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

New Pragues gym banner returns to the wall of the gym. It was removed last year when Park ceased competition with New Prague.

Competition with New Prague resumes

Maren Wilsey September 11, 2022

After the highly publicized conflict surrounding racist actions by New Prague athletic teams, Park made the decision to halt all competition with the school indefinitely. Now, several months later, the...

New assistant principal Alyssa Gardner talks to an incoming freshman during activity fair Sept. 1. Gardner watched as the new students checked out all the clubs .

Leadership forms new initiatives

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Katie Nelson September 3, 2022

Previously working at the same middle school as principal LaNisha Paddock, Alyssa Gardner has recently been hired as an assistant principal at Park.  Coming into the interview, Gardner said she was...

Seniors throw toilet paper on trees outside of the school as their senior prank. Other pranks by seniors included throwing water balloons and shooting water guns at underclassmen.

Senior prank leaves students divided

Aidan Shafton June 8, 2022

After seniors trashed the trees outside the school with toilet paper and soaked the underclassmen with water balloons and water guns, senior Harris deNeui said he enjoyed the water balloon prank more than...

Student signs in at the front office before entering the school. The sign-in sheet was added to combat student fears.

New security at Park

Nina Miller June 8, 2022

After hearing about the Uvalde Elementary school shooting, concerns about security at Park arose. The high school decided that new security measures were called for to make everyone feel safer even though...

Seniors throw their caps in the air June 7. This tradition marks the end of the seniors time at Park.

Hats off to ’22

Katie Nelson and Elena Ortiz-Fishman June 8, 2022

  Celebrating its first full year back in-person, the class of 2022 was able to throw their caps in the air together. With a new limitless guest amount compared to the previous year, families...

Minneapolis Police investigation finds racially charged actions

Minneapolis Police investigation finds racially charged actions

Cianny Belen, Writer June 8, 2022

Two years after George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPS), Minnesota and all of America are still questioning — do our police officers really care about keeping...

A park staff member works to clean off graffiti by the main entrance May 27. Two instances of vandalism happened at Park.

Graffiti makes a statement

Abby Meisler June 8, 2022

When students arrived at school May 27, they were greeted by graffiti all over windows and the outside of the building. There was a separate incident of graffiti the following day. Many thought it was...

Electric scooter infographic

Rachel Arkis June 6, 2022

With the addition of electric scooters outside the school, they have become more accessible for students to use. This infographic contains the correct way to use electric scooters, how best to stay safe...

Sophomore Silas Cowell disposes a lunch tray May 16. Trash cans are available throughout the school and outside for students to use.

Littered with litter

Modesty Manion June 1, 2022

Lately at Park, trash has been scattered all across the student parking lot. McDonald’s breakfast bags make up the majority of the litter left by students, which makes sense considering many students...

speaker Eva Gross shares her experience during the holocaust. Despite the short notice of the event April 28, a large group of students attended the event.

Holocaust Remembrance Day observed at Park

Ivan Zank and Sergei Bovee May 31, 2022

April 28 is Holocaust Remembrance Day and to commemorate, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) at Park hosted Holocaust survivor Eva Gross, and asked her to speak on her experiences.  77 years ago the Holocaust...

Sophomores Brandon Castro Lara and Daniel Zilka work on a lab in chemistry May 16. According to chemistry teacher Alexander Polk, diversity is important in different views and ideas in STEM.

Diversity in STEM

Modesty Manion May 31, 2022

SpaceX recently launched a ship of four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA. This crew is groundbreaking both because it is made up of an equal number of men and women, and because one...

Seniors pose wearing their college apparel May 10. Parks decision day celebration was held during Park Connections.

Decision day brings closure to class of 2022

Char Priadka May 31, 2022

As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, seniors alike have to decide what their next step will be after graduation. Whether it be college, full-time jobs or a gap year, the class of 2022 have a day...

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