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

Senior Mikal Andrews checks back into building after lunch break on Oct. 17. Students are now required to check into the office after leaving school.

Is school safe – or is that not the case?

In an effort to prevent incidents and enforce student attendance, Park has implemented stricter rules regarding security. These include an emphasis on hall passes, only using door one for entry and exit...

Eco-anxiety looms over Earth Day

Eco-anxiety looms over Earth Day

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, is a global recognition of our planet. Although this is often portrayed as a joyful holiday, for many people it sparks concern for the state of the Earth. Mental health...

Student-made mural displayed in the C1 hallway March 16.  Mural by Ora Raymond.

The art of being creative

Tobias Khabie and Lily Nugteren March 23, 2022

For those who have trouble conventionally conveying their thoughts and feelings, art has become an increasingly popular form of self-expression. Whether it be through drawing, painting, sculpting or other...

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...

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