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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

Junior Victoria Taylor and senior Amina Mohamed practice with a mannequin Jan. 23. Students work hands-on to prepare for the CNA certification test.

CNA takes a trip into the field

Abby Meisler January 25, 2023

Students in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class took a trip to a local nursing home for a real world nursing experience Jan. 18 and 19. One of the requirements for becoming a CNA is having clinical...

Sophomore Chloe Lorentz takes part in Natural Helpers by handing out lollipops Jan 17. Natural Helpers created “Chill Week” in order to help students with the stress of finals.

Natural Helpers hosts ‘Chill Week’

Modesty Manion and Johanna Kaplan January 24, 2023

With the end of the semester approaching fast, finals are heavy on the minds of students, according to Natural Helpers president Sophia Earle. She said that in order to help students manage stress levels,...

City Council member Larry Kraft speaks to Park students Jan. 13. Youth and Government focuses on teaching the inner workings of government

Youth in Government offers unique learning experience

Roberto Alvarez January 18, 2023

As a way for students to get more of an insight into government and how it works, Park students received the opportunity to experience what it's like dealing with everyday politics at a local conference...

View from a boat in Milford Sound, New Zealand. Going from the Midwest to New Zealand is now possible to travel in just one flight.

On board the longest flight out of the Midwest

Johanna Kaplan January 13, 2023

Out of all 61 international destinations Chicago’s O'Hare Airport flies to, Auckland, New Zealand is the longest haul. I recently flew this exact flight twice, both going out and returning. It took 17...

Valentine’s Day decor and candy displayed at target Jan. 9. As Valentines Day is coming up, people are able to buy gifts, candy or decor for their loved ones.

Winter celebrations warm up cold months

Abby Bartleson January 11, 2023

During the cold, freezing months of winter, many holidays occur to warm spirits. Although several holidays are in December, there are also a number of holidays celebrated during January and February. Kwanzaa...

Freshman Audrey Martin plays her violin at the orchestra concert December 15. This was their last concert before winter break.

Orchestra winter concert creates community

Ivan Zank and Charlotte Cox January 8, 2023

Park orchestra’s most recent concert on Dec. 15 focused on a holiday theme to celebrate the end of the year and the last concert before winter break. Orchestra teacher Kou Lee said he wanted to play...

NHS Letters Of Love

NHS writes letters of love

Abby Meisler January 6, 2023

For the holiday season, the National Honors Society (NHS) wrote meaningful and encouraging letters to patients at children's hospitals through the nonprofit organization, Letters of Love.  Senior NHS...

Students in Spanish Club sing El Burrito Sabanero” Dec. 20. This was one of the many Spanish Christmas songs they celebrated with during their holiday meeting.

Tió de Nadal drops joy

Sarah Peterson and Ena Mekic December 24, 2022

In anticipation for the holidays, the Spanish club celebrated Christmas and New Year’s traditions for this month’s meeting Dec. 20. They drank Coquito, a traditional Puerto-Rican coconut drink, ate...

Ms. Dagen hands out hot chocolate to sophomore Chloe Lorentz. Student council organized for hot cocoa to be available to students during lunchtime.

Cheers to hot chocolate

Sarah Peterson and Taylor Voigt December 24, 2022

In honor of winter break’s arrival, Park’s student council decided to give back to the students by sharing a warm holiday treat Dec. 19–21. Students were able to find free hot cocoa outside of the...

Park student slides down hill on Dec 22. Winter activities have slowly begun as snow starts to fall.

The wonders of winter activities

Sarah Peterson December 22, 2022

Although the time off school during winter break is much needed, it can get boring. There are many fun things to do by yourself or with friends and family. Here are a few ideas to keep you active during...

Celebrating winter traditions

Celebrating winter traditions

Eliah Fink December 16, 2022

Throughout the years, the winter holiday season has always been a very special time for me. There are many different traditions on both sides of my family which I look forward to each year.  One winter...

Teacher Katherine Quattrini donates blood Dec 13th. The blood drive took place in school in C350.

Give love by giving blood

Cece Jensen December 16, 2022

Park held a blood drive run by the international non-profit, Red Cross Dec. 13. Students took time from their school day to come and donate blood as a way to give back to their community. Red Cross...

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