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Dancers perform for cultural celebration

Dancers perform for cultural celebration

Carissa Prestholdt

March 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Sports Columns

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


Filed under School clubs and activities

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


Filed under Sports Columns

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...

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Rachel Salzer, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

September 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As the 2018 Homecoming week quickly approaches, students eagerly await the week packed with activities. Homecoming week activities are open to all students with the goal of bringing the student body together. Student Council co-president, senior Cailey Hanson-Mahoney explains how much work goes into the exte...

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...

Prom prepares for ‘Golden Days’

Prom prepares for ‘Golden Days’

Hadeal Rizeq

May 4, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Prom committee planner freshman Michael Boxley-Harmon said planning for prom is a great way to give back to upperclassmen. “I feel like it’s just a great opportunity because I am helping plan a party for the juniors and the seniors, so they can have a good time going into college or ending the...

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...

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