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

Students hold up sign in support of a safe community. Walkout was held from 6th hour until the end of the school day.

Student empowerment brings attention to social change

Elena Ortiz-Fishman, Katie Nelson, and Lily Nugteren January 12, 2022

From student-led walkouts to open discussion forums, activism at Park has become more prevalent. With several important issues arising and becoming prominent, students are raising their voices to fight...

Three available resources to help create community

Three available resources to help create community

Johanna Kaplan, Aisha Hersi, and Molly Schochet November 15, 2021

Having the correct resources can help students exponentially when they enter school every day.  At Park there are many clubs that can help benefit students' basic needs including food, clothing and a...

Photo illustration by Crystal Diaz.  Students laying in circle while using phones.

Social media turning you green?

Grace Stillman, Elena Ortiz-Fishman, and Katie Nelson October 18, 2021

Understanding the impact of social media can help teens navigate conflicts, nearly every teen is now involved on social media platforms. Social media stems from a desire to connect with friends and family,...

Student teacher Joy Dunna leads her class April 19. All teachers and students are required to wear a mask at all times.

Safety of return to unlimited capacity

Jacob Khabie and Talia Lissauer April 29, 2021

For the last year, a combination of canceled events, online school, changing guidelines and COVID-19 variants has forced everyone to adjust from pre-pandemic life. Now, Park has returned to full in-person...

Students study in the lunchroom Dec. 16. Virtual learning can have negative effects on both mental and physical health.

Unintentional consequences emerge during virtual learning

Adam Gips and Talia Lissauer January 1, 2021

As Park spends its first semester in the distance and hybrid learning models, students' screen time has significantly increased. With this surge, students have felt the mental and physical ramifications. ...

Park resident Jennifer Harper shops at Sota Clothing. Small businesses like this one have to learn how to adapt to COVID-19 daily.

Local businesses adjust to keep doors open

Nora Hall and Andrea Melear December 12, 2020

According to Business Insider, small businesses have been shutting down due to COVID-19. Many small businesses can't afford to have a month-long interference which results in closure. CNBC said the closure...

Senior ladies lead a chant to cheer for the football team at the Homecoming football game Sept. 20. Seniors pumped up the crowd as Park played against Spring Lake Park.

A time capsule of a historic senior year

Marta Hill and Maggie Klaers June 2, 2020

The graduating class of 2020 was robbed of the normal “senior experience;” this class did not get to have a senior Prom or a Graduation, but also did not get an opportunity for closure as this...

Over the past several years, insulin prices in Minnesota have increased significantly with legislators on both sides of the aisle seeking to lower the cost, according to Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives Ryan Winkler.

Insulin prices unnecessarily high

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff March 19, 2020

With hundreds of dollars every month going toward insulin, life with Type 1 diabetes for junior Thor Anderson can be costly, with the actual price of insulin varying from person to person. “With insurance,...

Privacy under attack

Marta Hill and Maggie Klaers March 10, 2020

Following the release of YouTuber Shane Dawson’s hidden camera conspiracy video, some raised concerns about being watched. This, coupled with the increase in reports of hidden cameras in Airbnbs and...

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