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Junior Hilda Habia bows up her violin during class April 10. Practices are in preparation for orchestra's upcoming performance April 18.

Orchestra looks forward to district festival

Samantha Klepfer, Carly Joseph, and Izzy Kanne April 17, 2019

  Orchestra director Kou Lee reflects on the orchestra’s preparation for the district festival. “I think it's a culture. Music is part of being human; it’s part of our lives and just...

Sophomore Phoebe McKinney sings alongside her fellow park singers. The annual fall choir concert Oct. 29 included a collection of middle schoolers all the way to seniors.

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

Katie Hardie November 2, 2018

According to senior choir member Ayanna Nathan, singing in the District Vocal Festival this Monday, showed her growth as a singer. “It was our final District Vocal Festival, so it was very important...

Sever's Corn Festival has been improving and expanding since 1997. This year Sever's is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 28.

Sever’s is pure corny fun

Claire Bargman October 9, 2018

Fall festival creator, Sever Peterson, has been expanding continuously and adding new activities for 21 continuous falls. The festival offers everything from zip lines to pig races with all kinds of fair...

Miriam Edgar leads the orchestra during their concert May 22.

Orchestra ends year with spring festival

Samantha Klepfer June 5, 2018

Senior violinist Justin Wilson said he has loved being a part of the orchestra program during high school. “I like Ms. Edgar, the people in (the program), I like playing the violin,” Wilson said....

The St Louis Park High School jazz band warms up for their performance, 1/31/18.

Jazz band hosts conference competition

Emma Kempf and Maddie Lund February 7, 2018

According to band director Steve Schmitz, Park hosted the West Metro Conference jazz festival on Jan. 31. “High school jazz bands (performed) from Chanhassen, Chaska, Richfield, Saint Louis Park,...

A knight marshal gallops across the jousting arena at the Renaissance

Renaissance Festival transports Minnesotans back in time

Lukas Levin September 26, 2017

Walking through the castle gates of The Renaissance Festival, I was reminded of the magical experience it provides for people of all ages. Going to the Renaissance Festival (Renfest) has been a family...

Choir rehearsing before their performance at Chanhassen High School Apr. 6. They sang 'Gloria', 'Baba Yetu' and 'Bar So Re'.

Choir performs in vocal festival

Hannah Leff April 13, 2017

Junior Eva Arago said she was pleased with the choir’s performance during one of its yearly choir festivals April 6. According to Arago, the choir traveled to Chanhassen High School to compete in...

Greeks share tradition with the community

Greeks share tradition with the community

Makagbe Kuyateh September 5, 2015

Last year, the Greek Fest sold more than 2,000 dinners, 300 salads, 2,000 orders of french fries and 2,000 spanakopitas and tyropitas. “Taste of Greece” gathers authentic Greek food, music and culture...

A family dresses up as cats to attend the Internet Cat Video Festival Aug. 12.

Cat lovers gather for the purrfect festival

Lauren VonEschen August 12, 2015

In mid-August, as people clad in cat costumes parade into St. Paul for the annual Cat Video Festival, senior Nitzana Flores said she finds herself most excited to spend her evening watching cute and...

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