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SLP Seeds organizes community event

SLP Seeds organizes community event

Ben Sanford

October 20, 2019

Junior SLP Seeds intern Thor Anderson said SLP Seeds creates change in the St. Louis Park community by advocating for local food growth and events. “SLP Seeds is an organization dedicated to promoting both urban agriculture and food equity within the city,” Anderson said. “We campaign for food...

Students react to new bathroom pass policy

Students react to new bathroom pass policy

Talia Lissauer

October 13, 2019

Confused about the new bathroom policies, junior Jade Shionoya said he co-created the Instagram page @letmeslpee page because the school’s new “no grab and go” policy is unfair to students. "People can't expect you to go to the bathroom at a certain time,” Shionoya said. “That’s not how human...

Trump rally sparks protest

Trump rally sparks protest

Ben Sanford and Toby Khabie

October 12, 2019

A number of Park students joined masses of protesters outside of Target Center, where President Donald Trump was holding a rally. Senior Yoni Potter hoped to share his objections against Trump by attending the anti-Trump protest outside the venue. “I wanted to spread the message that I don’t...

Locker rooms now open for athletes before school

Locker rooms now open  for athletes before school

Harris Keekley

October 12, 2019

According to sophomore volleyball player Olivia Kelly, allowing students to use the locker room before school will help practices begin on time. “We’re more efficient and able to get on the court earlier since we don’t have to lug our stuff.  It’s more organized for us,” Kelly said. Sophomore Georgia Cha...

Trump hopes to turn Minnesota red

Trump hopes to turn Minnesota red

Talia Lissauer

October 11, 2019

Speaking to over 25,000 Minnesotans at a rally on Oct. 10 at Target Center in Minneapolis, President Donald Trump began his speech by telling the crowd that in 2020 he will turn Minnesota red. “For the next 13 months we are going to fight with all of our heart and soul and we are going to win the gr...

Tennis courts renovated, remodeled

Tennis courts renovated, remodeled

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

October 11, 2019

After playing on the new tennis courts, senior captain Racquel Fhima said she has had a better playing experience.  “(The new courts are) really nice to play on (and) are so much better than the courts we have (used) in the past. They're easier to look at, and bees don't get attracted to them,...

Roots and Shoots marches for climate change

Roots and Shoots marches for climate change

Kate Schneider

October 10, 2019

While looking out at the crowd before speaking at the climate change walkout, junior Zoe Frank said she felt hesitant prior to speaking. “I was nervous, but once I was up there it felt really cool and there were so many faces. I was expecting like 15 people and this was better than I could’ve e...

Echo named 2019 Newspaper Pacemaker finalist

Echo named 2019 Newspaper Pacemaker finalist

Maria Perez Barriga

October 8, 2019

According to the National Scholastic Press Association, the Echo was announced as one of the 49 finalists of the annual Newspaper Pacemaker competition.  The 2019 Newspaper Pacemaker winners will be announced at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention Nov.21-24 in Washington, ...

Girls’ soccer only feet away from U.S Women’s team

Girls’ soccer only feet away from U.S Women’s team

Jayde Claussen

October 4, 2019

Looking back on her experience ball shagging for the U.S Women's team with her sister, Sophomore Ella Runyan said her team was incredibly close to the players  “My experience was great, It was so amazing to just be watching the game and then realize that you’re only feet away from the players...

New locations for Administration offices

New locations for Administration offices

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

October 4, 2019

According to slpschools.org, changes have been made to the office layout this year. This is a more in-depth view of the construction changes the district has made to the high school. Find out where all the new offices are with this infographic.    ...

Administration introduces new approach to discipline

Administration introduces new approach to discipline

Isabel Kjaer and Marta Hill

October 3, 2019

With the new policies rolling into action, assistant Principal Jessica Busse said Park pride tasks are meant to restore the damage done by students when they perform simple infractions, such as leaving the lunchroom. “Students will be assigned to Park pride tasks to give back to the community whe...

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