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

Park students from S.O.A.R. sit and listen among Park school staff and other community members at the school board meeting on Wednesday. The meeting on March 13. consisted of interviewing finalists for the St. Louis Park district superintendent position.

Superintendent election interrupted

Sarah Kluckhohn, Design editor April 25, 2024

History teacher Emma Engebretson grades homework Oct. 23. Park instituted an 80/20 grading model that makes summative assignments worth 80% of students’ grades.

Reactions to new grading policies split 50/50

Aidan Shafton and Alicia Mainjeni October 27, 2023

Park implemented a series of school-wide grading practices at the start of the 2023–24 school year to more consistently track academic progress. Students and staff said they are experiencing the effects...

Photo illustration by Alex Geretz


Maren Wilsey, Alex Geretz, and Eliah Fink April 13, 2023

A recent surge in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in schoolwork came with the public release of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s flagship chatbot capable of writing nearly anything a user prompts...

Photo Illustration

The CROWN Act: embracing hair-itage

Maren Wilsey and Anya Panday March 5, 2023

On Feb. 1, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of hair textures or styles. By adding Minnesota to an expanding list of states passing laws, commonly known...

Sophomore Cam Stachovich grading papers for Ms Emma. Grades have been historically low, since students have been struggling with their mental health.

A for advocacy

Ivan Zank, Anna Williams, and Modesty Manion January 25, 2023

For students, the grades they receive can be a measure of success — idolized as a stepping stone for the future. Marks received in class provide a scale for knowledge on a subject, though it is less...

Junior Eliana Montero-Ward looks at the PSAT website. PSAT scores have dropped in Minnesota as a result of COVID-19.

Classrooms readjust post-COVID

Anya Panday and Crystal Diaz November 28, 2022

As the pandemic spiked in 2020, schools were forced to pack up and shift to online learning. With a return to in-person learning, Minnesota has seen record-low test scores since COVID-19 began. The pandemic...

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