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Staff editorial: Open mindedness key to better political discourse

Staff editorial: Open mindedness key to better political discourse

March 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

With the increasingly tense political climate, the editorial board believes Park must better work toward fostering a community where all voices are respected. We must ensure people with opposing opinions feel safe and respected. The key aim of our community should be creating an environment where s...

Staff editorial: Unicycling intends to inspire, encounters setback

Staff editorial: Unicycling intends to inspire, encounters setback

March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

To demonstrate the importance of overcoming academic challenges, teachers in the math department started off the 2016-17 school year by attempting to learn how to ride the unicycle. As many teachers found riding the unicycle difficult, the goal of the activity was to show students that grasping a new co...

Check news before assuming

Check news before assuming

January 10, 2017
Filed under Staff Editorials

In order to stay educated on local, national and global events, following an accurate form of news is essential. However, in recent years the problem of fake news escalated along with the rise of social media. We, the Echo staff, implore students to be aware of false news reports and to try to avoid...

Disciplinary mischaracterization fails students

Disciplinary mischaracterization fails students

December 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

After recent investigations and incidences at Park, the editorial board believes a criticism of the administration’s handling of an alleged incident on Nov. 14 to be necessary. An Echo investigation revealed the administration classified the situation as a general incident rather than a potential ca...

Students must form own opinions

Students must form own opinions

November 17, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorials

As the election approaches, students must critically analyze all information presented to them when forming their own political opinions. It is important for students to not unquestionably accept the views of their parents or peers, and to learn to think critically for themselves. Parents teach ...

Students must question all perspectives

November 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

  As the election approaches, students must critically analyze all information presented to them when forming their own political opinions. It is important students do not unquestionably accept the views of their parents or peers. They must learn to think critically for themselves. Paren...

Check-in attendance policy ineffective

October 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Some students are skeptical about the importance of the new system of attendance in which Grade Level Coordinators check in on students who have one or more unexcused absence. As Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) try to reinforce better attendance among students by approaching them during class, an ove...

Modified lunch schedule creates confusion

September 27, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorials

After immense changes to the lunch program, the schedule still needs further revision. The new lunchroom changes increased the seating capacity, allowing for three lunch periods instead of four overlapping times. The lunchroom also features enhanced security, preventing students from entering the...

Signs foster unwelcome environment

Signs foster unwelcome environment

September 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

The appearance of new “Thank You St. Louis Park Police” signs around the community sparked some debate over whether these signs help create an inclusive community. In light of recent occurrences in Minnesota and around the nation, some students  have said they feel the signs may be perceived by o...

Legislative feud digs into deeper problem

Legislative feud digs into deeper problem

June 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials, Uncategorized

The inability of the legislature to pass the transportation bill or a $1 billion bonding bill is a small part of a bigger frustration. The agreement includes $100 million for roads and bridges and $100 million for affordable housing, the largest housing investment in state history, according to the...

Health curriculum must expand sexual education

May 25, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorials

For some Minnesota high schoolers, sexual education received in school is the only sexual education they will get. Park dedicates around three weeks a year to health, where the curriculum includes lessons about sex, mental health and relationships. However, this short amount of time focused on such important top...

Sustainability must start with administration

April 18, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorials

While the district strongly supports students’ initiative to make Park more sustainable, the administration should do more than support students clubs — they should take action. According to Park’s facilities manager Tom Bravo, little is known about Park’s current recycling program. The district...

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