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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Open embrace of PRIDE

Open embrace of PRIDE

Cianny Belen, Writer June 8, 2022

Pride month is a very important time for those in the LGBT community. We take this month to celebrate each other, celebrate ourselves and be unapologetic about what makes us colorful, magical and different....

Students share in a circle during first hour civics June 8. To sign up for credit recovery talk to your counselor or email Patrice Howard (howard.patrice@slpschools.org).

Enriching events for the summer

Ivan Zank June 8, 2022

The summer is almost here but that doesn't mean school stops for everyone. Park offers various activities for when school is out, both educational and recreational.  Patrice Howard, Director of Community...

Cars sit in a crowded lot June 3. There has recently been a lack of enforcement for the parking passes.

Parking passes cause stress

Zoe Ziessman June 6, 2022

With the end of the school year just weeks away, there has been a spike of non-parking pass owners using the school parking lot. This leaves students who bought a parking pass at the beginning of the semester...

Commencement from childhood role model

Commencement from childhood role model

Jordyn Deschamps June 3, 2022

I sit in my room looking at the next chapter of my life that has taken its representative form as a cap and gown, feeling every emotion that has garnered up until this very moment. I study the ebbs and...

Junior Ben Duncan celebrates his team winning an activity during a By Your Side club meeting May 17. By Your Side finished their first in person year this school year.

By Your Side builds friendships

Rachel Arkis and Abby Bartleson May 31, 2022

After its first few years being online due to COVID-19, special education teacher Alaina Martin said that the inclusion program By Your Side has been able to reach its full potential now that classes are...

Seniors pose wearing their college apparel May 10. Parks decision day celebration was held during Park Connections.

Decision day brings closure to class of 2022

Char Priadka May 31, 2022

As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, seniors alike have to decide what their next step will be after graduation. Whether it be college, full-time jobs or a gap year, the class of 2022 have a day...

IB diploma – two years in review

IB diploma – two years in review

Tenzin Gyaldatsang May 18, 2022

After nearly two years of being a candidate in the International Baccalaureate (IB), I can truly say I’ve experienced the highs and lows of the program, from cramming for history tests to passing exams...

Prom refreshingly lame

Prom refreshingly lame

Sophia Curran-Moore May 17, 2022

Prom was something I’d been looking forward to since I first set foot in high school. I became even more invested this year by spending hours planning for the dance, from choosing a color scheme to selling...

Hindsight 20/22

Hindsight 20/22

Jacob Khabie May 11, 2022

When I started the college application process, I was aiming to end up at a small, liberal arts college in a relatively quiet town. I’m ending the college application process committed to a Division...

How my team won assassins

How my team won assassins

Henry Harper May 10, 2022

Assassins is one of the most frowned upon traditions in high school. A game between students where you’re on a team of six, shooting a designated six people with nerf guns. This game has always been...

Theater prepares for destruction

Danny Shope and Leo Justesen May 10, 2022

According to theater director Jodi Schifsky, this year’s spring show “Mutually Assured Destruction” will comedically showcase tense sibling relationships throughout 10 different decades. Schifsky...

In a practice room, junior Greta Runyon and Gretchen Huebsch study sheet music May 9. In order to keep up with an IB course-load, the Independent Study Wind Ensemble allows students to practice band on their own time.

Study hall aims to help IB diploma candidates

For several students, balancing the responsibilities of being a full-time band student and achieving the IB diploma has become increasingly difficult.  Resulting from the blow the band program took...

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