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Seniors join junior varsity

Seniors join junior varsity

Alex Driver November 28, 2023

This winter season, seniors who tried out for the boy’s hockey team have the opportunity to make the junior varsity team.  This policy change is a change from from last year when seniors could play...

Construction equipment surrounds senior wall Sept. 17. Seniors unable to paint wall this year.

The canvas remains blank

Max Rider September 27, 2023

A tradition that has been going on at Park for many years has been ended by the recent construction around the school. This is the first year where seniors will not be able to paint the wall by Park’s...

Students in the Non-Traditional Academy work to collaborate on group projects as a part of their curriculum May 25. The NTA program at Park has brought new opportunities for learning to students who seek a more hands-on experience.

Spotlight on the Non-Traditional classroom setting

Lilly Fandel-Thompson and Jana Faust May 29, 2023

The Non-Traditional Academy (NTA) is an innovative approach to classroom structure at Park. The teachers and students in the program work each day to foster a more hands-on learning experience so students...

Senoir Ben Duncan embraces band director Steve Schmitz onstage. The wind ensemble had its final concert of the year on May 9.

Park’s band performs emotional final concert

Modesty Manion and Ena Mekic May 12, 2023

After a year filled with concerts from all of Park’s bands, the wind ensemble had its final performance of the year May 9. During the performance, the band played four songs followed by the annual...

Sophomore Max Rider takes a shot on net Thursday night Feb. 16. The Orioles walked away with a win against Bloomington Jefferson 3-1.

Senior night spark

Maya Nieves and Alicia Mainjeni February 17, 2023

On Feb. 16, the St. Louis Park Rec Center was decked out with senior jerseys, banners and stands filled with supportive fans. Boys’ hockey took a 3-1 win in their final game before sections against...

Early application proves advantageous

Cece Jensen November 3, 2022

With college coming around the corner for graduating seniors, applications are looming. We are often thinking if our grades are good enough and if we are involved in enough extracurriculars. Not knowing...

Onstage, senior Carlitos Anguita-Smith receives a rose from Band Director Steve Shmitz May 3. After the band concert, Shmitz handed out roses to recognize the achievements of the graduating seniors.

Band concert wraps up year

After a nearly 15-hour day — including AP and IB tests and a 7 a.m. rehearsal — band director Steve Schmitz said the concert was a success despite some hiccups.  “I feel that they were really...

Tennis experience rewarding

Tennis experience rewarding

Colin Canaday April 17, 2022

Looking back on the four years I’ve played for the Park boys’ tennis team, I can confidently say that I have made some of the greatest memories, met some of the best people and had some of the most...

Senior Danny Shope announced as National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

Senior declared National Merit semifinalist

Grace Stillman October 19, 2021

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) chooses students to award scholarships to based on PSAT scores. Semifinalists are those who scored in the top one percent of the over 1.5 million students...

Seniors Faith Johnson, Maya Better and Annie Holden stand for group photo May 3. Senior Prom is scheduled for May 15.

Seniors Celebrate College Decision Day

Ayelet Prottas May 19, 2021

Seniors and staff gathered at the track to acknowledge college decision day. Seniors took photos and socialized outside to celebrate. Teachers and staff helped organize the celebration and took a picture...

Senior Grace Kanyinku will be studying cosmetology at Aveda Arts and Science Institute Minneapolis in the fall of 2021. She plans to open a salon in the future that specializes in African-American hair, as well as give out free haircuts for homeless people.

Senior takes next step towards cosmetology

Maria Perez Barriga March 1, 2021

Through searching online and connecting with a current graduate student, senior Grace Kanyinku realized she wanted to pursue her education at Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute Minneapolis. “When I...

Decision to send freshmen back before juniors reasonable

Decision to send freshmen back before juniors reasonable

Molly Schochet February 17, 2021

When we left school last March due to COVID-19 I knew we weren’t going to return in person for the rest of the year. As the summer dragged on, it became clear that we weren’t going back to school in...

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