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GiveMN to host Give to the Max Day

GiveMN to host Give to the Max Day

Maggie Klaers

November 14, 2018


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According to GiveMN executive director Jake Blumberg, Give to the Max Day is a day to celebrate donating. “Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s state giving holiday,” Blumberg said. “We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and over the course of those 10 years, more than $200 millio...

School Board, City Council discuss safety measures

School Board, City Council discuss safety measures

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

November 12, 2018


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As sophomore Achieving Change Together president Gabriel Kaplan continues to promote gun violence prevention measures in the St. Louis Park community, he said it is a challenging task. “In St. Louis Park we’re still working on that, and the City Council is still deciding what to do but it’s...

Lack of maintenance staff causes issues

Lack of maintenance staff causes issues

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 11, 2018


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Searching the halls for an open girls' bathroom, freshman Isra Mohamed said she feels the locked bathrooms take away from learning during the school day.   “I think it’s stupid because sometimes needing to use the bathroom is an emergency and having to go to another bathroom because the other...

Fall musical advertisement vandalized

Fall musical advertisement vandalized

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 10, 2018


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Seeing the words “so gay” and “boo” spray painted over theater’s advertisement for “9 to 5 the Musical,” senior thespian president Nietzsche Deuel said she was disappointed at the immature vandalization. “It wasn’t just graffiti, it was directed at our show,” Deuel said. “It was i...

Supreme Court denies Echo’s petition for review

Supreme Court denies Echo’s petition for review

Dani Orloff

November 8, 2018


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The Echo’s petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeal’s ruling was denied Oct. 24. The lawsuit was filed by the Echo against the St. Louis Park school district Jan. 18, 2016, alleging the school district failed to follow the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act in r...

Freshman classes play suffrage bingo

Freshman classes play suffrage bingo

Dani Orloff

November 7, 2018


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According to social studies teacher Jill Merkle, all freshman classes participated in suffrage bingo in C350 Nov. 6 to discuss the midterm elections that day. “It’s a bingo board where essentially they’re filling out voting rights activists from our history and trying to get a bingo with it,...

Pool conditions cause difficulties for swimmers

Pool conditions cause difficulties for swimmers

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 6, 2018


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According to district facilities manager Tom Bravo, a pump at the high school broke the week of Sept. 29, decreasing the temperatures of the swimming pool. “At that time it went down to 76 degrees,” Bravo said. “I don’t know if 76 is freezing but that’s the temperature that was in the po...

Polling stations prepare for election day

Polling stations prepare for election day

Maggie Klaers

November 5, 2018


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Student election judge, junior Yoni Potter, said the student election judge program is an opportunity for Park students over the age of 16 to work at the city’s polling stations. “The election judge program is where people in St. Louis Park get to participate in the elections by overseeing wh...

Echo receives Newspaper Pacemaker Award

Echo receives Newspaper Pacemaker Award

Dani Orloff

November 5, 2018


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During the fall national high school journalism convention in Chicago, the Echo received various awards for its work the past school year. The Echo won the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) National Newspaper Pacemaker Award for 2018. According to NSPA, the award looks for excellence in c...

City encourages electric vehicle use

City encourages electric vehicle use

Dahlia Krebs

November 5, 2018


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St. Louis Park will be installing more electric vehicle chargers as part of the student influenced Climate Action Plan, according to senior Katie Christiansen, president of the Roots and Shoots environmental club. “Right now, St. Louis Park has the ones over in city hall, and one of the initiati...

Discriminatory statements written on political poster

Discriminatory statements written on political poster

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 4, 2018


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When freshman Matthew Montanez heard about the discriminatory graffiti, he said he felt driven to voice his opinion on the matter. “We tried to show that everyone is welcome here, no matter your race, religion, or anything else like that,” Montanez said. “Who ever did that, they shouldn’t ha...

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