The Echo

Roots and Shoots brings Climate Action Plan to local businesses

Maggie Klaers
February 21, 2019

According to sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank, Roots and Shoots has been campaigning the Climate Action Plan to local businesses. “(Since) the passing of the Climate Action Plan — which has a goal of getting St. Louis Park carbon neutral by 2040 — we have gone and spoken to businesses about helping to reduce their emissions because we can’t do it without businesses contributing,” Frank said. According to Roots and Shoots leader senior Katie Christiansen, it is crucial to have the support of businesses for the success of the Climate Action Plan. “The government can only do so much to force corporations to reduce their emissions, so it’s really important that we enforce this positive relationship and that reducing emissions doesn’t have to be costly and...

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Student Election Program to engage teens

Talia Lissauer
February 20, 2019

As sophomore Dahlia Krebs looked for ways to make a difference in her community, she discovered a program designed to incorporate students in the election process. “The (Student Election Program) run by the city of St. Louis Park asking (high schoolers) to be a part of the election,” Krebs said. “I wanted to get involved in the city, and it seemed like a great way to get involved.” According to election specialist Robert Stokka, program participants will discuss civics topics. Sophomore Ben Cantor said acting as a student election judge motivated him to be a part of the election program. “I thought I should continue with that program, and I’m interested in learning more about student engagement,” Cantor said. Stokka said the program is available to all Park and Benilde students. “We...

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St. Louis Park Public Schools closed Feb. 20

Dani Orloff
February 19, 2019

According to district communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed Feb. 20. Students and staff should not report to the high school. Thompson said the ACT test scheduled for juniors Feb. 20 will be postponed and administered on the designated make-up day March 12 at the high school. According to Thompson, the decision was reached because of the heavy snowfall predicted in the metro area. "Kids Place childcare, preschool and all daytime Community Education classes, programs and facility use is canceled," Thompson said. The high school athletic facilities will be open at 3 p.m. Feb. 20 for varsity practices, as well as for evening Community Education classes, according to Thompson. The neighboring districts of Edina and Hopkins will also be...

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Snodaze hits rewind

Ruby Stillman and Evelyn Nelson
February 17, 2019

When deciding on a Sno Daze theme, senior Student Council co-president Cailey Hansen-Mahoney tried to incorporate the new dance location. The result was a nostalgic, retro theme she hopes will allow students to reminisce. “We are going to do a throwback theme this year, bringing it back to the time when many of us were in middle school or in elementary school,” Hansen-Mahoney said. “People are not happy that the dance is at the middle school, but I think we can really transform it into a really great space.” Senior Jack Hanson said he doesn’t care about the dance venue change and enjoys the uniqueness of this year’s theme. “Honestly, it’s not a big deal to me that it is at the middle school. I don’t think it’s going to be much different. I like the theme. Since I have...

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Senator Klobuchar announces presidential bid

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff
February 14, 2019

After Senator Amy Klobuchar proclaimed her campaign for the 2020 presidential election in the midst of a snow storm Feb. 10, sophomore Evelyn Gutzke said she is excited to see more diversity in the White House. “I think she will and she has a lot of people supporting her,” Gutzke said. “I’m excited to see a woman as president and I support her, and I think she is amazing. I think she will and she has a lot of people supporting her.” “I stand before you as the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, as the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman, as the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the state of Minnesota, to announce my candidacy for president of the United States,” Klobuchar said at the outdoor event on Boom Island, according to the New York Times. Freshman...

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Two-hour late start announced for Park schools Feb. 8

Dani Orloff
February 7, 2019

According to District communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin two hours late Feb. 8 because of the forecasted winter weather. According to the National Weather Service, East Central and Southern Minnesota will have a wind chill advisory tonight until tomorrow morning. In addition, there is a winter storm warning in effect for the metro area through midnight tonight. The district reached this decision to ensure Park students and faculty are safe while driving to school, according to Thompson. "Kids Place childcare will begin at 8:30 a.m. and morning Early Childhood classes are cancelled," Thompson said. Minnetonka and Edina Public Schools, both neighboring districts to Park, also have a two-hour delay Feb. 8. Echo will provide an update...

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