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Community Meeting lead by Muslim representatives and speakers

Community Meeting lead by Muslim representatives and speakers

Hadeal Rizeq and Sophie Yarosh

The St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission (HRC) organized a meeting at Aquila Elementary School on Sept. 19 regarding a conversation and open-question session about Islam to community members of all races according to HRC leaders Katherine Arnold and Sara Garbers. One of the panelists, Sagal Abdirahman said...

September 20, 2017

GLCs enforce senior open lunch policy

GLCs enforce senior open lunch policy

Sumaya Mohamed and Yonit Krebs

Heading to McDonald’s, sophomore Hafza Da’ud said she was surprised when a grade level coordinator (GLC) caught her and wrote her name down. Da’ud said he then sent her off with a warning that next time an incident happened she would have to speak with the assistant principals. On September 8, an announcement informed stu...

September 13, 2017

School cuts supply of student planners

School cuts supply of student planners

Atticus Raasch

Struggling to stay organized, senior Annika Vignes said she wishes the school had given her a planner as they had in years past. Vignes said planners are necessary for students to keep up with all of their work. “I was angry because I really like planners because it helps me organize my days and keep track of al...

September 12, 2017

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Review: In The Heights raises the bar

Review: In The Heights raises the bar

Emma Yarger

In The Heights sweeps the stage at the Ordway. This deep, compelling story attracts members of the Latinx community as well as a variety of theater enthusiasts to its St. Paul stage. Creator Lin Manuel Miranda does not disappoint audiences with his ...

September 19, 2017

Queso proves utterly non life-changing

Queso proves utterly non life-changing

Elise Riley

As a self-proclaimed Chipotle fanatic, I waited on the edge of my seat for the Sept. 12 release date of the newest menu addition, queso, to roll around. Unfortunately, Chipotle’s new queso failed to meet my expectations on more than one level. My f...

September 15, 2017

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Recent Results

Tue, Sep 19
Girls Varsity Swimming vs. Robbinsdale Cooper
W-L W

Tue, Sep 19
Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Robbinsdale Cooper
7-0 W

Tue, Sep 19
Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Robbinsdale Cooper
3-0 W

Tue, Sep 19
Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Robbinsdale Cooper
4-0 W

Tue, Sep 19
Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Robbinsdale Cooper
1-0 W

Sat, Sep 16
Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Buffalo
1-2 L

Boys’ soccer ties with Chanhassen

Boys’ soccer ties with Chanhassen

Tjessa Arradondo and Jenna Cook

This past homecoming week, the boys varsity soccer team entered over-time against Chanhassen locking a 2-2 score tie by the end of the game. Junior Ben Klepfer said he respected the result but believed that the team had a chance to win the game. “I think we played really well throughout the whole game, I just think we had one lapse at the end defensively that just ...

September 19, 2017

Girls tennis falls to Benilde

Girls tennis falls to Benilde

Anna duSaire and Eli Curran-Moore

As the final singles match played out on court 7, the rest of the girls varsity tennis team sat together watching collectively from the adjacent court, supportive but dispirited. Senior captain Maddie Lund said she thought the team's own mental stress played a role in the loss. “After a while the pressure can really get to you. I think tennis is an absolute ment...

September 18, 2017

Girls’ swimming loses meet to conference rivals

Girls’ swimming loses meet to conference rivals

Sophie Yarosh

After a win against Chaska Sept. 7, the girls’ swim team lost to Chanhassen with a score of 29-65. Senior captain Izzy Leviton said even though the team lost, she walked away feeling satisfied. “Chanhassen is one of the best teams in our conference, like the best team in our conference, but we really went out there and did our best,” Leviton said. According to ...

September 15, 2017

Homecoming game scheduled early in the season

Homecoming game scheduled early in the season

Abby Intveld

As head football coach Ben Wolfe watches players run drills during practice, he reflects on the team’s preparation for the upcoming Homecoming game against Holy Angels Academy. “We had 10 practices scattered throughout the summer and the start of our official season was August 14, so we’ve had practices almost everyday since then,” Wolfe said. “We’ve been rea...

September 13, 2017

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Upcoming Games

Boys Varsity Football vs. Richfield
Fri, Sep 22 7:30pmRichfield High Schoo
Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Cretin-Derham Hall
Sat, Sep 23 3:00pmCretin-Derham hall H
Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Cretin-Derham Hall
Sat, Sep 23 1:00pmCretin- Durham Hall
Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Minneapolis Southwest
Mon, Sep 25 6:00pmSt. Louis Park HS St
Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Bloomington Jefferson
Tue, Sep 26 7:00pmSt. Louis Park HS St
Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Bloomington Jefferson
Tue, Sep 26 5:00pmSt. Louis Park HS St
Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Richfield
Thu, Sep 28 7:00 PMRichfield High Schoo
Girls Varsity Swimming vs. Richfield
Thu, Sep 28 6:00pmRichfield Middle Sch
Senior spends summer at Paisley Park

Senior spends summer at Paisley Park

Avia Kaner-Roth, writer

Senior Joseph Holloway said he was very lucky to have the opportunity to be a part time DJ and Ecology worker at Paisley Park because it is such a private and prestigious institution. “The only way to get hired at Paisley Park is to have a personal connection,” Holloway...

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Seniors Spend Summer Representing SLP

Seniors Spend Summer Representing SLP

Jenna Cook, writer

According to senior Jasmine Tchida, the Parktacular Ambassador program inspires her to do more than sit around with nothing to do all summer. “I knew I wasn’t going to do anything this summer except for work, and I know I’m not going to be working all the time,...

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Isabel Leviton

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Hi my name is Isabel and I’m a senior. Dogs and cats and all animals don’t have my heart. I’m Jewish✡ but you probably already know that with my trademark holy land necklace and Blundstones. I’m...

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Nietzsche Deuel

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Hi there, my name is Nietzsche Deuel and I am a writer and an artist for Echo. This is my junior year and I will be participating in the IB Diploma programme. I am a theater kid; I am terribly committed to...

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