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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

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...

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...

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...

World Cup plays in Polks classroom. Students given choice to work or watch.

World Cup plays in classrooms

Sarah Kluckhohn December 14, 2022

The FIFA World Cup, a soccer showdown consisting of 32 countries and taking place once every four years, is a big event every time it happens. This year, American interest in the tournament has skyrocketed,...

Five drinks available in the cafeteria store. All these are available for purchase during your designated lunch.

Cafeteria drink review

Charlotte Cox December 6, 2022

Envy fruit punch (blue):  $2.50  ★★★★☆ This drink is a really good mid-day drink if you forgot your water bottle or if you ran out of your drink. This drink is 100% fruit juice and has no...

Members of the Deca club meet for the toy drive Nov. 30. All members were gifted with donuts and water for their work.

DECA encourages leadership and entrepreneurship

Anna Williams December 2, 2022

DECA, a club at Park, is beginning again this year, offering students opportunities to connect with other students and find ways to implement both leadership and entrepreneurship in their lives. For...

Park unveils new Action Wednesday options

Park unveils new Action Wednesday options

Taylor Voigt November 1, 2022

Quarter two is coming up fast, and with it comes a new Action Wednesday signup. While many teachers will continue with similar options as they had during quarter one, some are introducing new ideas: College...

Participants gather around a table to paint pumpkins. The Depot hosted its Halloween party on Oct. 28.

Depot Halloween disappoints

Rachel Arkis November 1, 2022

When I suggested going to the Depot Halloween party with my friends, I thought I was signing up for a fun evening being able to hang out with my friends and enjoy live music. Unfortunately, that was not...

14-day boundary waters trip proves unforgettable

14-day boundary waters trip proves unforgettable

Modesty Manion September 4, 2022

Over the summer, I spent 14 days canoeing, portaging and camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). The BWCAW is the wilderness that lies on the border of Minnesota and Canada. There...

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