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Sophomore takes seven advanced placement tests

Thor Anderson studies for one of his upcoming AP tests. Anderson is taking seven AP tests this year.

Samiya Mohamed

June 2, 2019

Sophomore Thor Anderson, who has signed up for seven AP tests, said he is only taking two classes, studying the rest of them himself. "I’m taking Statistics, European History, Computer Science A, Human Geography, Comparative Government and Politics, World History and Calculus BC,” Anderson said....

Junior plans trip to hike alone for six weeks

Junior Ellen Poulter shops for supplies at REI for her upcoming hiking trip May 21. Poulter will be hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain by herself this summer over the course of six weeks.

Ethan Meisler

May 23, 2019

With the upcoming six week hiking trip by herself on the Camino de Santiago trail through France and Spain, junior Ellen Poulter said she looks forward to growing and immersing herself in the outdoors. “A goal for me is to grow as a person while I’m there because a lot of times when you’re on ...

Theater program fosters an interest in sewing

Junior Morgan Graves helps sophomore Ainsley Preston Pepperell sew a costume for 'The Amish Project.' Graves exercises her sewing skills by helping create costumes for the school productions, as well as teaching others how to successfully create costumes through sewing.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

April 18, 2019

Swapping pillowcases for elaborate performance costumes, junior Morgan Graves said her sewing abilities have grown immensely since joining the theater costumes crew. “I basically didn’t do much sewing until I started theater. I did a little bit here and there when I was at my grandma’s house. ...

Junior converts to Judaism

Junior presidents Maddie Lind and Ally Feller organize a meeting Sept. 24. Lind and Feller will co-lead this year's chapter of Intersectional Feminism Club.

Breanna Thompson

March 17, 2019

Why did you convert? I am still in the conversion process. I wasn't really religious before I kind of developed an interest in Judaism. I was raised Methodist, but Christianity was never really my thing, and then I kind of realized, ‘Hey I don't have to believe in God in a way that's like an old wh...

New physics student teacher starts career at Park

Student teacher Samantha Kamal explains a physics problem to senior Anand Datt Jan. 14. Kamal will be helping out around the physics classes.

Kate Schneider

January 22, 2019

Student teacher Samantha Kamal said she got her start in physics through her lifelong passion for astronomy. She started on her path toward becoming a physics teacher when she discovered physics was a requirement to pursue her interest in astronomy. “I really liked astronomy, when I was really young. I liked le...

Sophomore hopes to visit all seven continents by graduation

A photo from sophomore Elie Grassley's trip to Antarctica. According to Grassley, she hopes to visit all seven continents by 2021, her graduation year.

Kate Schneider

January 17, 2019

Sophomore Elie Grassley said she started traveling internationally when she was a baby. She said her love for travel comes from observing how differently people around the world live. “I think I was around 3 or 6 months old when I first traveled out of the country. It’s always been something that...

Junior sings in selective youth choir

Amaya Fokuo rehearses in the VocalEssence choir Nov. 19. The group of high school students rehearses every Monday 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Augsburg University. The next VocalEssence concert is at 7:30 p.m. Dec.1.

Marta Hill

December 7, 2018

What did VocalEssence do with Josh Groban? I sing for a company called VocalEssence. VocalEssence basically got an invite from Josh Groban’s people to pick a gospel choir of about 20 people to sing backup for him. What does being in VocalEssence entail? It is a performing arts program for singers. We ar...

Senior expresses passion through spray painting

Use with permission from Aramis Nolen

Sumaya Mohamed

March 22, 2018

Inspired to make an impact in people's’ lives, senior Aramis Nolen said he plans to pursue a career in art.   “I like to change peoples lives somehow someway. That’s my purpose,” Nolen said. “I don’t have a clear plan yet but I just feel like if I get enough tools I’d be pretty set. It...

JV head coach works to develop players

Used with permission from Jared Mickelson.

Sofia Seewald and Isabel Kjaer

March 16, 2018

According to sophomore Parker Brynildson, junior varsity head coach Jared Mickelson inspires the players to do their best to get better everyday. “He really knows what we need to work on, and he makes me want to go to practice and get better,” Brynildson said. Mickelson said he enjoys help...

Senior leads MED Club as president

MED Club president Hannah Wolk addresses peers at a meeting.Their next meeting is Dec. 17.

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

December 4, 2017

When senior MED Club president Hannah Wolk heard about the MED Club two years ago, she felt very excited to join. “I joined because I have always been interested in going into a medical field, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to be,” Wolk said. Wolk said she always was interested i...

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

Senior George Hare works on the beginning stages of building a robot.

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

November 28, 2017

Senior robotics club president George Hare said he first joined robotics because of his interest in math and science and seeing a good opportunity to improve his skills. “What sparked my interest in robotics is that I want to go into engineering, and robotics is a really cool way to get involved...

Athlete strives to move forward in karate

Senior Jack Dooley completes a form. Dooley tested for his third degree black belt Nov. 3.

Amaia Barajas

November 17, 2017

Senior Jack Dooley reflects on the lessons karate has taught him after 11 years of training and acquiring a third degree black belt. “(Karate) taught me about self-discipline. It’s taught me about time management because it’s a lot of training,” Dooley said. “You have to manage doing schoo...

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