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Senior creates local pickup soccer league

Senior creates local pickup soccer league

Adin Zweigbaum

November 5, 2019

Senior Nick Riley said he was upset after the end of his high school soccer career so, while sitting at home bored, Riley came up with the idea to create a freeplay soccer league, using Instagram. “I just made an Instagram account, because I had an idea and I got a few people to follow it,” Ril...

Math Instagram account engages students

Math Instagram account engages students

Isra Mohamed

November 5, 2019

Math teacher Keisha Piehl said she wanted to find a way to make her students more engaged in the math they were learning, so she looked toward clubs and activities for inspiration. “I noticed that a variety of clubs and athletics were starting up Instagram accounts and I thought it would be really f...

Park Tech begins new business venture

Park Tech begins new business venture

Sofie Geretz

November 4, 2019

Social Media is significant in connecting to a base of people and gauging overall club interest, according to junior and Park Tech member James Peterson.  “An Instagram is important, because you can connect to your market through their phone, something they have on them at all times,” Peterson sai...

Students use Instagram to share fashion

Students use Instagram to share fashion

Adin Zweigbaum

May 14, 2019

Sophomore Evan Koronaios said that “SLP Street Wear” is a great way for students to spread an assortment of ideas. “We all have different diversity and fashion, we all dress differently and want to show the world how we do,” said Koronaios. Senior Wyatt Gann said he created the Instagram as a way to rele...

Instagram account made for AP teacher

Instagram account made for AP teacher

Maria Perez-Barriga

April 12, 2019

As sophomore Luci Jensen was talking with friends in the hallway, history teacher Jeffrey Cohen approached them and asked one of them to nominate him for a free Norwegian cruise given to teachers. “Cohen showed (the post) to us. I was a little confused at first because I didn’t know what he was...

Junior sells jewelry on Instagram

Junior sells jewelry on Instagram

Gabriel Kaplan

January 3, 2019

Junior Anna Long said she picked up jewelry crafting as a hobby after learning how to make it from her nanny. “My nanny made (jewelry) and I thought it was really cool, so she lent me some of her stuff and I started making it and got really into it,” Long said. “I use beads and wire and I ha...

Students find financial success on Instagram

Students find financial success on Instagram

Maddie Schutte

December 13, 2018

After seeing and purchasing secondhand clothes from another Park student’s Instagram, freshman Logan Epp said she decided to upcycle some of her own items after seeing the success of her peers. “I just saw it on other girls’ stories and I thought it would be a good idea to sell clothes,” Epp...

Junior expresses himself through poems

Junior expresses himself through poems

Abby Intveld

November 15, 2017

When did you start writing poetry? I started writing poetry when my grandpa died. His death was really big in my life because he’s the one that got me started with bowling, and we’d always hang out on the weekends over the summer. I hadn’t lost any family members before him, so when he died it hit...

Instagram account celebrates diversity

Instagram account celebrates diversity

Evelyn Nelson

November 10, 2017

Looking through her social media, senior Malaika Bigirindavyi felt inspired by accounts celebrating the expression of one’s identity. Bigirindavyi said she now is doing just that by creating a new outlet for mixed boys and girls. The instagram account, @mixstaslp, was founded this fall by seniors...

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