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Summertime renovations planned for high school

Summertime renovations planned for high school

Marta Hill
May 5, 2017
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  Junior Ryan Lee said when he thinks about renovation plans for Park, he feels they will benefit the school.   “I think to be honest the renovations that are happening right now seem pretty common sense,” Lee said. “I feel like they are good decisions.” According to Assis...

Q & A: Thomas Friedman reflects on community experiences

Q & A: Thomas Friedman reflects on community experiences

Mimi Fhima and Kirby Goodman
May 3, 2017
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke at a charity event raising funds to build a permanent history center in St. Louis Park April 30. After the event, Echo staffers interviewed Friedman regarding his connections to Park as a distinguished alumnus. Q: ...

School Board narrows superintendent candidates

School Board narrows superintendent candidates

Ethan Brown, Maggie Bahnson, and Mimi Fhima
May 2, 2017
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The School Board has narrowed its selection of St. Louis Park Public Schools superintendent candidates to six finalists, according to the district's website and School Board chair Jim Yarosh. According to the same post, a first round of interviews will take place at 5:30 p.m. on May 3 and 4 in room C350 at Park. "Interviews will be held b...

Temple strives to include community

Temple strives to include community

Jenna Cook
May 2, 2017
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Upon entering Wat Thai, St. Louis Park’s new Buddhist temple, temple visitor Christine Laube said guests were greeted with a floral necklace and the smell of Thai street food. According to temple treasurer Wasda Schneider, Wat Thai Buddhist temple aimed to create a welcoming environment for Park ...

District, GSA clash over Inclusion Policy

District, GSA clash over Inclusion Policy

Sam Orloff and Nicole Sanford
May 1, 2017
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While attempting to push the passage of a new Gender Inclusion Policy, the Gender Sexuality Alliance’s petition garnered over 600 signatures, including that of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. According to Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) student president senior Elise Bargman, concerned students attended the April...

March for Science unites thousands of Minnesotans

March for Science unites thousands of Minnesotans

Max Bechtold
April 30, 2017
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During the Minnesota March for Science, an estimated 40,000 people marched to the Minnesota State Capitol in celebration of Earth Day, including Biology teacher Julie Schilz, who said the march was full of passion and support for science. “The march had a really positive feel, everybody was really exci...

Warmer months bring vehicular crime

Warmer months bring vehicular crime

Ndunzi Kunsunga
April 29, 2017
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As the snow begins to melt and the days grow longer, another phenomena seems to frequent the twin cities area—car break-ins. According to local police officer Chaunte Ford, car break-ins heighten in occurrence as the warmer weather appears. “Car break-ins are pretty common. I would say more so...

City police chief announced

City police chief announced

Maggie Bahnson, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima
April 27, 2017
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After working for the Park Police Department for 26 years, Lieutenant Michael Harcey was appointed to the position of police chief in March. According to Harcey, he believes his unique leadership skills allowed him to acquire this position. “What has helped me get to this position is my le...

Elementary STEM program faces cancellation

Elementary STEM program faces cancellation

Annabella Strathman, Ethan Brown, Mimi Fhima, and Maggie Bahnson
April 24, 2017
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Update: This story has been updated to reflect superintendent Metz's reasoning for the ParkSci program being cut from the 2017-2018 budget. After an April 24 School Board meeting marked with concerns from faculty and parents regarding elementary science program ParkSci’s cutting from the 2017-2018 d...

House addresses ongoing issues

House addresses ongoing issues

Max Bechtold
April 24, 2017
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Since the inauguration of President Trump, some House topics such as transportation have shifted in the Minnesota House while others like school choice have just begun to appear, according to House representative Cheryl Youakim (DFL). According to Youakim, the House is conflicted over transportatio...

Hallway sweeps continue to enforce pass policy

Hallway sweeps continue to enforce pass policy

Yonah Davis, Yonit Krebs, and Amber Tran
April 23, 2017
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According to assistant principal Kari Schwietering, the administration followed through on their promise to conduct hallway sweeps searching for students without passes in the halls during class time. “We've had three different hallway sweeps and two of them we've had no students in the hallways w...

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