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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

The Red Cross blood donation bus parks outside Park. The Blood Drive took place as a part of a DECA project Jan. 11.

DECA blood drive truck saves lives

Maren Wilsey and Jacob Khabie January 19, 2022

When junior Iftha Sharif was given an assignment to aid the community during her DECA class, her group chose to host a blood drive to help those in need.  “We chose this project because we found...

Juniors Izzy Nathan, Ruby Livon and Jonah Schmeig participate in a Jewish trivia game during the meeting January 6. Each Jewish Student Union meeting consists of various educational activities.

JSU hosts trivia competition

Sam Listiak January 19, 2022

Reflecting on JSU’s (Jewish Student Union) latest meeting, Senior Ella Roether said she was impressed with the meeting, despite the usual adviser being absent. “(The meeting) went really well. Our...

Freshman Silas Cowell taunts his Quiz Bowl opponent Dec. 14. The next meeting is at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in room A301.

Quiz Bowl builds welcoming community

Adam Gips and Danny Shope January 14, 2022

When Quiz Bowl coach Peter Dangerfield first became a teacher at Park seven years ago, the club became an opportunity to connect with students while engaging in a passion. “I love doing the trivia...

The Block restaurant, located on Walker St. near St. Louis Park High School. DECA students worked with The Block to provide student discounts.

DECA fundraisers assist community

Maren Wilsey and Jacob Khabie January 11, 2022

When he started his DECA project in partnership with The Block restaurant, freshman Micah Schonberger said he only had one goal in mind. “Our goal is to just give people a place to go and also get...

Seniors Caroline Butler and Louise Marshall, and juniors Gwen Rocker-Gladen and Abby Baudhin rehearse for the Winter One Act “These Shining Lives” where they play workers plagued with radium poisoning. The show is opening Jan. 14 and closing Jan. 16.

Theater awarded Spotlight honors

Elena Ortiz-Fishman January 7, 2022

After its production of “Anne of Green Gables,” the theater program received a shocking announcement.  Excited by the news, senior Dayanara Mora Zengel said she felt honored to receive the Spotlight...

Thespian adviser Jodi Schifsky talks to thespians at a Nov. 29 Winter One Act interest meeting. At the meeting, Schifsky introduced the play “These Shining Lives.”

Theater prepares for Winter One Act

Adam Gips and Danny Shope December 27, 2021

As the theater program gets ready for its Winter One Act, thespian adviser Jodi Schifsky said she’s exhilarated to see what the club can make of it after its previously challenging shows. “We did...

Sophomores Asher Shertok, Jonah Kaufman, Isaac Israel and junior Eli Kaufman make dreidels at the Dec. 2 JSU meeting. Club members also ate snacks and learned about Hanukkah during the meeting.

JSU welcomes back members

Adam Gips and Aidan Shafton December 27, 2021

After not being able to meet last year due to COVID-19, Jewish Student Union (JSU) adviser Mindy Daitchman said this year had gotten off to a slow start.  “We weren’t able to start at the beginning...

Junior Denly Lindeman and freshman Julia Lorenzen work on a set of practice problems Dec. 6. The team meets once a week on Mondays to prepare for competitions.

Math team formulates fun

Sophia Curran-Moore December 17, 2021

Sophomore Zach Vandermouse-Siteki said math is fun because he likes solving problems. According to Vandermouse-Siteki, math team improves his skills in a way that is enjoyable. “I joined math team...

Sophomore Cole Wiltse starts a new project in Art club. Art club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

Creativity flows free in Art club

Johanna Kaplan and Crystal Diaz December 17, 2021

Students have hobbies ranging from A to Z, one of the most common being art. Creative outlets are key for so many teenagers and Art club caters to those who feel connected to art, according to co-adviser...

Finance Club co-founder James Vournakis creates a plan for the meetings Nov 3. Finance Club plans to learn about the stock market and market trends.

Positive outlook for new finance club

Danny Shope, Liam Woodward, and Jacob Khabie December 1, 2021

Looking for ways to pursue his passion for finance and investment, senior and finance club co-president James Vournakis said he decided to start the club with his friend. “I was super interested in...

Students discuss their goals in esports with the team Oct. 28. Students worked in teams to make sure that the goals are achievable.

Video game club opens up opportunities for new members

Crystal Diaz, Patricia Lopez-Milian, and Nora Hall November 20, 2021

Have you ever wanted to join a club but you don’t know what to join? Look no further Park has an esports club. Esports is an online gaming club that gets to compete at tournaments. Coach Jake Utities...

Junior Ashaar Ali works on Naviance training during a HAP meeting on Nov. 16. Naviance helps students plan for their academic future.

Naviance provides academic support

Aisha Hersi November 16, 2021

Naviance is a PowerSchool-powered portal where students may work on assigned tasks, research career options and plan their academic future. According to Park Connections teacher Jane Hudacek, Naviance...

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