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Orchestra looks forward to district festival

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 having the district festival helps create that culture, that part of our life. In a sense, it creat...

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

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 to the seniors because this is where we can see our progression in choir,” Nathan said. “I sta...

Sever’s is pure corny fun

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 food to fill you up.    Staff member Harsh Khavare said he loves the improvements and additions that...

Orchestra ends year with spring festival

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. “Playing with the orchestra is fun. It gives me a nice break from homework and regular school stuf...

Jazz band hosts conference competition

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, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy and Robbinsdale Cooper,” Schmitz said. According to Schmi...

Renaissance Festival transports Minnesotans back in time

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 tradition of mine ever since I was five-years-old. Of course, for older kids, the Renfest has lost...

Choir performs in vocal festival

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 a choir festival with high school choirs from around the metro area. Choir teacher John Myszkowski s...

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 near Lake Calhoun during Labor Day weekend every year for the past 27 years. Katherine Boosali...

Cat lovers gather for the purrfect festival

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 funny cat videos. The Walker Art Center holds the festival for cat lovers to enjoy a evening fil...

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