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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...

Transition Plus hosts Halloween dance

Transition Plus hosts Halloween dance

Yonit Krebs

November 8, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Dressed as Cleopatra, sophomore Hailey Martinson said her favorite part of the Halloween dance the Special Education department participated in was listening to music, dancing and playing games. “We had pizza for lunch, lemonade and water and snacks,” Martinson said. “(My favorite part) was...

Sophomore dances her way to a confident lifestyle

Sophomore dances her way to a confident lifestyle

Isabel Kjaer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Sophomore Maggie Klaers has participated in Irish dance for 11 years while gradually growing her character, according to her coach of three years, Ashley Cheek. Cheek said she believes Klaers has grown in confidence by dancing in a smaller group of peers. “Her self confidence has really imp...

Glowcoming lights up the night

Glowcoming lights up the night

KJ Preston Pepperell

September 20, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

When sophomore Sam Sietsema arrived at the Homecoming dance on Saturday night, he was excited to see that the glow theme worked out. “(The) glow in the dark thing was definitely successful because when you were in the dark side of the gym, it was just blacklights, strobes (and) a glow in the dark...

‘Glow-coming’ to offer inclusivity

‘Glow-coming’ to offer inclusivity

Anna duSaire, Atticus Raasch, and Annabella Strathman

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

With the Homecoming dance occurring the second week of school, students’ faces won't be the only things glowing. According to Student Council advisor Lindenberg, the dance will feature glow-in-the-dark elements similar to that of a previous theme. “There was a glow in the dark kind o...

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