The Echo

Instagram account made for AP teacher

Instagram account made for AP teacher

Maria Perez-Barriga

April 12, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As sophomore Luci Jensen was talking with friends in the hallway, history teacher Jeffrey Cohen approached them and asked one of them to nominate him for a free Norwegian cruise given to teachers. “Cohen showed (the post) to us. I was a little confused at first because I didn’t know what he was...

Multicultural show to occur April 12

Multicultural show to occur April 12

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

April 8, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

As junior multicultural show leader Zahra Mohamed reflected on past shows, she said after performing at the multicultural show for multiple years she was ready to take on a greater leadership role. “This year, we kind of felt like it wasn't going to happen, and we wanted to do something different, so o...

Natural Helpers hold training session

Natural Helpers hold training session

Noah Orloff, Marta Hill, and Emma Leff

April 6, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As Park welcomes in the spring weather, Natural Helpers work through training, according to sophomore Natural Helper Ryan Barnett. Barnett said conversations with social workers helped students understand their role as Natural Helpers during their training day. ...

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

March 31, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

After Roots and Shoots presented to the School Board regarding the school district’s involvement with the Climate Action Plan, senior Katie Christiansen, who is the club's leader, said she felt optimistic about the reception within the community. “It felt like we were really in a space to start a conversatio...

Paint nights spur ingenuity

Paint nights spur ingenuity

Maggie Klaers

March 25, 2019


Filed under Features Columns, Student Life

Many people believe that artistic ability is a genetically built-in talent, when in fact most of the skills involved in art come from practice and repetition. Even so, art isn’t meant only for those with the dexterity to turn their own artistic vision into a reality, it is meant for everyone. A ...

Knitting inspires sophomores to start club

Knitting inspires sophomores to start club

Marta Hill, Noah Orloff, and Emma Leff

March 24, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

After Yarn club leader sophomore Gaby Beilke and fellow club leader sophomore Evelyn Chlebek discovered their love of knitting over winter break, Beilke said they felt inspired to start the club. “We realized how much we love (knitting) over winter break, and thought ‘what if other people at s...

High school holds free parent workshops over conferences

High school holds free parent workshops over conferences

Sofia Seewald

March 24, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

After sitting in on a parenting workshop led by Marc Hertz, the founder of Family Recovery Resource Experts, Park parent Paula Engelking said the session changed her view on certain parenting strategies. “It was helpful. I learned this whole new technique for dealing with my kids,” Engelking said...

JSU celebrates Purim

JSU celebrates Purim

Gabriel Kaplan, Katie Hardie, and Maria Perez Barriga

March 21, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Jewish Student Union president senior Leila Raymond said she attended every annual Purim celebration meeting in the last four years, which the club celebrates by eating a Jewish pastry that symbolizes the villain in the Jewish Purim story. “Today we are making hamantaschen — an amazing pastry that r...

#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society

#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

After junior Zoe Younger read aloud a spoken word piece she wrote for the Black History Month performance, she said she believes that all American should be educated about the issues of racism.“I think (racism) a big part of American culture right now and just throughout all of our history,” Y...

Local coffee shop temporarily closed

Local coffee shop temporarily closed

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

March 19, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

As senior Nietzsche Deuel reflects on the Nest being closed, she recalls how it affected her, as well as other students who enjoy going to the coffee shop after school. “It affected me as a customer because the Nest was actually closed, it also affected (job training). We had planned to do training...

ACE basics quiz

ACE basics quiz

March 19, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

With ACE nearly halfway done with their project, test yourself on some information about the club. Loading ACE Quiz var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-413592"), "quiz", "413592", { autostart: false, width: "100%", heig...

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