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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

Senior Jakob Eenigenburg leaves school for track May 30. Many student-athletes have to miss school for sports.

Spring athletes under pressure

Matthew Plant, Staffer June 6, 2024

With Advanced Placement tests and final exams in full swing, student athletes have to have a good balance between school and sport. One factor that doesn’t help this busy time in school is the extremely...

Juniors Henry Horstman-Olson and Jake Iverson relax during their AP Calculus class May 16. After AP tests students lose focus to work on classwork.

Pressure persists after AP tests

Will Carpenter June 6, 2024

Many students at Park take AP classes, meaning most of them take the AP test for those classes in May. AP tests create a lot of stress and put pressure on the students to do well because they can get college...

Graphic by Eliah Fink

Is the horror worth the hype?

Louisa Augustine June 6, 2024

It was a dark and stormy night; perfect for a scary movie. Horror films or shows can be exciting and entertaining, but they can also be disturbing and unethical. It really depends on the person, as everyone...

Junior Ava Monroe sings, Dont Know Why by Nora Jones. The choir pops concert was on May 29.

Park resurrects the aughts in choir concert

Kalsang Wangmo and Nicholas Garrett June 6, 2024

Park’s choir performed its annual end-of-the-year concert and senior recital May 29. Being a POPS concert (a themed concert filled with pop culture music), the songs featured were from the 2000s. The...

Lakeshore Learning Store is now hiring May 29. Many students are looking for summer jobs.

From classroom to real world

Ryan Moran June 5, 2024

As the school year winds down and students begin gearing up for summer, one thing they plan out is their summer job. Students' jobs vary from working in fast food to starting their own business, but does...

Senior Patrick Meyerg receives his cap and gown. He had to show his signed graduation permit before he got it.

The gimmicks of getting graduation gowns

Gabriel Fink, Staffer June 5, 2024

This school year is almost over, and the class of 2024 is graduating this week. After a long journey, Park seniors are spreading their wings and flying off to their adult lives. One of the things important...

Freshman Laila Schoenberger speaks at a JSU meeting on May 24. This was JSUs final meeting of the year.

JSU comes to a close

Rowan Jansen June 5, 2024

As JSU wrapped up for the year, some of the seniors were sad for it to come to an end. JSU members feel they accomplished a lot over the year and are excited to get back into it next year. Seniors are...

Seniors Elena Colacci and Johanna Halverson speak to Principal Paddock May 22. Seniors with a GPA of 4.0 and IB Diploma candidates spent the morning celebrating their accomplishments.

Starting the morning with success

Abby Bartleson June 5, 2024

Every school year, students work tirelessly to perform their best. Paying attention in class, studying outside of school and turning in work on time are all examples of what students practice to achieve...

Senior Echo staffer Abby Meisler sells to Parkshore residents May 1. Echo held a bake sale to raise money to print newspapers.

Baking up a recipe for success

Rachel Arkis and Abby Bartleson May 16, 2024

As veteran Echo staff members, we have experienced a lot of different changes throughout the years. As of recently, St. Louis Park High School administration has cut our funds in an attempt to make the...

Late to a license

Late to a license

John Hunter, Sports Editor April 24, 2024

In fifth grade, my parents started noticing that every once in a while during conversation I would blank out and disengage. That year I was diagnosed with a somewhat rare and temporary form of epilepsy...

Summer opportunities benefit students at Park

Summer opportunities benefit students at Park

Caedon Exsted, Staffer February 25, 2024

With summer coming around the corner, opportunities for school in the summer are just on the come up. Students at Park are able to reap the benefits of summer internship programs facilitated by the school....

Illustration by Tj Brayboy

Sleepless nights

Jeremy Eichten January 25, 2024

Finals week at Park is a challenging week for students as most classes test the students on either their most recent unit or all units of the semester. These can be written tests or projects, and they...

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