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Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Adin Zweigbaum

January 15, 2020

As the first half ends, Park is far behind Jefferson. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said he needed to make some adjustments going into the second half. “At half-time, we started pressuring a little bit better than we did in the first half,” Breitenbucher said. “The first half we had good ball pressu...

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

Talia Lissauer

December 22, 2019

Despite experiencing difficulties on beam routines, sophomore Sophia Romero said the gymnastics team was able to pull through the mistakes and place first. “We struggled on beam, there were a few falls that could have been prevented and that took a toll on the rest of the meet,” Romero said. “It wa...

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 3, 2019

During the Dec. 2 game against Edina, the boys’ hockey team made a comeback to end the game with a score of 3-6, after a four point deficit at the end of the second period. Despite the defeat, senior Bobby Doss said the team connected and played its hardest while battling throughout the game. ...

Park community shows support for volleyball team at State

Park community shows support for volleyball team at State

Colin Canaday, Harris Keekley

November 7, 2019

“O-R-I-O-L-E-S” erupted throughout the Xcel Energy Center  arena as more than 500 fans cheered on the Park volleyball team in their first State appearance on Nov. 7. Senior Rakesh Plantz said he noticed Eagan brought a lot of energy to the game and decided to counter it. “We provided the...

Park holds informational sessions, tours

Park holds informational sessions, tours

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed

November 2, 2019

Informational sessions and tours are important for those who are looking to attend Park in the future said ninth grade Counselor Barb Nelson.  “Every year there is so much interest from people coming from the outside. Whether they’re coming from private schools and live in (district) or public s...

Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Zuhayb Yassin

October 22, 2019

Jacob Utities, a teacher that used to work at Park said there’s no difference between being a teacher and eSports adviser because he is still  mentoring students. “It gives me more time to help kids do what they love, and that is video games. [As well as] getting them to the next level by do...

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

October 17, 2019

The night of the Trump rally Oct. 10, gloomy skies and flurries of rain complemented the unfolding chaos below as the president spewed hate before a large audience of his supporters inside the Target Center, sheltered from thousands more protesting outside. Although Trump stuck to the basics for much of the rally — focusing on the booming economy, corrupt media and the ongoing impeach...

Football overcomes challenges

Football overcomes challenges

Lilly Strathman

October 15, 2019

Park football practiced its teamwork and defeated DeLaSalle High School  with a final score of 41-0, improving their record to 3-4. Senior Jacob Brown said the team worked well as a community which helped them become victorious.  “We played as a good cohesive unit all four quarters,” Brown said. “We played...

Football plans to persevere

Football plans to persevere

Lilly Strathman

September 16, 2019

After losing 49-25 against Robbinsdale Cooper, junior Micheal Boxley-Harmon said he looks forward to working hard during practice to gain team spirit. “I’m feeling a little hurt and a little sad but it’s alright. We will bounce back in practice so we can come back stronger than before,” B...

Baseball wins three consecutive games

Baseball wins three consecutive games

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

April 22, 2019

After seeing teammates continuously supporting each other, whether they made an error or had a good play, coach Brian Kelly said the supportive environment has led the team to its three-game winning streak. “I’ve looked into the dugout multiple times over the last three games and seen someone w...

Arboretum celebrates dogs

Arboretum celebrates dogs

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

April 22, 2019

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is holding All About Dogs Day on April, 27th. Find out a bit more information on the event.

We are tired of being black

We are tired of being black

Samiya Mohamed

March 19, 2019

Celebrating black history is over, and now we’re at the point where we have given up. From acknowledging our history to trying to not let the past repeat itself, “We are tired.” This year's Black History Month performance theme was “We are tired.” Year after year black history is celebra...

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