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Beyoncé releases ‘Homecoming’

Beyoncé releases ‘Homecoming’

Emma Yarger

April 23, 2019

Lights up on Queen B. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has now revolutionized her concert experience by making it more accessible to her fans. It came as a total surprise to the Beyhive — Beyoncé’s tried-and-true fanbase — when she announced the release of “Homecoming” both as a live album and...

Robotics fundraises for upcoming year

Robotics fundraises for upcoming year

Ruby Stillman and Kaia Myers

October 6, 2018

Robotics captain, senior Anthony David said there are several methods the team uses to obtain funds. “We started fundraising right at the beginning of the year and we pretty much did the same stuff we do every year: cotton candy, and we have a bunch of sponsors that send us money,” David sa...

Football team wins big at Homecoming game

Football team wins big at Homecoming game

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

October 3, 2018

After a successful Homecoming, the football team is ready and motivated to turn their season around and keep winning games, according to head coach Ben Wolfe. After losing to Bloomington Cooper and Holy Angels, Park beat Richfield on September 21 with a final score of 41-14. According to head c...

Football preps for Homecoming game

Football preps for Homecoming game

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

September 20, 2018

In the week leading up to Park’s homecoming game against Richfield, senior Jake Olson said  the team’s strong focus on bringing home a win has been leading to successful practices. “We’ve increased the intensity this week and have had good practices,” Olson said. “We’ve stayed focused...

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Rachel Salzer, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

September 17, 2018

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...

Glowcoming lights up the night

Glowcoming lights up the night

KJ Preston Pepperell

September 20, 2017

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...

Homecoming king and queen crowned

Homecoming king and queen crowned

Evelyn Nelson

September 14, 2017

Excitement filled the room as seniors anxiously waited to get crowned king and queen during this years coronation, an annual event at Park. Senior and Homecoming Queen Doreen Moranga said she feels thrilled and honored to be selected as this year's queen. “I associate with every group we...

I dropped out of the Homecoming court

I dropped out of the Homecoming court

Hadeal Rizeq

September 13, 2017

The moment I heard my name being called at Friday’s homecoming pep fest, I immediately felt like my life was over. Not just about myself as a student for participating in a high school tradition, but what this meant for me as an Arab, Muslim and hijabi. I felt like a piece of my identity was gone;...

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