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Anti-Semitic incidents alarm Jewish community

Anti-Semitic incidents alarm Jewish community

Adah Koivula and Jayne Stevenson
March 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Jewish community remains alert after the Minneapolis JCC received a bomb threat in January, according to chief communications officer and assistant executive director Soni Cohen. However, Cohen said the amount of support the community received is the true story to tell in this experience. “The first call I received whe...

Neudecker nominated for statewide honor

Neudecker nominated for statewide honor

Raphy Gendler
March 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

Chants of “Mr. Hockey” erupted from the student section after senior hockey captain Bauer Neudecker scored a power play goal against Benilde Feb. 16 — the same day he was announced as a nominee for the state’s top hockey award. The Minnesota Minutemen announced Neudecker as one of 10 nominees...

Black History Month performance offers student-led perspective

Black History Month performance offers student-led perspective

Genesis Buckhalton
March 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The lights in the Auditorium turn off and the curtain draws open to students with their fists raised in the air chanting “we will not be hidden,” emphasizing the show’s theme: Hidden History. Senior Suweyda Abdi, one of the student leaders of the show, said it was hard to pull the performance together...

Potential referendum progresses

Potential referendum progresses

Maggie Bahnson, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima
March 1, 2017
Filed under News

Superintendent Rob Metz said the School Board discussed three different referendums over the course of a year to propose on Election Day regarding district facilities renovations. “The smallest is about $40 million, then (the School Board) looking sort of in the $70 million range and then they’r...

Local Facebook group attempts to bring hope, strength

Local Facebook group attempts to bring hope, strength

Hadeal Rizeq
February 27, 2017
Filed under News

The day after the presidential election, St. Louis Park Allies founder Susan Niz couldn’t help but feel sympathetic for minority, ethnic and social groups already feeling pressured and criticized in the United States. “The day after the (electoral) votes, I was feeling very disheartened and f...

Teacher wears black in protest

Teacher wears black in protest

Yonah Davis
February 27, 2017
Filed under News

Following the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary Of Education, german teacher Shari Fox said she feels appalled. Fox said she worries about the public school system under DeVos. “It feels like the death of the public school system because she has pretty much made it clear that she wants to c...

School competition turns political

School competition turns political

Ethan Brown
February 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“Dopeamine” donned masks of President Donald Trump, with X’s drawn through his eyes, before playing a protest song Feb. 23 at battle of the bands, an event held by Student Council leading up to the Snodaze dance Feb. 25. According to senior Student Council President Megan Aune, “Dopeamine” wo...

District prepares for winter storm

District prepares for winter storm

Grace Farley
February 23, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

After the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Twin Cities area, District Communications Director Sara Thompson addressed Park’s closing and dismissal policies.   “St. Louis Park Public Schools will do our best to make a decision about a late start or school closin...

Echo applications available

Echo applications available

February 23, 2017
Filed under News

Applications for 2016-2017 Echo staff are available and due Monday, Feb. 27. They are available in C275 and C363. Contact adviser Lori Keekley at [email protected] for additional information.

Highway 169 construction to continue

Highway 169 construction to continue

Nicole Sanford
February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

  Starting in early 2017, the state of Minnesota began construction on Highway 169 in an attempt to repair damaged lanes and ramps. According David Aeikens, head of communications and engagement for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the construction on Highway 169 covers approximately si...

Park reacts to changing politics

Park reacts to changing politics

Kirby Goodman
February 13, 2017
Filed under News

When reflecting on the recent political climate, English teacher Julianne Herbert said she feels divisiveness in the school parallels the country as a whole. “I think what’s happened in the classroom is what’s happening all over the country. We are more and more polarized,” Herbert said. “...

Executive order hits home

Executive order hits home

Sam Orloff and Jayne Stevenson
February 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

As Freshman Zahra Mohamed thinks about her father’s trip overseas to Djibouti, she and her family worry about his ability to return. “He went back home to see his family and me and my brothers are worried if he can come back or not, so we just don’t know if he’s going to come back,” Moham...

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