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Choir makes unfortunate schedule decision

Choir makes unfortunate schedule decision

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

Sno Daze week dress codes

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

Student council prepares for Sno Daze

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

Spanish club energized by new dances

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’

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

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

Dancers perform for cultural celebration

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...

Dancing despite other demands

Dancing despite other demands

Katie Hardie

December 20, 2018

For me, dance has always been a priority. But this year, the hours of homework have forced me to put it on the back burner. In the beginning of dance class we have basic training and a time for conditioning. Since school has started, I’ve had to skip it and do homework instead. Basic training is the ...

New dance club teaches hip-hop

New dance club teaches hip-hop

Maria Perez Barriga

November 6, 2018

After hearing from staff members that students wanted a dance team, coach Tontiana Kendricks said she felt compelled to teach the dancers. “It was brought to my attention by staff at Park that there were students who were interested in creating a hip-hop dance team. The staff expressed the passion the ...

Closing down on competitive dance

Closing down on competitive dance

Rachel Salzer

October 9, 2018

At the age of 2 I went to my first dance class. I started my dance career at a studio in St. Louis Park called On Your Toes. At first I was only in recreational classes then when I turned 6 I started doing competitive dance. Being on a competition team meant more hours dancing and competing...

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