The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

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...

From seaside to lakeside

From seaside to lakeside

Luca Aimo May 6, 2022

Traveling abroad is an experience that everybody should do anytime there’s an opportunity. So, for a while, I said farewell to everything I loved, my city, my family, the Alps, the seaside and my amazing...

Coachella 2022 is very fun, eventful

Coachella 2022 is very fun, eventful

Modesty Manion May 2, 2022

The Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California is a 3-day event of concerts, art and fashion. I was lucky enough to attend weekend one this year. The festival grounds are huge, and the headlining acts...

Band trip leads to team bonding

Band trip leads to team bonding

Sophia Curran-Moore April 11, 2022

In an overcrowded bus on its way to Los Angeles, a group of excited band kids spontaneously burst into song. On the journey to California, we found ways to make every moment fun, such as by singing on...

Freshman writing coaches worry about value

Freshman writing coaches worry about value

Sarah Kluckhohn March 9, 2022

If I’m being entirely honest, I became a writing coach this semester to look good on resumes and college applications. I still assumed that by being there I could still help other students with their...

College rejection leads way to healing

College rejection leads way to healing

Jacob Khabie January 19, 2022

When I got rejected from my dream college, I immediately started blaming myself. All I could think was “what did I do wrong?” and “what could I have done better?” and “why wasn’t I good enough?”...

Flaws emerge in distance learning

Flaws emerge in distance learning

Elena Ortiz-Fishman October 30, 2021

The amount of COVID-19 scares have been skyrocketing. Because of this, students are urged to stay at home until they can procure a negative test result. This ensures that the school is staying safe and...

Return to school poses challenges

Return to school poses challenges

Elena Ortiz Fishman August 31, 2021

My last full year of school with no interruptions, was 8th grade — meaning, I’ve never had a full year of high school. But this fall, students of all grades will be returning to Park, as an attempt...

Going maskless is freeing

Going maskless is freeing

Gabriel Kaplan June 1, 2021

I knew the pandemic was coming to an end when she sneezed into my mouth. I had just finished shopping at Costco. She was the cashier and I was the customer, both vaccinated and both maskless. We were...

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