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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

Theres snow place like Snow Daze

There’s snow place like Snow Daze

Maren Wilsey February 2, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Park has seen a whirlwind of events and activities come and go. One such event is the winter Snow Daze dance. Park’s version of the “Sadie Hawkins” dance has not been...

Students work on assignments in IB History HL. There has been recent discussions by the district over the lack of diversity in advanced classes at Park.

Advanced classes for the masses

Elena Ortiz-Fishman, Katie Nelson, and Anya Panday January 30, 2023

In a post made to Park Communicator Dec. 15, Superintendent Astein Osei established a district goal of ensuring every student takes at least one honors, AP, or IB class during their time at Park.  To...

Dr. Courtney Bouchard speaks about the history of female athletes Jan. 11. Bouchard gave a presentation about Title IX to Park female athletes.

Title IX presentation promotes positivity

Jacob Martenson January 25, 2023

Park female athletes welcomed Dr. Courtney Boucher from the Tucker Center to give a special Jan. 11. This event proved to be an informational and inspiring presentation about women in sports. According...

Junior Sofia Jerney and sophomore Isaiah Brown browse through the books in the St. Louis Park Library. The library recently reopened and provides a welcoming space for students to check out books and study.

Back to the books

Aidan Shafton January 25, 2023

After the St. Louis Park Library was closed for four months due to maintenance, it has finally reopened and is back in business. According to senior Lauren Thon, the closure of the library took away a...

Science teacher Al Wachutka teaches an AP environmental classto freshman Jan 9. Wachutka took over a class as a result of a teacher leaving.

Where are all the teachers?

Abby Meisler January 22, 2023

Park has been struggling with multiple teachers leaving throughout the school year. As a result, some teachers have been making adjustments to their schedules to fill in for students.  Science teacher...

Students taking the bus were greeted with fresh snow Dec. 16. On days like this, students are always waiting for the news of an early release.

The dirt behind the snow

Maya Nieves January 11, 2023

This year Minnesota has gotten an extreme amount of snow. From Jan. 2-5, Minnesota’s storm (Big Mess) came in #24 for the top 24 snowfalls since 1884. There has only been one snow day and few early releases...

Moroccan flag hangs in Park after their World Cup victories Jan 6.  Morocco is the first African country to ever reach the semi-finals for the World Cup.

Morocco kicks off history

Anya Panday January 9, 2023

As the 2022 World Cup comes to a close, one of the many topics of discussion is Morocco’s qualification for the semifinals. After taking a 1-0 win against Portugal Dec. 10, Morocco made history as the...

Senior leaders Issac Israel, Amira Abdirahman and Sebastian Tangleson speak to club members Dec. 7. Youth in Government is preparing for a conference at the Minnesota capitol Jan. 5.

New youth and government club takes on the year

Jesse Belen January 5, 2023

Youth and government is a club that simulates different government actions — such as mock legislatures and mock trials. Each meeting prepares the club members for a conference Jan. 5-8 where students...

Mr. Goddard gives a lesson to his 5th hour AP European History class Dec. 16. This is Mr. Goddards first year teaching European history.

Registration opens for AP European History trip

Sarah Peterson December 19, 2022

Park’s School Board reached a unanimous decision to approve the proposal for a Europe trip Dec. 13, which was presented by sophomores Evelyn Bot and Louisa Augustine. Open to all current tenth graders,...

Freshman Brett Middleton gets temperature taken on Nov. 29. Sickness has been spreading around the school in the past few weeks.

Sickness around school

Ari Lissauer and Jamar Hester Jr December 5, 2022

As illness has spread throughout Park post-Thanksgiving break, students have had trouble with their school work, feeling a range of cold-like symptoms to some contracting the flu.  School nurse Suzanne...

Junior Santiago Cabral takes a test for class on Nov. 3.  Standarized testing scores have been at a historical low.

Standardized test scores lowest in years

Maya Nieves November 30, 2022

In the past few years, Minnesota's standardized test scores have decreased by a noticeable amount. Many such as Parks testing coordinator, and students such as Coco Bruin suspect this is a result of COVID-19...

Students stock the clothing closet with winter gear. The clothing closet is open for all students during fifth hour, Mondays through Fridays, in B226.

Student-run clothing closet provides for community

Eliah Fink November 29, 2022

As the weather is getting colder, some students may be in need of extra layers. Park’s solution to this problem: the clothing closet in room B226. Park’s clothing closet is a resource where students...

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