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25th Annual Ice Cream Social brings community together

25th Annual Ice Cream Social brings community together

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

May 17, 2018


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Senior Lindsey Prestholdt said she has attended the Ice Cream Social in previous years and it has always been a positive experience. “I think it’s really great. I’ve come to the Ice Cream Social for a few years so far. I mean I used to come here as a kid and I loved it,” Prestholdt said. ...

City and school calendar art competition comes to a close

City and school calendar art competition comes to a close

Sofia Seewald

May 11, 2018


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Contest meant to showcase unique art of St. Louis Park

Ranked-choice voting amendment passes

Ranked-choice voting amendment passes

Atticus Raasch

May 8, 2018


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During a city council meeting May 7, the council voted unanimously to pass a vote to approve the amendment of the city charter allowing for the inclusion of the ranked-choice voting system. This follows the first reading of the amendment which was read at a public hearing April 16. According to...

Light rail to be built in Park

Light rail to be built in Park

Marta Hill

May 7, 2018


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Extension of METRO green line to open in 2023

Multicultural show promotes diversity

Multicultural show promotes diversity

Jenna Cook

May 4, 2018


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Dancing around the stage at this year’s multicultural show, senior Erika Wilson said she chose to participate because of her love for dancing and learning about the culture of others. The multicultural show took place in the auditorium May 1 including a fashion show where...

IB Hebrew meeting provides new information

IB Hebrew meeting provides new information

Ethan Meisler

May 4, 2018


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According to sophomore Yoni Potter, the cancellation of the IB Hebrew program may not have an impact on current Park students, but will impact incoming grades as the program may be discontinued. “It won’t affect me because it won’t be cancelled until 2022,” Potter said. “But, it will af...

House of Sport to shut doors

House of Sport to shut doors

Noah Orloff

May 4, 2018


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As senior Chava Buchbinder was notified of House of Sport’s closing, she said her first reaction was sadness. Beth Volker, owner of House of Sport, announced through a Facebook post that the school spirit store located in St. Louis Park would be closing. Over 70 comments and replies followed her post, whic...

Earth Day SEED event arranged meals for families

Earth Day SEED event arranged meals for families

Sumaya Mohamed

May 3, 2018


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Aspiring to be a garden intern over the summer, senior and co-chair of St. Louis Park’s (SLP) annual SEEDS Earth Day event Lindsey Prestholdt said over 200 individuals received a free meal April 24.   Prestholdt said the main event was a community gathering which supplied families with meals.  ...

Minneapolis area schools strengthen security

Minneapolis area schools strengthen security

Lukas Levin

May 2, 2018


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When Southwest senior Noah Prince saw the increase of protection at his high school, he said he saw a frivolous system that seems to hurt students more than help. “As a student, all increases in security feel both inadequate for actual threats and burdensome for the student body,” Prince said...

City receives Minnesota Forestry Outstanding Project Award

City receives Minnesota Forestry Outstanding Project Award

Eli Curran-Moore

May 2, 2018


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According to the city of St. Louis Park, the city received the Minnesota Community Forestry Outstanding Project Award for the ‘Plant the Park’ project in October 2017. The annual award is given by the Minnesota Society of Arboriculture and Minnesota’s Urban Forest Council. Jim Vaughan, St. Lo...

Request for seniors’ plans after high school

May 1, 2018


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The Echo newspaper is putting together a list of seniors’ plans after high school. Please fill out this form to be included in the list. If you fill out the form by May 5, you will be entered into a raffle for two chipotle gift cards. ...

Anti-abortion protester outside of high school

Anti-abortion protester outside of high school

Annabella Strathman and Atticus Raasch

April 24, 2018


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  With signs reading “Abortion is murder” “Fear Jesus” and “Obey his commandments,” protester Jeffrey Stocker stood in front of the high school on the corner of Edgewood and 33rd Street the morning of April 24. According to Police Liaison Pamela Gronski, because the protester was not on school grounds, an...

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