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Ramadan season rolls around for Muslim students of Park

A group of Muslim students gather each day in the Dakota Foyer to pray duhur, the required noon prayer. A new location was recently chosen by staff which has given students an area to pray during the school day.

Riyan Said and Mushtak Barqab

June 2, 2019

As we leave winter behind and the Park student body gears for April showers and May flowers, a select minority prepares for something else: Ramadan. According to HowStuffWorks, Ramadan is a Muslim holiday that over one billion Muslims worldwide participate in. It is observed as the first crescent moon is seen following the new moon....

Assistant principals prepare for winter break

Assistant Principals Jessica Busse and Todd Goggleye deliver beverages and treats to all of the high school staff Dec. 21, around the high school. They also handed out

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

December 21, 2018

According to assistant principal Todd Goggleye, the administration brought coffee and donuts to staff members Dec. 21. "It's just a little bit of holiday cheer for the staff to send them on winter break," Goggleye said. Goggleye said he believes it is important to recognize the work the staff does...

JSU discusses, celebrates Purim

JSU discusses, celebrates Purim

Isaac Wert

March 19, 2018

This past month, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) learned about the Jewish holiday of Purim, celebrating when the Jews resisted oppression from the Persian empire, which senior Ruchama Borg described as a fun holiday. “(Purim) seems like a very simplistic holiday, one that would be physical, beca...

German Club prepared for the holiday season

Deanna Afremov, Genesis Buckhalton, and Breanna Thompson

December 10, 2016

As German teacher Shari Fox cleans the desks in her room after school, she describes what activities will take place at the next German Club meeting. “We are going to make gingerbread houses, (it is) five bucks if you want to participate,” Fox said. Fox said German Club does not have official ...

Ugly sweaters become holiday tradition

Stores, such as Ragstock, sell ugly sweaters for holiday festivities.

Amelia Shankawitz, Staff Writer/Photographer

December 12, 2012

Students make the holidays more quirky with festive attire   With the holiday season underway, ugly sweaters with snowmen, Santa Claus and reindeer fill the racks at thrift stores. Uptown Ragstock manager Janet Kolterman keeps the store stocked with ugly sweaters for adults and teenagers alike. U...

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