The Echo

Book club completes first book of the year

Book club completes first book of the year

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

October 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

After attending her first book club meeting discussing “Warcross” by Marie Lu, freshman Sophie Curran-Moore said she was impressed and wants to attend future meetings. “I want to see what other people are reading and find new books, so I’m coming back,” Curran-Moore said. “It was a rea...

Spanish instructor returns after year away

Spanish instructor returns after year away

Izzy Kanne

October 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Returning to St. Louis Park High School after a year of teaching at Minnetonka High School, spanish teacher Nelly Korman said she didn’t want to leave, but felt it would be better for her career if she did. “I originally left because I was given a full-time position,” Korman said. “When I wa...

Student Council raises money for mental health

Student Council raises money for mental health

Emma Leff, Rachel Salzer, and Anika Hanson

October 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Following a tragic loss in the St. Louis Park community, Student Council decided to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as raise awareness about mental health Students created small donation bins that were put in classrooms around the school. Students and staff are being encouraged to donate. Kara Cisco helped...

SOAR kicks off year by attending community panel

SOAR kicks off year by attending community panel

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

October 13, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As a member of the Students Organized Against Racism club, junior Amaya Fokuo said she was impressed by the community discussion held at the Rec Center Oct. 11, as it brought awareness to important racial issues. “Last night we learned a lot about microaggressions, which was really interesting,” Fokuo said. “...

Park Family Science Night cut this year

Park Family Science Night cut this year

Amaia Barajas

October 10, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As senior Paige Slavik reflects on Park Family Science Night, she considers it an accessible way to connect with teachers and learn more about the subject through interactive presentations. “I think it’s a great idea to get elementary students involved in science and to see the high school and...

Debate team kicks off the new school year

Debate team kicks off the new school year

Amaia Barajas

October 9, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As sophomore Liz Hodges looks forward to the new debate season, she said she hopes to develop skills she has learned from debate. “I would like to be more articulate and be able to be a better public speaker in general. As well as improve research skills, writing skills and things like that,” Hodges...

All-Conference provides learning experiences

All-Conference provides learning experiences

David Bryant, Sofie Geretz, and Ethan Meisler

October 8, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

This year at All-Conference, schools selected students from band, orchestra and choir to prepare a concert in one day, according to the St. Louis Park High School 6425 News. Guest conductor Kyle Fleming said he enjoys seeing students discover their full musical potential. “There are fantastic students that b...

Mixed-media competition sparks interest within art classes

Mixed-media competition sparks interest within art classes

David Bryant

October 8, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to mixed-media arts teacher Martha Ortman, her class was asked to design a poster for Building Assets Reducing Risks’ 20th anniversary. “My class, mixed-media, is creating art that has an urban feel to it, hopefully uses the Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) colors and might use the...

Robotics fundraises for upcoming year

Robotics fundraises for upcoming year

Ruby Stillman and Kaia Myers

October 6, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Robotics captain, senior Anthony David said there are several methods the team uses to obtain funds. “We started fundraising right at the beginning of the year and we pretty much did the same stuff we do every year: cotton candy, and we have a bunch of sponsors that send us money,” David sa...

Feminism Club anticipates new focus

Feminism Club anticipates new focus

Isabel Kjaer

September 24, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As co-president of Feminism Club junior Allison Feller looks to the upcoming year, she said there are many issues that are often overlooked that can be discussed with peers. “I feel like there’s a lot to talk about that lots of people don’t seem to acknowledge and there are a lot of problems ...

National Honor Society begins year

National Honor Society begins year

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

September 23, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Senior National Honor Society president Ayanna Nathan said she thinks the community and school may have the wrong impression of the National Honor Society’s purpose and she wants to change that. “I want to change our image both in the community and within ourselves because a lot of people thi...

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Rachel Salzer, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

September 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As the 2018 Homecoming week quickly approaches, students eagerly await the week packed with activities. Homecoming week activities are open to all students with the goal of bringing the student body together. Student Council co-president, senior Cailey Hanson-Mahoney explains how much work goes into the exte...

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School
School clubs and activities