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Language arts teacher Callie Hefsted prepares for the new CIS Writing Studio class March 21. The course will be available for juniors starting fall 2023.

New college-level course at Park

John Hunter March 22, 2023

CIS (College in the Schools) Writing Studio is a new course coming to Park in the fall of 2023. The class has been available at 25 schools across the state ever since it was first offered at the University...

‘Book Madness’ underway

Sarah Kluckhohn March 22, 2023

Every year, the Media Center at Park officiates ‘Book Madness.’ This is a competition inspired by March Madness, a basketball tournament. This year, the new library director Alison Tsuchiya Theiler...

BookTok books in the Park library. Each of these books has found fame on the social media platform TikTok over quarantine.

‘BookTok’ takes over the reading world

Sarah Kluckhohn March 2, 2022

If you’ve been on TikTok at all recently, I’m sure you’ve heard of BookTok.  The hashtag recently hit 39 billion views on the platform and its impact on the young adult genre has been astronomical.  Books...

Fair use from Bloomsbury Publishing

‘Cinderella is Dead’: a book you won’t put down

Tednaisha Satterwhite. April 23, 2021

With a dark take on a classic fairytale, “Cinderella is Dead” by Kalynn Bayron is astounding. In a world 200 years after Cinderella finds her happily ever after, women live in fear, at the whims of...

Senior Megan Raatz looks through the books in the used book drive to read during distance learning Feb. 3. These books were donated by the Park library and are free for students to use.

Book giveaway provides opportunity

Maren Wilsey February 20, 2021

In a year where school is limited to the confines of a home, encountering a new book is rare. According to Library Media Specialist Marie Slaby, the annual book giveaway provides a way for the library...

Fair use from Little, Brown and Company.

‘Talking to Strangers’ provides great insight

Sam Listiak December 13, 2020

When I first read the dust cover of this non-fiction book by Malcolm Gladwell, the idea of breaking down historical events into lessons about social interaction immediately caught my eye. ‘Talking...

The Media Center is now offering free e-books to students, according to Media Specialist Ellen George. Because of COVID-19, e-books offer a safer alternative to paper books.

Media Center offers students free e-books

Molly Schochet November 6, 2020

With paper books being harder to access safely and affordably due to COVID-19, Media Specialist Ellen George said she hopes that giving Park students access to books available for download e-books will...

English teacher Annamarie Wilfahrt directs her honors English 10 students in the beginning of class June 4. Wilfahrt is one of many teachers who will alter the structure of their class next year under International Baccalaureate directive.

English Department develops new coursework

Junior Amelia Huebsch said she believes the English Department’s decision to change curriculum will be for the better, as it will provide students with a new set of diverse, representative readings. “(Changing...

A Book Genie describes and recommends novels for a teenage reader. Teen Lit Con also displays a wall of sticky notes in the Exhibit Hall with readers favorite titles.

Teen Literature Conference gives young writers opportunities

Kate Schneider May 4, 2019

Junior Svea Bleske said high school students have little to no time to focus on writing due to the work and stress that comes along with school and the Teen Literature Conference is a way for students...

Senior Sam Schug discusses the book They Both Die at the End with Book Club March 13. The next book to be discussed among Book Club members will be Love, Hate & Other Filters.

Book club gains fresh perspective

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman March 18, 2019

Senior Estelle Tronson said she was prompted to examine her own life by book club's most recent read, "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera. “I don’t read a lot of realistic fiction, but I...

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