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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

Sophomore Henry Salita pays for gas April 21. Salita is one of many students affected by the increased prices.

Gas prices soar to new heights

Noah Leventhal April 26, 2022

As gas prices skyrocket across the country, many have grown concerned about the price they are paying for gasoline. Stations across the country have raised their prices to abnormally high costs, which...

Junior Nora Hall uses her cell phone during class April 21. Efforts to enforce the Student Cell Phone Policy are now being further prioritized.

Doubling down on cell phone usage

Johanna Kaplan April 24, 2022

Out of all the distractions during the school day, cell phones have to be the most tempting, according to French teacher Kyle Sweeney.  “There are a lot of distractions other than cell phones, but...

Sophomore Sam Pilner studies for the AP European History exam April 21. Students are preparing for AP exams coming up in early May.

Stressful yet worth it

Mya Stanberry April 23, 2022

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are courses that offer college-level materials that entail an exam at the end of the year, certain scores on these exams can earn college credits. However testing can...

Photo Illustration by Henry Harper. Senior Evan Donesky scrolls his phone distracted from academic tasks April 18. After a lack of effort and discipline, students struggle to stay focused and excel academically.

Habitual Failure

Henry Harper April 19, 2022

The definition of habit is a regular practice that is hard to give up. For Park students, these habits are coming through in incomplete assignments, skipping class and overall underperformance. According...

Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Noah Leventhal April 6, 2022

Back in 2014, Russia deployed tanks and troops into the Crimea Peninsula in Ukraine. Over the course of about two weeks, six people died and Russia took over the entire Crimean Peninsula. This would just...

Block schedule put in place for testing

Block schedule put in place for testing

Abby Bartleson and Rachel Arkis March 22, 2022

As Park approaches the spring testing season, Junior CC Peter said she is not excited for the block schedule and communication has not been clear.  “Block scheduling is kind of pointless, especially...

Band director Steve Schmitz celebrates Womens History Month with a presentation for his students March 12. The United Nations designated March as Womens History Month in 1987.

Plea for gender equality during Women’s History Month

Sophia Curran-Moore March 17, 2022

It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday routine and forget about those who made sacrifices to work towards equality. According to senior and Women’s United member Nora Gardner, history months are...

Science and ICL teacher Katherine Quattrini assists students Feb. 11. Recently, Quattrini has been teaching both Biology and ICL classes.

Teachers step back

Katie Nelson and Fardowsa Mohamed February 23, 2022

Going on nearly two years of COVID-19, filled with distance learning, quarantining and other unique situations, many have felt that the pandemic has taken a toll on the education system. But now, schools...

After a New Prague student made racist remarks toward a Park student at a boys hockey game Feb. 15, Park removed the New Prague banner from its wall. The banners hung on the wall represent all the schools in Parks athletic conference.

Park suspends athletic competition against New Prague

Andrea Melear February 22, 2022

On the wall in the main gym now sits an empty space where the New Prague High School banner used to hang. According to athletic director Andy Ewald the empty space represents Park’s zero tolerance for...

Photo illustration by Abby Meisler. Senior Tobias Khabie attempts to back out of a parking spot Feb. 10. After no enforcement during the first semester, students were given warnings on the first day of the second semester for parking without valid permits.

Parking passes cause concern

Tobias Khabie, Noah Leventhal, and Alex Geretz February 22, 2022

On the first day of second semester, senior Shira Hanovich was greeted with what she called a not-so-welcome surprise when she found a warning on her windshield for not having an updated permit. “I...

Students sit in the lunchroom without masks Feb. 11. According to assistant principal Jessica Busse, Parks mask consequence system follows a three-tiered approach.

Park doubles down on mask policies

Anya Panday February 14, 2022

Park’s masking policies are being reasserted, with COVID-19 cases growing in our school district. In the Jan. 16th edition of the 6425 newsletter, a section regarding practicing appropriate masking was...

Students march to the Governor’s Residence during a walkout to protest the murder of Amir Locke. The walkout took place Feb. 8, six days after Locke was killed.

Students march for Amir Locke

Ava Ashby, Tobias Khabie, and Grace Stillman February 11, 2022

Students from across the metro area came together in protest following the Feb 2. murder of Amir Locke by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. Following the murder, students at St. Paul Central...

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