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Art teacher Angela Jacob helps a student during art class Feb. 23. Park started 50% capacity hybrid learning Feb 22.

Hybrid learning worthwhile despite challenges

Gabriel Kaplan February 24, 2021

Three days into Park’s second try at hybrid learning, all seems to be going well. The decision to transition into in-person learning Feb. 22 was the right one to make, considering declining COVID-19...

Junior Blake Anderson passes the ball during boys’ basketball tryouts Jan. 4. Masks must be worn at all times including during games.

Sports return after five week hiatus

Ayelet Prottas, Ava Ashby, and Abby Prestholdt January 4, 2021

Five weeks after Gov. Tim Walz paused all youth sports Nov. 21, winter sports were allowed to return to practice Jan. 4. The restart to sports, however, comes with COVID-19 precautions including a full-time...

Volleyball players celebrate after scoring a point Nov. 12. All athletes must wear facial coverings when games return Jan. 14.

Department of Health implements mask mandate for sports

Jacob Khabie December 29, 2020

When senior and hockey captain Erin Brousseau and her teammates heard about the new mask mandates surrounding the return of high school sports on Jan. 4, they were concerned about how it would affect their...

SLP girls' volleyball celebrates after scoring another point against Bloomington Kennedy during the Oct. 13 match. Park won with a final set score of 3-0.

Girls’ volleyball beats Kennedy in three sets

Harris Keekley and Colin Canaday October 14, 2020

Winning in three sets, girls’ volleyball beat Bloomington Kennedy Oct. 13. According to Head Coach Emily Minnick, a primary factor that led to the win was maintaining energy. “We just stayed...

Gov. Tim Walz held a press conference with 10 student journalist from across Minnesota Oct. 2. Walz was asked about hybrid learning, a COVID-19 vaccine and voter suppression.

Schools across Minnesota adjust amidst pandemic

Talia Lissauer October 5, 2020

While current students are learning in unprecedented ways and trying to adjust to life during a pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz said it’s important for students to remember that they can contribute to the reshaping...

Photo illustration by Talia Lissauer.

Park prepares transition to hybrid model

Talia Lissauer September 29, 2020

Despite the continuing pandemic, freshman Finn Baron said he would feel comfortable in a hybrid model as long as all precautionary measures were followed.   “I hope it's kind of similar to how the...

Art by Emmy Pearson. According to a recommendation April 3, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the use of cloth face coverings and continuing to practice social distancing.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer April 3, 2020

In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the use of cloth face coverings and continuing to practice social distancing, according to a recommendation...

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