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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Coach Jessica Gust assists sophomore Lila Frank on the bench press May 27. Summer strength and conditioning has recently added a new girls-only season.

Trust in Gust

Kalsang Wangmo, Staffer June 6, 2024

This summer Park’s strength and conditioning program is adding a new girls-only session reintroducing itself at Park. Strength and conditioning is a program designed to support Park athletes year-round....

Parks pottery classes take a field trip to the Walker Art Center May 24. The classes got to explore the exhibits and sculpture garden.

Walkthrough of the Walker

Ruby Viot June 2, 2024

The Walker Art Center currently has an exhibit of Keith Haring's artwork. Park's art classes took a field trip on May 24 to explore the different art forms and gather inspiration. We visited all of...

Senior Coco Gruen helps clean out that back of the theater May 23. The thespians are preparing to say goodbye to Parks current auditorium.

Drama in motion

TJ Brayboy and Jacob Martenson June 1, 2024

With new renovations sweeping Park by storm, the theatre club has been one of the clubs hit the hardest. The main space for club activities, the auditorium, is in a construction zone and hasn’t allowed...

Baseball players Alex Hokenson and Griffin Krone discuss their upcoming game May 28. Their next game is May 30.

Best dress codes for SLP sports

Madeline Anklam May 30, 2024

School dress codes are a cherished tradition for sports teams to show their team spirit on game day. Typically, all players will dress to a certain theme for school on the days of their games to bring...

Art club students gather for a pizza party May 7. This was the last art club meeting of the year.

Pizza and paintbrushes

Hanna Lipschultz and Georgia Hughes May 21, 2024

As the end of the year approaches, the art club is preparing for a change in leadership. Throughout the year, the Art club has met nearly every Tuesday. Finishing up the year with pizza, members reflected...

Senior Noam Halpert leads a game of Jewish Jeopardy May 2. Jewish Student Union meets every Thursday.

‘Jewpardy’ links Park students

Rowan Jansen, Staffer May 16, 2024

Jewish students at Park gather for a game of “Jewpardy” (Jewish jeopardy) on May 2nd. “Jewpardy” is used as a fun way to connect with other Jewish students at Park and learn more about their culture....

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Choir takes a trip cross country

Ryan Moran, Staffer May 14, 2024

Park choir got invited by National Choirs of America to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City along with 15 other choirs. The Carnegie Hall is known for hosting some of the top music talent in the world,...

Senior Coco Gruen and sophomore Elliott Netoff rehearsing as the show’s DJs during the first act of “Steel Magnolias.” “Steel Magnolias” premiered April 19 and had two following shows April 20 and 21.

Theatre ‘steels’ the show

Leo Justesen, Staffer April 24, 2024

Park’s Theatre presented “Steel Magnolias” on April 19, 20 and 21. It displayed a rollercoaster of laughs, joy, shock and heartbreak. The play is based on a real story set during the 80s in Louisiana...

Co-stars Declan Gaines (Jack) and Coco Gruen (Katherine) perform an emotional scene. This is a major moment in the pairs relationship, as they reveal their true feelings.

‘Newsies’ is sensational in first showing

Nicholas Garrett and Kalsang Wangmo March 24, 2024

The auditorium at Park broke open March 21 with its debut performance of “Newsies,” which Park’s choir has been working on for around three months. The show was musically directed by choir teacher...

Sophomore Tess Machalek visits a therapy dog March 19. The therapy dogs work to help students navigate their stressful lifestyles.

Ruff days fade away

Gabby Fadden, Staffer March 24, 2024

This week Natural Helpers hosted a therapy dog event for students to meet four different therapy dogs during classes. Students were able to use the event to destress during the last two weeks before spring...

Senior Erik Lindell and sophomore Kylie Kaiser work together on future plans for student council. Student council meets every Tuesday before school at 7:45 am.

Student council sets eyes on future

Roberto Alvarez and Caedon Exsted March 10, 2024

With spring just around the corner, Student Council is in full swing. Upon the ending of Sno Daze, student council is looking to the future. Compared to last year, advisors and students have felt an increase...

Sophomore Alex Liska practices the trumpet March 8. The band received a grant from GTCYS.

Band brings in big bucks

Leo Justesen, Staffer March 10, 2024

Park’s band program has been rewarded with a $1000 music grant. This grant was from GTCYS (Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony). GTCYS aims to bring music to people around the city and inspire youth musicians....

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