “Legally Blonde” uses dances to relay the message of the story. “Dance numbers are really important because they’re really entertaining and they’re really difficult, but they tell a big piece of the story,” Stillman said. Stillman said prep...

Dancers perform for cultural celebration

Junior Emma Tight performs Irish dance with her teammates March 10 at Eden Prairie mall. Tight will also be dancing Mar.17 at the Landmark Center and MN History Center

Carissa Prestholdt

March 15, 2019

As junior Emma Tight laces up her dance shoes for upcoming Irish dance performances, she said Irish dancers look forward to St. Patrick’s Day because of the festive atmosphere and opportunities for spontaneity. “There are some parades that you can go see and sometimes we go and watch those before we...

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 to reminisce. “We are going to do a throwback theme this year, bringing it back to the time wh...

Hateful sign at Minnetonka High School fuels anti-Semitism

Hateful sign at Minnetonka High School fuels anti-Semitism

Tamar Gewirtz

February 17, 2019

Although anti-Semitism is far from new, it is not too often we hear about anti-Semitic activity taking place so close to home. When a Minnetonka high school student asked another out to Sno Daze using an anti-Semitic sign referencing Hitler, the incident was felt throughout all of Minnesota. As a Jew living just one suburb away, in a community full of Jewish people, the anti-Semitic sign shook me to my core. In...

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