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

Juniors Tripp Danicic and Arun Ferran-Sapatnekar eat lunch inside the lunch room June 4. Next year seniors will be unable to leave for off campus lunch and will have to stay in the lunch room.

To leave or not to leave

Alex Hoag, Staffer June 5, 2024

Recently, Park administration made the decision to stop off-campus lunch for the upcoming school year. In years past, seniors were allowed to leave for their designated lunch period, but for the 2024-2025...

Senior Jersey Miller uses a microphone to answer a question May 23. After reflecting in journals, students were invited to discuss their thoughts on facilitated questions with the group.

SOAR holds fourth memorial for George Floyd

Anya Panday, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2024

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Every year following, Students Organized for Anti-Racism (SOAR) has held a memorial honoring Floyd’s...

Students talk to spanish teacher Hanna Anderson after class. The bracelets on her wrist are part of an activity for staff appreciation week at Park.

Treasuring teachers

Georgia Hughes, Staffer May 23, 2024

In the wake of teachers appreciation week, students have been challenged with acknowledging the importance of teachers in their lives and discovering what they do to make Park’s staff feel valued. Teachers...

A Park volunteer donates blood through the Red Cross on May 8. DECA partnered with Red Cross for blood donations.

Red Cross and DECA collaborate

Rachel Arkis and Madeline Anklam May 23, 2024

Three times a school year, Park’s DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) class and the Red Cross of America team up to hold blood drives at the high school. The most recent one was held May 8,...

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From words to action

Jesse Belen, Writer May 17, 2024

Park’s mission statement says that, “St. Louis Park Public Schools sees, inspires and empowers each learner to live their brilliance in an environment that centers student voice and experience to create...

Kara Mueller presents Career Pathways slideshow to Park parents April 26. The group meets about six to eight times a year and the teachers meet with board members as needed.

There’s more to life than college?

Layla Mickelson, Writer May 14, 2024

On April 26, parents and Career Pathway board members got together for the Career Pathways meeting. They spent an hour and a half getting updates on what the school is improving and how students are getting...

Junior Adam Rosvold makes a new SmartPass with biology teacher Katherine Quatrini. For the rest of the school year, Park will be using a new pass system.

Initial reactions to using SmartPass

Roberto Alvarez, Staffer April 30, 2024

This month, a new pass system has been put in place at Park. Instead of taking a physical pass to the bathroom or the nurse's office, you would use an alternative to that: the SmartPass. SmartPass is an...

Construction continues at Park April 18. The construction causes strong smells that affect students and their work ethic in school.

Toxins filling the school air

Fares Hendi, Staffer April 29, 2024

Many students and teachers have been complaining about the high intensity of unusual smells caused by construction operations at Park. This has affected students' ability to focus and learn, while also...

A MetroTransit bus station on a Park sidewalk. People using rideshare apps Uber and Lyft will have to look into new sources of transportation if they pull out of Minneapolis, and infrastructure such as busses and trains will come in handy starting July 1.

Driving Minneapolis crazy

Hanna Lipschultz, Staffer April 22, 2024

On March 14, the Minneapolis City Council overrode Mayor Jacob Frey’s decision to veto the edict that would require a minimum wage for ride-sharing workers. Uber and Lyft both said they would be pulling...

Soup dumplings in Trader Joes freezer aisle March 24. Items like these have recently been recalled for the presence of plastic in the food.

Headlines bring high stress

Georgia Hughes, Staffer April 18, 2024

The interest in microplastics and in studying their effects on the body is expanding, as is the interest in the science behind them. There is growing concern about what happens to the human body when they...

The prayer room for Muslim students that are observing Ramadan April 9. The creation of this space is one of the ways that Park is trying to support the Muslim students at Park.

Park creates amenities to support Muslim students

Serena Bovee, Staffer April 18, 2024

Ramadan has come and gone, as the celebration started on March 10 and ended on April 9. Ramadan is a month spent fasting from sunrise to sunset by people of the Islamic faith as a commemoration of Muhammad's...

Graphic by Brennan Hogan

Scrolling vs. studying

Ted McCarren, Staffer April 15, 2024

As far as school goes, students and teachers can be very affected by social media. TikTok is infamously known to be a very addicting way to procrastinate from schoolwork, yet also contain easily accessible...

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