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Government shutdown hits home

Government shutdown hits home

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

January 16, 2019


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For senior Jack Ostrovsky, the government shutdown is more than simply a news headline. According to Ostrovsky, his father, a federal worker for the Internal Revenue Service, has been out of work for three weeks because of the shutdown. “Like many federal workers, (my father) wants to get back into ...

High school evacuated after electrical fire Jan. 15

High school evacuated after electrical fire Jan. 15

Dani Orloff

January 15, 2019


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According to an email from District communications director Sara Thompson Jan. 15, high school students were evacuated from the building at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 due to an electrical fire in the cafeteria kitchen. “St. Louis Park Fire Department responded and gave the all clear for students and staff to resu...

Echo named 2019 Online Pacemaker finalist

Echo named 2019 Online Pacemaker finalist

Dani Orloff

January 14, 2019


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Echo was announced as a 2019 Online Pacemaker finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association Jan. 12. According to the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the Echo was one of 44 publications recognized as a finalist in the annual Pacemaker competition. “The Pacemaker is the assoc...

Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

January 13, 2019


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According to Roots and Shoots club leader, senior Katie Christiansen, marching to the Capitol acted as another chance to reinforce the need for environmental action for Minnesota. “We met with Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and recently appointed MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) commissio...

Locker room approach sparks irritation

Locker room approach sparks irritation

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

January 7, 2019


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According to Principal Scott Meyers, the locker rooms are only available for physical education classes during school. “Students should not be using locker room lockers as their regular locker,” Meyers said. “Really just in that overlap, roughly 10 to 15 minutes in between classes and get...

Minneapolis 2040 Plan passes vote

Minneapolis 2040 Plan passes vote

Ethan Meisler

December 23, 2018


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According to Paul Mogush, manager of community planning for the city of Minneapolis and manager of Minneapolis 2040, the Minneapolis 2040 Plan has been revised and officially passed the final City Council vote. “The plan has gone through three major stages of revisions. We received comments fro...

Zimmern discusses his new restaurant at West End

Zimmern discusses his new restaurant at West End

Megan Raatz

December 21, 2018


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After years of planning and preparation, St. Louis Park’s West End is now home to the Lucky Cricket, a new restaurant with a fresh and eccentric take on Chinese cuisine, according to Andrew Zimmern. The man behind it all, celebrity chef and the host of the Travel Channel’s television show “Bizarre Food...

Sota clothing starts store locally

Sota clothing starts store locally

Tamar Gewirtz

December 21, 2018


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According to Sota store owner, Spencer Johnson, he was recently inspired to open their first physical location of the clothing brand flaunting Minnesota after being strictly online for seven years. “Whenever we did events, (people) would ask us where our store front is located, and we’ve always said...

“The Block” restaurant to open in 2019

“The Block” restaurant to open in 2019

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

December 19, 2018


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With four restaurants around the Twin Cities, Operation Director for Craft and Crew Hospitality, Luke Derheim, said they chose their newest restaurant, the Block, in St. Louis Park because they noticed few quality restaurant options in Park. “We really like the St. Louis Park area and think there...

Second semester editorial staff 2018-2019

Second semester editorial staff 2018-2019

December 19, 2018


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Editors-in-chief: Marta Hill & Dani Orloff Managing editors: Amaia Barajas, Grace Farley, Abby Intveld, Yonit Krebs & Sam St. Clair Copy editors: Jenna Cook, Emma Leff, Noah Orloff & Emma Yarger Assistant copy editor: Ruthie Posada Photo editors: Claire Bargman, Abby Prestholdt ...

Rainwater management program revitalized

Rainwater management program revitalized

Grace Farley

December 16, 2018


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During the surface water plan meeting, senior engineering project manager Phillip Elkin said the plan is a required 10-year checkup and revitalization of the city’s rainwater management program. “We analyze (the watersheds) for flooding as far as water quality coming into and leaving the city....

Junior opposes dress code enforcement

Junior opposes dress code enforcement

Yonit Krebs and Dani Orloff

December 11, 2018


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As a part of an English class project on activism, junior CC Owens said she coordinated a group of girls to protest the enforcement of Park’s dress code. According to Owens, a group of 25 girls wore white shirts with the writing ‘my body is not a distraction’ on them to raise awareness for the ...

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